HIT or MISS: Television Edition
Admit it once you get a Netflix account there’s no turning back and the same goes for your time: there’s no getting it back. The first 2 months are the best because it seems like the stream of shows and movies never end, but trust me they do. I love that we have Netflix in the Philippines and lately they’ve been adding quite a few shows and movies on a weekly basis (YAY). But if you’re like me and you end up binge watching an entire season of Gossip Girl on your day off and still watch the remaining episode during your work breaks (seriously I think I have a problem) then the shows and movies eventually run out .With Netflix though I really appreciate that after I’ve watched some good series the ones that they recommend next follow suit, thanks analytics!!! But sometimes they aren’t quite the shows for me which brings me to my next blog segment… Hit or Miss: Television Edition!
Don’t worry I won’t bother including the shows like 13 Reasons Why, House of Cards, Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black and Breaking Bad because majority of you guys have seen them already and if you haven’t, WHY NOT???? Of course whatever is written here is really just my personal opinion, so please don’t get offended if your favorite show is n my miss list. That just means di lang tayo pareho ng taste. LELZ.
H I T S
This Netflix-original comedy anthology series explores diverse Chicago characters, modern romance technology and culture. Scenarios include a married couple hoping to reignite their sex life, a couple looking to spice things up with another woman, and middle-aged dating.
Thoughts: I love how each episode is a totally different storyline and set of characters. This series shows the ins and outs of various relationships and how imperfect love really is. It holds so much truth with a mixture of humour and sadness. Plus you see so many big faces from Dave Franco, Orlando Bloom and Emily Ratajkowski.
The psychological thriller examines the lives of two hunters — one is a serial killer who preys on victims in and around Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the other is a female detective drafted from the London Metropolitan Police to catch him.
Thoughts: If you’re a fan of the X-Files and 50’s Shades of Gray then you should simply watch this show. Not for the storylines of those series but for the actors. Jamie Dornan blew me away here and not because of his sexiness but for his acting skills. There are so many unexpected twists and turns in each episode that you can’t help but binge watch this just to find out what really happens. Plus I’m a sucker for crime shows. Lol.
The show features 24-year-old shop assistant Tracey Gordon, a restricted, religious virgin, who wants to have sex and learn more about the world.
Thoughts: If you can’t understand heavy accents and British humour then skip this, but if you do you’ll definitely appreciate Chewing Gum for all the crazy and funny antics the characters go through. She’s vile, immature and has a deep love for Beyonce. Like a lot of people that I know in real life. LELZ.
“The Affair” explores the emotional/psychological effects of two affairs. For her, he’s a welcome escape; for him, she’s a pretty distraction. But, the tryst eventually ends two marriages — one that was already a bit shaky, the other that was on solid ground.
Thoughts: Don’t let the title fool you. This series is not as cheesy as it sounds and looks. Yes, the main focus is about an affair but there are also psychological depths to the script and the performance of the actors deserves a 5 star rating. What really kept me hooked was that even though the premise is about the affair the show never gets boring because each season has something new to bring to the screen.
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a diverse group of students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.
Thoughts: I watched the movie based on the TV show and though it was good I think the move to make it into a series is even better. Each episode they tackle a different character and side of racism that we don’t normally hear about. I think racism isn’t black and white, there are so many gray areas and subtle cues that we don’t pick up on and they showcase this in the show.
After finding out he has an STD, Dylan must get back in touch with every girl he has ever had sex with to let them know the bad news.
Thoughts: This one is simple. It’s funny, you fall inlove and you just get addicted to what the characters will do next. Plus it’s actually an easy show to watch – not background noise – just simply good TV.
M I S S
Sophia, a misfit, discovers a passion for fashion, becoming an unlikely businesswoman in the process. As her business grows, however, she has to learn to cope with life as her own boss.
Thoughts: I’m ashamed to say that I really didn’t give this one a chance because within the first 10 minutes of the first episode I already hated her character. She was just soooo annoying and I couldn’t stand it. Maybe that’s the point of her though? Should I give it a shot? Y/N?
THE CLIENT LIST
Riley is a single mother living in a small Texas town and leading a shocking double life.
Thoughts: Okay, I actually watched at least 10 episodes of this and really liked it at first just because its JLH and medyo kakaiba yung story. Basically she needs to help her family cause her husband left (not really a spoiler) and sorry for the next word but she works in a spakol. Hahahaha. But eventually I got so bored cause she was such a goody two shoes. UGH.
A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Thoughts: Sorry pero super nabaduyan ako!!! I used to read the comics as a kid and loved the characters but the storyline and acting was just so mediocre for me!! Got really disappointed so I gave up on it 🙁
AMY SCHUMER: THE LEATHER SPECIAL
Three minutes in to her set, Amy Schumer claims that all good comedians have a “leather special,” where they wear all leather and regret it later in their careers–this is hers. Amy muses on love, life, dating, and womanhood in her first Netflix comedy special.
– Written by werewolfgal13
Thoughts: Love Amy Schumer in films, hated this stand up routine. It was just so crass. Honestly, you can only make so many jokes about how dirty your vagina is.
KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW?
Kevin Hart performs at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, providing a humorous insight into parenting, people on the edge, current events and his hardships in everyday life.
Thoughts: I love everything Kevin Hart does, his movies, stand up routines, even his Nike Ads! But this one was just.. boring. The mini movie before the live performance was way more entertaining.
YOU, ME, HER
You Me Her is a Canadian television show that revolves around a suburban married couple who is entering a three-way romantic relationship, otherwise known as a polyamorous relationship
Thoughts: One word: SAYANG. Why? Imagine a show about a couple sharing a girlfriend, doesn’t that just scream sex and drama!!! Which happened in the first 2 episodes and then it was just all about how they were getting jealous of each other cause they both liked the girl. They weren’t jealous of the girl ha! Nagseselosan yung mag-asawa. Too weird for me.
There you have it, my first ever HIT or MISS list! I know some of the shows above are loved and hated by many, so if you think you can convince me that I should give them another chance, please do! And if there are any lists you want me to write about and any particular shows I should watch leave me a comment!!