You know how I often post on Thursday thinking that it’s Wednesday because I started writing while it was still Wednesday, so it looks like a Thursday post rather than a Wednesday post? Well, this time, it truly is Thursday. A Thursday post. I’m sorry for the day-delay.
What I wanted to share with you tonight is my list of December Favorites, as it’s the middle of January already!
I’m determined to get to bed “early” tonight, so I’m going to get right to the point with this list of nine “little things.”
Let’s start with some manga and anime!
1). Alice in Borderland (Netflix, manga live action adaptation)
A most brilliant re-telling of Alice in Wonderland.
2). Kakegurui (Netflix, anime live action adaptation)
A most bizarre series about gambling. I mean, bizarre. I loved this!
3). The Mess You Leave Behind (Netflix)
What’s a “favorites” list without at least one mystery/thriller/drama series? This one’s well worth the watch.
4). Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix)
Sabrina’s fourth and final season left me a bit unsettled, but regardless of whether I liked the way the series ended, I did enjoy this last season. I’m going to miss looking forward to Sabrina.
5). Room 2806: The Accusation (Netflix docuseries)
I must state here that I’m including this docuseries because I recommend it… not because I enjoyed it. I did not enjoy it.
“This docuseries follows the 2011 sexual assault case involving French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the height of his career.”
Some of you may remember when this powerful French guy sexually assaulted a Black hotel housekeeper in New York City? And basically got away with it? Netflix covers the case. I wasn’t pleased with the way this vile man is exalted, revered, and glorified in the docuseries (mainly through the interviewees). People are proud to know him. People are willing to believe him. Adultery is brushed off as something to be expected. (France, you know.) One of the most nauseating parts came at the end when Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer summed up his own role in the case.
The docuseries is good, though. I think it’s one of those that should be widely viewed. I’m including a sexual assault TRIGGER WARNING with my (admittedly dubious) recommendation.
6). The Ripper (Netflix docuseries)
Yes, another Netflix docuseries landed on my list this time. I was in a true crime kind of mood, and The Ripper provided. Such an interesting case. It should be subtitled “How to bungle a serial killer hunt.”
7). Derry Girls (Netflix)
I only watched two episodes of this comedic series, but they did get me laughing. I’ll likely pick it up again at some point. The writing and acting are top-notch.
8). Pacifica Sea & C Love Vitamin Serum. (Vegan and cruelty-free)
9). Pacifica Coconut Probiotic Water Rehab Cream. (Vegan and cruelty-free)
I’m loving these two products. I mix a few drops of the serum into a small dollop of the cream each morning, and I’m finding the combination to be wonderful. I highly recommend it!
Happy Friday/Friday eve, my friends. I’m off to pass out!