That is pretty much exactly how I spent my winter break… besides working, I was catching up on a bunch of shows that have been getting awesome reviews. I started and finished three shows: “Stranger Things,” “The OA,” and “Series of Unfortunate Events.” Consensus? I was not disappointed.
I have had a lot of people tell me I need to watch this, including one of my professors during the fall semester. When I finally had the time, I am pretty sure I knocked this show out in about a week… maybe less. A creepy story line with an 80s vibe totally kept me locked in, and it even took the throne from “Downton Abbey” at the SAG Awards for “Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.” Now, I am just like everyone else. Waiting for season two to start. Anxiously.
Again with the creepy vibe, this one was more confusing, and still has me kind of puzzled. Honestly, I do not even know how to explain this one. But if you are not one to sit and actually follow along with complicated plots… this might not be the one for you. It does totally fit a weird, science category though.
“Series of Unfortunate Events”
Now if you are a bookworm like me, you may have read the actual series by Lemony Snicket. You may have even seen the movie that starred Jim Carrey, which was okay… though this series is probably my favorite. At first I did not know if I was going to enjoy this, but the more I watched, the more I saw the characters that I pictured back when I was reading it come to life. Totally worth finishing in a few days.
For now, until another show catches my eye, I am sticking to “This Is Us.” If you do not watch that, start, now.