Opposites, Otherwise Known as Sisters

Opposites, Otherwise Known as Sisters

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own. 


Growing up, my younger sister, Amy, and I were always opposites. I was the introvert, she the extrovert, I had blonde hair, she had dark brown hair. Amy was popular, I was not. She liked Beverly Hills 90210 and I didn’t. Being so different led to many fights over the years, to the point that my mom worried that we would irreparably harm our relationship. 

Despite our differences, we found a balance and understanding with each other (oh, the benefit of age and wisdom). We learned to not discuss politics with each other (her being a Republican and me a Democrat) and other touchy subjects that would inevitably lead to fights. While we stay as opposite as can be in many respects (She’s a Type A personality, I’m Type B. I cloth diapered, she used disposables.), we do have a few things in common. We are both moms who love gooey butter cake, popcorn, and watching Netflix.

Television has always been the one thing that pulled us together. While there are some shows she watched and I avoided like the plague (Saved By The Bell and Dawson’s Creek come to mind), we tended to like many of the same shows like Who’s the Boss?, Growing Pains, and Murphy Brown.

Even when we didn’t live together, we would talk about our favorite shows together (many that we can now stream on Netflix). We often talked about the witches (and sisters) on Charmed or how Buffy kicked ass on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Amy and I loved watching George Clooney and Noah Wiley on ER, and we were both obsessed with all the Friends. 

Today, we both have Netflix. Interestingly enough (but not too surprising) we don’t watch the same shows. While I have been busy streaming shows like Longmire, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil, she’s been watching The Following, The Fall, and The Walking Dead. (Although, I must admit that The Following and The Fall  are on my list of shows to watch.)

Since television has always brought us together and we both have Netflix, I thought it might be fun to share our recommendations on what to watch on Netflix. Between us, I’m sure you will find something new you will enjoy.  

Amy’s List

  1. House of Cards
  2. Making a Murderer
  3. The Following
  4. The Fall
  5. Dexter
  6. Cosmos
  7. The Walking Dead
  8. Brain Games
  9. American Horror Story
  10. Expedition Unknown

Denise’s List

  1. Jessica Jones
  2. The Civil War
  3. Daredevil
  4. Chuck
  5. Sense8
  6. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  7. Sherlock Holmes
  8. iZombie
  9. Gotham
  10. Longmire

Shows We Both Loved Currently on Netflix

  1. Friends
  2. Charmed
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  4. Alias
  5. Angel

What are you watching now on Netflix? What would you recommend?




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