What I’ve Been Binge-Watching! #1

I always used to love to talk about TV shows on the blog and nothing really has changed in that regard. However, I don’t have the time to do a full-fledged break-down of a series like I used to do with my #CurrentlyWatching posts in the past. Instead, I am going to keep it short and simple (Γ  la Random Movie Recommendation). If you want to talk about any of the examples I am going to list below in detail though, just hit me up in the comments!

Plan Coeur/The Hook Up Plan

First off, I want to say that I KNOW that romantic love and sex isn’t everything in this world. People are darn well capable of leading a happy fulfilled life without it and this show is super over the top in that regard, but when I actually watched the whole thing in one sitting, it didn’t bother me as much. This show actually focuses on all sorts of relationships and especially on the one between the three women.

Having said that, Elsa, the girl who gets set up with a hooker without her knowledge, is my absolute favourite character. She is beautiful and hilarious and super awkward and rarely gets the effect she has on people. The things she says, you want to cringe hard but at the same time it’s incredibly endearing. She’s one of those cases where you can clearly see what self-confidence can change in a person. I shipped her and Jules so hard!

The end of the show is a bit of a controversial topic. Some love it (like me) and others hate it. I think it was cruel perfection and the perfect set up if they decide to continue with the show!

Tidelands

I have previously described this show as H2O for adults and I still stand by that statement. I really, really, really enjoyed their take on sirens and the mythology it accompanied. It’s not a perfect show, but rarely any show is. People take off their shirts for no reason whatsoever way too often and it does give you a little bit of a CW vibe, but there’s nothing wrong with that per se. A lot of people like that kind of aesthetic or approach to the material (me included).

The build up and twists over the course of the episodes really kept a nice tension going and the last episode was packed full of surprises. They were very smart in never really showing the sirens entirely. In addition to that, I wanted a certain ship to happen, it did and that just always makes me happy.

I like a lot of Australian shows, so if this is Netflix’ gateway into more original series from there, I am in. After that ending, I’d definitely be up for a second seasons!

Travelers

I’ve actually talked about this show in detail in the post here, but it has moved from being a Showtimes-Netflix co-production to Netflix entirely for Season 3 and it was one of the best seasons yet. I hope you don’t expect an action packed SciFi series, because that’s not what Travelers is. Instead it is a character study with developments that span seasons. I honestly cried through almost the entire second half of Season 3 and the ending was something I did not expect at all. It’s one of those shows that keeps you guessing and I feel like not that many are able to do that for me nowadays, so I appreciate that element a lot.

I sincerely hope they will continue the show. I would love nothing more than to find out how they want to keep going after that finale.

Have you watched any of these shows? Do you plan to? Let’s chat!

35 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Binge-Watching! #1

  1. I haven’t seen any of these myself but the trailer for Travelers looks really interesting. I love anything time travel related so that may be one I have to check out myself. Plus I’ve recently talked myself into subscribing to Netflix so there are so many shows on there I want to start watching (and shows I’ve been meaning to start watching for ages and ages now!)
    Great post, and hopefully there’ll be plenty more amazing TV shows for you to binge watch. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • I love Travelers a lot. I mean … I am not exactly objective on the matter. It’s 100% Vancouver and I recognise like half the places they shot at outdoors, which makes me incredibly homesick, but it’s still a good show. I hope you read the #CurrentlyWatching post I linked to about it. It gives good insight if you want to know more before watching it!
      Good luck with your journey through Netflix πŸ˜€

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  2. I saw Tidelands advertised on my Netflix account, but I haven’t really investigated it yet. Maybe I will the next time I’m on there.
    Also, I binge-watched some shows recently. I binge-watched an anime called Cells at Work, which has become one of the top anime of the year. It’s about an anthropomorphized cells working together in a body (yes, like Osmosis Jones, but a lot better!). I also binge-watched the first eight or nine episodes of an anime called Zombie Land Saga (no relation to the movie Zombieland beyond zombies), about teenage girls brought back as zombies to be pop stars. It’s as bonkers as it sounds, and as good as well. I’m now waiting for the latest episode to become available for non-premium users on the website I use.
    And yesterday–you’ll find this hilarious–I binge-watched the entire She-Ra reboot in one go. I started at dinner, and couldn’t stop. It was after one in the morning when I finished, and I’m in love! I want to see a second season, and I’m going to rewatch the first season again.
    I think I need a doctor, I have an addiction, LOL!

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    • I don’t know if you’d like Tidelands or not. It might be too glossy for you (style over substance and such haha)
      Why do you think it’s hilarious that you like She-Ra? I don’t really get the joke on that one …

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  3. I haven’t seen any of those myself, but I’m really intrigued by The Hook Up Plan now that you’ve mentioned it. However, before I get my hopes up: is this like a fake-marriage trope type of show? In which the characters (or in this case, just one of the characters) are faking, but end up falling *acutally* in love? I know it’s probably the ENTIRE POINT of the show, but I beg for this spoiler, hahah.
    Since you’re into Netflix shows, have you watched Elite? If so, what are your thoughts on it? I watched it recently and really enjoyed it, despise the insane amount of sex scenes that I gladly skipped, hahah.
    Anyways, great list! Thanks for the recommendation!

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    • Well, it’s not fake marriage as just fake dating. Her friends hire a callboy to go on dates with her and they initially only pay for like three dates, but he keeps showing up afterwards, because he really likes her.
      I haven’t watched Elite yet, so I can’t really tell you any thoughts on that. It’s one I have to be in the right mood for, I think.

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  4. That’s cool that the hookup plan focuses on different kinds of relationships, not just romance. Elsa sounds like a great character as well. Definitely up for the hookup plan! Well I’m definitely up for H2O for adults, so count me in for tidelands πŸ˜‰ And I’ve been meaning to check out travellers as well! Awesome post!

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  5. YES I’m all here for these types of posts and would love to see more in the future 😍 You make Tidelands and Travelers sound so good, I really need to move them up my priority list! With a short holiday break, I should hopefully be able to watch a bit more than usual!!

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  6. I’m so late on this post, but I really like hearing about what you’ve been binge-watching! As you know, my sister already watched The Hook-Up Plan, but I haven’t and I really think I should… maybe sometime soon, hopefully, I’m SO curious about that one πŸ™‚ ❀

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