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What TV Series and YouTube am I watching?

I am always looking for new TV Series, Films and new YouTube channels to watch whether it’s on Netflix, Channel 4 or YouTube, where I can really get stuck into and become obsessed!
So I thought that I would love to share my recent favourite TV Series and Films with you guys!

Let’s get started by saying that I have now decided to restart the whole Gilmore Girls series. I have always just ended up watching random episodes that come on the television but never in order! And now, I am making progress and am currently on Series 2 Episode 13 (this has probably changed since I wrote this) and going strong!

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Let’s jump along with the hype itself, that is 13 Reasons Why. I cannot tell you how excited I have been for this series to come out! It is based on a book by Jay Asher called 13 Reasons Why, where a girl in high school commits suicide and leaves 13 different cassettes for 13 pupils at the school. I won’t tell you any more about it, but head on over to my other post ‘What I’m looking forward to on Netflix in 2017’ where I go more into depth!

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The next favourite is definitely Once Upon A Time. This has been a huge favourite of mine for the 10 months and I really didn’t think that I would enjoy it, but I fell in love since the very first episode and now I am on Season 4!

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This week I have started to watch Broadchurch as everyone has been telling me how good it is and that it has made it’s return onto itv! So, here I am having a dabble at Broadchurch thinking that it could be interesting but really hoping that I am not disappointed by the hype.
NOT THE CASE. I have now watched the whole first series in two days and I am loving it!
I would highly recommend this if you love crime and mysteries! I love trying to work out who has killed who, who has been going behind someone else’s back, who is lying..
Such a great show!

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My fourth choice would be American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson and again, I became addicted to this straight away! I watched the first episode and had to watch another four back to back.
I really enjoy watching things that are factual or based on real life situations and this just really fascinated me and seeing how he could’ve got away with so much in his lifetime!

My guilty pleasure is going to be number 5 on this list.. Made In Chelsea (You can watch every single episode on All 4).
I haven’t watched this for the last two years and all of a sudden I saw an advert saying that there’s a new baby on the way and just had to catch up right away.
This is one of my programmes that I really enjoy to watch, but I leave it until  when my boyfriend is in work so he doesn’t complain about everything, every second haha!

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Swiftly moving onto another guilty pleasure of mine is Keeping Up With The Kardashians. I have watched the Kardashians  for absolute years and have always just found it sort of interesting how they live their lives, what they get up to, what they spend money on, what luxury items they own.. It’s probably more of a ‘lifestyle thing for me, than a ‘Oh my god, what is Kim up to now?’
Does anybody feel the same way about this? I just love watching it!

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I think I will take a slightly different route this time with what I am watching and I will share my recent Youtube love. Again, I went travelling for 16 months and didn’t watch YouTube properly since, so I have really been getting back into it again recently and that is going back old school with Alfie Eyes (PointlessBlogVlogs), Zoe Sugg (Zoella) and Rhiannon Ashlee (RhiannonAshleeVlogs). I just love watching vlogs especially, it sounds really boring when I explain it to people that don’t understand why I watch them, but watching people’s every day lives is weirdly interesting to me..
Not forgetting that I adore watching gorgeous little Delilah (Rhiannon Ashlee’s baby girl) in the vlogs and seeing her grow up. I don’t have children, am I excited to have some? Yes, but I am definitely not having any for quite a long time yet! I adore watching family vlogs, baby vlogs, pregnancy vlogs and reading ‘mummy blogs’ too – people might think that that is weird, but I have actually met quite a few people that feel the same way recently!

I am trying not to watch videos like Primark Hauls, Boots Hauls, Make Up Hauls recently as it just does make me want to spend after going ‘Ooh! That looks like a lovely product!’ and then I complain that I am ridiculously skint! But I do absolutely love them and will post a few links to some of my favourite channels of YouTube in general below:

WhatLydDid (A lot of hauls, beauty, lifestyle, vlogs, all sorts! Also, can I mention that she so amazingly donated her hair to charity?!)

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katiedoesbeauty (Katie posts amazing vlogs, beauty videos, fashion hauls and makes me want to spend all of my non existent money!)

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sophdoesnails (a huge amount of beauty videos!)

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RebeccaCoco (if you want some daily vlogs and also so many incredible beauty and lifestyle videos)

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KelseyDay (for some amazing lifestyle videos and vlogs!)

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TheTimTracker (if you love watching Orlando, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios videos like me – getting all the latest news, general vlogs around the parks..)

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So there is a huge insight to what I have been watching recently and I feel like I would enjoy doing more of these in the future! I hope you enjoyed this post and my recommendations and don’t forget to send me yours too!

If you want more posts to read, then check some of these out:

My Time at the Netflix Apartment

A Netflix event sounds incredible, right? I was so fortunate to attend Netflix’s event at the St David’s Hotel in Cardiff for a great evening of teaser trailers and exclusives for their upcoming shows for 2017.

We walk up to the front door of the apartment which bares a sign with Netflix written on it. We are then greeted and filled with such warm welcomes to the apartment which looks absolutely incredible. The apartment is adorned with Netflix branded cushions, notepads, pillows, photo frames and so much more. There is a huge table filled with all of the beverages you could imagine from Champagne, Prosecco to bottles of Lager and soft drinks.
From the apartment, you get an incredible view from the ceiling to floor windows looking out along Cardiff Bay which is a sight I never can get tired of!

