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What to watch (or not!) – recommended

Wondering what to watch next on Netflix? Our readers and EL staff have been viewing, listening and downloading like crazy to bring you the series and podcasts not be missed – and the ones to avoid!


Queer Eye

OMG, I cried in every episode of the latest series of Queer Eye (I totally have a crush on Antoni, too). Anyone who can get through an episode without crying is a tough cookie! They’re all adorable in their own ways and, despite the tears, it’s such an uplifting show. – Alison Ballard

Queer Eye


I’ve just finished watching this Netflix series, which was really great for developing awareness and understanding of teens and early adults dealing with autism and spectrum disorders, and trying to “fit in”. It’s very, very funny, with lots of swear words, but is also really confronting in terms of people’s attitudes and actions towards others. – Claire



If you love shows about the way “the other half live”, you’ll love the reboot of Dynasty. It’s part family mystery, part tragedy, and part “are these people serious?” – you won’t be able to get enough. Total unadulterated escapism. – Kel Flanders


After Life

I binge-watched the whole series last night until 1am. I couldn’t turn it off, as I loved every minute of it. Ricky Gervais has a unique way of being able to make you laugh and cry at the same time. Such a beautifully told story that is real, frank, heartbreaking, funny, tender and wise. It’s possibly not for everyone – I was a bit unsure in the beginning, but I stuck with it and am so thankful I did. It’s now in my top three Netflix shows of all time. – Jenn Davidson

What to watch: After life


Dirty John

Listeners all around the world loved this podcast so much that Netflix has now made it into a series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. It’s a classic “whodunit” but with a twist and belief that justice was inevitably done. You’ll find yourself gasping in disbelief and staying up all night to listen to the next episode. – Rizwan McNeil

Dirty John podcast

A teacher’s pet

Set on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, this podcast investigation has been consistently at the top of the charts for the last year. Narrated and investigated by an award winning journalist, Hedley Thomas, it unveils the disappearance of Lynette Dawson in the early 80s. The evidence collected by both the police and Thomas clearly points to Lynette’s cheating husband, former football star Chris Dawson, as the culprit and assumed murderer. As this is an ongoing investigation, there are frequent updates and additions to the podcast. It’s totally addictive, and you’ll soon find yourself Googling the characters and original newspaper articles! – Kel Flanders

What to watch: Teachers pet

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This article first appeared in the June/July 2019 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.