We tried the Netflix experiment a year or so ago and were very unimpressed with the selection available, so after the free month we canceled it. But there is so much nothing on TV in English here, and I’ve already seen almost all the episodes of The Relic Hunter and Conan the Barbarian, so we decided to give it another shot.
First, we watched Star Trek Discovery. Of course, most of you have probably seen that already, but I’m fairly impressed. They’ve got the Klingons speaking Klingon and, I guess, since The Next Generation, it is acceptable for any new version of the show to make the Klingons look like whatever they want. I will continue watching it, but I’m sure I’m the only one in the family who will. That is the case with all science fiction.
Then we let Isabel pick a film so we got a schmaltzy thing called “The Princess Switch” which was another iteration of Parent Trap or The Prince and the Pauper, the old switcheroo, plus Christmas. It was totally predictable and cringeworthy in parts, but the characters were likeable and, in the end, I kind of enjoyed it.
Then I watched about 10 minutes of Bojack Horseman, because I’ve heard such rave reviews, but 10 minutes was enough. I guess that’s a selling point, though. I can check out the stuff that everybody’s raving about, and I can see when everybody is full of shit.
Then I saw something called The 100, which I’d never heard of, but it’s science fiction and everybody else had gone to bed, so I decided to give it a shot. Still on the fence about that, but I’ll certainly give it a few more episodes. Are they bold explorers on a hostile planet or is it Lord of the Flies? A bit of each, I suppose.