Bad news for Netflix subscribers in the UK and Ireland – your subscription price is about to go up again. And, even worse, no matter what Netflix package you have, you get increased costs.
Netflix’s basic plan drops from £5.99 to £6.99 per month, its standard subscription drops from £9.99 to £10.99 and its premium subscription drops from £13.99 to £15.99, an increase of £2.
And, with the cost of living crisis squeezing budgets like never before, here in Q3, we can imagine a lot of people wondering if now is the time to cancel their Netflix subscription to save money.
Before I do that, though, I think there are 3 must-watch shows on Netflix that every subscriber should watch in their last month before canceling. Here are those shows for March 2022.
The Last Kingdom
As I recently wrote, The Last Kingdom is an underrated gem of a show that is currently airing in its fifth and final season on Netflix, which also has all the previous seasons to watch. The fact that it’s been on for 5 seasons kind of tells you all you need to know.
The Last Kingdom is a historical drama set in 9th and 10th century Britain during the Viking invasions and war against the ruling Saxons. Think classier and more historically accurate and less fantastical Game of Thrones.
The main protagonist, Uhtred of Bebbanburgh is really likable and gets involved in all kinds of conflict and adventure, while the supporting characters are all interesting and well-represented as well. Visually the spectacle is equally impressive, with the towns and farms of ancient Britain well recreated.
The latest show from Simpsons creator Matt Groening and featuring many of the voice actors who made previous Futurama show laughs, Disenchantment is a cartoon set in a fantasy world.
The ringleader is the rebellious and imperfect princess Tiabeanie Mariabeanie of the Rochambeau Grunkwitz, abbreviated as just Bean, who, together with her two sidekicks, Luci a demon and Elfo a half-elf from the magical Elfwood, proceeds to abandon her meadow -chosen the fate of being married to the prince of a rival kingdom and embarking on a series of comedic misadventures themselves.
Unlike Futurama and The Simpsons, Disenchantment has a different, slower pace and its gags tend to be less Fast and Furious and more thoughtful. Visually, the show is a real treat too, with the gorgeous animation streaming in 4K (if you’ve got the premium subscription) and locations such as Dreamland and even Hell (yes, you read that right) really pop.
Lovesick is, seriously, one of the best “you probably missed it” shows streaming right now on Netflix. It is a British sitcom centered on a group of friends who live in the West End of Glasgow and who recount their various romantic misadventures.
It’s mostly comedy, with a sort of central odd couple dynamic between the two male lead friends, Dylan and Luke, which is then complicated and riffed on by female lead Evie.
Most of the early episodes are told primarily in flashback form, with Dylan recounting the various relationships he’s been in and in his adult life, while the three also find their relationships complicated in the present.
The chemistry between the three main leads is really good and probably the reason why this show works, as their changing emotions towards each other and their history together are well communicated.