When I was doing my research on the bullet journal I decided to do this month, I saw that a lot of people liked to put what they were watching or wanted to watch on Netflix, or Netfli Binge!
I thought that was a very interesting idea.
Last year I would get upset with myself when I watched too much Netflix.
I would tell myself that I should be reading or writing… doing something productive for my blog instead of wasting time.
But, I love binge watching Netflix… and Hulu!
Instead of getting upset with myself over what I should be doing for my blog instead of watching tv, I decided to make Netflix and Hulu a part of my blog.
Everyone likes to watch tv right?
And book lovers like watching movie and tv show adaptations of books they’ve read… or want to read.
I am going to discuss some of my recent binges every now and then on my blog.
So, when I’m watching a tv show that I can’t seem to turn off I can feel better knowing that I’ll be writing about said tv show for my readers on my blog.
My Most recent Netflix Binge: The Magicians
This is a SyFy tv show based on a book series.
I did not know it was based on a book series before starting the show.
But, I have loved the show so far, so I plan on picking up the books sometime this year to read.
Hoping one of my local libraries have them in stock…
There are currently 3 seasons on Netflix.
The 4th season is starting on SyFy this month… I think Jan. 23rd?
I was a little upset when I caught up to current, but at least the next season is starting soon.
About The Magicians
Quentin Coldwater, a grad student at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, has been fascinated by the magical fantasy world since he was young.
But as he has gotten older, Quentin and his 20-something friends have discovered that the magical world they read about as children is not only real, but it poses dangers to humanity.
While studying at the secret upstate New York school, the friends struggle to cope with the aftermath of a catastrophe that befalls the institution.
The fantasy series is based on a series of novels by Lev Grossman.
That’s the synopsis I get when I Google the show.
So far, I love the show.
Many of the characters do get on my nerves multiple times throughout the series, that I’ve seen so far, because some of the decisions they make are just so stupid.
But, that’s just their individual personalities.
Since I haven’t read the book series I do not know where the show and the books differ.
Obviously, they differ, they all do when they are adapted.
I’m not the type of person to get upset over the differences…
I don’t look at the movie or show as one in the same as the book.
When I read a book and start to watch the movie or the show I don’t go into watching the adaptation with hopes it will be just like the book.
I go into it with an idea of how I thought I would creatively do things if I adapted it…
Then I pay attention to the different details that the director chose and compare it to if that was the way I would have done it.
If I think my way would’ve been better, or if I’m impressed with how the director did it.
Book to movie adaptations are a completely different creative process.
The director and the author are two different types of creatives, so I don’t expect their visions to be the exact same.
It’s fascinating to me to see how a director thinks or sees a book.
Everyone pictures something different when they read a book, everyone has different feelings on the book or towards the characters…
That’s what makes reading so great.
Because I can read a book and you can read a book and we can both come out on the other end completely different.
I love it!
And love seeing how directors and actors creatively make the characters and storyline their own.
That was a lot…
I didn’t realize I had so much say.
I do not want to do a full review of the shows, because that’s not what I want these posts to be.
An overview of what I’m currently watching…
Or currently finished watching is all I really want these to be.
Netflix Binge: Tidelands
This one won’t be as long as The Magicians.
Tidelanders is a Netflix original show.
There is currently only one season of this show.
I binge watched the whole season in one night,..
After an ex-con returns to her fishing village, a dead body leads her to uncover the secrets of the town and its half-siren, half-human residents.
That’s the only synopsis Google gives, sorry it’s so short!
This show is an Australian series.
Apparently the first ever Australian series to be exclusively produced and distributed on Netflix.
I was pretty into it.
Not sure there’s going to be a season 2.
But I love shows about sirens!
Well, that’s what I’ve been binge watching on Netflix.
I’ll probably start watching The Magicians on SyFy when season 4 starts this month.
As for Netflix, maybe I’ll find something else…
I’m just trying to fill the time until The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comes back!
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