Lately I’ve been watching a lot of Sorted Food videos on YouTube for comfort, but I still got quite some regular viewing in as well. Let’s check out the latest TV shows and movies I’ve watched.
FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS
The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself (Season 1)
If you’ve read my monthly wrap-up, you already know that I fell head over heels into this show. Based on the Half Bad book series by Sally Green, The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself would have been the perfect show to watch during the spooky season, but I feel it got lost in the sheer onslaught of content we get these days. I’m not saying it’s a super faithful adaptation, mostly because I’ve only read the first book and can’t remember much, but I still recognized the story in the show.
It’s dark, like really, really messed up sometimes (think “kids in cages” and relentless othering of an individual messed up), but brilliantly acted and well paced. It gives you the necessary time to get to know this particular magical world and to form your own opinion on their system, which is far from perfect. The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself is most of all a discussion on morality, on good vs. bad and how history is written by the victors. It’s hard to pick a side, because things are never as clear cut as many would like to make it out to be.
A stand out part of the show for me was the dynamic between the characters, especially Nathan and his potential love interests. I do have a favorite, but I don’t want to influence you beforehand. I just hope you might give The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself a try, because I think Netflix needs the views to give us another season – and I want one. DESPERATELY.
WEEKLY TV SHOWS
Walker: Independence (Season 1)
I don’t know when I got so invested in this show, but I did, which sucks, because they didn’t get back orders. So, the first season will only consist of 13 episodes and the future of the show is completely unknown. I love the moral ambiguity of it and I kind of want to know who Abby ends up with. If she is the founder of the Walker Ranch, she must have offspring of some sort, right?
Reginald the Vampire (Season 1)
I think the show is actually getting better, but it’s still ridiculous and just doesn’t compare to the fantastic vampire content we’re currently getting.
Interview with the Vampire (Season 1)
That reveal. THAT REVEAL! I mean … what do we think? Who is he really? (I kept it vague, because I know not everyone has seen episode 6 yet, but please feel free to talk to me about it in the comments!)
Fire Country (Season 1)
They really know how to play up the family drama, without making the situations at work overly dramatic, if that makes sense? Let’s just say that I really enjoy this, but I don’t necessarily know that it can last several seasons. I wouldn’t want the drama between that certain group of people to last forever.
Abbott Elementary (Season 2)
Leslie Odom Jr. was a great addition. This season has not failed me yet.
DC’s Stargirl (Season 3)
Now that the show is officially cancelled, I can say goodbye to it for good.
Station 19 (Season 6)
I asked for more on Jack’s family and the show is giving it to me. However, as a viewer, I don’t understand how so many people on Twitter and elsewhere thought she maybe could have been his daughter. WTF? The siblings plot was so clearly set up.
Grey’s Anatomy (Season 19)
Lucas got himself into that one with Amelia, he should have clarified it better from the beginning. I’d rather have people think I got something from nepotism than sexual favors? I don’t know why … but yeah. At least this episode explained how Meredith was going to slowly fade out of the show.
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Enola Holmes 2
I really enjoyed the first Enola Holmes movie and was excited for the next one to come around. While the two-year-wait (not at least because of some legal troubles with the source material) was a bit annoying, the movie definitely delivered again. The fact that they based it on actual historical events made it all the better and honestly got me quite emotional. The way women are portrayed in this franchise, the way they are supportive and capable, smart and determined, is everything!
Now, we got introduced to some very iconic characters such as Moriarty and Watson, which have not been featured nearly enough, so I can only hope that they continue to adapt the books and give us more of this series. The way Enola and Sherlock’s relationship has changed and blossomed is worth exploring more and honestly just so much fun. This version of Sherlock is softer, in a way, than many other iterations, but he is still so true to the character we know, just with more layers. I know that Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill are busy people, but I sincerely hope we get to see them as brother and sister again.