During the month of July I didn’t watch much Netflix or television. I think I was burnt out a bit after watching a lot in June, but one of these shows is now a favorite. July was full of supernatural creatures!
One of my favorite genres of television is historical fiction. I watch a lot of it, though I still have several series that I’ve yet to seen, but these are 7 of my favorites. They’re in no particular order.
Title: Crazyhead Creator: Howard Overman Premiered: Dec 16, 2016 (Netflix) Genre: Horror, Comedy Rating: ★★★1/2
I tried to keep this review relatively spoiler free. Most plot mentioned is from the trailer, but I also included a bit more information that I felt important to a review.
Crazyhead is a horror comedy from Howard Overman, the creator of Misfits. It stars Susan Wokoma as Raquel and Cara Theobold as Amy. There are a few other main characters, but these two are the leads and it’s so nice to see a female-driven supernatural show. Amy’s best friend Suzanne played by Riann Steele is also of importance to the plot. Most of the secondary characters are male, but Raquel and Amy are the focus, and that’s my favorite part of the show. Read More »
A couple of weeks ago I did the Rip It or Ship It tag for YA fiction. I enjoyed doing it so much that I wanted to do a TV edition. For this one, I chose all dramas that I love and tried to include all of the main characters, ones I like and dislike. Characters are from Sherlock, The Vampire Diaries, Veronica Mars, Supernatural, iZombie, Roswell, and One Tree Hill. As with my other post, I’m including Ship It to mean as romance, teammates, or friendships.
Here’s how you can play this game:
Write down characters from books on slips of paper
Put them in a jar/bowl/hat/mug and pick 2
Decide if you ship it or R.I.P. it (R.I.P. it means you don’t ship them, but not necessarily that you want them dead)
Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock + Elena Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries
Oh, that is some first pick! There’s not much I have to say about this one except no. Friendship? No. Romance? Absolutely no. RIP ITRead More »
Despite having free time on my hands, I haven’t been watching anything this week. I wouldn’t usually do these posts twice in one month, but since I’m not watching anything right now, it seemed like a nice time to make a wrap-up post before I start anything else.
I’m currently on a break from work, so I have had a lot of time recently to catch up on some shows. Plus, there are a lot of great ones on Netflix right now. Over the last few weeks, this is what I’ve been watching.
Television & Film
Chewing Gum – THIS SHOW! Why did I keep taking this off of my queue for the past few months? I finally saw a clip from season 2 and decided to give it a shot. I was hooked within the first couple of episodes and, considering how short they are, that’s a big deal. It gave me some unexpected feels. It’s a little heavy on the secondhand embarrassment, but it’s worth it. It’s hilarious and it feels like art imitating life in a good way.
Riverdale – I watched the pilot of this after it aired, and I really liked it at the time, but decided to wait until it was on Netflix to watch the entire season. If you don’t already know, it’s a teen drama/murder mystery show with the characters from Archie. To some people that may sound a little strange, but the writers have done a great job bringing the original and this plot together! The mystery is interesting and all of the main characters are developed nicely throughout the season. I like all of them, and that doesn’t happen often. Betty and Jughead are my favorites. It’s like Veronica Mars meets, well, Archie with a dash of Twin Peaks thrown in (without the extremely weird stuff). I plan to watch it as it airs in the second season.
Sherlock series 4 – I didn’t realize going in that it may be the last one. Now I’m upset and in mourning. But just like with the other series of the show, I adored it, even the not so positive aspects. If you’ve watched it, you know what I’m talking about. If the final episode was the final episode, it went out on a great note and it fit the show perfectly. This is one of the few shows that I think I could re-watch all the time.
Supernatural season 10 – I’m not sure if I’ve ever talked about Supernatural on here before, but it’s one of my all-time favorites and over the last few seasons, I’ve been unable to keep up with it. I finally decided to start watching it again and I’m so glad. It’s nice to jump back into a show and feel like you never stopped watching it. I’m about halfway into season 11 now, so I’m well on my way to being all caught up. I didn’t re-watch the Fan Fiction episode and now I’m kind of regretting that.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3 – This season was a little disappointing to me. There were definitely some pros to it, including Titus going all Lemonade which is one reason I love quirky comedies like this, but some of it was a little lacking. Still, there’s a lot of heart to this show. There were also a lot of scenes without Kimmy and more with characters like Titus and Jacqueline together, so it was nice to see some other characters bonding. I will watch if there’s a season 4.
La Belle et le Bete (The Beauty and the Beast) – I had no idea this existed until I saw it on Netflix! It’s a beautiful French adaptation. The costumes were lovely and the sets were nice to look at as well. Sadly it doesn’t seem to have the best ratings online, but I think it’s worth a watch if you’re into fairy tales or costume dramas. It helps that The Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites. There are a few creative choices that I wasn’t thrilled with, but overall, it was a nice film.
Now I’m off to continue Supernatural. What are you currently watching?
There have been some wonderful new shows/series coming out recently! I have been trying to watch new seasons as they come out, so I’m not spoiled online and to keep my queue from getting too long. I want to attempt to watch everything I have on it. Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched a few things and added a few new shows to my queue.