Know what you mean, @elkah I’m like that with Star Wars, and Firefly. Two things I know I would probably love, but never got around to watching cause it feels too big a thing to just randomly decide to watch someday. Only reason I watch LOTR back in the day was cause a friend at school invited me to hang out at hers and watch it when I told her I hadn’t seen it, and it seemed a nice opportunity to make a friend.
Now, this is my kind of topic. I looove tv-shows. A lot. And despite having been studying for exams, I’ve somehow managed to do a lot of bingewatching. Probably cause lying in bed with my laptop is the only thing I’ve had the energy to do in between studying, besides eating and sleeping.
So a few weeks ago I finally finished (as in started and caught up with before the new season) Game of Thrones. Which I absolutely LOVE. As dark and grim as it is. I’ve been reading the books to (only have one left of those published) but I kinda liked the show more if I’m honest. Which is not something I ever do, I always prefer the books. it’s just that Martin has a tendency to go on and on in the chapters of characters I’m not that interested in, and short chapters with the characters I really care about. I mean, there’s only so much description of Jon Snow brooding I can take. Or Catelyn Stark worrying about Robb brooding, while they mainly ride around on horses. Or the Greyjoys doing anything. I mean, I know you’re worldbuilding, buddy, but everytime I turn to the next chapter on my kindle to see JON as the headline and the little thing in the corner telling me it’s a 23 minute long chapter, when the Arya chapter was like 7 minutes, that’s the kind of thing that’s gonna make me put it down and take a 3-month break. Sorry, got carried away ranting a bit there
Uhm, I just finished 13 Reasons Why earlier today. I wasn’t going to watch it, but when even my brother told me I should (he rarely watches teen shows), I thought I’d give it a try, especially since I’d read the book a few years ago. And I kinda loved it. I can see why people worry about it’s effect though, but I think it portrayed a lot of issues in a really good way to. I’ve been watching Riverdale to. Which was a bit more disappointing in the end. I just couldn’t really get invested in any of the characters, and the solution/murderer was way too predictable. I kept waiting for the twist. Also been watching a few eps of Designated Survivor, which is a really interesting basis for a show and I loved the first few eps, but by about the 6th I needed a break cause it got a bit meh (which is when I started watching 13 Reasons Why instead). I’m still gonna continue it though probably, but not sure when.
I also watch Pretty Little Liars every week if I can. Mainly cause it’s ending and I’ve stuck with it this long, so might as well see it out. I feel like it’s a show that suits being bingewatched more though, so the plot holes are less obvious, but tumblr is full of spoilers so waiting isn’t an option haha. This is already really long so I’m just gonna stop here…