Having your children home for the holidays involves more work for parents, especially if their children have special needs. Now the kids are back at school so special needs parents need a break.
Whether you want some “me” or couple time, Netflix offers loads of movies and TV shows to keep you entertained. Here are three original series from Netflix that are creating quite a stir with viewers. And for those missing Downton Abbey, Netflix is streaming another entertaining period drama called Reign.
This series is based on the Marvel Comics’ character of the same name. Jessica is a former superhero with incredible strength. She opens a private detective agency, Alias Investigations, after being held for months by a mad man named Kilgrave. Kilgrave used mind control powers to keep Jessica as his slave. Following her escape, Jessica thinks Kilgrave is dead. Later, when a couple hires her to find their daughter, Jessica realizes Kilgrave is still alive.
If you miss the historic drama of Downton Abbey, get your fix watching Reign on Netflix. Set in France in 1557, Reign tells the story of Mary Stuart or Mary Queen of Scots. We first meet Mary when she arrives in France with her ladies-in-waiting. Mary is in France as the fiancé of Francis, the future king of France. The series shows plenty of romances from Mary and her ladies, as well as power struggles in the French court. Check out the trailer here. Seasons 1 and 2 are now streaming on Netflix. I cannot wait for season 3!
If you did not see Downton Abbey or need to catch up, seasons 1 through 5 are now on Netflix.
Making of a Murderer
This ten-part documentary series tells the real life story of Steven Avery who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Avery was released from prison in 2003 after DNA evidence implicated another man. Then, after suing for wrongful imprisonment, Avery is convicted of murder and returned to prison. This Netflix original series is a hit and is on my list to watch next.
Another Netflix original that relates the true story of Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Escobar made millions selling cocaine in the U.S. Narcos follows Escobar and his battles with other dealers and DEA agents. Check out the preview here. Highly recommended by my family!
So put your feet up and relax with Netflix. Let your worries drift away as you become engrossed in a great movie. Remember you need to take care of you or you won’t be able to help the rest of the family!
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