For some reason, I don’t feel like talking about myself (for once). I know it’s my blog and I guess I could categorize it as a lifestyle blog, but do you guys ever feel the same? Like you’re just….. talking about yourself too much? On your own blog? Strange.
Since I’ve moved to Washington, D.C. I’ve had a lot of free time on my hands. I’m having a hard time making friends, and I’ve got a great set up with a comfy couch and a nice flat screen TV. So, basically, I’ve been watching a lot of Netflix (I don’t have cable). For lack of inspiration, I thought I’d share with you some of the awesome stuff I’ve been watching. It’s not essentially a review, just me screaming about current obsessions.
I started off with this one and honestly, it took me a while to get into; and by a while, I mean two episodes, but I know many people who would’ve stopped there so this is my warning to NOT do that. The show is incredibly interesting, captivating, and tackles matters not typically seen in regular crime TV. It takes place in the 70s, and the main character is working with a team to write a dissertation about why serial killers do what they do. The end game is to see if they can diagnose this behavior in people before they get violent. But it really dives into the minds of these criminals (actual serial killers! but played by actors) and goes so deep into psychological behaviors, it’s actually chilling. Definitely hard to watch at times, but you learn a lot about serial killer history, and, of course, all of the main characters have background stories and romances you’ll want to keep following.
Oh. My. Goodness. This is 100% my new favorite show. If you like Stranger Things, this show makes it look like a joke. It will blow you away. It is very Stranger Things-esque, which is why I bring it up in the first place, but a lot more… advanced? It’s in German (watch subs not dubs) and, without giving too much away, revolves around time travel in this eerie town called Winden. That’s all I’m going to say. Just watch it.
I was very skeptical about this show at first because it reminded me of an off-brand Freaks and Geeks, but by the second episode I, once again, couldn’t stop watching. It’s semi-typical, taking place in the 90s, about 15 year olds just trying to figure out who they are. The main character, and AV club “geek” falls in love with a girl who is struggling with her sexuality, while getting bullied by the drama club. Soon, the AV club teams up with drama club to make a film and the relationships that start to form are very genuine. The characters are so tangible, it’s easy to feel a connection to all of them. I will say, though, that this show GOES THERE. So much secondhand embarrassment.
You’ve probably all seen Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, but this revamp is EVERYTHING to me. In case you don’t know, it’s essentially just about 5 gay guys helping (usually straight) men redefine their lives. They give them makeovers, re-do their homes, provide a wardrobe change, and give them the confidence to be themselves. I’ve learned a lot about life from this show. Lighthearted, hysterical, emotional, I crack up and bawl during every episode. I’ve fallen in love the Queer Eye boys and I’m not looking back.
End of the F***ing World
I liked this show. It was very fucked up, but I liked it. Two misunderstood children with poor home lives running away and breaking A LOT of rules (I mean, they kill a man, so). It gave me a very Bonnie & Clyde feel and at first I think I was a little intimidated by it but the ending was absolutely perfect. It’s a quick, 8 episode, 20 minutes each show, so check it out! But watch Dark first, no seriously.
Like I said, just wanted to scream about some shows with you guys. If you have any recommendations please let me know because I’ve almost exhausted my Netflix options! Have a great weekend.