It was with a big dollop of irony that my insomnia decided to rear its head during National Bed Month. I mean, seriously?
I have the most comfy bed (thanks to my miraculous DORMEO mattress) but sometimes – despite the best snoozing conditions – the insidious conditions sneaks its way in regardless.
The middle of the night can be incredibly lonely when you feel like you’re the only person on the planet who’s still awake. Sometimes the trick is simply to distract my brain so the natural tiredness can take over, so I’ll watch something on the iPad.
Which is when I thank goodness I have Netflix.
There’s so much choice that I can always find something that piques my interest. Over Christmas it was The OA: this series seemed to be Netflix’s Marmite, but I absolutely LOVED it. I found it surprising, and confronting, and confusing, and the final scene was literally one of the most emotional things I’ve seen in my life.
I went through a bit of a documentary binge: HOLY HELL is a fascinating glimpse inside the rise and fall of a cult and its charismatic-turned-crazy leader. I started to watch THE RETURNED, but if I’m honest I preferred the original French version (the Europeans just do creepy so well!).
On my ‘must-watch’ list is series two and three of ONCE UPON A TIME; I adored the first series, but for some reason I never quite got around the watching the follow ups. Ditto BATES MOTEL, which fell off my radar, and now I have two whole series to catch up on. *excited squeal*
Forget the insomnia – with all these goodies to catch up on I’m not sure if I’ll have any time for sleep anyway…
What have you been watching on Netflix? Let me know your recommendations!
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