Things To Watch- August 2018 part 2
You can read my first Things To Watch in August post here about the things I've been watching over the last month. I feel like there has been SO much to watch lately and I swear although there's a lot featured in both these posts, I have still been leaving the house. I've been travelling quite a bit so I've tended to watch stuff on the go
Orange is The New Black
OITNB is such a great show, based on the lives of a group of women who are in prison in America.The show has had its up's and down's I feel like in the middle it kind of went, not so great but last season and this season have been brilliant and really gripping and I really like the new characters they've introduced Daddy and Maddison. I slightly wish I could do Maddison's accent.
A crime/comedy drama where 3 suburban mums decide to stop playing by the rules and rob a local grocery store in hopes that it will solve their varying financial woes but all it does is bring more drama and difficulties into their lives and they find themselves involved in the world of crime. It's a little bit like Big Little Lies, which I wrote about in this post. I feel like this show is slightly more fast paced and a little more light hearted too.
The End of the F***ing World
Based on a comic book series, James and Alyssa are two 17 years old oustiders embark on a road trip to find Alyssa's estranged father. Also James who is convinced he is a psychopath has decided to stop killing animals and has set his eyes on Alyssa. It's really dark, really funny and actually a little enderering. Season 2 has just been renewed which I'm so happy about because I really love the characters and want to see how they play out in another season. The actor who plays James, Alex Lawther, is in one of my favourite Black Mirror episodes, Shut Up and Dance, and another great film I watched this year, Ghost Stories
You know this gal loves a murder doc and Evil Genius is a bloody good un. It's about the strange circumstances surrounding a bank robbery. Basically this seemingly normal elderly guy goes into a bank to rob it and then when he's caught and outside he announces he has a bomb around his neck and then shit gets crazy. I don't want to ruin it for anyone so I'm going to kind of leave it there. The way it unfolds is just surreal and you don't see all the twists and turns coming.
The Handmaid's Tale
One that I was recommended quite a lot but isn't on any streaming sites I currently subscribe too and then after a lengthy chat with my sister I decided to go out and actually buy the boxset, I mean who does that anymore? But it is soooo good. Based on the book by Margaret Atwood, set in the dystopian future in a town called Gilead which is a totalitarian society that used to be part of the United States. Its ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property. After environmental disasters and war, birth rates have plummented and fertile women are forced to sexual servitude, these are called Handmaid's and women have varying titles and parts to play in this world. This series follows Offred who is a Handmaid and her struggle after being separated from her husband and had her daughter taken from her and forced to become a Handmaid for the Waterfords. Women are basically treated as cattle and tagged and are used as empty vessles who create human life. It's really dark at times and sometimes uncomfortable to watch but it's really good and had me hooked from the very first episode.
The Santa Clarita Diet
A bit more light hearted, kind of. This series follows married realtors, Sheila and Joel played by Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. They live a normal quiet life raising their daughter in Santa Clarita, California until Sheila becomes undead and suddenly has a taste for human flesh. Although that sounds gruesome, its actually a horror-comedy and really easy watching.