What I’ve been watching on Netflix #2

What I've been watching on Netflix #2 - Image of Television and remote

It’s been a little while since I did one of these and I thought I hadn’t watched enough to put one together, but apparently I have! So, here’s what I’ve been loving watching and what I’ve been hating watching since the last time I did this:

Loving:

Emergency

I love medical shows and I’m pretty sure I always have. I think if my circumstances were different I would have loved to have gone into the medical field. Anyway, this show is about an emergency department (A&E) at a Canadian Hospital and about the staff and patients it encounters every day. I really liked this series, the only problem with it is that it drags the cases out. You can easily tell that this show was made for television, it’s broken up constantly for ad breaks. They are good little episodes though, for when you don’t have time to invest in a proper series. I just wish there was more than one season on Netflix because I burned through the episodes pretty fast.

Jeff Dunham – Relative Disaster

A fun one off comedy standup special, where Jeff Dunham and his many puppets visit Ireland and you learn more about Jeff and his family. This is great if you’re in need of cheering up and you’re not creeped out by ventriloquism. I was surprised with some of the jokes he was allowed to get away with. His new Irish puppet he reveals was a bit disappointing though and I prefer his other puppets, most notably Achmed and Peanut.

Nerve

This film unnerved me a little (no pun intended) in the fact that it could very easily happen. It’s about young people that get involved in an online game where they are paid to do dares, which get increasingly more dangerous. It reminds me of the sick ‘Blue whale game’ in where it encourages the individual to self harm more and more until they commit suicide. Yes, that is a real thing and yes it is incredibly sick and multiple young people have sadly lost their lives to it. I think that’s why this film unnerved me, because it holds a lot of similarities to that and I can imagine youngsters getting a kick out of pushing themselves for easy cash. If I think back to my teenage years I think I would have definitely fallen victim to this. It was a good watch though.

Tornado Hunters

I have had a fascination with tornadoes for as long as I can remember, so this series was a must watch for me. I even recognised one of the storm chasers from having seen him in another storm chasing series. Yes, I have watched a lot of them, I am a huge geek. This particular series follows three Canadian storm chasers as they chase tornadoes and other severe weather phenomenon. I love the chemistry between the three chasers, they work well together despite their squabbles. Their relationship reminds me of brothers. I definitely recommend this series if you enjoy extreme weather, if not I don’t think you’d appreciate the series.

The Good Place

I had an alert from Netflix informing me that the second season of this series was out and I was clueless as to what it was about. I read the synopsis and decided it was worth a watch. The fact that it has Ted Danson and Kristen Bell in it also may have persuaded me into watching. The series follows Eleanor (played by Kristen Bell) as she finds herself at “The Good Place” after her embarrassing death.. but we soon learn that she’s there by mistake! The series then follows her as she tries to stay under the radar enlisting her “soul mate” into helping her become a better person so she can stay. I can’t say much more, or I’ll spoil it. I’ve only seen the first season so far.

Gaga: Five Foot Two

This Netflix special follows Lady Gaga as she gets ready to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. During this time she also releases a new album, despite the fact that she’s suffering in excruciating pain from having previously broken her hip. It was amazing to watch how many people took care of her and at one point she was just chatting and playing the keyboard while hair and makeup fussed over her. I was in awe. I must admit I’m quite jealous, it must be nice to be tended to like that and everyone has to just go with whatever you’re doing, not being told to sit still or anything. It was a nice little insight into her life and what she’s been dealing with.

I have only hated one thing that I’ve watched this time, which is surprising.

Hating:

Little Evil

This film is just bad. I should have known really from seeing what it’s about, but because it was a Netflix original film and it has Adam Scott (from Parks and Recreation) in it I was expecting more. Adam Scott plays a step dad to a boy who he is convinced is a literal demon. That was basically the synopsis of the film. It hurts me to say that I watched the whole film. You know when a film is bad, but you keep watching in hopes it will get better? Yeah, that happened to me. This film is not worth your time.

So that’s what I’ve watched since the last time I did this, hope you enjoyed. You can read what I watched last time here.

Let me know in the comments what you’ve been watching, if you’ve seen any of these and if you have any recommendations for me.

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  1. October 29, 2017 / 1:38 am

    I just finished watching the Lady Gaga documentary as well and at the end I so wanted to see her performing at the Superbowl, I’d seen it on Youtube but I was excited to see it on the big screen and then the doco just ended! I was surprised to see how much pain she seems to always be in as well, it’s like the just needs to take a few months off to rest but she can’t with her lifestyle.

    Julia

  2. October 29, 2017 / 11:51 am

    I’ve mostly been watching youtube recently but I did just power through a series which was Awful but also Great. I love the book series ‘Women of the Otherworld’ and they did a TV series which was SO bad but because it was about books I loved I still loved it.

    I know the feeling with still watching in the hope it’ll get better – I do the same with books far more than I should!

  3. October 29, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    I really want to watch the gaga documentary. We’ve just started watching mindhunter. It’s very interesting!

    Corinne x

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