What I have been watching on Netflix during lockdown:
I finally got around to watching it last week. I’m not normally a documentary fan, but this was a good watch. Joe Exotic’s story seems very unbelievable, it almost comes across as a new TV drama…but all of these events happened in real life! Watching how these events come across was fascinating and how Joe ended up in jail has left viewers with mixed feelings. I believe Joe should be punished for animal cruelty, but I think that the other people involved in planning Carole’s murder should also face punishment too. I find it strange that they played a big part but got off scot-free!
Dead To Me
I am currently watching Dead To Me S2. I enjoyed watching the first series and the twist and turns that happened. I like how it can be dark but so funny at the same time, it is very well written and well performed by the cast. Series 2 follows on from Steve’s murder and how Judy and Jen try to cover up his death and move on. Unfortunately, life doesn’t make it so easy – police attention on Judy, FBI attention to Steve’s criminal activities and the arrival of Steve’s twin brother, Ben, seek to disrupt things. I can’t really guess how this series will end at the moment!
Middleditch and Schwartz
Each episode starts off with a brief conversation with a member of the audience, from which Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) and Ben Schwartz (“Parks and Recreation) perform a improvised piece. The two are very naturally funny and some parts are laugh out loud. The improvisation makes up the majority of the episode and the two sometimes switch the characters that they portray, which can make things confusing. I do sometimes forget some of the plot threads that they introduce during the story (but the two also forget themselves sometimes!) – perhaps cutting the improvisation time in half might help with that. I think this type of show would work better in a live theatre (the atmosphere of being in the crowd would help with the enjoyment) rather on TV, but if you have the time, I would recommended watching it!
From the same writer as “The League” but not in the same league as that show (haha). Whilst I enjoyed watching “The League” for the most part, “Brews Brothers” is very unfunny, very lewd and just simply not good. The jokes and plot lines feel very forced, and I would be very surprised if the show was renewed.
S2 was recently released and whilst I like the relationship Tony has with the characters and the progression of the other characters, at times, I feel like Tony’s story hasn’t advanced. There is an episode when he tries to help his colleagues with their problems but ends up crying and bringing it back to his problems. S1 dealt with Tony’s grief and trying to move on, and showed signs of this, but it feels like S2 he didn’t really move on and hasn’t shown any character development. The final episode’s ending is quite dark and I am unsure how S3 will shape out. Hopefully it will show Tony moving on.
S4 came to Netflix very quickly! Again I love this show, especially Umma and Appa’s relationship (the last episode has me worried 😦 ). I found it strange how they paired Janet with Gerald at the end. During the entire show, I have never noticed any romantic chemistry between them at all. It seems like it was just thrown in into the last episode. That is my own quibble with the show.
S2 came to Netflix and continues the story of window salesman Vincent, this time facing competition from his ex-boss who has started up a rival firm with the help of star saleswoman Jo. Ed Westwick is very good as Vincent, a charming, selfish salesman motivated by greed.
72 Cutest Animals
Because why not? Everyone likes cute animals! I don’t agree entirely with the ranking but no.1 is a good choice 🙂