Things To Watch Right Now- May 2017



13 Reasons Why

I heard so much hype about this and Riverdale on social media when looking for a new show to binge watch. I read up on both and this just seem to be more up my street. Its about a girl, also called Hannah, who takes her own life and then leaves behind a series of cassette tapes about individuals in her life that helped her influence her reason to commit suicide. It is so good and so gripping. Literally from the first episode, I was hooked. Sometimes for me it can take a while to get into a series but instantly I was into it. It starts off quite light hearted and then gets super dark and gritty. I've heard a lot of criticisms regarding the show and whilst I don't think its portrayal of depression is completely accurate, the portrayal of feeling suicidal and like you have nothing or no one left spoke to me on so many levels. As I've mentioned, I lost someone to suicide so I really connected with this show and after watching Clay's tape, I curled into a ball and cried for about hour. Be kind always, because you never know what is going on in someone else's head.

Available to watch on Netflix

Beauty and The Beast 

Beauty and The Beast is my absolute favourite Disney film anyway. Growing up brunette, I was always Belle in any game where we pretended to be Disney princesses. Also it reminds of when in Disney Land Paris and and my sister forced me to listen to the audiobook every night we were there. She basically cannot go to sleep unless theres a film on, and all the films we could find were in French, so we found the audiobook on the tv and listened to that. I on the other hand cannot sleep whilst watching tv so I had to wait till she fell asleep to turn it off.
Anyway. The live action film was incredible. It was everything I had hoped it would be and more. Emma Watson is the perfect Belle. The live action film makes sense of some of the questions I had like why has no one noticed this big ass castle before

Available in cinema's

GirlBoss

I always felt like Sophia Amourso is the coolest person ever from social media and from reading her book GirlBoss which is arguably one of my favourite reads and when I walked away from it I felt inspired and like starting my own business but then I realised I don't actually have any great business ideas and I would suck as my own boss. Netflix recently released a tv show under the same name inspired by that book and inspired by Sophia and it has only confirmed that Sophia is one of the coolest people ever. 
Watching the show gives you so much nostalgia referencing everything from eBay to The O.C. to Britneys umbrella incident. Sophia is portrayed as a twenty something who is deeply flawed and still figuring life out which is much more relatable than shows about twenty somethings who have the perfect apartment and the perfect relationships, with the perfect lives. I easily binge watched this show in three days, in between working and sleeping. The soundtrack is also incredible and downloaded straight onto my Spotify. A must watch.

Available on Netflix

Pretty Little Liars

PLL is back and 7 series down we still don't know who A is or shall I say A.D. who is the new bad guy/gal stalking the liars and making their lives hell. 
This series however promises to answer all the questions we've been so desperate to have answered for so many years. If you have never watched PLL I seriously urge you to. I always describe it as Desperate Housewives meets Gossip Girls and whilst I am pretty sure it's target audience is supposed to be teenagers so many of my friends are absolutely as addicted as I am. This series has already got me hooked with this new Jumanji style game A.D. has given the liars to play.

Available on Netflix