#SheViews Holiday Netflix Roundup

January 16, 2019

If you were anything like the She team over the Christmas break, you put aside some quality you time to binge the latest Netflix shows. In between soaking up the sun and catching up with family, you might have noticed that Netflix updated it’s shows (again) and there are some really great additions.

With so many great additions over, we have picked three that our team have absolutely loved. Check them out the next time you are on Netflix and trying to decide what to watch!

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Initially I sat down to this show and prepared for it to be a predictable series, and boy was I wrong. Within the first 10 minutes, I was reaching for my phone to delete all of my social media accounts. Eventually I realised that this was an overreaction, as literally the only thing on my accounts are cat photos and nothing of real value for a potential stalker.

Let me step back a bit. You follows the story of awkwardly cute Joe, who falls for Guinevere Beck (AKA Beck), at a glance. On the outside Joe represents himself as ‘the nice guy’, the perfect caring boyfriend however his obsessive nature shows us he is a seriously whacked guy. The show is narrated by Joe’s internal thoughts, and it’s not hard to pick that this guy has some serious issues. He stalks Beck every second of the day, through piecing together her schedule through her social media accounts, to stealing her phone to monitor her texts.

You want to love Joe, and there are some times that you do. But the seriously twisted mentality and nature of this guy, has you screaming for ebck to get the hell out of there.

With only 10 episodes, this one is an easy one to binge over a weekend (or a day if you are a keen Netflixer). Each episode will make you want more, and for those who have seen it already there is a season two on its way.

TIDYING UP WITH MARIE KONDO

Pure. Wholesome. Adorably Cute.

Tidying up with Marie Kondo is a series about a Japanese woman who helps families organise their homes so that they are tidy and manageable.

Culturally, the Japanese live a minimalist lifestyle and this is a technique that Marie uses throughout the series.

We all have a pair of jeans that we are holding onto because we used to fit into them and one day may be able to again. Marie is there to help weak people like us sort out how to get rid of these unnecessary items. She provides tips on how to sort out what you do and don’t need such as asking yourself; “does this bring me joy when I hold it?” (I’m not crying), and if the answer is no, say Sayonara (I’m talking to you old pair of jeans!).

For those who are organisational enthusiasts, this show is everything you need in your life and more. The simple tricks shown can be implemented in any home and improve functionality of how you do things.

Also, it is fantastic to watch the cutest Japanese lady ever politely telling people that their homes are messy. Let’s face it, we all need a bit of Marie in our lives.

BLACK MIRROR BANDERSNATCH

Black Mirror has been consistently changing the game ever since it’s first ever episode. If you have watched it, all you need to hear is President and a Pig and you’ll will know what I’m talking about, and I am so sorry.

However, they have taken things to the next level with their new movie Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. The movie follows a young programmer who is adapting a mad writer’s fantasy novel into a computer game. That is all I can tell you about the show, because everyone who watches, will see a different version. Yes, you read that right.

Bandersnatch is an interactive show. Meaning at various points throughout the show, it gives the viewer options to choose which way it goes. From these choices, the path of the show is created, and lead to multiple endings. Choices pop up every few minutes, with viewers being asked to choose for example, which cereal he will eat that morning. A simple choice, but one which may affect the entire course.

Viewers have claimed that the show can last for 40 minutes, however the average time is 90 minutes. The clever thing about Bandersnatch, is that it will have people watching it more than once, as they backtrack and choose different storylines to see what could have been.

For a different viewing experience, check out Bandersnatch but make sure you pay attention. The fate of the main character is in your hands.  

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