I’m not going to lie, I’m the kind of person that just rewatches my favorite shows instead of starting new ones. Lately it’s been really hard for me to get into a new show. I start something, watch a few episodes, then go back to something familiar. There’s a weird comfort in watching your favorite show again. However, there are a few shows that got my attention so let me tell you about those.
The Get Down
If you haven’t watched The Get Down, please stop reading this and go start playing this on Netflix. It’s directed by Baz Luhrmann, who directed The Great Gatsby, Romeo + Juliet, and Moulin Rogue. It’s set in the 70’s and shows the life of some teenagers trying to figure things out in the Bronx. It shows the beginnings of hip hop and of course showcases disco. The show does take on some serious issues, but also has some good comedic aspects to it.
Probably one of the most popular shows this year. It takes its characters from the Archie comics so it’s fun to see them come to life with a twist. There’s a lot of fresh faces on the show and it’s a mystery story, not just another typical high school drama. This is definitely one of those shows to binge watch.
Okay, I’m including this just because I watched it, but I have a lot of opinions. Sophia is insufferable on the show. I’m familiar enough with the book to know the show is very loosely based on it but just as a character, she’s kind of annoying. I feel like I kept watching because I was intrigued with the whole idea of Nasty Gal but the characters kind of fell flat for me.
What have you been watching lately?