Netflix – a proof that God exists.
After not having any internet for over a month and a half in the new apartment myself and my parents moved into mid-august, October was a time of discovery. Netflix is the next best thing that has happened to the internet since YouTube and Tumblr. It has also really improved in the last couple of years, as initially Netflix didn’t have a big enough variety of movies and TV shows to offer… It was mainly full of weird old movies and TV shows I’d never heard of. Nowadays it’s still full of those same weird movies, but also movies and TV shows that I enjoy!
Here are my top 3 TV shows that I’ve discovered in October:
- American Horror StoryI’ve avoided watching this show for a very very long time as I am the biggest scardy-cat in this whole world. I don’t watch horror movies, in fact I’ve only ever seen one horror movie properly and I squirm, shut my eyes and ears whenever an advert about some new horror movie is on. The first time I tried watching the first episode of season 1 I lasted for 5 minutes, turned it off and went on YouTube to watch funny cat videos. However, days later, one of my best friends urged me to continue on watching it, so I clenched my fists, sat down and forced myself through the first episode… I have now made it through three seasons – Murder House, Asylum and Coven. I probably found Murder House the scariest but I’m not sure whether it was down to the fact I’d become a lot more desensitised to ‘scary moments’ towards the end of the 1st season, thus finding season 2&3 less scary. Asylum had the most gripping storyline in my opinion, but was full of more disturbing scenes as opposed to scary ones. Coven was very entertaining and full of sass, even though it is thought of as the ‘worst season’ by the fans. I enjoyed the concept of the show very much – I love how all the actors play completely contrasting roles each season and that each season has an entirely different storyline to it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for something fresh, unique, a bit scary and sometimes gory. It’s also every hipster person’s dream come true!
- The Office (US)This was probably my favourite discovery on Netflix as I’ve come to absolutely love this show! I’ve never watched the original UK series but I’ve always heard that the US series were the ones to watch and I’m so happy that I did. The first series were a bit slow and I didn’t find it that funny, but I kept on watching because I was intrigued by the characters and it quickly became amazingly hilarious once the show established itself in season 2/3 and onwards. Despite this being a comedy series, some relationships on this show seem so genuine and the actors understand their characters so well that they’re very believable (despite some funny moments in the show that are unrealistic). I also really enjoy the fact that a lot of the time the actors just improvise as it makes it so much funnier and shows just how talented the cast is. I don’t want to say too much without spoiling it, even though I’m sure the majority of people have watched these series, but in case you haven’t – I would really recommend it if you’ve got a weird sense of humour and like improv-type mockumentaries!
- RuPaul’s Drag RaceThis show is everything I could’ve ever dreamed for. This is the most fabulous reality competition show full of interesting and fierce people who are not afraid to be true to themselves! I never knew that I could love a show so much but it brings me so much joy on many levels. Truthfully, I didn’t know much about the drag world until I started watching it and I’ve definitely learnt so much from it and it cleared up all the misconceptions I had about drag queens. The more I think about it, the more I realise how amazing and accepting these people are and how we should be more like them. There is so much diversity with the competitors – there are asian queens, latino queens, black, white etc you name it! There are also drag queens of various sizes, encouraging us all to understand that your size doesn’t define you and that you can be fierce whether you’re skinny or curvier or in between as long as you believe in yourself and that you’re the fiercest bitch in town, hunty! In the words of RuPaul – ‘If you don’t love yourself, then how the hell you gonna love somebody else?’ It also brings attention to issues such as bullying, suicide, HIV, body image etc. Overall, this is such a positive show that allows us to see a different side of society with many talented competitors!
These were my favourite shows in October and I would recommend watching every single one of them because they’re all unique in their own way and have different things to offer!