Since the country has been grounded for the third time, ‘what have you been watching?’ seems to come up in conversation with the limited human interaction we are allowed. Whether you’re bored, need to unwind or just escape for a while, it’s hard to imagine a world when Netflix wasn’t a thing.
I finally gave in to the hype and watched Bridgeton and for ten episodes, I very much enjoyed it. Think a period drama mixed with Gossip Girl, mixed with porn. There’s a lot of sex in it to the point I though, do these kids ever tire? The Duke, lives up to the hype and I had all kinds of heart eyes watching him in it. The response I’ve seen to Bridgerton so far has been either, meh it was okay, or I’m going as Lady Whistledown for Halloween this year and no in-between. I am very much in-between, it was good and I enjoyed it but it fell short of one of the best things I’ve watched this year.
The Good Place
From the Gossip Girl days, I was a fan of Kristen Bell and The Good Place looked like a quirky comedy with twenty-odd minute episodes, perfect background watching. The premise of the show is Kristen’s character has died and admitted into “the good place”, but it becomes apparent that she’s there by mistake. I really struggled to get into this and it almost touched on sci-fi in places, which lost me even further. I struggled through the first two seasons before giving up with this one.
The Crown was one I always intended to watch, but never got round to it. After watching Prince Harry on The Late Late Show with James Corden, he references how the show is fiction, but gives you an idea of the machine behind the British Monarchy so I tuned in. I’m just about to go on to season 3, which I’m super excited for, but the first two seasons takes you through coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the early years of her marriage to The Duke of Edinburgh. It’s fascinating, and my eyes have been opened. It is one you need to concentrate for though.
One of my favourite films, ever. I love films where the story has lots of different characters, and their stories end up crossing paths. It show’s the love of mother’s in a variety of formats and addresses death, strained relationships, those who’ve lost children, adoption and more. It’s a really heart warming story and a great watch.
I would love to know if you’ve watched any of the above shows, what did you think? For April, The One, The Bold Type and New Girl are on my list but if you have any recommendations please let me know in the comments. I have just bought Disney+ so I will be splitting my affections between both Netflix and Disney+, currently re-watching all my favourite childhood shows.