With all the time I had off over Christmas, I used it as a great time to catch up on the TV I’d been missing out on for awhile. With 17 whole days off, you can imagine, I did a lot of binge watching and I thought I’d share my favourites.
I used to write blog posts about this kind of stuff all the time and I’ve realised I haven’t shared my watching habits for awhile and I’ve missed it. I love discussing and hearing other peoples opinions on shows they love or hate, it’s something I’m really passionate about. So I want to try and share more of it again on my blog. I hope you’re ready for the huge list below!
This aired just after the New year on BBC 1. I don’t actually watch ‘normal’ TV so didn’t see any advertising of this until twitter exploded over it. I studied Vampire films for a whole year during college as part of my Media and Film studies so I’ve always been interested in Dracula films. I honestly thought this show was great and a really different take on a lot of stereotypical interpretations. The nun in this show was probably my favourite thing, she was an incredible actress. I didn’t really like episode 3 but I felt it ties up the show quite well.
I’ve been secretly obsessed with Cheerleading since I watched Bring it On and Drumline all those years ago. So when this popped up on Netflix as a documentary I was allll over it. It follows a Cheerleading squad in the US training for the championships. The industry itself is pretty fascinating but at the end of the day this is about the people and the kids stories. I binge watched this entire thing in a day and loved every second.
You. (Season 2)
I had no idea that they were making a Series 2 and it always peaks my interest when they do another series of a show that ended quite well. Season 2 is certainly interesting, it starts off quite slow but soon turns into a completely bonkers plot that I didn’t see coming at all. I did enjoy watching this but a few episodes I did just have it in the background as nothing really happens but I enjoyed the ending and would watch another season if it happens.
I watched this whilst staying in an Airbnb during our 48 Hours In York. We were all cosy next to the log fire and had dinner cooking in the background and decided to get in the Christmas spirit by watching a Christmassy film. We chose Klaus. Now, I don’t even know how I can express how much I loved this film. It’s beyond perfect. I found myself laughing and smiling along to the entire thing. It’s pure and sweet and I came away thinking ‘this will the be film i’ll be showing my kids every Christmas in the future’. It’s like the next generations Snowman. Talking about it now makes me want to watch it again…
★ 7/5 a must see!
As someone who works in the Games Industry, The Witcher comes up in conversation all the time. It’s game trilogy is a huge deal and is known for being one of the best games to date. It’s something I’ve never played…or read the books for that matter so I was really interested how the TV show would land. I actually really enjoyed this, at times it was hard to follow but generally excited to see the next series. I even downloaded the game after i’d finished it to see what all the fuss was about.
Don’t F**k With Cats
A friend of mine recommended this to me because (and I quote) ‘you liked fucked up stuff to watch’. This is actually something I’d already come across on a True Crime podcast years ago so I was interested to learn more about it. It’s about a killer who starts off by killing animals on the internet, these videos went viral years ago (you might remember) and how it escalates onto people. The internet tribes of people (and cat lovers) were trying to figure out who this person was before he did something more serious. It’s really hard to watch at times, even for someone like me who listens/watches a lot of true crime stuff. But it’s a super fascinating story.
Louis Theroux Documentaries.
I was gifted Louis Theroux’s autobiography for Christmas and I devoured it in about 4 days. Just reading about all of the stuff he’d gotten up to made me want to go back and re-watch all of his documentaries. They’re all now on Netflix and I’ve basically binge watched the entire lot, including some I’d never even seen before! He’s also just announced a new series on BBC2, so i’m excited to watch that too!
★ 5/5 super easy watching.
What have you been watching lately?
I’d love to know what you’ve been watching recently as I’m always interested in watching new things! Have you seen any of the things above? What did you think of them?