Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Entertainment Post: Netflix Series


It has been a while since I did one of these. With everything happening I did slack off from watching and binging but I'm slowing getting back to it. I did watch some of these before the holiday season so yea, some of this is probably old for some of you and you may have already seen many of these. Some of these series are actually quite short.

The Magicians S2
I wasn't sure about this one as I found the first season uneven, but I really enjoyed S2 and think the storyline came together better as well as the character development. I'm currently watching on SYFY channel for S3 as it comes out. So, if you didn't like S1, try S2 (but do watch in order).

Of course I saw Stranger Things S2
I also had my mom totally addicted to it and she couldn't wait for this season to come out (*little evil laugh*). Still love Wynona's character as supportive and "don't mess with my kid" mom. You also need to see this one for Steve! What a change! I didn't quite like the side-plot for Seven but I understand that was a failed attempt at a offshoot series. It didn't quite work and the season wasn't quite as tight as the first one. Still enjoyable. I also liked the ending but for a series that is continuing, it felt odd to me. As if the ending was with S2. Still, I did like how it came together. If you haven't seen it yet, don't skip S1.

The Defenders
Yea, I do like the Marvel Universe on Netflix and while this isn't my fave, I was happy to see Jessica Jones and Luke Cage together.. sorta. The weakest link is still the Iron Fist, but hopefully they will start to flesh out his character a bit more. Even though this has gotten lukewarm reviews it is still fun to watch.

Alias Grace
This one really peaked my interest. It did take me a couple of episodes to get into it and then I was hooked. However, the ending was so frustrating. For those of you who don't mind open endings where you don't get definitive answers, this is for you. For me, it was quite frustrating. I do get the creative angle to that ending, but GAH! LOL No, I'm not telling what it is in case you want to see it for yourself. Seriously, it was creative but frustrating.

Lastly, Anne with an E
I admit I had a bit of trouble with this one at the very beginning, but it didn't last long. It was my fault and I kept my ideal Anne with the Megan Fellows version. Even with my trepidation, the series really caught my attention in the end and I eagerly await the second season.

Okay, now that I've listed a few, do you have any to recommend? Also, I'm not remiss in seeing what day I posted this one on... 
...let the jokes commence! πŸ’˜

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54 comments:

  1. I'm watching half of them: the defenders and the magicians

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    1. Oh just finished the Punisher. Do watch that one. Magicians really grew on me.

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  2. Last year I indulged myself to some few TV series but lately I found myself addicted to anime even more lol. But I'm really interested to finally start watching Stranger Things :)

    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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    1. Inuyasha! I still love that one. :) With Stranger Things it took me a couple of eps to get into it at first but then I really liked it.

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  3. I love Netflix, but I'm watching different shows on it! haha. :)

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  4. I tried the first season of The Magician and couldn't get into it, good to know it does get better. I love Stranger Things! I haven't finished season two yet but I'll get there.
    I've been so curious about Alias Grace, I'm not sure about that open ending though. I may hold off on it. ;)

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    1. Yea, the first season of the Magicians wasn't great, but since I liked some of the characters I stuck with it. It is better the second season. S2 of Stranger Things wasn't my fave, but still fun. That ending of Alias Grace... ugh. All I will say. :D

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  5. I didn't love the Seven detour but I did like S2 of ST's. I have no idea where it's going though.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I heard they were trying to get an offshoot show, but yea, that detour failed a bit.

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  6. I loved Defenders. I'm very excited for Jessica Jones Season Two, which is soon. I'm still not done with Punisher though.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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    1. I can't wait for Jessica Jones S2!! Loved S1 the most out of all of the Marvel shows.

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  7. I want to see Strange Things, but don't have an opportunity yet. Don't like opening endings which is a shame cause Alias Grace looks good

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    1. Well, it isn't exactly open as it does have an ending, but questions are unanswered in a definitive way... :p

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  8. I actually haven't watched any of these! LOL I think the last show I really "binged" if you will was Mindhunter, which I did love. I still need to finish season 1 of Jessica Jones - Yeah, I'm way behind on that one, but I love her - so that I'm ready for season 2.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I have Mindhunter marked. I may have to get to that one sooner. Oh Jessica Jones! My mom is iffy on the Marvel universe but totally hooked on that one. :D

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  9. I watched one episode of Alias Grace and was mildly intrigued. I'll continue one of these days. And I agree about Season 2 of Stranger Things, I did not care for that Chicago story line.

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    1. I hope you like the ending better than I did. :) I'm curious to where Stranger Things S3 will take them.

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  10. I've only watched Stranger Things - that's interesting to know about Seven because my family and I were all... what? why? I hope they have Elle and the gang together more for Season 3.

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    1. I did like the gang but it just didn't quite flow with the storyline. I also hope they aren't dropped (I mean they are now part of the universe) but make a bit more sense in the scheme of things.

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  11. Oh yay to Stranger Things. I need to try season 2 of The Magicians!

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    1. I really did like S2! :) Hope you enjoy Stranger Things as much as I did!

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  12. I was being chicken about watching Anne with an E because I really loved the Kevin Sullivan films with Megan Follows, too. I'll get it a go at some point.

