What’s New On Netflix (and Worth a Watch)?

What’s New On Netflix (and Worth a Watch)?

I spent the last days of my Christmas holiday curled in bed, desperately clinging onto the last dregs of freedom and, as us millennials do, binging shows on Netflix. There were a couple new shows that were recommended to me/caught my eye, and I’m here to give you my final thoughts.

 

MINDHUNTER

 

Mindhunter is a show about the origin of the term “serial killer”. If that by itself doesn’t intrigue you, I don’t know what to tell you. I went in worried this was going to be just another ‘70s FBI/cop show (aka not my cup of tea), but boy was I wrong. The show does revolve around serial killers of that era, but it delves deeper into the psychology that might be behind their heinous acts. Psychology meets investigation and before you know it, you’re hooked. Being a psychology student, I was sceptical going in, but then I learned that the show is based on real events and it was interesting to see the difference between how the world was then, and how the approach to certain things has changed now.

The cast of the show feels natural and fitting. Even though we don’t learn a huge amount about the characters, what we do learn makes us want more, and I think that just shows how well the characters are constructed.

I give this show a 9/10 (because I believe there is always room for improvement) and eagerly await the second season, which will likely be filmed later this year.

 

The End of the F***ing World

 

Now, if I was sceptical about Mindunter, I was full-on prepared to hate this after the first episode. The End of the F***ing World is a bold teenage comedy series following a boy who is convinced he is a psychopath and a girl described as a rebel who decide to up and leave, because life just isn’t exciting enough. I was worried the show was going to be a glorification of teenagers who are obviously suffering from psychological issues due to trauma and the way their parents treat them, but luckily the show combined comedy and realism in a way that made it not seem farfetched or ridiculous. Reflecting back at what happened during the show, I felt more sorry for the kids than I thought I would.

With each episode being 20-30 minutes long, the show is extremely easy to binge, and at the end of each episode you are just eager to see what these kids are going to do next. The show originally premiered on Channel 4, and it is not yet known if they’ll renew it for season 2, as the show was based on a comic of the same name by Charles Forsman. I would give the show a rating of 7/10. It is good, not ground-breaking, but good.

 

What are you binging on Netflix this February?

 

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