Ratched: Season 1 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
Last year, Netflix dropped a new show called Ratched giving us an insight into Nurse Ratched’s life before we met her in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Let’s find out whether that was needed!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, RATCHED is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched. In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind. On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the wheels are always turning and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.

The Rating:

Uff, what am I to do with this one. Let’s talk about the positives first, shall we?

This show is so pretty. The costumes are perfectly on point and stunning. Honestly, there are so many pieces that I’d buy in a heartbeat. Together with the decade appropriate hairstyles and makeup, this was a delight to watch.

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Bojack Horseman – A Review

Hey guys!
I finally had time to see a show I had already heard so much about. After catching a glimpse here and there I was curious but not yet convinced. Let’s see whether that changed!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

Will Arnett voices BoJack, the failed legendary 90’s sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom Horsin? Around, who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now, in the presence of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed for his comeback…

The Rating:

This show was probably one of the biggest surprises ever.
Generally speaking, animated shows are not exactly known for great character development, depth, or tackling intense subjects. Well, Bojack Horseman has it all.

So, where to I begin?

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The Fresh Prince of Bel Air – A Review

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I recently saw that Netflix has all season of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. So, in an attempt at nostalgia and conjuring feelings from my childhood, I started binging!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

Will moves from the tough streets of West Philly to posh Bel-Air to live with his Uncle Philip, Aunt Vivian, his cousins spoiled Hilary, preppy Carlton and young Ashley and their sophisticated British butler, Geoffrey.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on Rotten Tomatoes

The Rating:

It was a little weird to rewatch this. There were bits I remembered vividly but other parts I had no memory of at all.

Additionally, a good number of parts are rather outdated now and made me cringe. However, every time I was just about done with Will and his antics, they dropped an episode that hit me hard and I kept going.

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13 Reasons Why: Season 4 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
Last year, Netflix released the fourth and final season of 13 Reasons Why. Let’s find out whether it was a worthy conclusion of the show!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

In the series’ final season, Liberty High School’s Senior Class prepares for graduation. But before they say goodbye, they’ll have to keep a dangerous secret buried and face heartbreaking choices that might alter their lives forever.

The Rating:

The only thing I can say about this is: thank fuck it’s finally over.
I like the first season, felt like the second one was unnecessary but halfway decent, and hated the third one.

But in for a penny, in for a pound. I wanted to give it another shot, so I sat down for the fourth season. Well, that was annoying.

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Down to Earth with Zac Efron: Season 1 – A Review

Hey guys!
After talking about The Goop Lab yesterday, I thought it only fitting, to also throw my thoughts on Down to Earth in the mix. Let’s find out about this show!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

Wellness specialist Darin Olien teams up with actor Zac Efron seeking healthy lifestyle practices from around the world.

The Rating:

Okay, so I defintely found this a bit less irritating than Goop Lab. At least for a majority of the episodes.

We get to travel around the world and learn some new stuff and approaches. While, for example, the episodes about Paris and water felt mostly informational, the episode in Italy felt somehow one-sided and pseudoscientific.

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The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow: Season 1 – A Review

Hey peeps!
Today I bring you a rather controversial Netflix production. It’s been a hot minute since The Goop Lab was released but I still have some thoughtsTM.

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

A curiosity-driven exploration of boundary-pushing wellness topics — brought to you by Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site, goop.

The Rating:

Well, this was weird.
This show was critique a LOT and can see why.

While I might be on board with exploring different stuff and learning new things, the one-sided presentation here is rather problematic.

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