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    1. It may take a couple of eps but I think you'll find something to like about Anne. :)

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  13. Loved Stranger Things. We are watchings season three of The Magicians and I love it! I am going to check out some of these other shows. We need to utilize NetFlix more. I loved binging Stranger Things.

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    1. I'm really enjoying The Magicians now. Love Elliot and Margo! LOL Netflix just makes it easier to watch shows.

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  14. Stranger Things 2 I really liked, I thought it was a smidgen better than S1? Although the ending- felt a little rehashed? The defenders I thought was just okay (and I was REALLY looking forward to that one) . I am excited for Jessica Jones 2 tho. The Magicians S2 I still need to watch...

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    1. Parts I think were better and parts were less for me with Stranger Things S2. Can't wait for Jessica Jones S2!!

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  15. Haven't watched The Magicians yet. I have been binge watching a lot of international series. They really write the most intriguing mysteries and thrillers. I get so into them that I forget I am reading subtitles. I watched an eight part series all in one day last week called No Second Chance written by Harlen Coben. I had read it years and years ago. So good. French. Wallander is really good and me and my two sisters all loved it. It's in English. Shetland was great. It was in English too. Retribution was really good-in French I think. Dark was really good. And so was The Five. Harlan Coben wrote it and it takes place in England. The Fall takes place in Ireland and it was excellent. Serial killer stuff. I could go on and on. But I won't!

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    1. Every once in a while I watch international films, but not often series. I may have to give it a go! I'll have to check out the ones you have listed! Thanks!

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  16. I just hate I can not get into any marvel show :/
    But ohh ALias Grace? I have missed all about that one, must google

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    1. If you try Marvel, do try Jessica Jones. I don't think you need to know much about the world to get into that one. Curious to know what you'd think about Alias Grace.

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  17. Thanks for this post. I need new shows to watch since my current fav "Once Upon a Time" has been cancelled. *Sobs* I'm still catching up on Marvel shows. I'm half way into Jessica Jones Season 1 and I don't think I can digest all the violence in Punisher so I'm going to skip that one.

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    1. I couldn't get into Once Upon a Time. I was going to try it later. I though it was ended and not cancelled. Sorry! The Punisher wasn't too bad (I mean for what we know about him) and I think that Dare Devil (all seasons) were much more violent for some reason. *shrug* Jessica Jones is still my fave.

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  18. I don't have Netflix so I haven't seen any of these shows.

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    1. The Magicians is actually a SyFy show but I don't think they have all the seasons online.

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  19. Stranger Things and Defenders were great to binge watch!! I'm waiting on Daredevil to return :)

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    1. Oh you so need to see Jessica Jones if you haven't seen it yet. :D

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  20. I still need to watch Stranger Things! It's on my list. LOVE the Defenders and cannot wait for S2 of Jessica Jones! Have you seen the trailer? She's supposed to be looking into her past.

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Jessica Jones FTW! :D Yep, saw one trailer and can't wait!

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  21. I love Stranger Things too, so good. I actually watched Alias Grace twice, I want to read the book. I think it ended that way since it was based on a true story and they never really found out exactly what happened.
    enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Okay, now I'm curious. I didn't think it was based on a real story. So looking that up now. LOL Thanks!

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  22. I'm not a big series-watcher. I mean, I'd love to be, but I always get tired of them and end up giving up after the 5th or 10th episode. Whoops. The only series I've ever completed was FRIENDS, and a few Japanese/Korean dramas. XD

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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    1. LOL! I don't binge too much (like all in one night) but I do over a couple of weeks or a bit more. I'm curious about some of those Korean dramas I keep hearing about.

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  23. i skipped defenders because iron fist was supposed to be a martial art master, but that guy totally bombed out as one. Though lately I haven't had the time to watch anything good except The Good Place

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    1. Eh... he was okay. It doesn't quite work for me and I think they are forcing it. It might work as they go and develop his character more. I think it would have been better if they just developed it more in the way people wanted it to be developed. I did like his sidekick more though.

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  24. I love The Magicians series because I read the books and absolutely loved them. I don't watch too much TV and I'm still behind an in season two. I love Stranger Things! I binge-watched both seasons. So addicted. I love Winona too.
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review

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    1. I'm curious about The Magicians books now. Winona rocks! Steve in S2 does as well! LOL

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  25. Oo might have to check some of these out. I'm binging british cop mysteries right now.

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    1. Oh sounds interesting! I haven't been watching too much international things lately. I may have to change that.

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  26. I loved Stranger Things so much! Saw the first few episodes for The Magicians last weekend and wasn't hooked yet, but maybe I need to try some more.. I liked The Defenders, but mostly because I adore Jessica Jones (and yay for season 2 coming very soon :) )

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    1. I wasn't entirely hooked on The Magicians until S2. I think we all seem to adore Jessica Jones! :D

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  27. I guess we are on season three of Magicians. Huh. Where does the time fly to? I've been following along on SyFy as well. First season did have a few hiccups but it has gotten better. I have NetFlix, and there are so many shows I want to watch, just not the time to do it. Ugh. Great post!

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    1. I know what you mean. I'm just meandering my way through a lot of the series. :)

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