December has been a month of binging series on Netflix. I started two series this month and finished all the seasons they currently have available. To my little sister and I, nothing was better than binging shows underneath the cool air conditioner whilst being stuck at home.
F I L M S
The Sleepover (2020)
TO RESCUE THEIR PARENTS, THEY NEED TO GET A CLUE.
Two siblings who discover their seemingly normal mom is a former thief in witness protection. Mom is forced to pull one last job, and the kids team up to rescue her over the course of an action-packed night.
I watched this film with my little sister in the hopes to laugh a bit but in all honesty, it was a dumpster fire. It is the kind of film one forgets about after a few hours and I could have done without it. We only chuckled one or two times and for the majority of the time, we were cringing. Really nothing special.
The Grinch (2018)
The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.
After looking at the ratings on Letterboxd, my opinion may be unpopular but to put it plainly, I loved this film. It is one of my favourite Christmas films and I was so happy to rewatch it this year. I loved the animation and always cry at the end. I love the voice overs from the different actors and little Max reminds me so much of my own puppy.
S E R I E S
Gilmore Girls (S7:E5—S7:E6)
Lorelai Gilmore, an independent young woman, shares a close bond with her wilful daughter, Rory. However, her relationship with her own mother is strained.
After binging so many episodes of the show last month, I took a bit of a break from it this month to watch something different. I originally planned to finish my binge of the show by the end of the year but at the end of the day, I am not going to force myself to watch something I am not in the mood for. Do not get me wrong, I love the Gilmore Girls and always will but I can only handle so much of their drama at a time… I am hoping to continue my binge in the new year and finally finish the show after over a year of wanting to.
Virgin River (S1:E1—S2:E10)
Seeking a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from Los Angeles to a remote Northern California town and is surprised by what — and who — she finds.
I decided to binge this show on a whim at the beginning of the month and oh my gosh, I did not think I would love it as much as I did. My sister binged along with me and we, in all honesty, could not stop. I loved the characters and the ending of season two had me so frustrated that I am literally thinking about when the next season will be coming every day.
Stranger Things (S1:E1—S3:E8)
In 1980s Indiana, a group of young friends witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries.
After so many years, I know, I finally binged this series (with my sister). It was like everything and nothing I expected. Even though sci-fi is not really my genre, I still really loved this series and cannot wait for season four. Each episode had me feeling so many things at once and yes, it totally deserves all the hype.
[Disclaimers: The photos used in the blog post’s thumbnail are from Pinterest and the film covers used in the blog post are from Google and Letterboxd.]
That’s it for films and series this year! I am really excited to explore more next year and talk about everything I watch. I hope some of you somewhat enjoyed my ramblings about all the different films and shows I watched this year. I will be trying to write more in detailed reviews this coming year as it was my first time doing something like this each month.
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