What I’ve Been Binge-Watching #5

Being home sick has given me plenty of time to watch stuff (I was basically ordered to do so by my doctor, so who am I to decline that suggestion). So, let’s see what’s been on my screen:

Russian Doll

I thought this was going to be so stupid and just like Happy Deathday, but Russian Doll is one of the most brilliant shows I have watched as of late. With a short 4-hour-binge, you will be taken into a world of weird but excellent acting, formidable script-work and a beautiful range of characters. It is so much deeper and complex (but still fun!!!) than I expected. It’s like an existential life crisis dramedy and I had no idea that was even a thing.

I want to say that it wraps up pretty nicely. I am not sure if this is supposed to be a limited series or not, but I wouldn’t be mad if it ended here. In fact, I believe a second season might ruin it … And just as a little inside tip from me, stick with it until at least episode 3.

In the end, I just sat there and I wanted to hug all the characters goodbye. What an amazing journey they took me on!

Siempre Bruja – Always a Witch

You know that I love contemporary witches, but I also very much like witches that are fish out of water because they’ve been transported to contemporary times. This was such a fun show and I keep appreciating all the international content on Netflix. This one is set in Colombia and I watched it in Spanish with subtitles, I believe that’s the best way to get the experience right.

I will say that it was very hard for anyone to root for Carmen to be able to go back to her original timeline. In the 1600s she was a black slave who had fallen in love with her white master’s son, but in our time, she had so much more possibilities for her future. As soon as she had felt at home in the 21st century, you just knew she could never again be content with her old life, but at the same time she was unwilling to give up on her love. Without wanting to give away anything, there is a lot of room to explore more of that in a second season.

Not going to sugarcoat it, I called a lot of what was happening with the baddies on the show. Not all of it, but enough to not be seriously surprised. There is a very teen drama soap feel to some of it, but I don’t mind that at all. It’s just something to think about if that’s maybe not your thing.

9-1-1

This isn’t really a new one, but I just felt like bingeing it all again, especially season 2. The cases on this show are so over the top and there are so many too. You might think that they go to one accident per episode or a max of two, but no! This is more like 5+ every single episode, while still giving us plenty of personal relationship stuff too.

I just really wanted to watch it again, because I am into the Eddie and Buck ship, which is not canon but I don’t even care. They could just have a beautiful non toxic male friendship as well and I wouldn’t be mad about that either, but they’d make a cute couple too. The writers even admitted that they were throwing crumbs at the viewers but I am not sure if they are queerbaiting the audience or not. They do have a canon lesbian couple, which is already pretty awesome. But yeah, the guys … one of them has a son and a random lady thought they were both his dad and told Buck what an adorable kid they had and he didn’t negate her. He just took a beat, smiled and thanked her. COME ON!

Carmen Sandiego

I never religiously watched the original Carmen Sandiego, but I remember it from my childhood and this new style of animation wasn’t exactly what I wanted out of a reboot. The voice actors are all doing a great job though and the story was interesting enough. I just believe that this is targeted at a younger audience than me and I found myself bored sometimes.Β 

Overall, not a bad show, but I also don’t have a lot to say about it either. If you can’t find anything else to binge, this isn’t too bad of an option I suppose.


Have you binged any of these shows? Do you intend to? Let’s talk about it!Β 

26 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Binge-Watching #5

    • I used to watch all the Chicago shows (fire, pd and med. I think I only skipped out on law). They became too silly for me, especially since the main cast was always almost dying and their relationships always got messed up. I think I just never got over the death of Shay and with Dawson gone too now. I am kind of over it.

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      • Honestly, I’ve been starting to feel the same. I’m watching s5 (through a tv streaming service) though not that frequently anymore because nothing bad ever happens and the only relationship that seems to evolve is Casey and Dawson’s. Severide is still single and everyone else is still whatever they were 2 seasons ago…

        Have you tried Grey’s Anatomy? (I know it’s long, but it’s really, really good.)

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      • Oh, sorry for the Dawson spoiler then! Even they can’t last though. I have to admit that I always secretly wanted Dawson and Sev to date. That would have been my preferred endgame, but I can’t always get what I want.
        I am up to date on Grey’s Anatomy.

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    • Huh, that’s interesting! I just felt like they were pushing an educational angle and therefore more something for kids with the whole geography lesson each episode, but it really wasn’t all that fun to watch for me. Thanks for your comment!

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  1. I’ve seen a lot of praise for Russian Doll, but I’m not sure it’s my kind of show. I’m so torn whether to give it a chance or not haha, especially because I have so much on my list already lol (and yet I’m on my 2943824763545 rewatch of B99 and rewatched John Mulaney’s The Comeback Kid for the 1325457348 time yesterday πŸ˜‚)

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