You’re probably aware of the fact that hit American TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S (that took me so long to type omg) was added to Netflix at the beginning of this year. Everywhere you looked, people were shouting it from the rooftops. Netflix users were finally being graced with one of the most loved shows to ever be made. It took me a good few months to finally get around to start watching it again; just through being too busy and having too many other shows on the go. But in May, I finally did it. I committed, once again, to 10 glorious seasons of Friends (I cba with that again). And when I started watching it again, I was certainly surprised at what thoughts popped up.
Almost every day, we’re faced with photos, tweets, Facebook ‘check-in’s’ of people jetting off across the other side of the world to go travelling. People who have spent the day in a waterfall, exploring another culture, sky-diving, snorkeling – you name it and you’ve probably seen someone you know on social media doing it. Whether you follow any travel bloggers or not, there’s always posts cropping up about why you should travel, how travel makes you a better person, how to find yourself by travelling and so on. I’m not making fun of people who travel; I think if it’s what you want to do and you have the means to do it then that’s amazing and you should totally go for it. But I am saying that not all of us can, should or want to travel. And that’s okay too.
I love a documentary. From wild-life to death row to minimalism to sex robots; give me a documentary, a cup of tea and some biscuits and I will be one very happy bunny. I love learning things and finding out more about parts of the world and human nature and documentaries are the perfect way to do that. Of course what makes a good documentary isn’t just the topic and the quality of the shoot. It’s the presenter as well. I love watching someone who’s open-minded, doesn’t beat around the bush and want’s to get into the nitty gritty of whatever it is they’re learning about. Stacey Dooley is one of my favourite people to watch when I want to watch a documentary. She investigates some incredibly awful problems all around the world and I admire her a lot for being so transparent, so determined and so thorough with her research. So…. if you’re not familiar with Stacey’s documentaries, here are 4 that I think everyone needs to sit down and watch!
I go through phases with TV or Netflix shows. I’ll cram like 15,000 of them into the space of a month or I’ll go half a year without starting a single new show. There is no in-between. Right now, I am loving series, more so than films and am always on the lookout for the next one to consume my life. I’ve watched some cracking shows recently and luckily have enjoyed every single one of them massively. Which is a huge achievement because it usually takes me a while to find a show I love – especially if I’m suffering from a hangover from the previous one.
In case you missed the spoiler alert in the title, you might not wanna continue through this post if you plan on watching or are in the middle of watching Stranger Things. Some spoilers may be included in the points I’m going to make. Stranger Things has taken over TV screens, laptops and iPhones all over the globe since its release on Netflix. Sci-Fi combined with Drama combined with Horror combined with a kick-ass Winona Ryder made for a show which gripped the lives of millions. Mine included. Having just finished the first (and currently only) season and not quite knowing what to do with myself or where I go from here until season 2 is released, I decided to share with you the thoughts I had during my time watching Stranger Things.
As you probably know, I’m a huge animal lover. I’m also a huge documentary lover and my absolute favourite documentaries to watch are those that are about animals and more often than not, it doesn’t matter what mood I’m in, I can always find myself getting lost in the animal kingdom. I’ve put together a little list of some of my favourite animal documentaries – those perfect for all you animal lovers!
I am a sucker for a good documentary. From funny ones to serious ones to just down right weird ones; I love them and I love learning about different people, communities, events and places all over the globe. I think they’re important too and can really open your eyes to things you weren’t aware of and give you a much wider view of the world and everything in it. They help share the human experience on a massive scale and I love that. Today I wanted to recommend a couple of documentaries I’ve watched recently!