I've already started a couple of series during this Covid-19 related "lockdown". One is #whoareyoulisteningto and the other is #eatingthroughcovid. I thought it might be fun to see what others are binge watching during whatever level of "stay at home" order your country/state/city has going on right now.
Currently, my wife and I are watching "Money Heist" or as the rest of the world probably knows it "La Casa de Papel". The show is from Spain and it takes part mostly in Spain. It is one of those either subtitles or overdubbed audio things, so if you can't handle that you might want to skip it.
It focuses on a group of "strangers" who are embarking on the heist to end all heists. There are currently 4 parts (seasons) on Netflix and my wife an I are halfway through the third season.
It's not much of a family show, it has a mature rating for a reason and some of the dialog is pretty suggestive.
Speaking of the dialog, some of it is just dumb as well. I don't know if that is due to the translation or if the writing is just really that poor. There are quite a few lines that I felt missed the mark for whatever reason. For the most part the voice acting is done well and there are only one or two characters where I feel the actor/actress they used to do the English doesn't really mesh with the character.
If you are looking for something to keep you entertained, I highly recommend it. It does a fairly good job of staying realistic and the times where it doesn't, it is easy enough to just shrug your shoulders and say "whatever".
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
We finally got around to watching this movie the other day. I've had it sitting on my Plex media server for quite some time, but at a whopping two and a half hours I was a little scared of plugging through it.
I have to say, I don't know what I was worried about now. Looking back, I find it hard to believe that it was actually that long. It seems like it was a simple hour and a half movie, that is how well it was done. I don't think there was ever a point where I felt like it was dragging out.
If I did, that would have all been dispelled once you get to the end. The acting was great and it really just ended up being exactly what I would expect from Tarantino. I highly recommend this movie.
This has probably been one of our most favorite finds of the "quarantine". During a time when the news is nothing but the typical mass media doom and gloom, this show was a bright spot that has kept us laughing through many isolated nights.
Without giving too much away, it created by comedy genius Eugene Levy (the dad from American Pie, plus a whole host of other things) and it revolves around his wealthy family who loses everything and has to move to a small rural town. Think of it as a reverse Beverly Hillbillies if you remember that show.
Besides Eugene, a number of his kids also have recurring roles in the series. The characters are lovable and you really end up caring what happens to them after about three episodes. The episodes are also pretty short, so you can blow through like half a season in one night.
There is quite a bit of adult language, so I wouldn't recommend this for kids. I guess I really just depends on how you run your household. There is currently a sixth season that is not on Netflix yet, but we are eagerly anticipating binge watching it when it drops.
These are just some of the things we have been watching during the stay at home order, how about you? What are you watching?