Tuesday, 26 February 2019

What I've Watched On Netflix Recently

If you've been reading my blog for a while now you most likely will know of my crazy addiction to writing about beauty, travel, food and obliging how-to-guides. If we put all of that on hiatus, another much-loved hobby I enjoy getting into a deep discussion about is documentaries, true-crime, serial killers and the occasional thriller - I promise I am normal, I just like twisted, sinister things to watch. 

Please say I'm not alone??

Anyway's I am going off topic, as usual, I decided this year to start talking more about what I have been watching/reading recently on my little blog as it is something I enjoy talking about I'd say, 60% of the time. It means I now no longer have to bore my friends and poor boyfriend with my fascinations and long conversations.

So to kick this off I decided to share What I've Watched On Netflix Recently because there has been a fair few series I have binged over the New Year and I decided to rate them out of 10.

01.  YOU
What would you do for love? Bookstore manager Joe meets graduate student and aspiring writer Beck at his bookstore and falls in love at first sight. Joe becomes obsessed with her and stops at nothing in getting rid of the obstacles that keep her from loving him.

Long story short I loved this series, I think I binged watched it within a few days and could not stop recommending it to friends. It's very twisted and creepy, but also incredibly entertaining, a lot of 'on the edge your seat' moments. They have confirmed a series 2 as well!

9/10 (would have been 10 if Beck invested in curtains)


02.  FYRE - The Greatest Party That Never Happened
Behind the scenes documentary on the infamous unravelling of the Fyre Music Festival, created by millionaire Billy McFarland. Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring supermodels, A-List artists and posh amenities...or so they thought.

I went through so many emotions when I watched this documentary, at first I didn't think I would enjoy it, but when the story unravelled I was hooked. It's a well researched and descriptive documentary that's interesting to see how so many smart people can get pulled into an egomaniac situation.

8/10

03.  Black Mirror Bandersnatch
A young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a sprawling fantasy novel into a video game soon face a mind-mangling challenge. You control what happens next.

I loved the concept of being able to control how the plot unravels for the protagonist, but for me, it didn't work. I like to 'Netflix & Chill' so to speak, not Netflix & constantly press choices to decide the characters' fate. It felt more like a story-telling game than a Netflix episode and it did become irritating having to rewatch certain clips if your choices weren't correct.

6/10 (Loved the concept, but wasn't for me)

04. Abducted in Plain Sight
On October 17, 1974, 12-year-old Jan Broberg was kidnapped by her next-door neighbour and parents' best friend. This is a documentary about the true story of the Brobergs and what happens to their 12-year-old daughter.

I love documentaries that stick in your mind for a long time and Abducted in Plain Sight definitely does just that. This was so unlike any other cases I have watched before and it was incredibly twisted and irritating as hell. If you haven't heard about this I suggest you look it up before you do so as it's disturbing to watch.

8/10 (Uncomfortable to watch at times, but explained really well)

05. Conversations with A Killer: The Ted Bundy's Tapes
A four-part series documentary of one of the notorious serial killers; Ted Bundy. Convicted of killing over 30 women before being caught in 1978. Audio and archival footage of Bundy whilst on death row to provide the unique perspective of hearing the killer analyse his own life and motives

I personally loved this docu-series and the way it was put together, being able to get into the mindset of Bundy and watch how he manipulated so many people and delayed his death sentence. I found him fascinating to watch and it opened my eyes to how a killer could even be your charming, handsome neighbour. I mean, I hope it's not but you catch my drift...

10/10

Have you watched any of the above??
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18 comments

  1. I binged watched You within a day, I couldn't stop watching it! I'm really looking forward to the second series! I have yet to watch Abducted In Plain Sight, but I've heard mixed reviews so still not sure if I'll bother..

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  2. I loved You and totally love the reason you gave for giving it a nine haha! This is such a great post too, and I've been meaning to watch the documentary on the Fyre festival for so long!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  3. I rather liked You but at the same time it felt like a rip off of Dexter and not a good one at that! This being said I was hooked on it and will definitely watch season 2. ^_^

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  4. YOU is such a great series, creepy but great


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  5. I've only seen Bandersnatch and I get what you mean, is like you couldn't just sit and enjoy it because you were constantly force to make decisions hahah. But love the concept too!

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  6. Hello,
    This is a pretty interesting post. I have seen Black Mirror but I don't think it's the same as Bandersnatch; it wasn't like a video game, rather a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

    Still, you've given me more shows to add to my list. Definitely, going to check them out.

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  7. I am OBSESSED with serial killer stuff so I watched the Ted Bundy tapes. They were AMAZING! I couldn't watch more than one at a time though, it was so baffling. Same with Abducted in Plain site. I just couldn't believe it!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Ahh I've watched all of these and loved them all, especially You! I'm loving all the true crime stuff that's on Netflix at the minute, so that's what I'm into at the minute.

    Olivia - The Northernist x

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  9. I watched both the Ted Bundy Tapes and Black Mirror Bandersnatch. I love true crime and plan to watch Abducted in Plain Sight next. I would highly recommend Dirty John on Netflix. I loved that series and from what I have read it is similar story type to You.

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  10. You are most certainly not alone with the whole love watching serial killer, true crime stuff! Out of those shows, YOU and the Ted Bundy tapes DEFINITELY sound of interest to me. I may be checking those out once I've finished my current binge watch series.

    Based on what you've said, you need to check out Criminal Minds if you haven't already. It's about a Behavioural Analysis Unit with the FBI who profile serial killers and track them down by their behaviours and how the people are murdered. It's one of those ones where I end up shouting at the tv because I love the team THAT much.

    LJ xo
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  11. I've been obsessed with all of the above - you're definitely not alone in loving true crime!
    If you haven't watched The Staircase or The Jinx yet, it sounds like you'd love those - The Confession Tapes is pretty good, too!

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  14. I loved your post and I'm an avid Netflix fan but I have not watched any that you listed! I will definitely give them a try! Try watching "Wentworth" the new season comes on in April I believe. You will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT ❤️
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  15. I LOVED the Ted Bundy tapes. It was very well made and interesting. It's made me excited for the film.
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  16. The conventional movies started off with the silent ones which often used background sound tracks to connect the audience with the story.movie box

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  17. I love 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch story as this movie made me feel so mad, shook, excited, disappointed, yet fulfilled at the same damn time while watching!

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