No one really likes to go outdoors as the weather gets chilly. If you are staying in one of our premium suites at Avalon or planning to spend some time at Avalon but not sure what to do in the suite, maybe you can binge watch some Netflix shows. One of the best things staying at Avalon is that all our suites are fully furnished with a TV in which you can access Netflix with our free wifi. If you don't want to go out, just stay in the suite and binge watch Netflix all day long! In this post, we have gathered 5 shows on Netflix that we think are worth watching. When you run out of ideas of what to watch, check out these shows and maybe you'll find your new favourite!
The Queen's Gambit
The Queen's Gambit is a new American limited series on Netflix starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Harry Melling and more. The story is based on the novel of the same name written by Walter Tevis in 1983. If you don’t understand chess like me, you may be a little confused when you hear the name of the show at first, because "Queen's Gambit" is actually a chess term that specifically refers to a way of opening. To be precise, the white player starts with d4, and the black player responds with d5. At this time, the white player moves to c4. Since the pawn of c4 may be eaten, it got the name of "Queen's Gambit". Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon, is a young chess prodigy who is very passionate about chess and is determined to become the greatest chess player in the world. Don't worry if you don't know chess as the story doesn't focus on emphasizing how exciting each round is but instead, it follows her life growing up from the orphanage all the way into adulthood while dealing with drug addiction, alcoholism and loneliness. With her talent and enthusiasm for chess, she walked out of her own way. This show is currently ranked #1 on Netflix in Canada.
Kim's Convenience is a Canadian Sitcom based on the award-winning play by Ins Choi, who also adapted it for television. The series surround the Korean Canadian family that runs a convenience store in downtown Toronto, starring Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon as "Appa" and "Umma" respectively, which mean dad and mom in Korean, as well as Andrea Bang as their daughter Janet, Simu Liu as their son Jung and Andrew Phung as his friend Kimchee. Each episode is a different story but will definitely make you burst into laughter.
The Good Place
The Good Place is a comedy series that is set in an afterlife system in which humans are sent to "the Good Place" or "the Bad Place" after death depending on their score accumulated based on the morality of what they did in life. Those with the highest scores are sent to the Good Place, where it is led by the afterlife "Architect" Michael (Ted Danson) and guided by an artificial intelligence named Janet (D'Arcy Carden), they get to enjoy everlasting happiness with every wish they granted while all others have to experience torture in the Bad Place for eternity. The series begins with a lady called Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) who was sent to "the Good Place" after she died, but realized she's sent there by mistake. She then decided to hide her real self by learning ethics from her "soulmate" Chidi Anagonye (William Jackson Harper) to become a better person. During her life in the Good Place, she met her neighbours Tahani Al-Jamil (Jameela Jamil) and Jason Mendoza (Manny Jacinto). The four of them support each other and grow together throughout unexpected events and eventually all become their better self. The Good Place has now come to an end with four seasons and has won numerous awards.
Ozark is an American crime drama series starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. Financial advisor Marty Byrde proposes to make modification to his plan by offering to set up a bigger laundering operation after a money laundering scheme for a Mexican drug cartel goes wrong. He and his family then relocate to the Ozarks and tangle with local criminals. Ozark has received largely positive acclaim from critics for its writing, acting, directing, and tone and won numerous awards as well.
The Great Canadian Baking Show
The Great Canadian Baking Show is a Canadian cooking competition series that adapts from the U.K. series The Great British Bake Off or known as The Great British Baking Show in Canada. Each season features 10 amateur baking contestants chosen across Canada to participate in a competition of baking challenges with a different theme each episode such as "Cake Week" and "International Week". There are 3 rounds in each episode which includes the Signature Bake, something that shows off the baker's skill and personality; the Technical Challenge, which tests the baker's knowledge by providing them with a simple and classic recipe but with most of the instructions and measurements removed; and the Showstopper, where they need to be innovative, creative and professional-grade in both appearance and taste to impress the judges. Each week, there will be a "Star Baker" while one contestant will be eliminated. The final winner will win the title of Canada's Best Amateur Baker, and a ceremonial cake plate. If you crave for food after watching the show (which happens to me all the time, especially the desserts they made), you can always get food from one of the great restaurants near Avalon, or order from one of the food delivery platform like Uber Eats and have them delivered right to your door.
I hope this post gives you some ideas of what Netflix shows to watch at our short term rentals at Avalon. My personal favourite show is The Good Place as I love how it depicts the afterlife in such an interesting way so definitely check it out! These are just some of the shows that we think are worth watching but there are a lot more shows on Netflix as you know. If you want to know whether a show is good or not, maybe you can look at the top 10 shows in Canada for each day to get some inspiration. If you are currently looking for a temporary place to stay in Toronto, come stay with us in one of our furnished suites and start binge watching the Netflix shows! For more information, visit our website https://www.avalontoronto.com/ or call us at 416.731.1372.