10 February 2018

Worth Watching


I have been in my element the last few months, binge-watching all the TV shows I possibly can. Today I thought I'd take a look at five I've thoroughly enjoyed, so you can add them to your watch list. There's a mix here, from light relief to dark thriller, and everything in between.

The End of the F***king World

I'm sure you would have heard whispers about this show at some stage, because it's been the talk of the Internet since it aired on Netflix in January. Right from the offset I knew this show was for me. The dark, ~quirky~ humour (tick!), the tumblr-worthy cinematography (tick!), the quick, snappy dialogue (tick!), the awkward anti-hero (tick!). I'm so glad Netflix bought the rights to this show, otherwise I wouldn't have got a chance to watch it - and there's nothing quite like it at the moment. The show is based on a comic book series, where two teenagers embark on a peculiar adventure. James, thinks he might be a psychopath, while Alyssa is full of teen angst and wants to rebel. It's so quick to watch because episodes are twenty minutes each - I finished it in one sitting. If you look past the quirky pretentiousness, you'll see a heartfelt story at the end of it.

Dark

Although I haven't heard much about Dark from anyone, I personally ended up loving it, even if it was slow to start with. It's a German show, meaning you have to watch it with English subtitles (please don't watch the dubbed version - it's so terrible!). At first, you might think it's sort of like Stranger Things but really, it's completely different. A boy goes missing in this rainy German town, and then one by one more children go missing, plus a whole heap of weird things start to happen. Something's up, and gradually some of the characters begin to understand it's all connected. This show is a slow thriller, meaning you have to commit and concentrate when watching it, but when the final episode ended I was gobsmacked and left wanting more. It's such an interesting, underrated show with slight Back to The Future vibes - obviously I like it then.

Black Mirror

I couldn't write a post about what I've been watching lately without mentioning Black Mirror, could I? Including it here is nothing revolutionary as I'm sure most of you have seen it in some shape or form. The latest season was released very recently, and personally I watched it with a group of friends which made the experience far more interesting - discussions that end up in existential crisis? It's just the beauty of Black Mirror. In case you're from Mars and haven't tuned into the show, each suspenseful episode is completely different and explores the downfalls and unease of modern technology. I actually haven't watched every single episode of Black Mirror, but luckily you don't have to. I think 'USS Callister' and 'Crocodile' were my favourite episodes.

The Good Place

I just smile at the thought of The Good Place. I had often looked at the show on Netflix and thought 'hmm, nah', but after hearing some good (hah) things, I decided to give it a go. To my delight each episode was only 20 minutes - very ideal for me because sometimes I have the attention span of goldfish! This is definitely a show you'll continue watching episode after episode - nightly binges will become a regular occurrence. The Good Place essentially tells the story of Eleanor, a pretty regular woman who, when she dies, finds out she's made it into the equivalent of heaven. However, she figures out she's not meant to be there... and I think I'll stop there. The twists in this show are a plenty and the whole thing is pretty darn entertaining, if you should be in need of some light relief. This gets a big thumbs up from me.

Outlander

Oh Outlander, where have you been all my life? I feel like I should have started watching this show a long time ago, because it's practically made for me. Set in the Scottish Highlands? Yes. Full of romance and adventure? Perfect. It's a very well-known show some of you are bound to have watched already, but in case you didn't know, it follows the journey of Claire who one day stumbles across a portal to another world - that world being Scotland - in another time. I love this show because of the gorgeous Scottish landscape and the history. Its quite fast moving and has kept me captivated so far. I've almost finished the first season but haven't gone past that yet, so no spoilers please!


Have you watched any of these shows?

-Emma

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6 comments

  1. Ahhh I love all of these shows! Especially TEOTFW now that I've seen it.

    Hannah | hc.

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  2. I haven't watched any of these, but I'll add them to my list. I'm loving Dessignated Survivor now! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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    1. Hope you enjoy them if you end up watching them :) x

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  3. I watched end of the f***king world recently and absolutely loved it, so well done! Also found out part of it was filmed in my local town, which is soooo crazy to me!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Oh wow that's so cool! :)

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