Tackling My Netflix Watch List: August 2016

I’m back with another small post about my Netflix accomplishments for the month! You may have noticed that my last Netflix post was written in June–and you’d be right. I didn’t have a chance to watch anything in July, as I was far too busy rereading the Harry Potter series.

So I made myself a promise that I would do a better job of knocking things of the list during the month of August. And I would call it a success! When it comes down to it, I didn’t make a ton of progress but I was able to get to things that I have been meaning to for some time, so I’m content nonetheless.

And here we have it:

Stranger Things

I’m going to start this out by saying that I watched the first season (we are getting a second, whoop!) of this show twice this month. Yep, two times. It’s that stinking good. The 80s nostalgia never felt over-the-top for me, and it was great how Winona Ryder, a staple in 80s movies, seems to come full circle by starring as a mother in this show. Most of the time when you have a film or show with a heavy cast of child actors, you’re bound to have bad acting; I can’t tell you the number of times Mike refuses to watch something with me because of child actors. However, I found Stranger Things to be refreshing for its ability to include some pretty talented kids. Millie Bobby Brown is my latest obsession, as she stole my heart playing Eleven. I don’t want to give away too many details for those who haven’t watched it yet so I’ll stop here, but then I guess that’s your fault for not getting on board with this show already! (I’m totally teasing. Sort of). I’m really looking forward to seeing what the Duffer brothers have planned for Season Two, and in the meantime I’ll probably go for another rewatch.

Orange is the New Black (seasons 1-3)

Remember when I watched Daredevil back in May and I admitted to being really late in the game with getting into that show? Yeah, that’s kind of a big understatement with Orange is the New Black. For a long time I’ve been seeing spoilers on Tumblr, so I wasn’t expecting to be as gripped by this show as I am. Despite knowing certain outcomes, I still found myself hooked and obsessed from the moment I started the first episode. Although, I know I shouldn’t be surprised this; if you know me, you know a show centered around a diverse group of ladies is my cup of tea. The more I watch, the more I find myself annoyed when the story line centers on Piper; I’d much rather continue with the background revelations we’ve been getting with the other ladies at Litchfield. And while we do get a whole lot of that, I need more. My goal was to finish the series by month’s end, but I’ve been busy with work and other things. I guess Season Four will have to wait for September.

 

That’s all for August. My goal for September is to finish Orange is the New Black and start House of Cards, and hopefully find enough time to squeeze some more documentaries in between.

Is there a show or movie I should add to my list? Please comment with your recommendations and I will check them out!

-Ciara

 

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