Thanks for coming back to read this! So it has taken me a little while to get into this blog, because well, I still have no idea what I am doing. However, one thing I did want to do on this, was share with you my love for TV and Music! So every month, I am going to try and share with you my top 5 series/films and also my top 5 songs or artists of the month. P.s. I studied Media 5 years ago, I am in no position to use professional language, or even think I know what I am talking about, I am just here to share my fave films and series ;).
1. Good Girls – 2018 – Netflix
Now let’s be honest, nothing is better than watching a binge worthy series to occupy your time, am I right? I watch lots of TV with my Mum, and we both were hooked after one episode of Good Girls. We are 4 episodes in and thoroughly enjoying it. It’s giving us a bit of a Desperate Housewives vibe with the humour and the characters.
The reason why I am enjoying it, is because the characters are like-able, and relate-able. Its jam packed with drama at every turn, and I enjoy the suspense and sticky situations these ladies keep getting themselves into. The chemistry between each character is excellent and I truly want the best for them! I was saying to my mum whilst watching the first episode, how captivating TV can become; in the first episode the ladies plan on robbing Annie’s workplace – the supermarket, and in that moment, I wanted nothing more than them to escape with all that money and run! When actually, if I had read about this in the paper, or seen it in real life (or on the TV – I don’t get out much), I’d of been so angry! very much like books, we seem to become in-grossed with storylines, that are potentially morally or lawfully wrong, but seem to become personally involved within that storyline, and whilst watching/reading we seem to reason with the situation the characters are in, and accept their wrong doings, simply because we are almost “involved”. I remember rightly, my media teacher telling me this is called “escapism”, and I now completely understand! Because although we would not (I do not speak for everyone lol) pursue these storylines in real life, we enjoy the satisfaction of being “bad” and not conforming to the norm. Maybe there is an element of psychology in this! Anyway in a nutshell – It’s a fabulous drama with lots of wit, charm, and action!
2. Friday Night Dinner – 2011 – present – Netflix + All4
HAHA, im already laughing at the thought of this series! I had watched season 1 when it first come out, but didn’t keep up with it, but recently Jack and I have been watching it because he hadn’t seen it before, and all I can say is SHIT ON IT… ahaha, sorry no, all I can say is this programme adds a little extra bit of laughter to mine and Jack’s evenings and we just love it! My favourite episodes so far are season 2 – Mr Morris, and Season 3 – The Fox. Please go check it out if you want a dose of British humour and an easy going plot!
3. Incredibles 2 – 2018 – Cineworld
I went to the cinema with my family to watch this, because both my brother and I grew up watching Disney and Disney Pixar, so as 90’s babies, I believe it was a big part of our childhood (90’s babies, do we agree??). I feel I have an emotional connection to all the characters I watched growing up and almost feel like they are my friends (OMG I definitely need to go out more!!). Let’s be real though, who cried like a baby at Toy Story 3?! I REST MY CASE. So because of this deep set emotional footprint Disney has set into our hearts, when the sequels come rolling out, we must go, and we must go together!!
The Incredibles 2 was…well… incredible! I feel it really captured modern day life with Helen taking the reins to combat the baddies (GIRL POWER N ALL THAT), whilst Bob dealt with everyday life of teenagers and baby drama, well the baby drama was far from everyday life, BUT absolutely hilarious!! Baby Jack Jack was my ULTIMATE favourite character!! I want another film all about HIM! I felt I could also relate to baby Jack Jack, CUTE and SCARY ;). It was heart warming, action packed, and everything Disney should be! I utterly enjoyed it!! Plus, I believe animation has really developed into an amazing art form with the combination of outstanding visual effects supported by sound and music. What a time to be alive! My mum always says, my great gran would be utterly bowled over with the quality of films these days, and to be honest, I am myself and I have grown up alongside this development of film!
4. Paddington 2 – Amazon Prime
I watched this yesterday on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and was quite interested as to why it had such high ratings on IMDB. Well I now know why, as stated above in my last review, the visual effects of animation are INCREDIBLE RIGHT NOW! There is a scene where Paddington picks up an electric razor in a barber shop, which makes his fur shakes from his head to his toes, and the detail in his fur vibrating was captivating and so realistic (Well to be honest I actually haven’t seen a real brown bear vibrate before but I can imagine this is definitely what it would look like)! Obviously another reason why it probably got such high ratings is because the whole storyline, humour, characters, and of course the classic Paddington are nothing but completely, and quintessentially British! Paddington is a cute charmer and I love the little London bear to bits! I understand it is meant to be aimed at children, however I do believe any age could enjoy it, with the clever wit, outstanding charm, and action packed storyline (Me and my mum were both screaming at the TV at the end, in pure fright of Paddington being a squished bear!). However, after watching please be aware you may have a strange desire to eat marmalade; I know I did, and I am not overly keen on it but Paddington does sell it to me!
5. 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri – Amazon Prime Rent or Buy, Any film shop I guess!
So this film was inspired by an actual true story of a family who lost a daughter and the case remains unsolved –here is the link to the details which is explained much better than I could even attempt: https://www.insideedition.com/real-story-behind-three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri-40961.
Anyway, I went to watch this in the cinema a few months ago, and I left feeling very moved and astounded. The film really impacted me to think deeply about revenge, justice, and anger. I am also a firm believer in karma, and believe this is also reflected in the film. The acting in the film was absolutely outstanding as well, which I believe helped tell the story to its full potential. This film is a dark comedy and I do quite enjoy the juxtaposition that this genre offers. This isn’t because I am some sort of psychopath, but because it allows us to think about something taboo or less desired in a different way, and that is ok, as this in turn can make it easier to express our feelings and emotions about a topic. I am probably rambling on and if any of you have a master’s degree in film production or Media, I am super sorry if i have not used the correct terms and stuff, ahaha! P.S. WATCH THIS FILM, ITS GENIUS AND THOUGHT PROVOKING!
Well thanks all again for getting this far into reading this post! I have bright ideas of fashion posts I want to put together, but feel I need to do a little bit more research on how to do it correctly and make sure I keep it interesting and unique! Enjoy your day!