Sherlock

I was never really part of thee hype when Sherlock was released on the BBC even though I heard a lot of good things about it. In search of a new show to watch, I came across all of the seasons on Netflix and thought I'd give it a try. Needless to say I was hooked within a few episodes. It gives a twist to the normal format of crime shows with the 'quirky' lead character. The one thing that did suprise me was the format of the seasons, with only three 1.5 hour long episodes per season and only 3 seasons have been released. Don't let this put you off though, as it's great to watch and has been renewed by the BBC for future episodes!

Brooklyn 99

This is great for something funny and easy to watch that you could re-watch over and over. I had seen it when it came out on E4 a while ago, but has since gone through the first two seasons on Netflix again and I'm now watching the third season on E4 as it gets released. They are only short episodes, which makes it very easy to binge watch, although there is nothing wrong with doing that!


Making a Murderer

This documentary about the wrongful conviction of Steven Avery, a man in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, has had a lot of attention in the media since it's release. You may have already heard what happens at the end of the trial, but don't think this has ruined the documentary. It's very interesting to see all the details about this case and how it pans out over the years, and can become strangely addictive to watch. There may well be further developments in the case since the show was released.


Luther

I loved the first three seasons of this when I watched them on Netflix, and season 4 recently came out with new episodes. What I like about Luther is that it's based around a British cop who is set of bringing criminals to justice, sometimes using some unorthodox methods. I find this show much more down to earth with no over the top effects etc. which is a welcome break from some unbelievable plots that you get in other crime shows. Season four only had two episodes, but these were intense and gripping to watch. 


Homeland

I first discovered Homeland when it came to Netflix, and soon became my favourite shows to watch. The story starts out with a marine who finally gets released from capture in Iraq after eight years, and returns to the US. Carrie, a CIA intelligence officer soon suspects he may have been turned and the season explodes from this point. Homeland now has five seasons with more to come, and is very intense and full of twists and turns, and I would say is one of my favourite shows I have ever watched!