This post is part of my ongoing relationship with Netflix as a Stream Team partner.
Oh, hi. Thanks for coming back here to talk about media stuffs even though I’ve been an absentee blogger lately. Like many, I’ve felt battered by the constant waves of horrific news and had a hard time getting motivated to work on creative pursuits outside of my job. I’m not saying things are better now, but I’m slowly getting my mojo back. Maybe I’m just getting used to how terrible things are.
Seriously though, it’s almost March. Can we get this impeachment process started already?
Luckily, we still have Netflix to keep our minds entertained. I can’t wait for the new seasons of my current favorites, Love and Master of None. In the meantime, I’ve watched a mix of good and bad things. So let’s get gossipy and talk about the bad ones! In fact, I bailed on all of these.
Offspring is an Australian dramedy that ran since 2010, was canceled, and is being resurrected this year. It was quite popular. The story is interesting enough, the characters showed depth and promise in the pilot. And yet…I can’t bring myself to watch more. Maybe I’ll change my mind later and revisit it. But for now I’m taking it off my list.
I’m not sure what it is that turned me off about No Tomorrow. The premise is this: two good-looking people meet at the farmer’s market. He’s a crackpot free spirit who is trying to get through a bucket list of adventures before the apocalypse. She’s along for the ride because he’s hot and she’s bored. It’s a CW series and I’m just not into it.
I’ve written about Sensitive Skin before and complained about one particular character that ruined the first season for me. Even without this character, I couldn’t tolerate the second season. I love Kim Cattrall, but lordie, I hate this HBO Canada show. It’s stylish but that’s about it.
I know, I know. I shouldn’t have assumed Magic Mike was going to be a great film. And I didn’t! Obviously this movie caused a big sensation when it came out in 2012, yet I waited until a few days ago to watch it. I resisted easily because I do not like Channing Tatum. And I only watched it now because Louis CK did a bit about it when I saw him last month. I didn’t think it was going to be phenomenal or anything. But it might be the very worst movie I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t get through it in one sitting. Awful.
Do you watch Netflix series with a partner? Check out this funny video they made about sneaking episodes on the sly.
What have you watched lately? I want to know it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly.