Sunday, 15 April 2018

WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING • ONE


TELEVISION & NETFLIX

RuPaul's Drag Race
I will always always ALWAYS be a fan of RuPaul's Drag Race (and Ru himself) and after tirelessly looking for streams to watch All Stars 3, I was relieved to find out that season 10 was going to be shown on Netflix. I kind of love that they're choosing to air it weekly as opposed to all at once, then it gives me something to look forward to after work on a Friday - how sad! Me and a buddy of mine have Drag Race Fridays where we order a takeaway and watch the main show and then Untucked - it's honestly my favourite thing to do at the moment. Who are your favourites so far? I really like Blair St Clair (I do declare!), Monet X Change and Miz Cracker, and Aquaria is a complete fish on the runway.

Dragula
In the same vein as Drag Race, Dragula has a small cult following with a crowdfunded budget and is a search for the next drag super-monster. It basically marries two of my favourite things: drag and sfx makeup. It's hosted by the Boulet Brothers, who always look incredible (mostly in skintight pvc, that tuck thoooo), and they set challenges for the contestants where they showcase a concept which involves horror, drag, glamour and filth. At the end of each show, two or more of them are up for "extermination" and have to take on a final challenge that usually involves something disgusting - getting buried alive, eating brains, and being pierced with thick needles are just some of the horrid things they have to go through to prove they deserve to stay. Hilariously, the losing contestant is "killed off" in a different way every episode. You can watch every episode (currently 2 seasons) on YouTube.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Broadcast on the BBC, and following on from the wildly successful The People vs OJ Simpson (also recommend the watch), this dramatisation follows the events leading up to the death of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, who was murdered outside his home by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in the late 90s. Darren Criss plays the killer (I always think back to his A Very Potter Musical days on Youtube and now look how far he's come as an actor) and I think he's the perfect choice. Honestly, you only need to look at photos of the real Andrew Cunanan to see what I mean, but his portrayal is just so good as well. As the story unfolds - and in most episodes, goes back and forth between 1990 and the 1997-present day - you get a real sense of the charisma, subsequent manipulation and ultimate sadistic tendencies this incredibly disturbing young man goes through. He just wants to be wealthy and famous, but of course he doesn't want to work for it... Oh, and Penelope Cruz plays Donatella Versace and she's amazing in it so I would watch for that alone. And Ricky Martin's in it too?!

How to Get Away With Murder
This is another ongoing one for me. I've only just gotten into it but the first season was honestly insanely good! Season 2 is a little slower so I'm hoping it will pick up a bit soon. The story seems to be getting more and more complicated too so I feel like I can't binge watch it season-by-season like I do with other less taxing shows. I finally get where that meme GIF of Viola Davis rolling her eyes and picking up her handbag comes from now though!

Friday Night Dinner
I feel like this is another cult show but I loved it when it was on channel 4, then All4, and now it's come to Netflix so we can all share the hilarity. It's essentially two grown-up Jewish brothers who go round to their parents' for Shabbat dinner every Friday and basically ridiculous stuff happens. The Dad never wears a shirt. The Mum is constantly trying to fix her sons up and avoid their creepy neighbour, Jim. And the sons (played by Simon Bird from the Inbetweeners and Tom Rosenthal from Plebs) are always playing practical jokes on each other. A fifth series has been confirmed so I'm super excited for it to air sometime this year.

MOVIES

A Quiet Place
John Krasinski (aka Jim Halpert from the Office) writes, directs and stars in this horror/thriller in which a family tries to survive in a post apocalyptic world by living in complete silence in order to evade alien creatures who hunt using sound. I really enjoyed this one; there are a few plot holes and questions to be asked but overall it lived up to the hype. And I love how they cast a deaf actress and the rest of the cast learned sign language for the role. If you go and see this, just make sure you only snack on marshmallows or something, because the cinema was pretty much s i l e n t the entire time. At one point someone dropped an empty cup on the floor during a particularly tense part and everyone lost their shit. If you're not a fan of horror, a buff bearded John Krasinski is definitely worth the watch!

What have you been watching lately? Have you seen any of these and, if so, what did you think? I'd love to know your opinions!

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4 comments

  1. So glad you like How to Get Away With Murder! I absolutely adore that show, it's awesome and so gripping :)

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. It is! I just feel like I need the time to sit down and watch properly as there's a lot of chopping and changing of times, too much for my brain to handle! X

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  2. How To Get Away With Murder just gets better and better and somehow crazier as each season goes on! It's one of my absolute faves as is Drag Race! I'll need to check out Dragula.
    I haven't been able to get into American Crime Story as much as I did with the OJ season. I've got the episodes sat on my planner ready to watch but just haven't been drawn to it.
    I love reading and writing these kinds of posts so can't wait to read more from you in future months! :)

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

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    1. Ahh you need to check out Dragula. It's weirdly creepy how budget it is compared to Drag Race! I've found this series of American Crime Story to be so gripping, definitely give it a second go. Thanks lovely, hopefully I'm back for good this time!!

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