Saturday, April 11, 2015

Let's Talk: Current Obsessions

So, I have to admit, I was never a huge fan of those Netflix Original series shows--until now.

I kept hearing so many good things about the show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I kept seeing gif after gif posted on Tumblr, I heard a bunch of my friends raving about it on Twitter and Facebook, so I finally decided to sit down and watch it, and I'm so glad I did. For those of you not familiar, it's about a woman who was kidnapped along with three other woman by a crazy Reverend who thinks the world is going to end and held in a bunker for 15 years, only to be rescued and find out that there wasn't in fact any apocalypse and now they all have to adjust to life after being "Mole Women." It's so funny and clever and anytime you can put in a 90s slang reference, I'm all about it (I will never stop saying "Siiiiike" no matter how many times I get made fun of for it.) Going into it, I knew it had to be good because Tina Fey helped create it and I'm basically the real life Liz Lemon, but it was so much better than I thought it was going to be. Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess are hilarious together, and Carol Kane is in it! What a legend.

My next current obsession is one I've been waiting on since I first heard the little internet whispers about it, and that's Daredevil. Holy cow. That's all I feel like needs to be said about it, but I'll just rave a little bit more. Marvel did a nice job bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to TV, but I think they made a smart decision putting this straight on Netflix. By doing that, they've been able to be a little more darker and grimier, and not to mention way more violent. Seriously, there were a few parts where I just cringed (like when Kingpin took just a liiiittle bit too much off the top of Anatoly). Not only is the show done well and shot well, the opening sequence is so cool--it's not too flashy but it's still interesting. I have about 2 more episodes to go, and I keep telling myself to stretch them out because I know I'm gonna go crazy waiting until they put out new ones, but I also can't help it--Marvel you've done it again! I also am loving the fact that Fulton Reed is playing Foggy, it's like the Bash Brother all grown up.

My third obsession hasn't started yet, and that's Game of Thrones, but I know come tomorrow when the new season premieres it'll be all I talk to anyone about. Hope they're all ready to tune me out!

Are you guys watching any of these? Anything you're obsessed with lately?


  1. House of Cards seasons one and two were excellent, but season three was much, much worse. No idea what happened with that.

    Daredevil looks good. I need a new obsession, I'll check it out!

    1. I never watched House of Cards, I know other people who did and liked it, but it just never peaked my interest. Definitely check Daredevil out, it was so good!

  2. LOVED Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, was a fan of Tina Fey way back when so devoured the whole series in a short space of time, 'PINOT NOIR, Leather bar'

    Can't wait to get started on Daredevil too! GOT first though :)

    1. Oh my gosh, I died at that part! I had the song stuck in my head for DAYS, haha.