Lucifer

For whatever reason, Netflix has been seriously pushing Lucifer. I’ve heard of it before, and noticed it being referenced in several places, but it seemed a bit… corny. However, since it kept popping up all over my Netflix queue, I decided to give it a chance. As expected, it was very corny, but once the cast grew on you, became surprisingly enjoyable! There was nothing remotely scary about the show. Lucifer was portrayed as being more “naughty” rather than straight up evil. He was meant to be charming, but to me, came off as being more obnoxious (like a Kuwaity Boy lol).

Every episode, the cops got a new case to solve… with the help of Lucifer, who had apparently gotten bored of Hell and bounced. Just like Blacklist and Sherlock, watching them solve case after case tends to get… boring. However, there’s also a “will they, won’t they” thing going on with Lucifer and one of the Detectives. That doesn’t stop Lucifer from sleeping around with every other woman (sometimes several at a time) and the occasional man. In fact, Lucifer owns a Night Club and lives right above it. Every now and then, he’ll also perform at said Night Club (he sang a rendition of Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower) sometimes to an audience, sometimes not. The cast includes a sprinkle of interesting characters including Kevin Alejandro (whom I’d classify as eye-candy, if only his character wasn’t such a push-over) and my beloved Tricia Helfer (who will forever be Six to me).

All in all, it was an easy, mindless and enjoyable watch (nothing stressful)! I zipped through all four seasons (I let it play in the background) amidst some spirited spring cleaning!

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

I previewed it earlier (here) but I’m glad I waited as long as I did to watch this show, because a few days after I was done with Season 1, Netflix released Season 2!

13 year old me would’ve been over the moon with happiness over the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and watched it as soon as it had dropped (on account of the witch-y stuff and all) but 33 year old me? Not so much. I knew it was going to be for a younger crowd and… I was not wrong. Regardless, it was pretty enjoyable!

Initially, I didn’t like any of them (save for Hilda Spellman because she was an adorable mess and later Mary Wardwell because something about her, let’s call it a certain je ne sais quoi, made me unable to focus on anyone else, whenever she was on-screen).

From Sabrina’s clothes to her hair and even her voice (she legit sounded like a young boy to me) was hard to swallow. None of the dudes were cute (Harvey the “main love interest” looked like my toe), but most of all, I couldn’t and still can’t stand Ambrose Spellman. The only person that legitimately looked beautiful (as one might an expect an actor/actress to be) in the entire show, was Prudence Night (girl was stun-ning)! Thankfully, Sabrina’s hair and clothes started looking much better in Season 2. She still can’t act, or rather makes it look so obvious that she’s acting (when the pests show up, she starts muttering “Oh no” over and over again…), but at least she looks better while doing it now.

The main thing that really bugged me (another thing that kept taking me out of the show, other than Sabrina’s bad acting) was how there were only a handful of extras. Why does either school only consist of a handful of students? Why does the coven consist of only a handful of people? Heck, why does the entire town only consist of a handful of people? It was very, very noticeable during the “big event” scenes (such as the coven gatherings and trial and so on).

They’d hype up a certain event and you’d expect to see a massive gathering, but it’s always the same 10 people (which again, detracts from the “gravitas” of the show… lol). Like, where are all the extras? Come on, Netflix. Throw some more money on the show.

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The Haunting of Hill House

During the weekend, I decided to man up and finally watch it on Netflix. It was not what I was expecting, at all! I found the show extremely compelling! To the extent that I even attempted and succeeded in canceling all my plans (save for a baby shower that I sadly couldn’t opt out of) to fully immerse myself in a show that was deeply, deeply haunting (heehee, I had to)! I wrote about the show earlier (here) and actively tried to avoid watching it, but after all the good stuff everyone’s been saying about it, I just couldn’t not watch it.

It wasn’t scary as I thought it’d be. In fact, it wasn’t scary at all (I was totally fine during the night-time, which is typically when I tend to start freaking out). If anything, The Haunting of Hill House was incredibly sad! My heart broke over and over again, for each of them (except the oldest sister ‘cuz… eww), multiple times throughout every other episode! It got to the point where nothing sad was even happening on-screen, but I’d watch a scene of them in the past (their younger selves) and start crying all over again. The last show that’s ever made me cry this much was This Is Us (here).

It’s been a minute since I’ve watched such a good show!

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The Order

Honestly, I was judging this show from the get-go (based on the trailer). It seemed like a janky version of another already janky show called The Magicians. Between that and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (here) and Charmed (here) and Legacies and The Umbrella Academy (here) so on, how many more of these dark fantasy shows where we going to be subjected to?

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