Welcome back to another Film Friday. I hope you caught my first post I did in this new series, if not then definitely check it out after you have finished this one. This week I am back with another NETFLIX blog, because let’s face it, the majority of my spare time is given to this epic viewing invention.
I have been binge watching a few new things on Netflix recently and totally fell in to the trap of “have I moved in the last 6 hours” with both of them. If you follow me on Instagram (if not, come join), then you will of seen me talking on my Insta Stories a lot about The Mist. So many people messaged me about it and said how I’d made them watch it, and they loved it, so I have to tell more of you about it.
The second one I lost most of my week nights to recently was the Santa Clarita Diet. I tweeted about this one and lots of my friends replied saying how much they loved it. Why did no one tell me about this hilarious show sooner? So I can’t be blamed for keeping you from it, I’m sharing it all here!
The Mist is based on the novel by Stephen King. It was made in to a movie a few years back now also, but I haven’t seen this. The netflix series caught my eye as it popped up on my recommended viewing. I questioned whether or not to watch it as I know how dark Stephen King stories can get. However, this is dark and full of suspense but it’s not what I would class as scary or a horror.
A mist suddenly descends on a small town in Maine, USA. At first people think it’s an initial change in the weather, that’s until they get caught in it for a while and notice things are going horribly wrong. The mist can make you do different things, hallucinate, attack people, or it can attack you directly. Either way, it eventually brings you to a rather grim end. Be warned, some ends can be a bit gory.
It’s set between 3 locations in the town, the church, a shopping mall and wherever Kevin and his gang are moving to and from. There’s 3 groups of people that we are watching, the small group stuck in the church, the large group trapped in the mall and a team of 4 battling to get across town to the mall.
Kevin, the father of Alex and husband to Eve has been seperated from them and doesn’t know their fate in the mist. The 2 women are trapped in the mall and don’t know how their father/husband is doing either. Along the way you soon realise that the mist appears different to everyone, and doesn’t attack the same way twice. This is why I was so intrigued, as I couldn’t figure out its purpose.
The show leads you to believe it’s on track to figuring out the reason behind it, but instead ends on an epic cliff hanger, that I am praying will trigger a season 2.
It’s made up of 10 episodes and I watched it all within 3 days, I had to come up for air at some point guys, and you know, go to work! But if you’re an even better binger than me, it’s totally watchable in one weekend.
The Santa Clarita Diet
This has been out for a little while now on Netflix, but I put off watching it. I don’t know why, and if you’re the same then trust me when I say watch it NOW. I had no idea what to expect from this but once I started watching any expectations I would of had would be right out the window. I’ve not watched anything like this before.
As you can see it stars Drew Barrymore, who is also an executive producer of this Netflix original series. Drew’s character Sheila is married to Joel and they have a daughter Abby. They live a normal suburban life, they work together as estate agents, have a beautiful home and a happy family life. Until one day, at work, Sheila falls ill and takes a very strange medical turn. Warning, this comes with a lot of (fake) vomit!
It turns out that whatever has happened to her has turned her “undead”, basically a zombie. Sheila still looks normal and alive but has a none beating heart and a whopping appetite for human flesh. Queue the hilarious journey of learning to adjust in society when you’re married/living with a zombie.
I haven’t laughed out loud at a new show or film in so long but this one had me laughing at every episode. I watched it on my own, sadly my husband doesn’t share the same taste in all my chosen viewings. One night he came upstairs and asked me “what are you laughing so much at?” It was this show, and credit has to go to Sheila’s husband Joel played by Timothy Olyphant and, their neighbour Eric played by Skyler Gisondo. Both are hilarious.
The show is described as a horror-comedy, as some scenes are very gory and a little disturbing (eating a whole human body in one night, yep), but each episode is full of witty one liners and plenty of dry humour. This show is also made up of 10 episodes and ends on another cliff hanger. It has been recommissioned for a second series that will be out early 2018. I can’t wait.
Coming Up Next Time
I hope you have enjoyed another Netflix review/suggestions from me. Please do let me know if you have seen these shows before, or if you watch them off the back of this.
My next film post might be a collaboration with someone, which is really exciting. I’ll keep you posted. As always guys, if you have any ideas for what you’d like to read film/tv wise just let me know.
Have a great weekend and Happy (film) Friday,
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