Recently Watched: May & June 2019
Hello, everyone! I’ve been a lot seeing a lot of posts like this from blogs I’m following and since I enjoy watching tv shows and movies myself, I thought I’d join the club. This post will cover the tv series and movies I have seen from May and June of this year.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Season 2)
I am pretty much set to watch or read anything that has to do with witches. So when I found out that there’s a reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch on Netflix, I was stoked! I binged-watched the first season when it first came out on December 2018. I didn’t really know what to expect because I only had a few glimpses of the 90s show and from what I got, it seemed to lean more on the comedy side.
CAOS, on the other hand, is a darker and haunting version of the show. And I love it! This year I finished the second season and I enjoyed it just as much. The characters are so flawed and relatable, although I thought the plot in this season wasn’t as tight as compared to the first season. I am still sold on Ambrose, he’ll always be my favorite character in this show.
Anne With An E (Season 1 & 2)
This show holds a special place in my heart. After a few episodes, it has easily become one of my favorite series. I haven’t seen the previous movies and television adaptations of Anne of Green Gables. As I was writing this post, I’ve come to realize that I was in high school when I first came across her name. A family friend gave me a box of second-hand books at the time. Most of them were Nancy Drew series and Sweet Valley Twins series which are one of my absolute favorites. But there was only one copy of Anne of Green Gables book. And so, I didn’t bother to read it because it wasn’t even the first book. Looking back, I kind of wish I did but I will wallow on that thought some other time.
There are many things I love about Anne With An E. While it is deep, poignant, intelligent but hilarious all at once, it also represented important issues like prejudice, bullying, and sexism. The cinematography is unapologetically magnificent. Every picture is a feast in my eyes. Anne is no doubt a delightful character. She has a bright disposition but she was severely insecure (at first) and she often thinks out loud which leads her into trouble time and again. The Cuthberts are endearing also, you can’t help but feel protected of them. Throughout the show, I just want to give the siblings a spa day, they work so hard! Diana is charming and the BFF anyone could ever wish for. And of course, there’s Gilbert, who is smart, thoughtful and managed to find himself again after going through a difficult time. Basically, the entire community of Avonlea (as well as Miss Barry) is dynamic as they gave life to such remarkable and worth rooting for characters.
I’ve watched a couple of amazing films in the past two months as well. I’ve always had an inclination toward period films and I fell in love with it all over again after watching Elizabeth, Age of Innocence and Sense and Sensibility.
Sense & Sensibility, Age of Innocence, Elizabeth
As a student, Queen Elizabeth was one of the historical icons that fascinated me to no end. Age of Innocence is a work of art and it should be a requirement for everyone to watch it. Sense & Sensibility is a wonderful film! Personally, I love this more than Pride & Prejudice–plot, and character-wise. So many talents in one film it was almost too much to handle but their chemistry was off the charts! Emma Thompson, what an actress! I’ll never forget the way she made me cry in one of the final scenes. Love it!
John Wick: Chapter 3, Django Unchained
Much like everyone else, I was disappointed in a way with how Game of Thrones has ended last June. I’m not saying my idea of how it should’ve ended was more amazing, but the writers could’ve done better. Anyway, I watched John Wick 3 to cheer myself up after that and it certainly did its purpose. The action sequence was epic as always. I also rewatched Django Unchained on Netflix when I heard that the director’s cut is on the way. Looking forward to that!
Aladdin, Hotel Mumbai
I ended June by watching Aladdin (twice) and Hotel Mumbai. I watched Hotel Mumbai on a movie date night with my boyfriend and we bought had no idea what we were in for. It was super intense! Of course, it was based on true events so it felt even more powerful. I thought the actors did an amazing job of giving justice to what really happened in 2008. Truly a must-watch! And Dev Patel! Oh, how far has he come from Skins? I’m so proud of him!
And finally, Aladdin. I didn’t set any expectations on the live-action remake of Aladdin because I didn’t want to get disappointed but I am more than happy to report that they did an amazing job. They put depth and more heart to the characters and the story so if you haven’t seen it, please go and see it.
What are the movies and tv shows you’ve enjoyed recently? Comment them below, I might like it 🙂 I’ll be watching the live-action remake of The Lion King this week! I can’t wait to bawl my eyes out on that one.