We’ve had a very odd mix this month of films and shows. Some serious hit or misses and some too a while to catch on. I’m not really impressed with the quality of shows this month and it’s been a weird start to the year for Netflix.
A few Netflix No No’s this month include IO which looked right up my street. Sci-Fi, post apocalyptic drama! What’s not to like? Well…everything in this film to be honest. It’s slow, boring, confusing and non of the characters are likeable. Disappointing.
Next was Murder Mountain, a murder documentary which copies the well known style of Making a Murder but again boring. I don’t want to be too harsh on this documentary because it’s obvious based on true events but I don’t feel like it was done in a way to keep my attention.
Most horrendous show of them all was Back with the Ex. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD DO THAT???
TIDYING UP WITH MARIE KONDO
This show sparks Joy. An OCD type of joy. This show will entertain a range of people from clean ‘n’ tidy home fanatics to people who believe their rooms are an organised mess (like my sister). After watching this show I really want to give my flat a decent clear out and organise my clothes. Out with the old and into the new.
OK. I didn’t like this show at first. It took me a second attempt and a few episodes to get into it but…I get it. Honestly, I was thrown off my the weird American school with British kids thing and that it looks like a millennial version of Skins but it’s actually OK.
Once you get past the weird horny teenager stuff and it goes deeper into the kids stories, that’s when it became more interesting. It’s also quite witty and funny. Just took a while for me. Maybe I’m just getting old…..NAAAAH!
CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER: THE TED BUNDY TAPES
I watched the new Zac Efron film trailer which is based on this story and thought that film looked amazing. Then, I watched this Netflix series. WOW! How wrong was I? That trailer glorifies this sick serial killer. I blame it mostly down to editing as the music alone (and that topless shot) make him look sexy rather that sickly.
Watching this series was eye opening for me. I found it deeply fascinating but I also got facts. It showed the true horror behind the villain and sympathy to the victims. The movie makes you feel sorry for him. I could go on and on about this but for now…just watch this series.
Like snooping around other peoples homes? Me too. This Aussie show brings together a bunch of AirBnB homeowners who have luxury digs. They get to check out each others pads across Australia and rate each other. Drama. I just like having a nosy at how the other half live.
FEBRUARY ON NETFLIX
Next month, there’s a few films I’m really excited to see. First up is Velvet Buzzsaw which stars my future husband Jake Gyllenhaal in a supernatural movie about paintings coming to life. It’s dark, creepy and scary. Tick, tick, tick and a Jake on top.
I do love a space mission film but only when it’s done right. Nightflyers set on a mission to contact alien life but as usual with these types of movies, they encounter some problems. You think after several movie attempts at this someone would have made it by now.
Lastly, here comes the anti Valentines Day film Dirty John.Yay! With creepy man films like YOU and the Ted Bundy Tapes, I think it’s safer just for me to stay single for the rest of my life.
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