Netflix September 2020: Mini Reviews

The Netflix shows I watched this month.

I’ve been on quite the blogging break. I didn’t expect it to last this long, even though I literally said it may go through September, but then stuff happened at work and is continuing to do so, so it’s been stressful.

However, one of the things I’ve been doing is watching some new shows and movies. Some, mind-numbing, others, mind-what-the-hell-is-going-on-ing.

I wrote a post like this back in February. These are just short summaries and reviews of the shows and movies.

Julie and The Phantoms

After her mom’s death, Julie lost interest in music until meeting Luke, Alex, and Reggie, three ghosts who died 25 years ago just before the start of their music career. Only through Julie can people see and hear them play and so they form, Julie and The Phantoms.

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I watched one trailer and Youtube recommended me ALL of them so I gave in. Although it’s aimed more for teens I found myself really enjoying this one. The best thing going for this show is Julie and the boys. Their chemistry is SO GOOD. The creator, Kenny Ortega, wanted to create an actual band and it shows.

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It’s diverse, I’m so happy to see an openly gay character who is already out and no one cares, has good messages and catchy songs. If I was a teenager, I could see myself obsessed with this one.

Enola Holmes

The sister of Sherlock Holmes, Enola was raised to defend herself and be a free-spirit but when her only companion, her mother, disappears, Enola has to follow her clues to find her and eventually herself.

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This is a cute movie. Enola is definitely an “ahead of her times” character. I liked Henry Cavill’s version of Sherlock but surprisingly, my biggest downfall of the movie was Mycroft. He had little to no compassion for his family and every time he appeared on screen I was like, “Oh please bring Sherlock back.”

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If you are in need of something to take your mind off things that has mystery and a character finding herself, this is an entertaining watch.

I’m Thinking Of Ending Things

This is not for everyone, unless you’re into psychological thrillers. And I’m not but for the last few weeks I was so curious what this was about. It’s more than a girl going on a drive to her boyfriend’s home to meet his parents. It dives into mental illness and thinking about the life we could’ve had.

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It’s uncomfortable and left a pit of anxiety in my stomach even after watching, but I seriously enjoyed piecing everything together. There are a lot of LONG shots and some parts did get a little boring but overall, I wanted to know what was going on. If anything, I’m glad I got out of my comfort zone.

The Great British Baking Show 2020

I watched this after watching I’m Thinking of Ending Things and it lifted my spirits. There’s something about baking shows that make me feel very comfortable. I was happy to see they still filmed even while in lockdown.

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I really like Matt Lucas as a new host and him and Noel’s dynamic is a lot of fun to watch. Everything else is pretty much the same, which is why I feel so comfortable watching, but I do like meeting the new bakers. I don’t have any favorites yet but I’m happy to see the show back.

I think this break was much needed because I’m actually excited to get back to posting regularly. There were a few times I started to write a post but just wasn’t into it. Now, I feel like I am.

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