What I’ve Been (Binge-)Watching #42

I have focused on only a few things to watch these past weeks since my last post, but I still wanted to share with you. It’s going to be a lot shorter than usually though!

A Million Little Things (Season 1-2)

TW: suicide, depression

I was caught off guard by just how much I loved this show. I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to everyone, because the subject matter is really heavy and while I like that it talks about suicide and depression openly, I also know that it can be detrimental to the mental health of some to be confronted with that over a longer period of time.

What I adored most was that this was an adult friend group, who met as adults (cause not everyone keeps all their childhood friends) and that they really found a family in each other. Obviously, there are a lot points of conflict, but I like the way they handled most of them. There’s two characters that have easily become all time favourites (what’s up Gary and Katherine) and two that I think don’t deserve rights (go away Eddie and Delilah), but I just love being on a journey with all of them.

Filming for Season 3 is underway in Vancouver (although currently paused due to delays in the covid testing lab) and I am pumped for more episodes in November.

For fans of: found family drama, stuff that will make you cry, ensemble casts

Black Lightning (Season 2-3)

I just really played catch up on a lot of shows. Black Lightning is always such a refreshing superhero show to watch on the CW, because it is not so obviously tied to everything else in the Arrowverse (even if they did a crossover for Crisis on Infinite Earths or whatever it was called). Add to that the fact that it is a majority Black cast and I am happy for people to see themselves represented in that genre.

I had already watched half of Season 2, until a certain someone got their spine ripped out, and then it took me a long while to keep going. Season 3 felt a bit different than the previous ones, but I enjoy binging it on Netflix always (although my country always adds it pretty late, which is why I am always late). Still, Jenn and Khalil are mostly what I am here for? 

For fans of: CW superhero shows

Lucifer (Season 5)

I know how much everyone loves this show and I am so happy for them, but … I was not that invested this (first part of?) season 5. The thing is, I got bored with the whole Lucifer and Chloe thing and the other struggles felt very predictable as well. I guessed … everything and every plot twist (and I blame casting for a certain twist especially). On top of that, I wish they hadn’t shown the Michael dilemma in the trailer already, it would have been so much more fun to discover while watching the show.

Not saying it’s a bad show, but also not sad that it will end soon?

For fans of: celestial drama shenanigans paired with crime

Enola Holmes

This was way more fun than I expected it to be!

First of all, yes, I agree that Henry Cavill is slightly too handsome to be Sherlock. He also played the character very soft and emotionally aware and while I loved that … it didn’t feel as Sherlock as other iterations. But then, this is about Enola and her being a non-canon character in that universe and therefore Sherlock can also be his own version? Hope that made sense.

Anyway, I adored the 4th-wall-breaks of Millie as Enola. While watching, I kept comparing it to the 4th-wall-breaks of Fleabag and that makes all the more sense (despite them being such different genres and for different target groups), because the show and this movie had the same director.

It was fast paced and quick witted. The dynamics between the characters were golden and I would absolutely love to see them continuing to adapt the rest of the books with this cast. Also, very much enjoyed the parallels to current topics that made it feel relevant in many ways.

For fans of: teen non-canon Sherlock version with far more current topics than expected


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

15 thoughts on “What I’ve Been (Binge-)Watching #42

  1. whispers I’m not a Chloe/Lucifer shipper. I’ve only watched a season and a half of Lucifer and while Lucifer and Chloe and both brilliant individuals, I don’t see why they need to be a couple.

    Enola Holmes was a charming delight that the world needed.

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    • Well, if you keep watching, they kind of do have to be a couple. I don’t wanna spoil it for you but DM me if you wanna talk about it haha

      Enola Holmes was the perfect surprise, cause I was fully prepared for it to be dreadful.

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  2. OMG, I watched not just one, but TWO of the things in this post. What is happening?
    Yeah, that twist being revealed in the trailer was annoying as hell, but I felt they did very well to keep things going. I especially like how Tom Ellis gave Michael an American accent (hilarious, because Lucifer was originally going to have that accent, until they realized he could get away with more as a Brit) and showed him always a little hunched. Really brought out the sleaziness and sneakiness about him. Looking forward to Season 5 Part 2, where GOD finally makes an appearance (and sadly isn’t Neil Gaiman, but I think AllState actor will probably do it justice).
    As for Enola Holmes, that was a lot of fun. I watched it while I was sick, so this was the sort of lite fare I needed. Funny, lot of action, and I loved actually having Millie Bobby Brown say more than twelve lines, lol. The mystery felt a little too simplistic for me, but that wasn’t the focus, so I’ll let it slide.

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    • Wooooah, that doesn’t happen all too often hahaha I was confused by the Michael hunch, because it’s a strange choice for an angel, but whatever haha
      Yeah, Enola Holmes was more about establishing the characters than the mystery, but I also don’t think the books are that complex.

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  3. Enola Holmes is such a cute film!
    On Cavill’s take on Sherlock: I recently read that the Arthur Conan Doyle Foundation (or something like that, I don’t remember the exact name) is suing for infringement of copyright because in the final books the original Sherlock is also way more emotional (like Cavill in the film).

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