What I’ve Been (Binge-)Watching #34

There’s a lot of content I’m excited about releasing this and next week, so I wanted to make sure I update you on the stuff I’ve watched lately before I dive into those new and shiny things. Let’s go!

Love Life

Romance isn’t everything. I was in a really weird mood when I started this show and them telling me about the average number of relationships a person goes through and so on just knocked me down even more. I don’t have any relationship stats to share. I don’t have an epic (or even lame or otherwise) love story to tell and sometimes watching those shows that hyper-focus on the way to finding “your person” hit me in the feels especially hard.

Having said all that, it wasn’t a bad show after all. I really liked the ending, although I struggled with some episodes in the middle. I found Darby and her behaviour quite cringey from time to time and struggled with massive secondhand embarrassment from time to time. But you know what? I like that she wasn’t the perfect person. She had flaws, she needed to grow and sometimes things just don’t work out the way you want them or planned them to. I can appreciate a show that doesn’t portray it all through rose-tinted glasses.

For fans of: introspective love stories, realistic portrayal of not everything being happy all the time, complicated family structures

Siempre Bruja/Always a Witch (Season 2)

I had meant to watch this for the longest time, but didn’t feel like reading and concentrating on subtitles. My Spanish is not good enough to go without them and I’d really recommend this show without dubbing (although it exists). Anyway, finally watched it!

I have to say, I didn’t enjoy this season as much as the first one. The villain was less defined and therefore made everything feel a bit all over the place. One of the biggest parts/problems of the season completely went over my head and I now feel stupid. It’s like everyone had to give up on something to help Carmen, just for them to get all of it anyway and yeah … did not get it.

However, I was here for the various romance storylines. Kobo and Alicia in particular are star-crossed over the centuries and I love that. And while I wasn’t to happy about Esteban being sidelined, Carmen’s new love interest has my attention.

For fans of: international Netflix content, witches, time travel

Alexa and Katie (Part 4)

Katie is one of my favourite fictional characters and that’s just that. I wish for everyone to have a Katie in their lives and I want to be someone’s Katie. This show has given me so much joy and even though it seems super bubbly and bright and like something that would run on the Disney channel or Nickelodeon, but it has talked about some great and frankly deep topics over the seasons. I cannot speak to the realism of the cancer portrayal, but the way they handled panic attacks meant everything to me.

I loved the ending to the show! It was wholesome and sweet and heart-warming. Without wanting to spoil anything in particular, I just want to say that I am going to ship Aidan and Katie forever. That’s just a fact now (and he better find an art college to attend in NYC). If they decided to do a special on them in college or after college, I’d tune in to it, but I also get ending it where they did. I am really happy with it all.

For fans of: bestest of friends, looks like a superficial Disney show but has amazing in depth topics

Gifted

It was Chris Evans birthday and for some reason I hadn’t watched Gifted yet, so I remedied that. I don’t actually have very much to say about it? It’s a good movie, because I enjoy complex family dynamics. I like when it’s not obvious what the right thing is for a child (although I felt it was fairly clear here) and the main party struggling to make all the right choices. Obviously, Chris Evans is always a joy to watch, so, go for it?

For fans of: Chris Evans, genius kiddos


Did you watch any of those things as well? Let’s chat!

15 thoughts on “What I’ve Been (Binge-)Watching #34

  1. I can definitely relate when it comes to love stories. I love contemporary, self-exploration shows but when it starts to focus on relationships it just makes me realize how inexperienced I am. Gifted looks really good, I love kid geniuses 🙂

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    • I’m always happy when I hear that I am not the only one struggling a bit with how much experience I have in some departments. I know we are all moving at our own pace and that’s alright, but sometimes it just feels like so much more is expected of us at a certain age.

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      • Exactly! Sometimes my friends will tell me about their relationships and it just making me feel like I’m behind even though it’s not a race but it just feels… like I should be doing more, not that I want to. I think it’s just that comparison trap and the way movies and TV make it seem like so much should be done in your 20s

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      • Oh yes, media portrays it like romance and those experiences are everything and like every person has them in their teens and tweens, even though I know a couple people in actual life who have not. I think that’s why I found it super refreshing for Macy from the Charmed reboot to be a virgin at 28. We just need to keep doing our own thing.

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  2. I’m all for any sort of Chris Evans content and I’m kicking myself for letting this one slip under the radar. I will be sure to rectify that haha.

    I feel like I’d have the same reaction as you did to Love Life, especially regarding the stats and all that. My love life seems permanently non-existent haha. However, I do appreciate the fact that the show gives us a realistic take on love in all of its highs and lows.

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    • Chris Evans + kid … I mean, it’s too good to pass up. I am also pretty sure that’s where he met Jenny Slate.

      I appreciate Love Life and I was annoyed with it at the same time. I hold multitudes inside me haha

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