Netflix Talk: Love

Netflix Talk: Love

NETFLIX TALK- (2).pngHello and happy Monday. Let’s talk about Love, the Netflix equivalent of a New Adult book, shall we?

THE GOOD

Here I’m exclusively talking about season 1 of Love, you’ll see why I say this. The plot, though very simple to follow, is original, kinda like those things you watch or read and start thinking “why hadn’t anybody else done this before?” It’s got this indie/ Woody Allen vibe to it that has you obsessed with the show. The episodes aren’t short but the seasons are, so trust me when I tell you that you can be done with this show in a weekend.

THE BAD

Honestly, I think the writers of this show made a mistake by releasing a second season. To me season 2 as a whole is the bad. I mean, nothing new happened in this season; it was more like some issues had been left unresolved in season 1, but there wasn’t a resolution, just like the same crap over and over again. And what’s worse, is that it ended in a way that gave me no clues whatsoever as to the possibility of there being another season or just this second one being the final one…ugh.

Has this happened to you with a show? Tell me about it!

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila

Netflix Talk: Super Girl

Netflix Talk: Super Girl

NETFLIX TALK- (1).pngHello and happy Friday. Are you ready for another episode of Netflix Talk? Me too! This time I’ll be talking about Super Girl, so make yourself comfortable and let’s get started.

THE GOOD

One word comes to mind when I think about Super Girl and it is “empowering”. I mean, we have this superheroine who is actually sent to the human world to save her cousin, who happens to be Superman, and stuff goes wrong and she ends up spending half of her life trying to live as a normal human. The empowering part is that both during her human and superheroine lives or whatever she doesn’t need a man. She is Super Girl and she is a heroine on her own, you know? She’s nobody’s sidekick and she lets everybody know that even if she’s Superman’s cousin, she’s not going to use that to her advantage. We also have Cat Grant, who is badass even though she doesn’t have super powers (honestly she doesn’t need them). That, along with the plot that is really original and the funny jokes made is what drew me to this show.

THE BAD

Okay, I’m no expert and I’m not a professional T.V show reviewer, I just like to share my thoughts about stuff with you guys, so don’t roll your eyes when you read the comment I’m going to make, okay? Here’s the deal: this is an action show alright, but sometimes the action scenes were just too much, like I would open a new tab and check something else while Kara/ Super Girl fought an alien because that exhausted me. Also the effects were kind of old-school, and I don’t know if was on purpose or what, but again, once I noticed, I became painfully aware and couldn’t think about something other than “man, this looks amateur.”

What other superhero/ superheroine show would you recommend? Let me know!

Happy Friday!

Love, Miss Camila

Netflix Talk: Full House

Netflix Talk: Full House

NETFLIX TALK-.pngHello and happy Tuesday. I’ve already talked a ton about my three main obsessions in life (you know, books, teaching and makeup), so I thought it would be fun to share my feelings towards another of my obsessions: Netflix. Now, to be honest if I were to pick between reading a book or watching a movie or a show, I’d definitely go for the former, but there are days, especially Sundays, when I don’t want to write or read or blog. Honestly, I don’t want to think, and that’s where Netflix comes in handy.

I kid you not when I say I have a list of shows to watch (binge-watch, really), and so I’m constantly watching something. I try not to go on Netflix on weekdays just because I feel like on those days I have to be super focused and I can’t afford to stop thinking, if you know what I mean. I’ve decided to create this sort of post series called “Netflix Talk” in which I’m going to talk about the GOOD and the BAD things about different shows. Let’s start with Full House.

THE GOOD

I love the fact that this is an old show because it means that every episode has aired and hence I can binge-watch. I also love that the episodes themselves are short, so I can watch three in one hour and go through a season fairly easily. It is a lighthearted show and the contents are very family-friendly, which I appreciate because super dense shows means I have to think a lot. It is super easy to follow, so you don’t actually have to watch every single episode to know who’s who and what’s going on. Oh! And did I mention John Stamos plays one of the main characters?

THE BAD

This is a comedy show alright, and I’ve laughed out loud at many jokes, but even knowing this, sometimes the jokes become annoying and not funny anymore. Also, I get that the whole plot is that the main character’s wife dies, but from what I’ve watched there isn’t a single adult lead actress, which, you know, makes me roll my radical-feminist eyes. Finally, and this is just my internal teacher talking, I feel that, when Danny has to discipline his daughters he does a lousy job, like he never actually scolds them and their bad actions don’t have real consequences, so that makes the story unrealistic, at least to me.

What are your thoughts about Full House? Are there any similar shows you can recommend? Let me know!

Happy Tuesday,

Love, Miss Camila