03 / What We're Watching Right Now
Sometimes you’re in need of a new show - and it can be overwhelming to sift through the reviews online, or through the recommendations on Netflix OR maybe you’re just interested in knowing what I’m watching! Either way, whether you want it or not - here is what we’ve been watching!
The OA, Season 2 (Netflix)
If you didn’t watch Season 1, I’d highly recommend starting there! When I posted about this show on Instagram, I got a bunch of questions about the premise of the show, or what OA stands for. Well, unfortunately, I can’t tell you that. I feel it may be a bit of a spoiler so, if you’re really curious you can google it and read it elsewhere, or watch the show! It’s a dramatic, confusing, complicated suspense/thriller and you really don’t want to miss it. The characters are captivating, unique and the story is really unlike anything I’ve ever watched before. I do realize that this review is confusing, and not at all helpful, but the best advice I can give you is to just watch it.
This is what Netflix has to say about it, and I think it’s enough info to intrigue:
Seven years after vanishing from her home, a young woman returns with mysterious new abilities and recruits five strangers for a secret mission.
So, hop to it! Get watching it! If you watched Season 1, then you already know that this show is amazing, and I have to say that the second season DOES NOT disappoint. Also, keep a look out for an amazing apartment that is seriously #GOALS in this second season. You’ll know it when you see it!
Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix)
This is definitely a wild-card show for me. Matthew suggested we watch it after he watched an episode with his friends, and I was like, ummmm….I don’t think so. But I obliged, for one episode, and to be completely honest, I found the first episode to have a few too many “slow-moving-car-montages” but after the first episode I was completely captivated - and actually have been really interested in the races ever since. Not to watch them, but like, the TL;DR versions/highlight reels/final results are of interest to me. I would honestly recommend this even to someone who does not give two craps about cars (aka, someone like me) and especially if that someone lives in North America, where F1 really isn’t as popular as it is in Europe, and there is so much more to learn from a show like this. It really opened my eyes about the entire F1 industry (for the good, the bad, the corrupt/ugly!) and I genuinely found it to be an interesting show! Full disclosure I also fell in love with Daniel Ricciardo! He’s just so positive and happy - and he made the show more interesting to watch I think!
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - Season 2 (Netflix)
I actually was a bit reluctant to start Sabrina, season 1, but I really ended up loving it. It’s scary enough - I’m a bit of a wuss, so take that with a grain of salt, but I found it to be dark enough that its eery and interesting, but not enough to like, keep you up at night. It’s the perfect blend.
If you’re not familiar with Sabrina the Teenage Witch at all, I’ll recap it slightly. Basically Sabrina is a half-witch/half-mortal (a bit of a Harry Potter situation in that way) who is raised by her two aunts, Aunt Hilda and Aunt Zelda as her parents have passed away. As far as her friends and boyfriend Harvey know, she’s a regular girl, and she basically is! Season 1 delves into her coming of age, and Season 2 is where we really get going.
I won’t say much more about it, but BOY are you in for a ride. Enjoy, mortals!
The Final Table (Netflix)
This one was actually picked by Matthew - the resident foodie of the house, and it was a fun food related show to watch. It was less like Chopped, or any of those cooking shows where they force the contestants to make tasty things out of nothing - or purposely sabotage them and see who will come out less scathed, but a show that really celebrates high-end, elite chefs and beautifully cooked dishes. Each episode features the cuisine of a different country, and while their cooking time is limited and they create their dishes live the standard is so very high. Many of the chefs on the show have earned themselves Michelin stars or are already world renowned chefs, so this is really about being the best of the best! Delightful, interesting and delicious! If you like food related shows, this is a good one!
Sex Education (Netflix)
This is by no means a new show - but I realized that I didn’t share it in either of my last posts about what we were watching, and I still think of sweet baby Otis fondly!
Socially awkward Otis is the son of Sex Therapist, Jean and while he doesn’t have much personal experience with sex, he is comfortable with the emotions and details surrounding the topic. He makes some unlikely friends, and takes on some unlikely roles at school, and it’s just….really good. His mom is played perfectly by Gillian Anderson - and without saying too much more, I’ll end it with the fact that I cannot wait for season 2! It’s relatabley awkward, and thoughtfully crafted. Definitely a must-watch!
and of course….
Games of Thrones (CraveTV/HBO)
It’s finally HERE! I mean, if you haven’t started watching this show, I will just assume you’re not at all interested in it. To be totally fair, I was one of those people before I met Matthew, but it’s actually a really great show and I have gotten into it over the years! I can’t WAIT to see what unfolds. Some major tea was spilled in the first episode, and I think there will be lots to unpack in the coming season!
And if you’re Canadian like I am, we subscribed to Crave and then added the HBO package on top - and with a free month for new subscribers (I would just use a new email address to get a free month if you’ve subscribed before!), the end result is only going to cost you $20 if you cancel once GoT is over. Since this season is only 6 episodes long, you’ll have two whole weeks to watch before getting a second charge.
So, I’d love to know, what are you watching these days? Anything you’re loving that’s not on my list? Let me know in the comments!