Top Netflix Binges
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Since “What I Did Wednesday” is devoted to what I’ve done recently, I’ve got to be honest. I did a lot of Netflix. It’s been cold outside, so getting out isn’t on the top of my list. Plus, I was hard at work on my Crochet Sweater Wrap, so I needed something to watch while I finished up that project. I decided to come up with what I consider the top Netflix binges right now. These are really in no particular order.
It’s no secret that I’m really intrigued by the royal family. I always admired Princess Diana and now The Duchess of Cambridge. The Crown shines some light on the historical aspect of the royal family, but also takes some creative liberties. I found myself looking up whether things on the show were true (and most were). I’ve never been real fond of Queen Elizabeth as she’s always come across as cold and harsh. The show, however, shows what may have been the softer side of her especially in the first few years of her reign. Though, it also shows the cold and harsh side of her position.
The first two seasons are currently up on Netflix and they are working on the third. I hear they make some cast adjustments in the third season to make up for the ages of each of the characters. I’ll be interested to see how they continue with new actors and if those new actors can pull off the very solid. At any rate, I’ve probably enjoyed this one the most so far.
I know I may be coming along late in the game on this one. However, it never really looked that appealing to me. When I heard some of my friends were watching it and enjoying it, I decided to give it a go. To me, it made me feel so nostalgic. It’s set in the 1980’s and gives the feel of E.T. There are some questionable points here and there, but I was pretty interested throughout.
I will say if you aren’t a fan of creepy stuff, this really might not be up your alley. It had some sweet and silly moments, but the cinematography itself is pretty dark. The second season really kept up the momentum with some added characters. They had me fooled after the first season, because you think, “Well, how do they keep on going from here?” But they do.
Beyond Stranger Things
If you watch and like Stranger things, this one is a must AFTER you watch both the first and second season of the show. If you watch it before, things will definitely be spoiled. However, it is a wonderful followup and helps you get to know the actors and some of their thoughts on the scenes they were involved in. You’d also be surprised how similar or different each are to the character they play. It really is fascinating.
This one is one I just finished. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this one either until I watched the first episode. Each following arched in its own way. It’s about an occupied L.A. and life of survival as well as a fight for renewed normalcy in a newly chaotic existence. After finishing the second season, I did look up and find that they are planning on a season 3 which made me pretty happy. I will say this is TV 14…and I’ll leave it at that.
The BIG Disappointment:
I had heard quite a lot about Black Mirrors and I was really intrigued by the way they pieced together all these different shows that touched on the idea of the technology of the future. However, that was all overshadowed by the extreme vulgarity displayed. I couldn’t stomach any of the first season. Since all the episodes are different storylines, I would just stop and move on to the next show when I was not really digging the vibe. In fact, I basically skipped the whole first season and then gave up. In my opinion, they lost a lot of genius in the constant need to insert sex, drugs, and constant foul language. I feel like a lot of those things are just distractions especially in such high doses. Were does the storyline go in all that? No idea.
Have you watched any of these shows? What is your take? What is one you’d suggest for my next binge?