The Netflix originals I watched this month.
This month got away from me after dealing with bronchitis for two weeks, which meant a lot of sitting around and needing something to do. Like the title says, these are mini-reviews so I won’t go into the details of each show, but my thoughts and ratings.
Locke & Key
I binged Locke & Key in one sitting, which should mean something, but I couldn’t help but compare it to the graphic novel (which I reviewed) it’s based on. I wish the show came off more brutal and had that something extra to help it stand out from the crowd. I think there’s too much teenage drama (I know, they’re teens) but did a good job of showing grief.
But the acting is good. There are a lot of good twists and I can see a lot of people binging this one. I am curious to see if there’s a season two since it followed all six novels.
To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
I liked the first one (which I reviewed) and found it to be a small, cute, love story with the fake-dating cliche you either hate or love. However, I didn’t like this one as much. The love-triangle isn’t that strong, Peter came off douchey, like to make the triangle better, and it just wasn’t there like the first. After watching, I found out they switched directors and can totally see the differences between the two.
But, I can still see the appeal and why a lot of people will probably like it just as much.
I had no desire to watch this until my sister turned it on. She even recommended it, but I thought it would be too much like Game of Thrones. And here I am, after watching all eight episodes and am satisfied. I like how they incorporated magic into the world with all different types of creatures and people. I wasn’t sure of Henry Cavill (after watching him as Superman, sorry) but I love him as Geralt.
One of my favorite parts is the timeline and how it skips around. It makes the show much more engaging. And I’ll be honest: I found one episode of The Witcher more entertaining than many seasons of Game of Thrones and that’s the only time I’ll compare the two.
Next In Fashion
This is also because of my sister. It’s hosted by Tan France (if you’re a Queer Eye fan) and is basically what it sounds like: a fashion competition. It starts with the designers in pairs and eventually split up. I like that they can use male or female models and have free range to make anything, depending on the challenge.
Not only that but there are designers from all over the world, looks you may never get a chance to see, and most already have an established brand.
I planned on reviewing more this month but like I said, I got bronchitis, and hopefully next month I’ll be back on my regular posting schedule.