I was so busy in the month of March that by the time we got to April, I was exhausted. I didn’t want to do anything that involved thinking, writing, creating or even brainstorming. I was just not into it.
Instead of packing my nights with projects, activities and events in the following months, I decided to take it easy in my spare time. I’m done with busy schedules and trying to accomplish endless “to do” lists. I started to lose sight of why I was even blogging in the first place.
So these last four months have been bliss.
Ever since we got a Netflix voucher from my brother and sister in law, all we’ve done in our spare time in the last 4 months is watch Netflix. I don’t think I can ever go back to not having it. This little voucher has been the best Christmas present ever! Seriously, who doesn’t watch movies and T.V shows? Everyone can always spare at least 30 minutes to 1 hour of T.V time and Netflix is the way of the future! I can’t believe I’ve never thought about it before!?
They not only have shows that you would normally watch on the T.V channels, but they also have what they call the “Netflix Original”. So Netflix has actually made their own shows specifically for their own internet channel. Can you imagine how many jobs have been created from this incredible idea?
So if you haven’t already tried Netflix, buy yourself a present and get a Netflix voucher and it’ll be the beginning of your binge watching.
If you’re wondering which shows to watch first, you have to watch “Pablo Escobar El Patron Del Mal” and “Get Down” and I’ll explain why.
Pablo Escobar El Patron Del Mal (The Boss of Evil)
If you’re ever interested in true events, this show should be in your playlist. It’s a great adaptation about Pablo Escobar one of the world’s most infamous druglord to ever live. It shows us when Pablo Escobar was a little boy all the way to when he became an ambitious entrepreneur. It depicts his character, who his influences were, to how he changed over time and his main reasons that drove him to do what he did. It also shows the various relationships he had with his family, friends, business partners and the Medellin community which you will come to see why he was loved and hated by the people of Colombia and the rest of the world.
The show was written and directed so well that it almost seemed like the writers and directors were right there when all these events happened. As for the acting, my oh my! They all deserve an Oscar! There should be a Latin Oscar for these actors. If you watch the real footage of the interviews and the news of the events on YouTube, you’ll see how close the cast and parts of the show were to the real events. The entire show was executed superbly.
Even thought I already know the story about Pablo Escobar, the show still left me feeling on edge with what will happen next and I’m sure you’ll feel the same. It made us cry and it made us laugh, but most of all it really showed us that he is the boss of evil.
Another one of my favourite shows.
I always saw ads on Facebook about this show so the second we registered for Netlix, the first show I watched was “Get Down”. Again, it’s loosely based on true events, but this time it’s located in the Bronx of New York city the birth of Hip Hop. The great thing about this show is it will not only show you the importance of turntablism in hip hop, but it will also show you the life of the people living in the Bronx from the late 1970s: their struggle, joys, defeat and their triumphs.
As the show is based on the evolution of hip hop, this show certainly showcases the work, dedication and passion of the thriving artists in the Bronx during that era.
There are some parts of the show which I thought were cheesy with the cartoon scenes but it was cheesy in a good way. It actually made the show different and even more interesting to watch.
If you want to be entertained with good music, humour and some drama, this show should also be on your playlist.
I’ll leave you with those two shows for now until my next blog.
So immerse yourself in Netflix and enjoy!
Until next time,