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We get to know each other, introduce ourselves and give a brief background of our lives and almost instantly we burst out into conversations of TV Series, films and different platforms that we watch Netflix on.

We are then shown some really exciting teaser trailers from upcoming shows for 2017 that include 13 Reasons Why (this is based on the book by Jay Asher, which a review is coming up shortly!) and Mindhunter which instantly reeled me in just from the teaser trailer!
I have a ‘What shows am I looking forward to in 2017‘ post where I go into more detail about both of these shows and more. I have left links on each title to Netflix’s website so you can go watch the teaser trailers now.

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The champagne is still in full flow, we are so kindly served canapés and macarons throughout the evening and I knew it was time that I had a photo opportunity with the Netflix Bed (Hey, I couldn’t resist – those cushions were a must!)

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I would like to thank Netflix and the team so much for the incredible event and for inviting us along. We had such an amazing time, so appreciative for getting to see exclusive clips of upcoming shows that I am dying to watch and hope to stay in contact and see some future events to spread the word about even more great shows coming to us!

Now, less of me rambling on and more of me getting my Netflix binge started for the day!
Do you guys love Netflix? Which shows are you currently binging? I would love to know!
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For more posts, check out:

Let’s Talk About Respect

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Review: The Sky Is Everywhere

What I’m looking forward to in 2017 on Netflix

Random favourite of July: Desperate Housewives

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Oh, Desperate Housewives..
I had started this series years and years ago, but I never got around to finishing it! I would end up missing an episode on tv, then forgetting to catch up, over and over!
So I got down to it after all my university work was handed in and I restarted everything – and here I am, finally finished!

So many people love this series, and I would definitely recommend it! It’s a series full of love, hook ups, drama, murders, crimes – the lot!
I would say that the first few series and the one before last are the best! I can’t really say much though, incase I spoil it for others, sadly!

Not forgetting the men, there are quite a few lookers in this series too 😉

If you have already seen this, who is your favourite housewife?
I think mine might be Bree or Gabrielle, but I do love Lynette as well – so, not much of a decision made, there!

My Favourites of 2013!

Here are a few of my favourite things from 2013! These aren’t all particularly from 2013, but they are what I enjoyed throughout the year.

Books
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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I have wrote short reviews on these books, within the Books section of my blog! So I will spare writing more opinions and direct you there instead! Also, these books are both having films created!

 

Music


The Lumineers
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Four Year Strong
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Peace
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Arctic Monkeys
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San Cisco
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Films


Monsters University

The film that everyone was waiting for! Although it wasn’t as good as the original Monsters Inc, I still really enjoyed this film and will watch it over and over! I really enjoyed it as a film in itself too, (just like what I thought about Cars 2). I’m definitely getting a copy of this for my collection!

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Wreck It Ralph
Excellent! I saw this film and immediately fell in love with it! Although the film is so good by itself, I fell in love with it even more, as it had retro game references throughout it, and featured characters from my childhood!

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Saving Mr Banks
I saw this film last week and I adored it! I have a pretty big love for Disney, but whilst watching this film, I had to hold back tears at several occasions! I really enjoyed how it was factual and you get to learn a lot of detail about the Mary Poppins film! Every Disney fan must see this film!
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Gravity
I didn’t really know what to expect from this film, but when I went to the cinema to see it, I got incredibly excited as I am obsessed with anything to do with space. I thought ‘How could they do so much, that’ll keep people interested whilst it’s only set in one main ‘scene’?’ but I was captivated all the way through this! Such a good watch! I have done a small review (more of an opinion) in the Films section of my blog.
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Star Trek: Into Darkness
Amazing! The effects were incredible! I’m not going to say much about this, as you should see the first film beforehand! But as a Star Trek fan, I was impressed with this! Benedict Cumberbatch’s role was also really good.
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The Heat
Hysterical! I’m not usually one to laugh out loud at a film, but the mix of the comedy in this, and the funny family that couldn’t stop screaming with laughter behind us in the cinema, made it even more funny! There’s not much to say about this, other than you should give it a go!
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Cosmetic Brands
MAC, Rimmel London, Essie

Perfume
Vera Wang ‘Rock Princess’
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Paco Robanne ‘Lady Million’
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TV Series


How I Met Your Mother

I have never been able to really get into this series when it’s on television, but this is a series that you have to watch from the first episode (or at least the introduction of the first episode) – I love this! It’s so funny, it’s quite ‘Friends’-esq aswell. Not to mention, there’s 8 series of this on US Netflix!
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Sherlock
I heard everyone talking about this series, so I eventually thought that I would give it a go! Especially as it was on Netflix and I don’t tend to watch live tv! I actually really enjoyed these, I have 2 episodes left and I have heard that there’s more to come in 2014!
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The Carrie Diaries
For all of the Sex & The City fans, and even people that have never seen S&TC before – this is a great series to watch! It has had a lot of criticism when it comes to comparing it to S&TC and if it’s accurate, but I just really enjoy the series as it is!

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