Netflix List

11/02/2018


My Netflix trial membership ended yesterday and I was hesitant whether or not I should commit and subscribe or just watch my favorite series on other free streaming sites. After pondering for quite a while, I decided to be a Netflix subscriber. Yes guys, I have turned into one of you who is always scrolling through her Netflix list. There's something about using Netflix that makes me feel slightly better, if not cooler — like I'm one of the cool kids.


The End of the F*cking World


Status — watched

I was planning to write a dedicated review for this one and I still do. It's currently sitting in my blog archive as draft and will be published once I am able to write properly. But even without a review, I'm sure it's easy to know The End of the F*cking World since everybody's been talking about it nonstop. Luckily, the show was not hyped for nothing. I binge-watched this in one day and let me tell you, it was a worthwhile fun ride.

Based on a graphics novel based on the same name, The End of the F*cking World tells a dark comedy coming of age story of 17-year old James who believes he is a psychopath and his mouthy, rebellious classmate Alyssa as they team up to go on a road trip adventure across England. A double-edged sword kind of story that moves in a quick pace but will not leave you feeling nothing. Some scenes also felt like a mix between Quentin Tarantino and Wes Anderson so that's a plus. I highly recommend this series for everyone, especially if you're a fan of coming of age stories.


Altered Carbon


Status — currently watching

Here's what you should know: I'm huge when it comes to futuristic, sci-fi aesthetics. I love bright neon lights, dark lit skylines and city structure and of course, flying cars and floating paths. In short, I love good old classic Blade Runner and Altered Carbon is the kind of tv series you'd want to try if you are also a fellow Blade Runner fan. Since I just started yesterday, I still haven't gone past its first episode but the premise is promising for sci-fi fans alike.

Set 350 years in the future, a person's memories has been converted into stacks of storage devices engineered and surgically inserted into the vertebrae at the base of the neck. Disposable physical bodies, otherwise known as "sleeves" are the "host" of these implants. The protagonist, Takeshi Kovacs is a resurrected political operative assigned with a mission to uncover the murderer of one of the wealthiest men — that, or he can choose to go to jail.


Erased / Boku ga inai machi


Status — watched

The live adaptation of Kei Sanbe's manga, Erased first started out as an anime series, a movie adaptation starring Fujiwara Tatsuya and now, a Netflix series with 12 episodes in total. If you are not familiar with the manga, this is basically a time travel story for 29-year old Fujinuma Satoru who works a double job between pizza delivery man and a manga artist. With a supernatural ability he himself dubbed as 'revivals', Satoru travels back to the timeline 18 years ago in order to uncover the truth about the disappearance of Kayo Hinazuki and tries his best to change the future.

Now I'll be honest here, I don't read the manga so I have no idea how different the live adaptation is compared to the manga. But, I'll assure you that the drama is worth your time. It's also safe to be reminded that we cannot compare live adaptation to its original because there will be things left unsaid.


Black Mirror


Status — watched

If you've been around my blog for a while, I think it's easy to know that I love Black Mirror. I even wrote a review for the first and second season. I still haven't gotten around to reviewing season 3, which in my opinion is still the best one of all four. Even though season 4 was not up to my expectation, the last episode — Black Museum — was a definite catch.


The Mist


Status —  currently watching / on hold

A science fiction-horror thriller series based on Stephen King's book of the same name, the story began when a mysterious, unexplained mist envelops the town of Bridgeville, Maine. I just started on this show because I needed something after Stranger Things season 2 end and I trust Stephen King for this kind of creepy stuff. I haven't gone pass the first episode due to lack of concentration so I might pick it up again soon.


Mindhunter


Status — currently watching

Set in 1977 during the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling, Mindhunter revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench, alongside psychologist Wendy Carr, as they interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how they think in hope of applying this knowledge to solve ongoing cases.

I knew about this series from Hannah and as a fan of true crime cases, I cannot not check this series out. I'm still in episode 2 so there's not much to talk — or think — about yet but I'm hoping there to be some cat and mouse chasing game between the agents and their serial killer — that is, if they're going to chase down serial killers instead of only doing police desk work that involves a lot of chit chats and prison visits.


Riverdale


Status — currently watching

I have a love hate relationship with this show. A part of me want to stop watching because every single one of the character, excluding Veronica and Cheryl, are pissing me off. The on and off relationship of Betty and Jughead, the filthy secretive Lodge couple, the naive and too trusting Alice Cooper, the seemingly predictable Black Hood and Jughead's inability to mature up. I don't want to spoil anything but this show is making me pull my hair almost every single time and yet here I am, still watching it. I guess the Black Hood mystery is kind of addicting after all.


Dark


Status — to be watched

The first German-language Netflix original series, Dark is a science fiction thriller that involves time traveling, nuclear power plant and a wormhole. Now, I haven't read the summary of this show at all but I'm well aware of the hype it's been getting. Hannah is also the one responsible for bringing this show to attention so I have to thank her for this.


La casa de papel / Money Heist


Status — to be watched

Movies involving heist and 'Guy Fawkes' mask have always been something that tickle my fancy so when I saw this featured on Netflix's front page, I immediately googled it. La casa de papel is a Spanish series about a mysterious man, dubbed The Professor, who is planning the biggest heist ever occur. In his plan he recruits eight people with certain abilities to enter the Royal Mint of Spain and steal 2,400 million euros. As a fan of heist genre, it's not everyday we get it as a series so I'm keeping my hope up for this — even if the mask worn is not a Guy Fawkes one.



What's in your netflix list? Any recommendation I should add?

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