Now summer should be the time we spend our days outside soaking up the (little) sun we get. But sometimes the lure of staying in bed watching Netflix is just too much. With all the amazing things on there at the moment, no one’s going to blame you if you cancel on your friends to watch the new Orange Is The New Black. So here’s the round-up of the new must-watch series and films on Netflix this month:

Gilmore Girls

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Gilmore Girls has landed on Netflix. I repeat, this is not a drill. ‘Oh but they’re probably only put up the first season?’ I hear you ask. No no, there’s ALL seven on there. So be prepared to get sucked into the life of single mother Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory. It’s all about their jobs, school, relationships, blah blah you know the drill; but be warned, it’s really addictive. Though you should probably watch it now before the new revival series Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life comes out this November.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Only hours away till Captain America 2: Winter Soldier and seeing this makes me excited for its upcoming movie as well! Epic Guardians of the Galaxy Poster: Only in this film could the main characters include a racoon and a tree. Yet for a film about superhero misfits in the Marvel universe, it kind of makes sense. Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, is the film’s lead who takes this bunch of other-worldly misfits on an adventure to retrieve a certain artefact (I won’t say more- spoilers!). There’s also a good dose of villains thrown in.

The Fundamentals of Caring

New poster of "The Fundamentals of Caring"This film may check all the clichéd boxes of an indie film, however, don’t let that stop you from watching. Craig Roberts plays a teenager with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, with Paul Rudd’s character becomes his new carer. Rudd tries to teach Roberts that there’s a lot to love about life, whilst learning things about himself along the way (look I warned you it was clichéd). Selena Gomez is also in it, so there’s that, because who doesn’t love her?

Happy Valley

Happy Valley. I know other series get all the hype on netflix but this one is so brilliant, so well acted that it really deserves attention. Complex, gritty, sad and above all human.
So if you wanting something with a little less soppy music and a bit more action, this series is your answer. It follows Catherine Cawood, a police officer whose daughter has previously committed suicide. She is currently trying to raise her daughter’s son, who was conceived after her daughter was raped, which therefore led her to suicide. Cawood hears that Tommy Royce was responsible for the raping of her daughter, and tries to find him, though he’s currently caught up in a different crime. Definitely hard-hitting and not one for the faint-hearted, but still an incredibly amazing series.

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl

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I remember Bel Powley from playing Daisy in M.I. High (which was a great show by the way), but here she plays a very different role. She’s 15-year-old girl Minnie who becomes sexually active when she begins a relationship with her mum’s boyfriend. It’s a frank film about girls growing up, exploring their sexuality and becoming who they are. What’s great is it’s not condescending like many coming of age films that have too high morals and are unrealistic. So go watch!

Article by Jennifer Richards