Spending a lot of time at home, I had to entertain myself with a bunch of show re-runs, new films and shows and YouTube videos to pass the time. There have been plenty of podcasts sounding in the background, too. Here are some of my current Favourites.
Lately on Netflix
The End Of The Fxxxxing World (2018)
I finished TEOTFW in two days with a friend of mine. Since the episodes are rather short, I binge-watched like it was a film. Which it kind of was. Based on a comic book series by Charles Forsman, the show follows James and Alyssa who will remind you of a Bonnie and Clyde sort of pair.
Alyssa is sick and tired of her hometown and family, which is why she wants to run away and look for her birth father. James, on the other hand, has other intentions. He’s convinced he’s a psychopath and seeks to kill something bigger than an animal. His target is Alyssa. Now you can see where this is going.
On their trip together, they get caught up in misfortune after misfortune, including a murder, which is why they eventually become literal runaways.
I absolutely loved this show and I rewatched soon after. Not only was I stunned by the cinematography and Wes Anderson colours, I was also in love with the choice of songs throughout. I loved the dialogues, more-so even the monologues. I loved this unlikely pair and I’m still debating on whether I really want a second season or not – just because this one was already so good.
I honestly don’t know how nobody ever talked about this film growing up. And why I only saw it now. Flipped is a coming-of-age film following Bryce Loski and Juli Baker. Juli develops a crush on him early on in her childhood and keeps following him around, which Bryce hates, only to grow up and realise that he was not the love of her life and that she was wrong about him after all. Which is just about the time where Bryce starts to think that he might have been wrong about her, too.
I loved how nostalgic yet endearing this film was and that it was not simply about two teenagers falling in love. It was more than that. It covered life views, family dynamics, prejudgements and general relationships between human beings.
When We First Met (2018)
I had to watch this new film when I first saw it on my Netflix feed. It sounded interesting: It’s about Noah who spends a night with someone whom he thinks would be the love of his life, only for her to end up marrying someone else. He finds himself traveling back in time to the very day where they met for the first time, giving him the opportunity to change everything again to win her over.
Even though I found the dialogue poor sometimes, and despite Noah getting on my nerves sometimes, I pushed my criticism away and enjoyed the comedy aspect of it. And the message throughout and in the end made it worth it, in my opinion. A cute rom-com indeed.
Erased (Anime or Netflix show)
After finding his mom killed, Satoru’s time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates.
I can’t say more about it other than I love the plot so far after having seen three episodes! I personally prefer the anime this time because this adaption from the anime sticks so close to the original that even the actors seem very flat in their performance – which frustrates me. But I’m all in for the plot and so I will keep watching the anime. Which I don’t often do!
Lately on YouTube
X-Factor Failed Auditions (Cringe Version)
Yeah, kind of weird, right? But honestly, when I first felt really down about my knee, I somehow ended up watching fails on X-Factor. They made me laugh and kept me entertained somehow. Kind of made me feel better about myself, too.
TerryTV reading Creepy Stories
TerryTV is not as big of a YouTuber as others but I am enjoying him reading creepy stories currently. He reads them off mangas or manhwas online which are known to be creepy. And you know I’m a sucker for creepy stories. Even when they’re not very realistic.
Serial Killers Podcast, Haunted Places Podcast and Cults Podcast
You know I’m all for creepy stories, especially when they’re as eerie as they get when they’re actually true crimes and based on true events. Totally recommend the Serial Killer podcast and the Parcast Network’s new podcast, Haunted Places. If you’re interested in more – there’s their Cults Podcast.
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What have you been enjoying watching these days?
I’m personally planning on watching some K-Dramas again.
Or maybe get back into other shows on Netflix, diving in all the different worlds as my surgery is coming up.
Let me know your recs!