2017 hasn't been a particularly strong reading year for me so far.
It's just coming up to the end of February at the moment and I've read the same number of books in two months that I'd usually have read in one. I'm being picky, resistant, and worryingly resistant at times. Work has been busy and intense with long days and very little free time and it's wreaked havoc on ability to pay attention to a book. But I still need a daily dose of stories.
So as the reviews become a little sparse on here, I thought I'd give you a peek into what I've watched recently, what I'm in the middle of and what's on my endless watchlist.
Watched and LOVED
Santa Clarita Diet
I binged this whole series in a day while working. Whoops. It's gross and funny and I actually wasn't sure if I liked it until about half-way through, but I definitely enjoyed it.
The lovely Stacey over at Pretty Books was raving about this last year and I immediately jumped on the bandwagon. LOVE. It's clever, witty, funny and just completely brilliant. Also totally different to what you'd expect from a zombie show, so if you're not a fan, give it a go anyway.
The Shannara Chronicles
I actually started watching this on TV but forgot about it while waiting between airing dates (I am SO impatient now...) and then rediscovered while browsing Netflix. I started it all over again and got sucked in straight away. I binged the whole 10 episodes in a day while working. I may have a problem.
I am OB-SESSED. It's like the best mash-up of Pretty Little Liars, Veronica Mars and Gossip Girl and it's glorious. Mystery, drama, romance and wit - what more could you ask for in a teen drama? Oh, bingeability maybe? It's got that in spades. I watched the first episode before there was a second and nearly cried because there wasn't any more!
Brooklyn Nine Nine
I have so much love for the Nine Nine. I like to save it up until I have a chunk of episodes and then binge them when I need something to cheer me up.
I was completely obsessed by this last year, watching seasons 1 and 2 TWICE in the lead up to season 3 hitting UK screens, and then I just didn't witch season 3? Yeah, I have no idea either. But the US side of my Twitter feed are starting to talk about season 4 and it's got be back in game. Time to get caught up before we get season 4 in the UK.
I am so late to the game with this. I mean, I did watch the first two seasons when they originally aired, but like lots of TV shows airing around this time, I lost track while I was at university. And then I spotted the first season for super cheap on Amazon Prime and I figured why not. Now I'm properly obsessed. Genuinely considering paying £20 for season 5 on Prime level obsessed...
I'm also still watching Pretty Little Liars - I am so ready for the final half of the season and for it all to be over. Same with The Vampire Diaries! I'm only watching it for Caroline and Damon at this point. And Supernatural? I am so behind I can't even.
Endless To-Be-Watched List
A Series of Unfortunate Events
I waited to watch this because my sister also wanted to watch it but was never in the mood. And I waited. And I waited. Now she's decided she doesn't care and I'm way behind the curve. I've only heard amazing things though so I can't wait.
I'm not even really sure what The OA is about, I just know that people I trust are in love with it and I want in. I also just trust Netflix to deliver amazing shows. Gimme.
I've heard how clever and fun this is, and though I wasn't convinced at first, I really want to watch it now. I feel like this could be a really great end-of-day wind down show to binge watch during a busy week.
So. Behind. I swear I'm the only person left with Netflix who hasn't watched this. One day, one day.
And that barely even scratches the surface. Good grief...
Have you watched anything good lately? Tell me all about it!