Ten Shows I’ve Watched Lately

I honestly watch too much TV. It’s my guilty pleasure. Too tired from work? TV. Had a bad day? TV. Getting tired of this life? TV. No motivation? TV. It’s all I can do sometimes. I’ve watched a couple of shows that I thought I’d talk about.

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

I did a book review and a tips post after reading Marie Kondo’s book. It was very weird to see her tidying on TV. I still believe some of the things she does are a bit too much (like how she would great the house) but binge-watching the whole series made me tidy our cabinet and cupboards. I highly recommend you to watch this series especially since she really doesn’t advocate decluttering but rather tidying.

Evil Genius

Let me warn you that there will be a lot of crime related documentaries on this list. The first one is Evil Genius. All I can say about this is what the fuck. How can someone manipulate somebody like that? I also can’t believe they showed the clip of Wells dying.

Chef’s Table

I love watching this show once in a while. It amps up my desire to cook and believe in myself (and my mediocre cooking skills). It’s also amazing to see the dedication of these chefs to achieve their dreams and listen to their stories.

Narcos Mexico

I must admit, I like this Narcos compared to the other one. I like that it isn’t too violent. Is it only me or did you also feel this weird notion about America caring only when it directly affects them? If it doesn’t affect them too much, they sweep it under the rug.

The Innocent Man

I just finished this show and I cannot believe that there could be thousands of innocent men in jail. I can believe that the justice system, whether here in the Philippines or wherever part of the world, isn’t perfect. There will always be people who use and abuse it. Watching these kinds of shows makes me sad. I can’t imagine being imprisoned for years even if you’re innocent.

American Vandal

I wouldn’t recommend you to watch this.

It’s a documentary made by students about a vandal incident at their school. The documentary itself was good. The execution was also something else (considering this was done by kids) but the overall plot and the conclusion of this series were very average.

Because This is My First Life

Currently watching. I’m currently watching this because a friend recommended it to me. So far, I’m liking it. Some lines hit a little too close to home that’s why I’m pretty excited to continue watching this K-series.

You

Currently watching. I watched this because of all of the hype around it. Did I like the first episode? No. I just couldn’t get over the fact that Beck has no curtains and the whole Joe talking to himself/us and the way he rationalizes everything. I feel like I won’t like it but I think I’ll watch a few more episodes to see.


I really need to stop watching too much TV. I should get back to reading books or writing on my blog. But until I figure out how to do more of that, I’ll just stay here on our couch watching more TV. Wish me luck.

Any shows you’d recommend?

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27 thoughts on “Ten Shows I’ve Watched Lately”

  1. The Konmari Netflix series made me appreciate the book. Several times when I was reading the book, I go WTF is this!? It made sense to be grateful for your stuff, but I don’t think I’d go so far as to literally say ‘thank you’. In the book I thought Marie was so anal. Good thing I gave the Netflix series a shot, I love how Marie encourages respecting other people’s space and minding your own stuff. I also love how she doesn’t force people to an ideal. What brings value or happiness to each of us is different and we shouldn’t be judged for it.

    Narcos Mexico stressed me out because I can’t help but imagine that what the US did to Mexico, they also did/are doing to other countries they have a relationship with (including us!).

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    1. My thoughts exactly with the Konmari Netflix show! It was weird reading it but it made sense seeing it. I absolutely loved the series and did my own tidying after bingewatching! ๐Ÿ˜› I also loved the part where she encourages everyone to have their space. It hit me hard!!

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    1. Hi, Colline! I don’t know if you’ll like You. I honestly don’t. I can’t get over the stalker vibe thing the lead guy has going on. I also don’t understand why it would be a hit with that kind of plot. But that’s just me… Maybe I’m not that into plots that are unbelievable?

      I checked YouTube and there seems to be 7 seasons of Father Brown already? Do you watch it in your local channels?

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  2. Evil genius rrally was somthing else. If you love documentaries i recommend long shot. I almost cried watching it ๐Ÿ˜…

    Trying to watch tidying up but i’m also watching so many shows :/

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    1. Evil Genius is probably one of the craziest stories I’ve watched. The complexity of the plan and stuff, I mean, that’s unbelieavble for me.

      I just checked my Netfilx account and it’s here but there’s no episodes to watch! I’m from the Philippines so that explains that lol. (Time to use my trusty VPN, thanks for the recomendation) ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Definitely. I showed my husband and he watched it all the way through in one sitting. I never seen him do that for a show lol!
        And oooh that’s smart! I hope you like it!!

