Netflix Watchlist Spotlight

We asked SaRatta of Expressions Bracelets to share her Netflix watchlist. If you need to reach us this weekend, we'll be binge-watching a few of these...

I sit for hours upon hours in an office chair, surrounded by all my work. Everything I need is within arm’s reach. My hand stamping tools, metal blanks various jewelry supplies, computer and shipping supplies are all only a lean away from where I plant my bottom every morning. Because I work mostly by myself, I need entertainment at various points throughout the day. Netflix is one of those entertainment fillers. 

As a (self-proclaimed) Netflix connoisseur, I would like to share with you my Top 5 Netflix shows and why I watch them. Who knows, maybe you will fall in love with them as well. Here they are in no particular order:

SCI – FI! Need I saw more? Stranger Things is a science fiction series about the mysterious disappearance of a 12-year-old boy. It is a thrill ride from the first episode until the season finale! I have ALWAYS been fascinated with science fiction. Even as a child I read tons of sci-fi novels and mini–series. If it’s a mystery or something unexplained, I want to know about it.

What could be more thrilling (and frightening) than to find out you are mentally and emotionally connected to eight strangers around the globe? I mean you can literally feel their pain (and pleasure) and link with their thoughts! Sense 8 is a drama series about this very concept. This show feeds right into my love of anthropology. To have eight culturally different strangers tapping into each other’s minds was very intriguing to say the least. Still waiting on season two…

Ahhhh, The Kindness Diaries, a tear jerking, heartwarming, story of how amazing humans can be. From a best seller to a Netflix series, this is a tale about Leon Logothetis who travels the globe, literally, on the kindness of others. He embarks on this journey with no money, no food, no shelter, just getting from place to place on the kindness of others. I heard about this story at the last Women’s Conference I attended and I had to watch. It is truly one amazing story!

Love, marriage, affair, divorce, love and marriage again, all of these things can be found in this comedy – drama on Netflix. Two of the most unlikely women find themselves relying on each other as their husbands fall in love. I love a good story about girlfriends. This one was perfect as I watched the development of a friendship between two women who are the antithesis of each other. A must see! And Season 3 is out March 24.

Although not a Netflix original, this docuseries is one of my favorites to watch and re-watch. It’s a little known fact that I used to be an elementary school science teacher. I taught everything from aerology to zoology but astronomy was my favorite. In 1980 I was too young to know about the television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. So in 2014 when Seth MacFarlane decided to pay homage to Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" with Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, I was sold! Not to mention I have a science crush on Neil deGrasse Tyson. Nevertheless, it is a great, docuseries to watch.

And just in case you haven’t had enough, here are a few more of my favorites: Orange is the New Black, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Black Mirror, The OA and most recently, The Iron Fist. Happy Watching!