I picked up 4 TV shows that I recommend to you see on Netflix during this weekend on 20 – 22 November. Check out my list below:

The Life Ahead

‘The Life Ahead’ (Italian: La vita davanti a sé) is an Italian drama film directed by Edoardo Ponti, from a screenplay by Ponti and Ugo Chiti, based on the novel ‘The life before us’ by  Romain Gary. It stars Sophia Loren, Ibrahima Gueye and Abril Zamora.

The story follows Momo, a 12-year old Senegalese street kid who tries to rob an elderly woman called Madam Rosa, who reluctantly agrees to take him in. They develop a deep bond and she tries to help him find his path in life, as he learns she is a Holocaust survivor and an ex-prostitute who now cares for the children of other prostitutes. 

Sophie Loren returns triumphantly to the big screen in this movie which is pure sentiment, showing all her talent and charism. 

A queen is born 

What happens when two godmothers decide to help aspiring drag queens and drag kings?  ‘A Queen Is Born’ ( Portuguese: Nasce uma rainha), the first original Brazilian reality show format from Netflix, launched on 11 November, follows Alexia Twister and Gloria Groove, two famous drag queens from Brazil – who are about to become even more well-known; that they will use all of their experience to help participants find their inner diva throughout the 6 episodes of the first series. They don’t come alone: Alexia and Gloria will have important help from very ​​charismatic specialists during this colourful journey. 

The reality show premises is to celebrate drag queen art and GLBTQ+ culture, and to make you shed tears from emotion.

Love & Anarchy

‘Love & Anarchy’ (Swedish: Kärlek och anarki) is a Swedish romantic comedy series, produced by Netflix, after the well – successful Quicksand. The series was created by Lisa Langseth, who also is the scriptwriter together with Alex Haridi. The rom-com released on 4 November follows the misadventure of Sofie, an ambitious consultant, married and mother of two children, who sees her perfect life falls apart when she starts restructuring an old-established publishing house. At this place, she meets the young IT expert Max and begins an unexpected and daring flirtation with him.

During their adventures, both challenge each other to do things that contradict established social norms. The harmless games soon turn into bitter seriousness as the challenges and the resulting consequences become bigger and more uncontrollable.

The Netflix original series debut as a very popular series on Netflix Irish catalogue. 

The Queen’s Gambit

The new American drama miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit” follows Elizabeth Harmon from her childhood in an orphanage in the mid-1950s to her adult life in the 60s, during her search to become a grandmaster chess player, while struggling with emotional issues and drug and alcohol dependency.

The series is based on the book of the same name, written by Walter Tevis, and released in 1983. 

The miniseries give to us a fantastic woman’s journey of discovery.


Photos Credit: Netflix