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  3. Oh I love reading about what others are watching! At least after you watch a lot of TV you can write a post like this, right? ๐Ÿ˜„

    I’ve never seen any of these shows but I agree about YOU. I don’t like how Joe continously talks to us throughout the whole thing. Not for me. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  4. Last na movie na napanood ko sa Netflix ay yung Birdbox pa. Tapos sa series naman, yung Terrace House yung last na napanood ko. Show ito sa Japan, para syang Big Brother style na very very light lang, no script, less drama, tapos chill type lang. 6 people will live inside the house, tapos pwede sila umayaw anytime na gusto nilang umalis na, tapos may papalit uli na bago.

    Ang gusto ko lang sa show na ito is makikita mo pa lalu yung culture ng mga Japanese kase reality show sya. Pag may differences sila, bilib ako kung paano nila i-settle yun. Walang nagtataas ng boses, napakahinahon. Isang season pa lang yung napapanood ko though, yung iba hindi pa.

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      1. Ah napanood mo na din pala yun? Anong season? Baka naman sa umpisa lang yung napanood mo, kase nung una parang di ko din trip eh. Pero sinubukan ko na din tapusin tutal maikli lang naman ang isang episode, ini-skip ko na lang minsan yung comments ng mga host.

        Kaya din ako nawili tapusin yun kase may hang-over pa ko sa Japan trip ko that time eh. So watching Terrace House, parang nananariwa uli sakin yung Japan experience ko.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. I’m waiting for Billions season 4, and Bojack Horseman season 6. I’ve also been enjoying The Final Table cooking competition, but I stopped watching because it just made me hungry and craving for delicious, hot food in the middle of the night lmao.

  6. I really enjoyed watching You. (creepy when you word it that way). I think it’s interesting how a stalker can twist things around to justify what he does. I just finished watching Bodyguard and Titan. I watched Bodyguard since it has a really good rating and has won a few awards. It is a good series and not a very long one. Titan is also good pero sobrang bitin ng season 1. I’m currently downloading the Ted Bundy documentary series that Netflix just released. Let’s see how that turns out.

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    1. From a scale of 1-10, how good was You? (assuming I get over the stalker vibes) I tried watching The Bodyguard but after an episode, I didn’t like it. I’ll give it a try again ’cause you enjoyed it. Oooh and I just finished the Ted Bundy documentary yesterday. I liked it. I wished there was more explanation on why he did what he did but I guess some things you just can’t rationalize.

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  7. Thanks for writing this post! Iโ€™ve been trying to find something to watch recently. Also I had the same feeling about the Marie Kondo show. Honestly I felt like I was cringing watching it…I know what you mean by it being a bit much…I think it bothers me that they make it out to be so foreign and weird instead of like a cultural thing. If the show included more cultural context instead of her just walking into someoneโ€™s house and greeting inanimate objects and thanking them then I think it would be less cringey for me. Although I only got halfway through the first episode bc I just couldnโ€™t watch it anymore. I thought these people are so messy and just need to grow up and stop blaming their relationship problems on their mess lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. I actually prefer the series because over the book just because I can visualize Marie doing things. If you want more details about how she organizes then go for the book but if you just want to see her actually doing it and getting a few tips then the showโ€™s fine. ๐Ÿ™‚ I actually agree!!! I really find the greeting and thanking things super weird but sheโ€™s Japanese and itโ€™s their culture. I wish an episode was dedicated for that or for Marie to really talk in depth about her method. Any tv shows youโ€™d recommend for me? ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I agree!! They should totally do that. And atm I’m also kind of looking for shows but E and I just finished Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. I love those series so so much because the director and writer just included so much detail. Honestly I think it upped my standards on TV shows and movies in general. I start to notice the little things other shows miss out. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul just included the tiniest details like you’ll see the doctor wearing her engagement ring on her necklace bc obvi putting on gloves over a ring can be really tedious plus it’s hard to keep clean. At this point I haven’t really found any show that’s reeled me in. I wasn’t really a TV/movie watcher in general so it was really just these two series that ever kept me watching. OH actually Ghost Whisperer haha I don’t think it’s on netflix but it’s kind of my guilty pleasure when it was on TV. Easy to watch and each episode could stand alone.

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      2. I agree! Some shows really up our viewing standards. I think that’s also the reason why I don’t want to watch You. It just seems unrealistic – not unrealistic that there are no stalkers out there but more of a would a stalker really think this way.

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  8. Great post!

    I’m such a TV Nerd too, LoL. Although I haven’t watched a lot of these shows on your list yet. I did watch YOU before it went to Netflix when it was still on Lifetime. I read the book and its sequel over the summer and fall and the first season was perfectly adapted. It was the best thriller I’ve ever read. It was definitely a twisted and crazy read, but such a page turner.

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    1. Oooohhh! Maybe the book version would be a little more interesting for me. I definitely didn’t like seeing the craziness of the lead actor. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for dropping by, Jodi.

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      1. The book as far as the character of Joe is very similar. So if you didn’t like his character on the show, the book is pretty much the same, LoL. I still think it’s worth the read, a really great thriller.

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