Top Netflix Picks of May 2022

Guess what folks, it’s another upcoming LONG weekend and if you are not excited you should be. Well, all my Netflix fans we got just the right amount of thrills, chills, and comedy to make it a blast. Who doesn’t want to catch a good show over the long weekend? Of course we do. 

Check out these recommendations. For mystery fans this is for you: Welcome to Eden and Behind Her Eyes. For comedy fans that love animals, that’s my fav too btw, check out Dolittle. And then I have a mix of just good plots like the first pick Without a Paddle, or Finding Ohana, which I think hands down makes a show worth the watch. 

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Top Pick: #1

Without a Paddle

Without a Paddle Thumbnail: Starring: Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, Dax Shepard Credit: Netflix

A group of close friends,Tom (Dax Shepard), Jerry (Matthew Lillard) and Dan (Seth Green) are united after they get news that one of their friends has died. It’s like one last hoot of a salute in the memory of Billy. And they definitely don’t hesitate to deliver. 

Maybe it’s a treasure hunt of sorts, from forest friends, to boating, or a little bear necessities in the spirit of honouring the good ol’ days that the viewer can casually follow along for the trip. Life can swoop you up and snatch away the one thing you care about the most, friends. The kind that are with you no matter what, no matter your stupidity, or flaws. 

Parents you can decide, this show is rated PG-13. It would appeal to older teens as in, I’m bored, let’s watch something type show. The hilarity of this show is a fair ride from the start. It’s a relatable life’s story anyone can easily tune into and enjoy as the show takes us back to memories of growing up, just being carefree. With a good message that good friends are hard to find and keep. Sometimes reflecting on that just has to be the mission.

Rotten Tomato Rating: 3.7/5

Parentspreviews – PG-13 rating

Top Pick: #2


Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen Credit: Netflix

Love the animals and the work put into this show. It sails through some adventure, and melancholy all the while serving a mission impossible plot to save the Queen. This keeps the action of the plot at a fast pace. 

Robert Downey Jr. playing Dolittle does a solid job. Yet, he is not Eddie Murphy and that’s perhaps where the show is missing that extra pizazz for us “older” kids that might be watching this furry feathery floofy adventure. It’s really all about the animals and it brings it home with them. I just miss that fantastic smile and face Eddie brings to the screen.

The humour too, might be on the dull side. Nonetheless, I do add it to the list for the kiddos. With their vivid imaginations I think it’ll resonate with them and the ratings for this show were fab. I think I’d be loving this show if I was a kidlet, because who isn’t into hero animals and there are all types, so overall a good family show and entertainment. Adults, shut your trap with popcorn and let the kids have fun. 

Rotten Tomato Rating: 4/5

Parentspreviews – PG rating

Top Pick: #3

Finding Ohana

Starring: Kea Peahu, Alex Aiono, Lindsay Watson Credit: Netflix

Adventure is at the heart of this story, with the heritage of a homeland and the roots to this family, that just might be the best summer ever. A girl named Pilialoha “Pili” with tons of spirit and with a mission to save papa drags us along for an adventure. The sense of sibling rivalry is fun and upbeat as it tugs at our inner child as they set out on a hunt to save perhaps more than just a treasure.

This show casts new faces, but they definitely step right into their roles. The heritage and pride in the backbone of this story calls to us all. For sometimes, its family traditions, or stories that bind us to a place in time. It’s those deep roots that we might wish to escape from in our own growth and desire to change. 

Yet, are we never really far from where we came, where we grew up, and where we belong in life. This show touches on the quest for growing up and the struggle of missing out on the simple things in life – that in fact maybe we are never meant to be far away. 

This show will appeal to teens and younger kids as well. I think the plot is solid and fun. It has a solid rating as well, because I feel it has a unique vibe and perhaps something we haven’t watched a million times with kids setting out on an adventure of their own. It’s got that special touch. 

So overall I think this is a good family pick for the wrap up of May long weekend and heading into June. If it’s rainy and kids are missing adventure, let’s just say this will do.

Rotten Tomato Rating: 4.⅗

Parentspreviews – PG rating

Top Pick: #4

Behind Her Eyes

Starring: Amaia Aberasturi, Tomy Aguilera, Diego Garisa Credit: Netflix

Mystery and characters, this show is a window into something horribly wrong, but with whom? Who is telling the truth? Who is genuinely not twisted?  Maybe that’s the better question. Oh, and by-the-way that’s exactly how we love it. 

This show is a twisty psychologically rooted plot that I think deserves a watch to the end, right to the end. Apart from some slow spots, this show does have a good angle to it. I was surprised at the end and that made me happy, for once a show didn’t wrap up ties to make it fit. Instead, it was what we didn’t see coming, but it was a good tantalising chocolate. We definitely want to open up the box and try more. 

Maybe this little secret that has the viewer tangled right up in the web of pieces that you are desperately trying to puzzle them into place is just the beginning. Let’s hope so. The characters were solid, because you can’t read on their faces any hints or get clues. It’s not that you can figure out or really know this story, even begin to get to the depth of the plot. 

