What I’ve been watching on Netflix #5

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The last Netflix post I wrote was at the beginning of February. I thought it was time to put out the fifth post in this series, now that it’s April.

I will do my best not to spoil anything in this post. I’m saying that ahead of time, in case you didn’t want to read in fear of spoilers.. but if you’re at all worried, then come back and read once you’ve seen them yourself.

Loving:

The End of the F***ing World

I really liked this series. After I saw the trailer for this series, I was a little unsure if I’d like it. After watching the entire series within the span of two days, I can confidently say that I enjoyed it. This series is only 8 episodes, so it’s easy to binge watch it, even in a night if you wanted. I liked the fact that the episodes weren’t too long either. The writing in it is fantastic and I found the characters quirky and strangely likable despite everything. The subject matter in it is a little dark and admittedly not for everyone. I think it tackles some pretty intense topics really well, but if you’re squeamish or easily offended then you might want to give it a miss.

The character, James, is portrayed really well and the way he expresses everything in a deadpan way is oddly funny. Alyssa, who joins him on this weird “adventure”, is easy to feel for and is definitely a believable character. By the end of the series I was rooting for the two of them, which seems weird to say now that I’m thinking back on it. I will say that the ending was a little lacklustre.

Recently I learned that it was shown on Channel 4 before it came to Netflix. It seems a lot of what has been on Channel 4 is now starting to filter across to Netflix. I’m not mad about that either. Mostly because I just found out that a series I tried to watch on All 4 (and gave up on because of the insane amount of adverts) is now on Netflix, so I can give it another go. Yay!

Grimm – Season 1, 2 & part of 3

I can’t believe this series never made it on my radar before. I gave it a go because it sounded like something I might enjoy. Because it had so many seasons I thought it must have been good to be renewed so often.

I breezed through Season 1 really fast and thoroughly enjoyed it, amazed that I had never heard anything about it before. During Season 2, I slowed down on the episodes (managing a couple or so a night). I’m halfway through Season 3 and so far it’s been my least favourite Season. I think that’s partly because everything seems so much different, due to what happened at the end of Season 2. I’m hoping it picks up and goes back to how it was. Writing this is really difficult, because I want to divulge so much, but I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone either.

If you’re a fan of supernatural type shows, then this one will really appeal to you. Particularly if you liked Buffy, Angel, Supernatural, Haven and anything in that kind of genre.

Santa Clarita Diet – Season 2

I had been waiting and waiting for Season 2, so when I had the notification to say it was on Netflix I was so excited. I had planned to drop everything and watch it, but that didn’t actually end up happening. Two days after it was released though, I managed to start watching it. I finished the last episode a few nights ago and it seems that they’ve left it open ended for another Season. Fingers crossed that happens!

Everyone that acts on the show are fantastic, the writing is hilarious and the actors deliver the lines so well. I actually laughed out loud a few times, which I rarely do.

Like the first Season, it’s gory in places (which I’m fine with, but it’s not everyones cup of tea).

Didn’t mind:

Fallen

I saw another blogger (Leonni) mention that she had just watched it and loved it, so I had to check it out. She said she read the first book, which she enjoyed more than the film (but isn’t that always the way with film adaptations?)

Anyway, I watched it and it was definitely watchable.. and as someone who likes that genre, it held my interest. I wouldn’t say I absolutely loved it and would recommend it though. The ending of the film left me confused too.

I think this type of film appeals more to younger viewers and those that were into Twilight or something similar. I never liked Twilight, probably because I’m a Buffy girl through and through and the whole sparkling thing just made me laugh.

Annihilation

This has got to be one of the weirdest films I’ve ever watched. I was intrigued initially when I heard that the same actress from the series Atypical, Jennifer Jason Leigh, was in it. Then my sister told me she had watched it and thought it was weird, so then I was like, “I have to see it!”

The film starts off semi-normal.. as normal as it can for a science fiction horror film.. then things get weird. I’d have to say towards the end of the film is particularly creepy. Let’s just say that the whole “mirroring” part of the film really unnerved me.

I am not going to say that I liked or disliked this film.. it was watchable and was a different change of pace to what I normally watch.

Hating:

IT FOLLOWS

A ridiculous horror film that I couldn’t even watch through to the end. I feel like, basically this “horror film” has been made as like an analogy for sex for a teenage audience. That’s the vibe it gave me anyway. I definitely wish I could get the minutes of my life I spent watching this back.

The Cloverfield Paradox

Now, it might be the mood I was in when I tried to watch this.. or the lack of understanding that made me put this into my hated list. Basically, I spent 15 minutes not knowing what was going on before I decided to stop watching. I thought it was something to do with Godzilla, but then it was in space and that made me super confused. It might be something I give another go at some point, but for now it’s a no.

You can read my other Netflix posts here: Netflix #1, Netflix #2, Netflix #3 and Netflix #4

What have you been watching on Netflix? Do you have any recommendations for me? Have you seen any of what I’ve been watching? Let me know all your thoughts and opinions in the comments below. I love hearing from you guys ♥

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