Sex Education – Netflix
Sex Education is probably one of my favorite new shows that I’ve watched in years… and it’s only been out for a few weeks. We tore through all eight episodes over a few days and the show does not disappoint. It may be about British high schoolers giving sex advice but it is incredibly smart, witty, and heart-felt. The story is about Otis (played by the lovely Asa Butterfield of Ender’s Game fame), who channels his Sex Therapist mother (played by the amazing Gillian Anderson) to open a “sex therapy clinic” at this school… for money with his friends Maeve and Eric. I can’t say enough good things about this show. I’m already counting the days till season 2. Run don’t walk!
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo – Netflix
If there’s anything that makes me feel anxious, it’s watching someone else’s mess that I can’t clean up. With that in mind, watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo can give me a bit of anxiety, especially during the first episode (that family! AH!), so sometimes I just skip through the initial meeting of the family and revealing of the filth to get to the good shit: the organizing. Marie is famous for her KonMari method of Tidying (Read Amy’s post on Konmari here) where you essentially go through EVERYTHING and decide whether to keep it, or get rid of it. But along the way you have to decide if items still give you ‘joy’ enough to be worthy of living in your home. The series is probably going to be best known for making everyone fold and store everything so that it’s face up or out in a drawer or shelf. So simple and get so genius at the same time. Also it means we all need to head to the thrift stores as there’s going to be so much stuff after America watches this show.
Fyre Fraud – Hulu & Fyre: The Great Party that Never Happened – Netflix
Hulu beat Netflix to the punch by surprise dropping their documentary called Fyre Fraud a few days before Fyre: The Great Party that Never Happened – which if we’re honest is entirely too long of a title… and apparently is produced by some of the guys behind the actual production (or non-production as it were) of the festival, which makes you wonder exactly how un-biased the Netflix version will be. We’ll find out tomorrow, when Fyre: The Great Party that Never Happened drops tomorrow.
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Roswell – Hulu
I wrote about catching up on Roswell last week (read it Here) because of the reboot on CW that would premiere this week. If you love shows or stories in the vein of Dawson’s Creek, Vampire Diaries, or Twilight… Roswell is for you. It’s alien intrigue and a high school love story in a small town. Plus some of the best 90s and aughties music around… even though, in a tragedy of that time, some of the music was not licensed beyond TV and therefore cut and replaced with weird filler music. But don’t let that worry you! Roswell is still great.
Big Dreams, Small Spaces – Netflix
Monty Don is called Britain’s Gardener for a reason, this soft-spoken, wild-haired man is a genius with plants and landscape and now you can watch it all on Netflix. On each episode Monty shows up in gardens small and… somewhat larger, in regular people’s home to help them plan and actually plant their dream gardens. A lot of us are used to watching home shows and seeing a host chat about ideas but you never actually see them do any real work. Monty is different, he climbs trees to trim them, he gets his hands dirty in veggie beds, he helps homeowners clear brush, and he gives advice for when he’s gone. It’s the sort of relaxing show you watch if you’re into gardening or need a short or visual ASMR moment.
Coming January 31: Love, Gilda – Hulu
If the trailer made me cry… I can’t imagine what the actual show will do. This is a look back at Gilda Radner’s life through her own words, her friends, and the comedians she’s inspired… a sort of behind the curtain look at a funny woman in a mostly male world.
Hulu has series from TLC, Freeform, and more in January along with movies like 9 to 5 (a personal favorite), Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas for when you want a good hate-watch, and A Walk To Remember! Time travel back to a time when you’d actually consider Shane West sexy! Movies now on Netflix include: Solo, Antman and the Wasp, pretty much every Indiana Jones movie ever created… and then this announcement from Netflix that just came out today:
So essentially the best show ever… come quick Space Force! Come quick!