Like every month in this year, June seems to have been so stretched out, it really feels like time has come to a stop. I spent a lot of my time binge-watching this month, maybe to compensate for next month. I’m going to take upon the 30 books in 30 days challenge in July which might affect my binge-watching, I guess we’ll see in the next update post.
EVERYTHING I BINGE-WATCHED IN MAY
SHOWS I WATCHED
1. Brooklyn 99 S6
That’s all the seasons available on Netflix and I just binged the hell out of them. I’m dying to get new B99 content, it’s definitely one of my favorite comedy shows!
2. Defending Jacob S1
Oh my god I was so excited when I found out that this was being adapted from the book! And it was thankfully very true to the novel with lots of lines being lifted up directly. Except for the ending, they changed that a bit and I’m not very happy because that might mean they want to do a S2 but there was a beauty in that ending that would get spoiled and it’s not like the author has written another book. But overall I loved the series and you should go watch it if you’re into those psychological thrillers of sort.
3. Alex Rider S1
I’M SCREAMING AND I’M DEAD BECAUSE THIS WAS SO GOOD.
Ahem, Alex Rider series was a huge part of my childhood and I got pretty emotional while watching this series. They made it a little more gritty and dark and aged the characters a bit but it was still so freaking good. They took up the plot of the second novel, Point Blanc, which is honestly my favorite. The acting was just superb and I’m besotted with it. I only have minor complains like the lack of SAS training that Alex was supposed to get and the way they portrayed Smithers 😦
Still, this was damn good and I really hope that they’ll make another season!
4. Survivor S12
I feel like every time I get bored with life I just watch a random season of Survivor. It’s honestly kinda inspiring to see everything the players go through while we’re just sitting in our beds. I honestly might watch like one season every month, who knows. It’s quality content.
5. Love, Victor S1
THIS BEAUTIFUL SHOW!
I’m just so overwhelmed by the whole cast and the plot and the themes this show decided to cover because this is such a gem! I remember when I first learned about a show set in Creekwood universe I was hesitant and wary but oh my god Love, Victor is even better than Love, Simon because we get so many episodes and so much amazing content! I could honestly preach about this show for hours but for your sake I’ll just ask you to watch the first episode, you’ll fall in love as well 🙂
6. The Umbrella Academy S1
This one’s a re-watch in preparation for S2! I first watched it a year ago so it was amazing to refresh my memory and I’d actually forgotten quite a few major plots. It just reminded me how much I love Klaus and Five and Vanya and how I’m positively going to die waiting for the next season.
MOVIES I WATCHED
1. The Two Towers &
2. The Return of the King
Nandini and I finally continued and finished our Lord of the Rings marathon and wow how do these movies keep getting better and better? At this point my memories of both the movies have fused into one but let’s just say that I stan Legolas and Gimli and Aragon so freaking much. Also, hats off to the CGI in both movies, it was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.
3. The Hate U Give
I’ve been putting this off for a long time because having read the book I knew this would be an emotional ride. I’ve legit cried every time I see the trailer and the movie was no disappointment. I just cried so much. It was so touching and well directed and the acting was on point. Honestly, everyone should watch this movie, especially during these times.
4. Alice In Wonderland
As someone who has never read Alice in Wonderland, for the first half of this movie I was just so out of place. Nothing made sense, it felt like there was no plot. Towards the end the movie did redeem itself, and I finally saw the message it was trying to give but this was a strange experience. I guess my advice would be don’t watch this movie before you read the book?
5. Taare Zameen Par
It’s been so long since I first watched this! I believe I may have been only a little older than the little Ishan who’s the main character in this movie but I remember absolutely loving it. Years later I’m still in awe of it and the way it explained the mental health of children and the backward education system and career-driven minds of everyone in India. I know all the desi folks would have seen this one but I really urge the rest of you to watch this beautiful masterpiece on Netflix!
Have you seen any of these movies and shows or do you plan to?
What have you been watching recently?
What are some shows or movies that you’re planning to watch?