I never watch television these days, I don’t even have a tv in my flat in Winchester. Instead, I get my tv fix online. There’s plenty of streaming options online these days. Personally, I pay for Netflix and I also use Amazon Prime video as part of my Prime package. When there’s shows that I want to catch up with on the television, I’ll use services like BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub. I don’t know anyone my age who doesn’t use Netflix, even my dad uses it regularly although in the UK over 60s prefer BBC iPlayer. With online streaming, you can always find something to watch. Here are my five favourite programmes to stream.
Line of Duty – available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video
I love a police/crime drama and this is one of my favourites. In fact, it might even be the best one I’ve ever seen. I watched all four seasons within a couple of weeks and I was completely hooked. The first season is set in Birmingham which really excited me. I’m definitely going to have to watch from the beginning again soon as I’ve heard that season five is on the way. The first three seasons are available on Netflix but you have to pay for the fourth season on Amazon Prime Video.
Parks and Recreation – available on Amazon Prime Video
Parks and Rec is one of my absolute favourite programmes. I’ve watched it several times already and I’m currently watching again. I’m always encouraging other people to watch it and I like to slip the odd Ron Swanson or Leslie Knope quote into everyday conversation. I’ve even had dreams about Gerry and Tom after a binge watching session!
Desperate Housewives – available on Amazon Prime Video
This is another programme that I’ve watched over and over again. I’m also currently rewatching and I’m loving every minute of it. It’s been a few years since I last saw it and I was so glad when I found out it was available to stream! I think I can definitely relate to Susan (minus all of the marriages and engagements) and I do have a bit of a thing for Mike.
Orange Is The New Black – available on Netflix
I’ve been watching this show ever since the first season came out on Netflix in 2013. I eagerly await the new season each summer and I’m counting down the days until Season 6 is available (July 27th!). I wasn’t too keen on the last season but I’m hoping that the next one will be as good as the first four. There’s usually 13 episodes and they’re all posted on Netflix at once, so you can binge watch.
Master of None – available on Netflix
Master of None is the love child of Aziz Ansari (Tom from Parks and Rec) and writer Alan Yang. It is loosely based on Aziz Ansari’s real life experiences and he plays the main character, Dev. There’s two seasons available to watch at the moment but I’m hoping there will be a third! If you’re into comedies, then I really recommend you watch this. Aziz’s parents actually star in it too – they play Dev’s parents.
What do you like to stream online?