Sat. Jun 15th, 2024
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Making our way through our A-Z, and we’ve come to the letter G. Honestly, there are some really great shows this time around, and it was tricky to choose just one. Heck, it was tricky just narrowing it down to a shortlist, let alone a winner. As usual, I will be discounting anything beginning with ‘The’, so don’t start ranting at me for overlooking The Good Place, as I’ll do a separate article when we get to ‘The’. One of the things I love about the titles for this letter, is that they have plenty of seasons. I love being able to commit to a show, and have it last for a long time. So, let’s discover the best Netflix show beginning with G!

Best Netflix Show Beginning With G – The Contenders

Okay, I’m just going to rip the Band-Aid off and mention this show first as I expect a lot of you were wanting it to win. In a respectable second place, it’s Good Girls. This genius show has everything you could possibly want. Drama, comedy, action, and a bunch of suburban mums running a crime operation. The characters develop so much over the course of the show, and not necessarily for the better. They’re raw, intense, and wonderfully entertaining. If you haven’t seen it already, Good Girls needs to jump to the top of your list.

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The show had a good run, with 4 fantastic seasons.

If you enjoy gritty crime shows with a superpowered edge, Gotham is the way to go. This original Batman retelling goes about introducing the character in a new way. Pretty much every piece of Batman media revolves around him as an adult. However, Gotham gives us a much younger Bruce Wayne, still reeling from the death of his parents. Commissioner Gordon has a much more active role than he usually does, and we meet other characters too. We get a young Catwoman, and a terrifyingly insane Penguin. The acting is brilliant, and the plots are gripping.

If the other two shows seem a bit too heavy for you, Glee is a lot more light-hearted. It’s cheesy, funny, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. They also burst into song every few minutes, and create some actually pretty decent covers. The plots are often ridiculous, but I love it. If you want something to just stick on TV and enjoy for a while, Glee is perfect for that.

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Every Glee episode always feels so fun and full of life.

Honourable mentions go to Ginny & Georgia, Glow Up and Grace and Frankie. However, the best Netflix show beginning with G is…

Gilmore Girls

Could there be any other choice? Gilmore Girls is the ultimate comfort show. The embodiment of warm hugs, a cosy blanket, and plenty of junk food. It somehow conveys that gorgeous autumn aesthetic all year round, and it never gets old. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve re-watched it, and every time it feels like I’m greeting old friends. Stars Hollow feels like a home away from home.

Rory and Lorelai are such fun to watch, and I love that they’re flawed. Their lives are exciting, and messy, and surreal at times. But through it all, there’s that deep love and understanding. As imperfect as she is, I’m sure we all would love a mum like Lorelai. We get to see them grow up, move in and out of relationships, and become the people they really are. And whilst Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life left a lot to be desired, the original series is wonderful. It has its ups and downs, like any show, but on the whole it’s a delight.

It’s so rare to be able to enjoy a show that’s just a cross section of lives. There are no villainous plots to be thwarted, or deadly secrets to be hidden. There are just goofy and colourful characters to get to know. The plots revolve around super basic things, the stakes are low, and it’s a joy. Because it feels so real. The characters are the stars, not the plots. We love the show because we love the people. If you haven’t seen it before, I urge you to give it a try. Even if you don’t think it’s your type of show, I defy you to not fall in love with Stars Hollow. Gilmore Girls is a must-watch.

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