While I haven’t been reading a lot with uni, I’ve been consuming a loooot of Netflix. It’s often playing in the background while I study (until I focus on the show and forget the study). I’ve discovered some really great shows thanks to this study method, and since I have no book things to post, let’s talk about tv shows!
Real Detective & Other True Crime Shows
Yes, I am a true crime nut. I listen to a ridiculous amount of true crime podcasts. Some true crime podcasts are incredible cringey and mediocre, but my god Real Detective is brilliant. I love how the detectives are talking us through their most memorable crimes with actually well acted, interesting reenactments.
The OA was a really really weird show. Good, but so strange. The ending has me questioning so much about the story and what is and isn’t real. It’s very confusing, but I love how it’s made me think.
Anne with an E
THIS SHOW WAS SO SWEET AND FUN! I’ve never read Anne of Green Gables or seen any previous versions, but I loved this! I loved all the characters and really am desperate for more.
I thought this show might have been a bit overhyped but I was wrong. It’s so gooooddddd. The kids are brilliant and it’s so fascinating. Them cliffhangers are so addictive. BRING ON SEASON TWO AND MORE ANSWERS.
13 Reasons Why
This show has me conflicted, just like the book did. And tbh, there were some things the show did better than the book (namely showing how Hannah’s suicide affected her parents and others around her, not just Clay) but some really annoying changes (some of Hannah’s reasons/ the chronology of events were annoyingly changed, and showing the suicide was unnecessary). Overall it was an interesting show, but I’m scared about what’s going to happen when they try to do a season two.
While I really enjoyed Daredevil and Jessica Jones (DAVID TENNANT IS A FANTASTIC CREEPY VILLAIN), a lot of the other Marvel shows have been…. okay. Not amazing, but fun to watch if you don’t put too much thought into it. Usually I put this on in the background while studying.
OH HEY LATEST TV SHOW OBSESSION!!! This show is so brilliant! I watched all three seasons in a week while studying for exams. I just couldn’t stop! So well written and that music. You don’t realise how well modern music can work in period dramas until you watch this show (and get overwhelmed by character family geels)
I regret not watching this sooner! For some reason I was convinced it was a stupid teenage high school drama. How had no one told me THERE IS A MURDER MYSTERY! The characters were also a lot more well rounded than I expected. I’m really excited for season 2 now (though I won’t be watching until all episodes have been released)
Other shows in my recently watched list include:
- Vikings (up to season 2)
- Forensic Files
- The Keepers
- American Vandal
- Dirk Gentley’s Holistic Detective Agency
Do you have any Netflix series recs for me? I’m always on the look out for more!