Netflix Series I’ve Watched in 2020

No formal intro. Just saw this in my drafts, making me wonder why I haven’t posted this yet. Probably because I thought I would be watching more.

Sex Education Season 2

Yes, I quite agree that Otis was a dick for using Ola to forget Maeve, and maybe it even made me angrier because it was implied in season 1 that Otis had clean intentions and a heart for Ola (and then suddenly, probably giving in to most fans, the writers just used the “I tried to forget you by falling in love with someone else” card).

Other than this, the series was great. It introduced and discussed other spectra of the LGBTQ+ community, and informed me better about sex and gender more than any other sex education attempt there was in our country. I like Adam’s and Ruby’s character development, but my heart is for Rahim (ang haba kasi ng buhok ni Eric).

My favorite scene was, as you may all agree, the girls—with different races—meeting at the bus stop to reassure Amy. Sex Education did that.

The End of the F***ing World Season 1

They told me it was one of a kind, and yes, I agree that it was, but it wasn’t just for me. The trailer got my attention, but it wasn’t strong enough to make me watch it continuously. It was only, I think, in episode 3 when things made sense—that it wasn’t only about two teenagers who had messed-up backgrounds trying to figure out their lives. The premise was just weird to me, and although I’d like to understand where they both came from, I couldn’t tolerate their actions.

I heard there was a season 2, but it had bad reviews, so I’m going to stop at season 1. It ended tragically yet meaningfully, and I’d like to leave it that way in my mind.

Kingdom Seasons 1 and 2

Season 1 got me hooked to my core. It was such a timely series to watch, given that the world was suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic at the time I was watching. Class struggle, abuse of and hunger for power, the purposeful ignorance of the recommendations of medical professionals⁠—they were all there.

How could I not love the king? He was empathetic, and he showed leadership amid a pandemonium. He didn’t just sit on his throne and gave commands; he was one with his army, and that alone made him an extremely good leader. I loved every bit of the series, although they could have compressed seasons 1 and 2 into one (because it revolved around the same objective and characters, but this is my opinion).

I have a gut feeling I’ll hate season 3.

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