The first week of the new year saw me full of sickness and then full of cold. Needless to say the first ten days were not great. I had no energy and didn’t want to venture out of the duvet. But ya’know… duvet days are GONE now I’m a mum.
But it could be worse I guess.
My evenings have recently been spent binge watching Netflix, but actually, I’ve been pretty damn enjoying it!
Netflix is always a winner for me as it releases whole seasons at a time- perfect binge material.
There are some great series, films and programmes out right now that so many people have been raving about so here is the low down;
You is an original Netflix series that follows Joe Goldberg, a book store manager based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel. Joe becomes obsessed with Beck, an aspiring writer. But this is not just an obsession. Joe is a stalker who will go to any lengths to have Beck all to himself. He would even KILL for her. But Beck is not the first, but will she be the last?
I don’t want to give too much away with YOU. It hit Netflix on December 26th but has only really become a big hit since New Year. Its first series contains a nail biting 10, 1 hour long episodes, with a second series already guaranteed.
I was totally gripped and we watched pretty much 2 or 3 episodes a night. I would give it a 9 out of 10. I loved it but I also love a good binge and hate waiting for the next season.
Birdbox is a Netflix original film featuring Sandra Bullock. Something, a mysterious force, is making people take their own lives in a horrific dramatic story. The survivors have to learn to survive without coming face to face with it but Malorie has 2 children to make safe. Can she keep them hidden? Will they survive? Searching for hope and a safe haven she takes them on a hellish journey, blindfolded from the evil that chases them.
I hate horror films so was a bit unsure of Birdbox at first, but after the first 30mins once you understand the plot a little, it tames a bit. For someone expecting a full on horror you will be disappointed. For me it was a happy medium of jumpy and horror with a good story line to it. It is a 2 hour film that had me unsure how it would end right until the last minute. I’d probably give it a 6.5 out of 10. It could have been a bit better but for sure worth a watch.
SEX EDUCATION |
Sex Education is a series that focus’ on Otis, a socially awkward high school virgin who has a frisky sex therapist for a mother. He teams up with the school ‘bad girl’ to set up a underground school sex therapy clinic for the students. Otis soon realises he needs some sex therapy of his own.
It feels like it is based in the 90s with a mash up of 80s stuff in their too it has us 90s kids reaching back into our forbidden wardrobes.
Released on 11th Jan it is a really fresh series on Netflix. There are 8 episodes to the first series with a second series well under way.
I feel this series is quite light hearted and something you can have on in the back ground and still catch what is going on.
If you want something gripping then this probably isn’t the one. If you want light hearted, funny and easy to watch then this is for you. I’d probably give it a 6.5 out of 10 now I have finished watching it. Light hearted and easy to watch for sure.
BLACK MIRROR |
All four of the Black Mirror seasons are available on Netflix but the most recent release is Bandersnatch.
Bandersnatch is the first interactive movie where YOU the watcher chooses the ending. Set in the 80s, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game basically.
The film starts with certain choices like what Music Stefan listens to and what cereal he chooses which prime the watcher for later. Differently, this particular one is an hour and a half making it, effectively, a Black mirror Movie. “The quickest path through, without any ‘do-overs’, (basically reversing or changing a decision you previously made), takes around 40 minutes, whereas the average story length is around 90 minutes” says Disigtalspy.
If you look at Netflix it is actually not under any series and set as kind of an ‘on its own piece’ suggesting it is not the start of season 5.
Bandersnatch has received some pretty mixed reviews. Whilst the story line is gripping and equally as fucked up as the previous series, a lot of people don’t like the interruption of the interactive element.
I want to point out one thing that I was totally disappointed with. You do and don’t choose the ending. If you make a certain choice it loops back round for you to RE-CHOOSE to select. So yes, it is interactive, but no, you don’t really choose certain paths.
I didn’t actually watch to the end as I fell asleep, which says a lot, but the Husband did and said it was good but not up there with the top. Based on this, and the half I actually did watch, I’d give it a 6 out of ten.
Bodyguard is all about sergeant David Budd, who is a war veteran that has been assigned to be the bodyguard of Julia Montague, Home Secretary and a Conservative MP. Sounds pretty boring but the twist is they both have very very different political views.
Will put my hands up, this is not one I have watched yet but is coming next after Sex Education is complete. Apparently there is loads of twists and turns and some steamy scenes too. It is incredibly action packed and will keep that heart racing apparently.
IMDB give it 8.5 out of 10 which is pretty impressive and one I am going to recommend. Ill update this as soon as I have watched it.