What I’ve Been Binge-Watching #8

The binge-watch-energy wasn’t as strong with me lately as it has been before, but I still have a little nice compilation ready for you. There’s not as much out there that I want to watch at the moment, maybe that played into it, but I know there’s quite a lot coming up.

**I don’t recommend any of today’s shows if you don’t like excessive swearing, nudity and/or gore in your TV shows**

Immortals

I don’t understand how NO ONE got the idea to recommend a Turkish vampire revenge drama to me? I had to discover this beaut all on my own and what a ride it was. As a little heads up, the dialogue is terrible in this and I don’t know if it has to do with dodgy translations or actual bad writing but it doesn’t even make sense sometimes. Regardless, this was weirdly addicting.

Based on the scenery, clothes, etc., I wasn’t always entirely sure when exactly events took place, but in the end it didn’t matter all that much. Immortals is about revenge, hunger, betrayal, desire and, at the core of it all, love (but in the least cheesiest way you can imagine thinking about other vampire stories and such). I can’t say that my allegiances switched very often, as some characters were just complete dicks 24/7, but it had some really neat twists and layered motives when it came to how it all ended.

This isn’t Netflix’ first Turkish show, so I don’t know what the chances are of them renewing it, but I had fun. It definitely has flaws in terms of storytelling, but I’d be curious to see where it goes.

Fleabag

I finally jumped on the bandwagon and started watched Fleabag just as season 2 started, which is what I am currently watching and now up to date with. I do understand why people like it so much, although I’d be lying if I said that I loved it.

The show has an amazing cast and Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a brilliant woman who can barely do any wrong, but it took me quite some time until I really connected with her character (who doesn’t have a name?). Since the episodes are quite short, I felt like the deeper moments got lost sometimes in some other nonsense of the episode. I am still really enjoying it and especially like the fact that Moriarty is playing a priest in season 2 now.

American Gods (Season 2)

American Gods is a strange show. Visually, it is a feast, but in terms of storytelling, things are a little more complicated. I think that, just like the gods this whole thing is about, the show needs your unwavering faith to work its magic. If you want answers fast and don’t like random detours, you will be very unhappy with what is presented to you. However, if you can enjoy the ride and just let it take you wherever it goes without thinking about it too much, this can be very interesting.

It would be a lie to say that I binged season 2, since there are only two episodes out so far, but I have watched those and am liking the pace and story elements a lot more so far. The parts don’t feel as disconnected as they sometimes did in season 1 and the whole Dead Wife and Mad Sweeney dynamic is still all I live for. (A Prayer for Mad Sweeney remains my favourite episodes and they’re going to have to do something magnificent for that to change)


Are you watching any of those shows? Do you like them? Do you plan on watching them? Let’s talk about it!

16 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Binge-Watching #8

    • I am glad someone is intrigued by Immortals haha I had fun watching it, even though it is very flawed. Sometimes that just doesn’t matter.
      American Gods is a definite recommendation if you are up for a weird trip with very explicit content at times.

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    • Bizarre is definitely the right word to describe American Gods. I haven’t read the book, although I believe it’s on my kindle, but I heard the show does take a lot from the book, even if it takes some liberties.
      Fleabag is super funny, but also kind of tragic. Be prepared for that!

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  1. Oh yes my favorite type of post πŸ’—πŸ’• I think I watched the first episode of American Gods, but I have never watched past that for some reason πŸ˜… I do want to start watching it again, as I will probably (gasp) never read the book, as it is huge πŸ˜‚

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  2. I keep telling myself to read the book before watching American Gods and then I remember how chunky that book is and then end up in this cycle of nothing. I read that there was a lot of behind the scenes shenanigans that may have affected the overall quality of season 2, but the trailer looks good.

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    • I don’t really want to read American Gods at all. I bought the ebook and haven’t even been able to finish the first chapter, still enjoying the show very much though. It’s up to you haha

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