Hello everyone. I’d like to thank you, as one often should, for taking the time to read this. It really means a lot to me. There are a few things I need to make known about this post before you continue. First, it is, for all intents and purposes, a critical look at the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, and while I don’t necessarily intend to spoil the series for those who will watch it or haven’t finished it, I will not shy away from talking about the series as a whole. Second, because of the subject matter that the show addresses, this post is definitely going to be a little more on the somber side. And third, it is important to acknowledge this show not just as a form of entertainment or an interesting story to be told, but as a commentary on our culture’s attitude toward a number of issues, particularly that of mental health. With these things established, let’s talk about some stuff.
Talk about turning the tables! Nola Darling, the main character in Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It, gives us self-determined feministic "I make my own rules" vibes. This Netflix addition is based on the movie version Lee had directed in 1986 (which I didn't watch). Fast forward 31 years later, this storyline has resurfaced with a modern twist. There is so much to talk about, but I'm going to focus on Nola in relation to her three lovers, Brooklyn as a person, and the culture of art.
Stand-up is the purest of art forms, as there is absolutely nothing between audience and artist—it's all pure reaction. You laugh, or you don't. You get the joke, or you're offended—it's that simple. If you're a real stand-up nerd, than you should really be taking advantage of the hidden gems on Netflix.
Alright, time for a heavy comforter, a hot beverage, and to throw on some Netflix. You click on the red button, sign in, and there it is. It looks interesting, but is it really? The music and short preview makes it seem worth your "chill time." Though, there has been one too many that you've wasted your time on. You need to know! To watch or not to watch?
After not being well received on the big screen, the popular children's series A Series of Unfortunate Events is getting another shot at being brought to life, this time in a thirteen episode run on Netflix. While they have lost the showrunner, Mark Hudis, they are in talks getting the protagonist of the series, Count Olaf, cast.
This isn't a review of Stranger Things Season 2. But I will say this: I loved the second season of Netflix's ode to the 80s, monster movies, and Steven Spielberg. I liked it better than Season 1, which I thought was fun but a bit uneven.