I’ve been enjoying some time off the last couple of days, including taking it easy after busy work days as well. I really needed it since I’ve had a straight month of my brain just going into overdrive because of so many things going on inside it, and I felt like it could use some alone time. Whenever that happens (and it’s been happening a lot these last couple of months, food for thought), you all know by now that my favourite companion during these much needed switch off moment is my good pal Netflix. So, without further ado, here’s what my eyeballs, silly brain and I have been enjoying to get back on track.
Current Netflix Favourites.
Queer Eye S3. Honestly? This is my go-to whenever I need a bit of cheering up myself, so I had been counting down to a new series for what seemed like forever. You probably all know the concept by now since it’s been around for quite a while: five queers help out struggling people in five categories: culture (which basically means self-worth, -acceptance and mindset), fashion, food, grooming and design. Apart from apparently being the nicest, most caring human beings to have ever walked this earth (seriously, I want to be besties with all of them), they never fail to make me cry, laugh and boost my own confidence in each single episode.
The OA. It took me quite a while to find and start on this one, but after noticing the buzz around the second part of The OA, my curiosity took over and I finally pressed play. It did not disappoint, although I once again found myself strangely drawn to the ‘villain’ in this series rather than to the main character. Ah, figures. The fact that this guy is played by Jason Isaacs (who famously never really portrays his characters as actual villains, if you follow me) probably doesn’t help.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2. Three days. That’s all I needed to devour Part Two of this series. Needless to say I am absolutely smitten with Netflix’s take on this nineties classic, even though that ending was a bit much, wasn’t it? Anyway! The elements I loved about the first part were all back in full swing: from the aunties (Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis are just plain brilliant as them) to simply the general, darker witchy vibe than what we’re used to with Sabrina. Michelle Gomez as Lilith is still pure gold and - er - end of the world as we know it or not… Sign me up for that Satan’s army. Hello.
Our Planet. We’ve always been a bit of a BBC family, so David Attenborough documentaries are something I’ve grown up with. I’ve always had an immense amount of respect for the man and his love for all things nature, as well, and you might even say he had a hand in me becoming very touchy and emotional when it comes to animals and Mother Nature. Even though I thought those latest accusations about him romanticising his documentaries and minimising humanity’s part in the demise of nature too much were a bit uncalled for (since I’ve always thought these kind of docs automatically make us realise we should protect all that we see in them, or at least they should. Was that just me?), I believe the new turn he takes with Our Planet is more than welcome, perfectly timed (if not too late) and something all of us should see. He is actually calling us all out now on what we’ve caused just by living abundantly, AND provides information about what we can do about it. The doc is a truly marvellous mix of impressive scenery that still exists and should be protected, breath-taking animal shots, funny scenes and - of course - parts that will absolutely break your heart. Seriously. There’s a little bit about walruses that I’ll never be able to unsee. Which is exactly the point.
On The Watchlist.
Well, apart from Unicorn Store (more Brie Larson, who directed this film as well, and Samuel L. Jackson? Yes, puhlease): not much. It’s pretty standard that whenever I finished all the appealing shiny new things, there’s a Netflix burnout right after all that. It’s springtime, so perhaps I’ll have a little rewatch of Anne with an E, too, but I’m always always open to suggestions so if you have a favourite that you’ve never seen on here? Send them my way!
Q || what are your current Netflix favourites?