As the evenings draw in, long and dark and cold, I've taken to watching a lot of Netflix. Nothing beats snuggling up in a blanket, scented candle burning away, as you catch up on a new show. Here's a few I've been enjoying lately!
Emily in Paris
Okay, so this show is new on Netflix and became a big talking point on social media, so I had to check it out. Honestly? It isn't very good. It's fluffy, ridiculous, unrealistic and, quite frankly, a bit rubbish. And I binge watched it in two days. It's fun. And it's pretty. It is light-hearted and it draws you in. The story of Emily, a girl who transfers to a Parisian office and navigates the world of new workmates, new romances and new challenges - all with a language barrier - is not realistic at all. She sails through trial and tribulation, breezes through difficult encounters and wins out, every time. But, it's what I feel I needed, in 2020. A little escapism (Paris through the rose tinted glasses of a tourist who dreams to visit someday), a little hope, and a little romanticism - we could do worse than to enjoy this fluff in 2020. It wasn't a very good show, but I can't wait for season two!
Dead to Me
My Mum and I were hunting for a new show to watch together and I happened on this one a while ago. I watched the first few episodes and got completely hooked, and demanded she watch along. Every single episode in season one seems to end with a twist. It is engaging, funny, emotional and addictive. The lead characters, Judy and Jen are completely compelling (and their actors are so, so incredibly talented). The plot centres around two women who meet at a bereavement counselling group following the death of Jen's husband by a hit and run driver. I won't say any more, because honestly, you have to watch it.
I am a sucker for teen dramas. It's honestly my favourite genre. I saw Trinkets advertised on Netflix because Season two had just landed, so I figured I'd give it a go. Trinkets is the story of three teenage girls who wouldn't normally cross paths in their high school social groups, but who meet at a 'Shoplifters Anonymous' meeting. The show unpacks a lot for each character, and I honestly found myself feeling as though I knew the girls personally. Sadly, there's only two seasons, though the show does have a proper, complete ending. I very much appreciated the closure, but dang, I'll miss these girls.
Another ridiculous show, but one I've followed for a while now. Season three only recently hit Netflix so I've been catching up. It's your typical Rich Americans Are Brats show, but I absolutely love it, and love pretending I also can enjoy their fancy lifestyles. Elizabeth Gillies (Fallon Carrington) is such a talented actress and honestly, Fallon is sassy, girl boss goals. Even if she sometimes messes things up, a lot.
I know, I know. I bought into the hype. But honestly, for the same reasons I love shows like Dynasty, I love reality tv like Selling Sunset. I like to be a voyeur into the lifestyle of the rich and glamorous. It's nice daydreaming and pretending, right?
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