Over the Christmas period I’ve refound my love for some of my current Netflix faves. I tend to go through phases of binging a series, and then completely forgetting about Netflix. I usually only watch one or two series at a time, but between finishing shows, and another season being released, and just finding a few pretty good shows, there’s quite an array of options on my “Currently Watching” tab in Netflix at the minute.
I started The Crown before Christmas, following S4 being released and people going crazy for the portrayal of Lady Diana. I’m a big Diana fan myself (who isn’t?) so I had to get on that vibe. I’m currently on the second season, and loving it. I went through a brief hiatus due to assignments, but looking forward to getting back into watching it (in moderation, not binging) over the weekend. There’s just something so.. interesting about the Royal lifestyle, I think. Such as how they greet their nearest and dearest with courtesies and bows.
I mean, yes Queen Elizabeth is the Queen, but it’s just odd seeing her sister courtesy her. A lifestyle or dynamic I will never know of so I shall live vicariously through the characters. Of course, the immediate disclaimer is that The Crown isn’t meant to be viewed as real but I can’t help finding myself googling certain parts wondering “Did that really happen?” every other minute.
Not something I would have thought I’d particularly enjoy but going into the third season my mind is definitely changing, and I’m actually really enjoying following the mob life. This is relatively old at nearing 20 years, but I find the visuals to be quite good, and the picture quality pretty decent considering. I do find myself needing to concentrate quite alot, because this type of show isn’t one I’d usually find myself watching.
I love the Sopranos (show and the actual family). Tony is quite a complex character and there is alot more to him than the hardened mob boss that he is. Tony finds himself attending a shrink very regularly, and it is here we see the true depth of Tony Soprano, and how his childhood has turned him into the man he is today. I also adore Carmella Soprano. My opinion is that Tony has met his match with her, and she’s well able to stand up for herself, which is pretty necessary considering who her husband is.
I love a good cartoon TV show, and BoJack Horseman is the perfect cartoon watch at the minute. This is the perfect show for if I just want something quick and short. It follows the life of BoJack Horseman, 90s sitcom favourite. The show follows the trials and tribulations BoJack goes through 20 years later when he attempts to make a comeback for himself.
It’s not your typical comedy type cartoon, BoJack has a lot of deeper issues that begin to surface as the episodes continue. BoJack tries his best to turn himself into a glass- half full type of dude, but it seems he is met with hurdles that bring out the worst parts of him- self- loathing and dependent on drink. I’m only in the first couple of episodes of S3, so I’m interested as to where it will go.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
I watched and reviewed S1 of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina when it came out back in 2018, but for some reason never followed up or watched the other seasons. I decided to rewatch the first season recently, and I’m disappointed with myself for not following up when season two came out.
Like I thought in 2018, this show is spectacular and I’m really enjoying it (again). Rewatching season one was definitely the best decision as there was so much that had slipped my mind, but I’m looking forward to the second half of Season One, and the other seasons.
Part 3 of Disenchantment came out last week, and I’m afraid I binged all ten episodes just before I began back in online classes. For me, I’ve mixed feelings on this season. It was very different to what the previous two parts were like, and I had trouble coming to terms with that.
That said, something truly spectacular happens which is pretty exciting, and the last few episodes had me kinda fangirling. I’m assuming we’re getting more seasons because the very last scenes in the final episodes was not it for me. Another great cartoon show, but I need Part 4 asap lol.
Red Rock finished up about three years ago, and when it was on Irish television back then I never paid no heed to it. In the first lockdown back in March Red Rock came back to our screens, and myself and my parents became obsessed with it. Red Rock follows the lives and troubles of the Red Rock Garda station, as well as a family feud between the Hennessy’s and the Kielys.
When I came back to Limerick I fell behind, but have since copped that all four seasons are on the Virgin Media player. I recently finished S1, but needed a bit of time to accept the ending of the first season and the faiths of a few of the characters. Looking forward to moving onto season two soon.
Have you seen any of these shows? Any that catch your interest after reading this post?