Make Me Watch It: Five Series From My Netflix List

Beyond Books

So, my Netflix and Sky “To Be Watched” lists are probably just as long and mismatched as my book TBR. Here are six TV series current sitting on my Netflix List. I’ve not started any of them and only know the barest amount about each.

Which ones should I watch? Which ones are trash?



Special (2019)

Special (2019 – )

A young gay man with cerebral palsy branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants.


She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018)

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018 – )

She-Ra, Princess of Power, leads a rebellion to free her land of Etheria from the monstrous invaders the Horde.


Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, and Marcel Ruiz in One Day at a Time (2017)
One Day at a Time

Follows three generations of the same Cuban-American family living in the same house: a newly divorced former military mother, her teenage daughter and tween son, and her old-school mother.


Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders (2013)

Peaky Blinders (2013 – )

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England; centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.


The Dragon Prince (2018)The Dragon Prince (2018 – )

Two human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elfin assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands.


The OA (2016)The OA (2016 – )

Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Prairie returns home, now in her twenties with her sight restored. While many believe she is a miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.

12 thoughts on “Make Me Watch It: Five Series From My Netflix List”

  1. I didn’t really get into OA. I saw a interview with Trevor Noah and the director and main actor in Special that was really interesting and the guy had such a great humor (plus he’s got celebral palsy and is gay in real life) that I started watching the show. It’s okay enough, but I’m only two episodes in and I think it’ll get better. Would recommend the interview though!

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  2. I’ve been meaning to watch the new She-Ra (only ever saw the original) but everyone I’ve talked to about it says it’s awesome. (That synopsis seems a bit odd for it, though. 🙂 )

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  3. Peaky Blinders is one of my all-time favorite shows. It is violent, but I never find it to be gratuitous. The OA is one of the weirdest, most original series I’ve ever watched. It’s confusing, but the ending and overall message is so beautiful and impactful that it’s worth it IMHO. I haven’t watched the second season yet, but I’m hoping it will be just as interesting. Happy watching!

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  4. Out of all of these, the only one I’ve watched so far is Special. I say go for it, though the MC can be a little too self-centered at times and it can get annoying. That being said, he’s balanced out by his mom, who I think is the real star of the show. Anywho, happy watching!

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