What I’ve been watching on Netflix #6

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It’s actually been a long time since I sat down and wrote a “What I’ve been watching on Netflix” post. The last post about my Netflix addiction was at the beginning of April, which seems like complete madness to me. It really doesn’t seem that long ago. So, since it’s been a hot minute, I thought I’d finally write, “What I’ve been watching on Netflix #6”

I shall try my hardest not to spoil anything when I talk about what I’ve been watching, because I know how much that sucks when you’ve not seen something and you want to. I’ll try to give you a basic bit of information on it and what I thought of it.

I’m still in a deep depression at the moment, but I am trying my hardest to keep posting every Monday and forcing myself to even when I don’t feel like it. I normally would have a product review up today, but I just didn’t feel like taking photos really. That’s the tough part about blogging, at least for me it is. Setting up a shot takes so much time and energy and it doesn’t come naturally at all. So, hopefully you guys don’t mind this Netflix post instead. Maybe you’ll find something you want to watch yourself.

What I’ve been watching on Netflix #6

Loving:

Grimm – Season 3, 4 & 5

I was in two minds as to if I should put this in my loving list or not.. but in my last Netflix post I wrote about Grimm (see that post for more info on the series) and I said that I was thoroughly enjoying it. Since that post I’ve watched the rest of season 3, 4 and 5. I didn’t really enjoy Season 3 at first and then it picked up towards the end. I really loved Season 4 and then Season 5 fell a little flat for me. It seems the series has highs and lows.

I’ve actually not watched any of Grimm for a long time, despite the fact that I have only one season left to go. Sometimes I get really sad about a series ending, so I put off on watching it because I know it’s the last one. Anyone else do that?

The Week Of

A really funny Netflix original film with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. I used to adore Adam Sandler films back in the day, but then they all started to be very similar and the humour just didn’t interest me anymore. On reflection, I now think that’s down to particularly bad film roles he was taking (bad scripts) and not his fault. I say that, because The Week Of was something I really enjoyed. Adam and Chris play fathers who are trying to bring two different families together for their children’s wedding.

Brain on Fire

A film based on a true story, with the incredibly talented Chloë Grace Moretz as the main role, as Susannah Cahalan. Susannah starts to experience strange symptoms and nobody knows what is wrong with her. She is even thought to be suffering from Schizophrenia at one point. The film is basically everyone trying to figure out what is wrong with her, with her concerned parents and boyfriend at her side. I won’t give any more away than that, because otherwise there’d be no point in you watching it.. but I enjoyed it and told my sister about it, who proceeded to watch it and also enjoy it.

Good Girls

I binge watched the entire series of this as it was so good. The episodes are kind of long, so I was super surprised that it managed to hold my attention for a considerable about of time. The series is about two sisters and their friend (all mothers) who are in dire need of money (saying why will spoil it all) but they basically do a stupid thing and proceed to rob a store. It all goes downhill from there!

They find themselves getting deeper and deeper into a world of crime, all while being doting mothers and dealing with complicated home lives. It’s a very good watch and I definitely recommend it. It reminds me a little of Breaking Bad meets Ozark, but, the mother edition. I hope there is another season, because I loved every moment of it.

Queer Eye

I feel like I’m a little behind in picking up this series, but I just finished the first season and I am loving it. If you’re not familiar with the series 5 gay guys (the fabulous 5) makeover people. It’s not just a physical thing either, they really look at the individual and find out why they are the way they are and help them. They fix their homes, their outfits, their hair, their grooming, their confidence and ultimately their lives.

It’s such a heartwarming series and everyone they’ve helped out has been super deserving and so lovely. I’m so glad that they got the help they desperately needed. At the end of each episode I’m fighting back tears because of how different these people are at the end. It’s really inspiring and uplifting. It also feels super relatable at times, because I know how awful it is to feel so bad about yourself. I hate myself both outside and in, so to see those people feeling the same way and then change, thanks to 5 incredible dudes, warms my heart so much. I just started season 2 today and I did cry at the end of the first episode.

I’m hating:

Game over, man

I must say I watched all of this, which makes it sound like it must be good if I watched it all.. but it was one of those films that you watch and get to the end of and are like, “Why did I waste my life watching that?”

It’s a film about 3 loser hotel cleaners (I couldn’t think of the word to call them, I’m sure there’s a better descriptive word than that.. but they clean rooms and are complete losers.. oh wait.. house keeper? Loser house keepers? I’m not sure..) Anyway, that’s what they are. They then find a party going on in their hotel building and everyone there has been taken hostage.. that leads to them getting into some “hilarious” scenarios while they try to be the heroes and save the day.

This film feels like one of those films you’d find incredibly funny if you’re stoned, but other than that it’s just cringey mostly.

How it ends

This film was turned off after ten minutes. The acting was atrocious and the plot didn’t really make that much sense to me. I tried watching this with my fiance and we were both like, “What is this?”

So.. I can kinda tell you how it ends.. it ends with you turning your TV off and doing something else.

I hope you all enjoyed reading what I’ve been watching and I hope you are all doing well.

If you have any recommendations on what else I should be watching or any comments at all, please leave them below.

I love hearing from you guys. ♥

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. August 6, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    I’ve only seen a couple of episodes of Grimm (probably mid-season) while I was at a friend’s. I enjoyed what I saw though, so I should probably give it a go.

    • merkitty
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 12:56 am

      Yeah, you should try it from the beginning and see if it is something you want to watch through ♥

  2. August 8, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    Sadly we don’t have Netflix so I don’t know any of the shows you’ve mentioned but I’ve been loving Gotham over on E4 (it used to be on Channel 5), it’s got so dark and the twists are amazing. I know what you mean about putting off watching a series ending though – I still haven’t watched the last 6 Vampire Diaries episodes either, haha.

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • merkitty
      Author
      August 11, 2018 / 2:07 pm

      I tried watching Gotham when it first came out.. but the first episode just didn’t live up to my expectations so I didn’t continue with it. I guess it must get better from what you’ve said? Maybe I should give it another go at some point.

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that delays watching the end of a series! Thanks for commenting, lovely ♥

  3. August 9, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    I’d just got into Queer Eye recently too! I love it as well 😀 I want Karamo and Tan to sort my life out for me haha! (also the temptation to organise my wardrobe in colours like Tan recommends is so real!) And I think Jonathan is hilarious too. I like how they basically encourage people to improve on what their lives are already like and improve themselves with easy lifestyle changes which I find really motivating for others and also how they touch on certain society/culture topics as well, its really eye opening. I’ve definitely shed a tear or two! 😉 xx

    • merkitty
      Author
      August 11, 2018 / 2:12 pm

      It’s so good, isn’t it? I just finished the second season and I will be honest I didn’t like the second season as much as the first.. but I still stuck with it and I still enjoyed it, just not as much. Bring on season 3 already!

      I think Jonathan is my favourite.. he’s just so fun.

      I agree totally with what you say about how they encourage people to improve their lives. It is very motivating and inspiring too.

      Also.. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who shed a tear! 😉 ♥

  4. August 10, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    Aw I don’t have Netflix but this was really interesting to read. I’ve heard people talk about Queer Eye but never knew what it was about. I really like the sound of a show that boosts peoples confidence, that sounds so uplifting and positive to watch. Brain On Fire sounds like a really intriguing one, especially as it’s based on a true story. Thank you sharing these, great post lovely and hope you start to feel better soon 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • merkitty
      Author
      August 11, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      Thanks, Bexa ♥

      If you like uplifting shows then you’d love Queer Eye for sure.

      You should find a free trial of Netflix or something, so you can have a binge watch of all these Netflix shows. ♥

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