This has something unique and thrilling, with hair-raising psychological chills and thrills to keep you waiting for the next episode to keep going. It’s a binge watching thing, I’m guilty for sure. 

Rotten Tomato Rating: 4.3/5

Top Pick: #5

Hold Tight

Starring: Amaia Aberasturi, Tomy Aguilera, Diego Garisa Credit: Netflix 

There is a fine line between trust and betrayal. It’s even more blurry when parents just may be saving their own teens’ lives by being their own detectives. It’s a struggle of power and teens being caught in a spider’s web of trouble. 

This pick is relatable from a parent’s perspective and just how scary it can be as the plot winds in adults and how they don’t seem to see things the same as teenagers do and it’s a tug-a-war to be a parent and literally save your children from all the dark underbelly of any city as soon as they got old enough to take a step out and away on their own.

This show had a good thrill to the plot. This deserves another season with more character building, back story, and uncovering more deception. I feel like this is standing at the top of a well peering in only at the surface with this first season. There is so much more to dive into. Since there are no real ratings yet, then it’s open for debate. What did you think? Were the characters good? Would you give Season 2 a go? If not, what other recommendations do you have? 

Rotten Tomato Rating: No consensus yet

Top Pick: #6

Eagle Eye

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson Credit: Netflix

“The ring of a phone will make you jump after watching this show.”

It’s a spiral of terrifying moves and it is one hell of a rollercoaster. Who is behind the messages and why them? This show is a good watch and you are just riveted by both Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan) as they play the game of whodunit. 

I felt the critics were harsh on this show. Rather, I contend that if you just forget all the other shows you’ve seen, and really watch this one, I think it is pretty solid. It is on the top 10 list after all. Maybe I’m just naïve. Fair enough. I didn’t spoil it by reading no plot previews though ahead of time either. If you did, too bad. That’s the key, if you spoil this one, then it’s no fun. SO don’t do that if you haven’t watched it before. Just watch it on its own. 

This show is a dive right in watch only type. Originality, maybe not for this one. Yet, it is a pretty good hot rod ride all the way through. Right from the first scene you are like, oh, my! It challenges your view of the world and what really matters… with the what if scenario. Try not to cover your eyes because you won’t want to miss a thing with this one.

Rotten Tomato Rating: 3.6/5

Top Binge Worthy Series Pick

Welcome to Eden

Starring: Amaia Aberasturi, Tomy Aguilera, Diego Garisa Credit: Netflix

This binge watch series brings you into the action with a party of a lifetime. You can totally just get into it, even if it’s a party scene fiesta at the start – it’ll get better. There are some parts of us that wish we could just be carefree, cut loose, and lose ourselves in an island of possibilities, filled with our lustful desires for everything fun. This show just hits that high point – and we want more of it – so much more of it.

Not to disappoint this is a whirlwind of party and plot. It’s got a mix of say what the hell is happening and mixed right in there with this utter tragedy of life that seemed just like a freakin dream to turning so much more. 

Eden makes this show a must watch, because I’ll tell you right now, you won’t be ready to switch this off easily. It’s like you deep dive right in and by the time you finish the first season you are probably like me thinking oh hell yah for a season 2. Here on, What’s on Netflix, written by Jacob Robinson in “Welcome to Eden’ Season 2: Netflix Renewal Status & and What to Expect”, over the three short days where this Spanish drama was a pilot release, it gained 2nd place in the non-English global top ten list.

They better bring more plot, more characters, and heart to the story, AND motive is huge. It’s gotta be deeper and I think if they deliver that and so much more it’ll be a home run for something everyone will be talking about. 

Don’t forget to meet the cast too by going to Tudum for some extras. 

Rotten Tomato Rating: 3.5/5

Bonus Pick:


Starring: Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky Credit: Netflix

We put our trust in the very professionals at the most vulnerable time in our lives, whether it be an accident or even with head injuries. We hope that someone will believe us at the time when we need it the most. 

This is a plot that will snap you into a whirlwind of hurt along with the main character, Ray, played by Sam Worthington. Nothing is more important than family, nothing. And it’s proven as a father portrayal as the main character Ray, will go to the ends of the earth for his family.

The unwinding of what’s real, what’s the truth, and who’s behind the most harrowing deception you can imagine. Or is it all just in the main character’s head? When events happen, but our mind doesn’t work right, it’s utterly terrifying the extent things can seem real, but are not, or what if they are and everyone around you is plotting against you. This show takes that “what if thought” to the extreme in a riveting plot, characters, and a shade of guilty doubt the entire way through. Were we wrong in our assumption as you find yourself tossed into believing and doubting the entire time.

Rotten Tomato Rating: 3.1/5

What’s coming in June – The Divergent Series

May has some excellent watches already. Don’t forget to offer your recommendations anytime. 

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