19 April 2018

Worth Watching


Sharing my favourite TV shows and movies is one of my favourite things. While you're likely to get a peek of what I'm watching on my Instagram stories, I thought I'd put together another one of these posts chatting about the good ones! There's a nice mix of comedy, reality TV, as well as something pretty unique...

Queer Eye

I have to start off with something you've all probably heard of. Everyone and their dog has been waxing lyrical about this feel-good Netflix show. If you've been living under a rock the last few months, you just have to watch this - I'm not exaggerating when I say every single episode makes you cry. Five gay men are tasked with making over ordinary Joes who lack self-confidence, transforming the way they feel about themselves as well as their appearance, home and culinary skills. It's been an absolute joy to watch, and luckily season two is on it's way!

My Mad Fat Diary

I remember another blogger recommending this absolutely ages ago, but I've only now got round to watching it. This British series is about a teenage girl called Ray who has just left a psychiatric hospital. We follow her as she slots back into her old life, reuniting with her best friend Chloe. It isn't so easy though because she has no idea about Ray's mental health issues. The show explores body image, sex and mental health in a realistic and humorous way, and I think it's a show that would be useful to so many young people dealing with similar problems. It's been a while since I've watched it, but I have to say, it's such a great series.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Unlike most, I haven't actually read the books but I've still enjoyed watching the TV adaption. Stylistically, the show is beautiful and shot really well, and I think the actors do an amazing job. I watched series one when it came out initially, but I think I've enjoyed season two the most because the locations such as the boarding school, penthouse and circus are pretty interesting! If I can say one negative thing, it's that the episodes can be repetitive and pretty discouraging when everything goes wrong, but that's the point of the series and it's of course targeted to a younger audience anyway. That said, I'm looking forward to watching season three when it eventually comes out!

What We Do In The Shadows

I've been watching a whole load of movies lately - on lazy Sundays, but pretty much every night - and when the opportunity arose I couldn't wait to hit play on this Taika Waititi film. I've heard it's good and I wasn't disappointed. Shot in New Zealand, it's a horror comedy that shows what it's like for vampire flatmates to get by in modern society. What else is there to say? It's a hilarious film with a low budget that showcases Taika's amazing talent - who would of thought he'd be directing Thor a few years later?

Swiss Army Man

Initially I was pretty confused about this movie and turned it off after about twenty minutes. However, when I started researching the film a little people consistently said to persevere with it and watch until the end. It seems slightly silly calling it a 'unique' movie, but that's the only way I can describe it. Hearing Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano talk about the movie in interviews after I'd watched it was really interesting. It questions why human bodily functions (and trust me you'll see a lot of them in the film) are so disgusting to people when they're a natural part of life. But it's not quite as serious a sentiment as that - parts of it are genuinely really funny, and the more you get into the movie the more you'll be glad you stayed along for the ride.


Have you watched any of these?

-Emma
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