It's been a short while since I last wrote a blog post, so here we are. I have a lot of great suggestions for you!
But first of all I want to talk about what I use to keep track of things I've watched. I thought this might be useful to a lot of you. I have a Trakt account, which is a desktop website. You can get apps which act like plug-ins and they automatically track what you have been watching, this works on certain devices and streaming subs. But I prefer to manually track using an Android app called Series Guide . I just go into it once I've watched something and mark it as seen. This app also gives me reminders when a show is about to start. And it also has up to date information about when a show is cancelled or a new season is due for release. This can all be used for movies too.
What I've been watching:
I'm sorry, it's pretty much entirely Netflix!
I have obviously been watching Game Of Thrones, but I won't go into that on this post. I plan a bigger blog post after next week when it's ended. I have made some awesome progress on my GoT socks though, which you can see in the photo above. If you want to read how my GoT socks work, you can read my previous blog post here and I have also made some videos on my IGTV here.
The Society, Netflix.
This appeared as an advert on my Instagram last week when I happened to be between shows. I was unsure if it was going to be worth watching, because it initially looked like a crappy teen drama. But, I thankfully gave it a go. I got through the whole season in 3 days, and got that disappointed feeling when I realised that I had finished it.
The general story line, without giving you spoilers, is that a bus load of teenagers go off for a trip in the mountains. When they arrive home, the whole town is deserted. OK, yes, similar story lines have been done before, but I don't think it's been overdone. And we still love all the Zombie shows, right? (Apart from one...I'll come to that in a bit!).
Yes, it is a bunch of teenagers left to fend for themselves, but it is surprisingly intelligent and compelling. And it definitely has legs. I can't wait for it to return, if they choose to renew it.
A teenager has a heart transplant, and finds that she is being haunted by the donor heart. I scrolled past this a couple of times before deciding to give it a go. This is one of those instances where you really do have to trust the little percentage that Netflix gives you. Sometimes it tells me that something is a 95% match to what I like, and it turns out to be utter rubbish. But this was spot on.
It took me a couple of episodes to get into it, but it was worth sticking around. It gets pretty creepy in some places. And I will say that I was a little disappointed by the final episode, but it was generally a great show.
The OA, season 2, Netflix.
Anyone who hasn't watched The OA yet, really needs to give it a try. It is the gift that keeps on giving. After watching the first season in 2016, I was left really impressed but also had absolutely no idea what just happened. It took them 3 years to create a second part, so I went back and rewatched the first season....it definitely gets better the second time round. Anyway, season 2 was easier to understand (for me), but it still left you asking more questions than were answered. This is my kind of show, because it is very difficult to predict what is going to happen. It has so much room for growth.
A Swedish drama about a school shooting and the events leading up to it. This is pretty dark. There are some serious issues involved in the show, including sexual violence. It is incredibly well made though, and the kind of show that you can't stop thinking about afterwards.
If you like Nordic Noir, you are going to really enjoy this. It is only one season, there was nowhere for it to go once the story was told, but the ending is satisfactory.
Black Summer, Netflix.
Don't bother. I'm not sure what else I can say. It really is a waste of your time, but if you want to give it a go....you've been warned.
It was sold as a fresh new zombie show, but it fell so far short of the mark that I spent a lot of my time on my phone whilst "watching" it. I wasn't even vaguely gripped by it. Maybe I have become desensitised to zombies? I don't know. The characters are unlikable, the story lines are weak or even non existent. The zombies themselves are OK, but not great.
Also, some bad news: Santa Clarita Diet has been cancelled. This is absolutely ridiculous, but I'm sure we will get over it.
What I'm excited about.
Animal Kingdom, season 4, Prime.
Returning at the end of May.
The Rain, season 2, Netflix.
Returning May 17th.
Dark, Season 2, Netflix.
Returning 21st June.
Schitts Creek, Season 5, Netflix.
This has finally made it onto UK Netflix! I will be watching once we have finished other things.
Stranger Things, Season 3, Netflix.
Returning 4th July.
The Handmaid's Tale, Season 3, Channel 4?
Release date 5th June?
Still waiting on release dates for Peaky Blinders season 5, and The Last Kingdom season 4.