At my house, there is a sweet spot in the day. The hour or two before my daughter goes to bed to when I do. Some nights, if I’m lucky, I am able to lounge on the couch and zone out in front of the TV and binge watch on Netflix.
Here are my choices for the best Netflix Canada shows to watch without the kids.
The Best Netflix Original Shows To Watch Without The Kids
I have not seem many people talk about this show yet but it is a great watch. It is a Netflix Original series from Japan. The content is family friendly (although it is set in a lingerie store) so you can sneak this one with the kids around.
Mayuko finds a job with a high-class lingerie manufacturer in Ginza. It is the story of a woman experiencing confusion, struggle and growth in a world with a new set of values different from any she has ever known, and seizing the Japanese dream. Atelier is a workplace-based coming-of-age novel drama, written to present the story of a working woman, with the setting of a glamorous world of lingerie manufacturer.
Jessica Jones is too violent and has too many adult themes for young kids but it is a must watch the adults in the house. Not only does Jessica Jones have a strong (albeit emotionally broken) female lead the storyline is complex enough to have you guessing what happens next.
A former superhero decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
I have mentioned Kimmy Schmidt on another one of my Netflix lists but it is worth repeating. Created by Tina Fey it is a great comedy which is lighthearted despite the subject matter.
A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.
Grace and Frankie
Grace and Frankie is such a great comedy series that I was watching it at the dentist while getting a cleaning and the dental hygienist started watching the show that night. With an excellent cast (seriously, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson … need I say more?)
Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last 20 years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.
Another superhero TV show but this one focuses on a male lead who is a lawyer by day and a superhero at night. Did I mention he is also blind? As amazing as the lead character is you can watch the show just to see what his best friend, Foggy is up to.
A blind lawyer, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a costumed superhero.