Also, this post will give a brief description of each programme and why I love it, but I'll make sure it's 100% spoiler free!
Master of None
I watched this as per Hannah Witton's recommendation in one of her monthly favourites videos. It's an American comedy-drama series created by and starring Aziz Ansari, which follows the life and work of his character, Dev. It's funny, it's mature, and it explores lots of different themes. Definitely worth a watch.
Making a Murderer
If you haven't watched, or at least heard of, this, where on earth have you been hiding for the last 6 months?! This is a documentary exploring the story of Steven Avery, a man who served 18 years in prison for sexual assault (and attempted murder), before being exonerated. 2 years after his release, he was then arrested in connection with a murder, and he was convicted a further 2 years later. The series covers his arrest, prosecution, and conviction, along with that of his nephew. This series is extremely controversial. Of course, we as viewers will form our opinions based on what we hear and see, despite the fact that we personally do not know exactly what happened. Whatever the truth behind this story, the series highlights some serious flaws in the US criminal justice system.
Freaks & Geeks
A friend recommended this to me and I'm so glad she did. It's an American teen comedy-drama series that aired in 1999/2000. Sadly, it was cancelled before the entire series was even aired and thus was not renewed. It stars lots of familiar faces, such as Linda Cardellini, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, and plenty more. It's a classic "coming of age" teen drama type series and I really enjoyed it.
This is hands down one of my favourite TV shows ever. The lead actress, Tatiana Maslany, spectacularly plays the role of several identical people who are clones. The series raises lots of issues surrounding the moral and ethical implications of human cloning. I apologise that this is a little vague and sketchy but I really don't want to give too much away so you'll just have to go and watch it for yourself.
That's it for part 1 of "what I've been watching" and I'm sure the next part will come soon enough. Do let me know in the comments what you've been watching and loving!
- L x