‘Watched’- October-November

Although online college life is confusing and hectic, I still somehow find time to waste watching extremely massive amounts of movies and television shows.

This is the second instalment of this series- you can check out the first part here! As I keep repeatedly saying, don’t ask me why you would or should care about what I watched the past few months; I just personally love reading these types of posts, so I’ve decided to also write them.

Let’s dive in!

The Crown (Available on Netflix)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Any one that knows me, knows that I’m obsessed with 2 things- English Royal History and sitting around and binge-watching random shows. So this combines both!

‘The Crown’ is a historical drama depicting the lives of the royal family from the year 1947 onwards. Now, if I’m being perfectly honest, I’ve actually tried to watch this show multiple time; but I’ve always fallen asleep at some point, and stopped watching.

However, either I’ve progressively gotten old and boring, or I’m just desperate for entertainment; but I’ve actually really been enjoying this show! I’m still on the first season (each episode is over an hour long and very, very detailed); but I’ve really been loving it so far.

Collage of Stills of Claire Foy from 'The Crown'
Stills from The Crown

There are different types of shows for different times and places. Some shows force you to binge-watch them all together, and you can’t wait to find out what happens. With others, you watch whenever you need a laugh. The Crown is a very specific type of show that I like to watch right before I fall asleep. That’s not to say that it’s boring, it’s just very calming. To a certain extent, I already know what’s going to happen, so all I really have to pay attention to is how they choose to portray such popular stories.

Interestingly, it’s one of the first shows I’ve seen that take place over a period of time, in which they actually use different actors to portray the ageing characters instead of using makeup and prosthetics to manually age the characters. It makes the plot much more difficult and accurate looking.

It’s also nice to see how polite the royals were/are- even when they’re trying to be shady, they sound so diplomatic!

The Haunting of Bly Manor (available on netflix)

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Title-card for The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Love has gotten just a little more crazy this time.

In case you didn’t get that reference, Victoria Pedretti (the lead role in The Haunting of Bly Manor) is the same actress that plays Love in ‘You.’

Like with ‘The Crown,” I haven’t gotten very far, but so far it’s pretty great!

It’s just scary and thrilling enough to keep me interested, but not scary that I can’t watch it before I go to sleep (the only free time I have left anymore).

Holidate (Available on Netflix)

Rating: 0.5 out of 5.
This is a poster for the film Holidate
The face I make while trying to figure out why I decided to watch this.

Easily one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

It’s not even that I don’t like romantic comedies! When done right they can actually be really enjoyable. The problem with this movie is a bad plot, bad writing, bad jokes…it’s just really bad.

There’s nothing left to say. Watching this movie was literally the biggest waste of my time that I can think of during the past few months. That’s saying a lot- I spend my time writing extremely detailed articles about my broken laptop!

As far the movie, there’s literally nothing redeemable it- the title isn’t even clever.

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