TV/Movies- Top 5 British Shows To Watch On Netflix

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

I started binge watching a British show on Netflix over the weekend, and it sort of snow balled from there. I began watching only British shows and I've complied a top 5 list of British shows, all of which are available to watch on Netflix. So prepare for all the British slang and get your "Bollocks, Mates, Cheers, and Loves" on!

This show is a period piece set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate between 1912 and 1925 and depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crowley family and their domestic servants. Yup you read that right servants! They have their own quarters, and their own drama and scandal. Period stories are great you get to lose yourself in another time, don't worry I am not delusional I would have probably been a servant but one can dream. Who knew there was so much politics between footman and valets, who can work in the kitchen and who can and cannot  be a ladies maid. You just have to watch it you will be hooked and you are in luck because Netflix has just added Season 5.

This is a show about a woman who suspects her husband is having an affair. After following several lines of enquiries far more is unraveled including a streak of violence below the surface. So that's what IMDB says, but you should really watch this show this woman does what every woman thinks and wishes she could do if she suspected her husband was cheating. I really don't want to give anything away so just go watch it. It is a five-part mini series; however, they have picked it up for a second series so lookout for that.

This show is a crime drama television series and set in the Calder Valley. Sergeant Catherine Cawood is on duty when a flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime. From there many things unfold, there's a kidnapping, a serial killer and many other crimes that are somehow connected in this crime drama. How does Kevin the ordinary accountant fit into all of this, watch the series and find out. Seasons 1 & 2 are on Netflix so enjoy.

This is a series about the murder of an eleven year old  boy in a small coastal that sparks an unwanted media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart. There are a lot of secrets in this small town and everyone is a suspect. I don't want to give anymore away, so just go watch it.

The Fall
Jamie Dornan is in this of Fifty Shades of Grey fame, don't let that influence your decision on whether or not to watch this show though. I guess much to my surprise he really is a good actor. In this psychological thriller, he plays a serial killer and Gillian Anderson plays the detective that tries to catch him. If thrillers don't make you squeamish then I highly suggest this show!

What British shows are you watching? Any I should check out that didn't make the list?


  1. I like Luther & Grantchester. Luther is a crime drama with Idris Elba. Grantchester takes place in the 1950's about a pastor who solves crimes with a detective. I've seen The Fall & will add these to my list.

  2. I've seen Luther, I do like that show it just didn't make the list there are so many great shows to choose from. I will definitely check out Grantchester, it sounds like my kind of show. Set in the past and solving crimes! Thanks :)