Today I got the email from my university that we will be transitioning to completely online, following the same decisions that many tertiary institutions across Australia and the world have made.
If you’re in the same boat, whether that be with your studies or work and are slowly spiralling into a bundle of stress, I’ve got you.
Binge-watching TV shows may only be a temporary distraction, but from someone who has been practising social isolation for years now it does the trick.
I’ve divided my recommendations into three categories for whatever headspace you might be in right now and where to find them (within Australia).
I spend a lot of time watching Netflix, and streaming movies and TV shows in general and while I have issues with so much of what I’ve watched there is some great stuff out there!
But where to start?
Well, here’s seven I love and think you will too. Read more
Ok, so it’s well documented at this point that I have a love hate relationship with Netflix when it comes to their original productions (see here, here and here).
But sometimes they do alright, so I was excited to see the promotions for ‘Trinkets’ popping up.
Three girls, forming an unbreakable bond, beautiful friendships forged over a mutual shoplifting habit.
And for that part of the show, it was really great.
I’m late on writing about this, I watched the whole series pretty soon after it was released.
Honestly, I was hoping that someone from the show or from Netflix would come out and confirm that the adults in this show were younger than we thought and it was all a misunderstanding so that I could write about the things this show did so well.
But that was unrealistic, and I still feel uneasy about the show as a whole, because the reality is the issues in the show are serious and they overshadow everything good about it. Read more
If you’ve been following along here for a while, you’ll know that I have multiple gripes with Netflix, which is frequently a fat shaming mess among projecting a range of other problematic and harmful messages (you can read about that here and here).
Since my last post I do have to give Netflix credit for Dumplin’, which was beautiful, but unfortunately a recent announcement has me seething.
One Day at a Time won’t be renewed for a fourth season. Read more
I’m a huge sucker for a rom-com, so when Netflix’s Sierra Burgess is a Loser, starring Shannon Purser was released on the seventh of September I didn’t hesitate to pop it on and settle in for the night.
I was already completely obsessed with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and considering they share the same male lead in Noah Centineo, I was ready to fall in love with another Peter Kavinsky type. Read more