Whew! It’s been a while. Between having a sh*t time at work, sore throats and just general laziness, I have yet again neglected this blog. This year started off well, but I unexpectedly took some time off – perhaps it’s what I subconsciously needed before I started pushing out content that wasn’t that great. Anyway, I’ve been watching a lot on Netflix recently and thought I’d share some of the things I’ve been watching.
Jane the Virgin
Gina Rodriguez is hella problematic in real life (see here), but Jane the Virgin has always had a place in my heart and I’ve continued watching it for her character and not for her. The show recently came back for season 5, which also happens to be its final season and I’m actually glad it is. The show plays to the telenovela mould and whilst I ADORE drama, it’s not every week I must be stressed. The backward/forward between Rafael and Michael is doing my head in – Jane, just pick one baby daddy and keep it moving, sis. Nevertheless, I’m excited to see how they end this show after following it for 5 years and honestly, I only want the best for baby girl Jane. Also, can we give Petra more screentime?
Someone tweeted about this show and the fastness with which I took myself to Netflix was ridiculous. It was also like 1 AM in the morning, I think?, and I had no business starting a new show at that time but here we are. This documentary embarks on a cultural journey into street food, specifically around Asia and what I absolutely love about it is that it’s not your typical show of some white guy going around and eating street food. The show actually focuses on people behind the street food and their stories. I wouldn’t recommend you watch it unless you’re ready to be very, very hungry.
I’m ALWAYS late to the party, but boy I’m glad I finally joined. Mutay put me onto the delightful show and omg, I have fallen in love with the Fab Five and I need them to make over me and my life because wtf? Every single episode I watched made me cry, I’m not even exaggerating and I wasn’t expecting to cry as much as I did and also obsessively find out what happened to the Heroes after and cry so much when I saw that all season 3 Heroes met up and I just—
I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I first started watching this show but I was hooked from episode 1 and I would definitely recommend this show to anyone.
Abducted in Plain Sight
True crime documentaries actually blow my mind. A family falls for the charm of their neighbour and their daughter gets abducted. TWICE. It is such a bewildering account, it took a while for me to wrap my head around the whole thing. I had so many questions after watching this documentary, especially for the parents who were explicitly told to cut ties with this neighbour and yet they didn’t (???). The fact that they allowed this man to sleep in the same bed as their daughter? Their daughter goes missing but they don’t call the police for 3 days? And then another 2 weeks when she disappears again?! THE WHOLE THING IS MIND BLOWING and you will literally watch the whole thing with your mouth hanging open.
This is only a small snippet of my Netflix and honourable mentions go to Someone Great because that film is SO SO good. Especially the soundtrack. Lizzo ❤️
What’s on your Netflix? Aside from Netflix, is there anything else you’re currently watching?