If anyone tells you “follow your dreams” is silly and unrealistic you tell them Guillermo Del Toro won a Golden Globe for his multi-million dollar Cold War AU fix fic of The Creature From The Black Lagoon and laugh in their ignorant faces, m’kay.
i can never stress enough how you all should be watching crazy ex-girlfriend.
i gather it’s for free on the cw app
i gather netflix uploads the episodes weekly in most regions
it has everything tumblr claims to desperately want and yet its fandom is made of like three people.
drop the “sexist title” bullshit and try to actually watch: the entire show is about deconstructing the “crazy” world by dealing with a young woman with untreated anxiety and depression. yes, anxiety and depression.
and yet the writing is so clever for some reason it feels bittersweet rather than intoxicatingly sad
it’s not about romantic/sexual relationships. there are those, but they’re just a means to explore the female protagonist’s life and journey.
you get anti-heroes. because you don’t have to be a man making drugs on a cable drama to be an anti-hero. you have to be deeply fucked up and that’s what these characters are.
it’s the most diverse cast i’ve ever seen.
one character gets a number on coming out as bisexual. the word is said multiple times. you don’t like shows shying away from it? fucking watch crazy ex-girlfriend.
they sing and dancetheir ass off, and well, and showcasing meta commentaries on storytelling and how even music videos are made. they do pop, rap, rock, old hollywood musicals, you name it. they do everything and they’re brilliant at it. the soundtrack’s online. the music sheets too.
it’s just overall brilliant. it won the cw a golden globe and two emmys. rachel bloom is out of this world
Crazy-Ex Girlfriend - ITS A COMEDY MUSICAL, GUYS, CREATED BY RACHEL BLOOM (who won a golden globe?? YES HER). get to the 3rd episode at least. there’s an OPENLY BISEXUAL CHARACTER (later on in the season) and its such a good representation of love & what it actually is and growing up and letting go?? such a good show
BoJack Horseman - just a really, really good & cleverly written show about an anthropomorphic horse. 7000% animal puns. 5000% describes exactly how u feel about life and sadness.
Jane the Virgin - CUTE!! mock telenovela that deals with lots of social issues, like immigration, etc (the last episode i watched had the narrator checking every scene for the bechdel test omg) ALSO, arrested development level narration, fam, get on this. gina rodriguez will slay ur ass
Bob’s Burgers - such a good lil family show about a burger joint. watch this when you need to laugh or just to lift ur spirits. also, we are all either gene, louise, or tina. don’t lie
Lovesick (prev. Scrotal Recall) - adorable show prev. suffering from a truly tragic name. cute & british, about a man who finds out he has chlamydia and has to tell all of his previous sexual partners. you’ll fall in love with these characters by the end of s1, they’re all so dear to me
Master of None - aziz ansari’s show. each episode is basically a lil movie. the love story is ridiculously cute and it talks on some subjects rlly well
Jessica Jones - !!!!!!! if you haven’t seen this, GET ON IT. esp. if you’re a girl, cause this is SUCH A RELATABLE SHOW FOR WOMEN. grizzled neo-noir female detective? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP. also, watch daredevil if u wanna be caught up for Marvel’s Defenders, which is gonna be sofuckinggood
Sense8 - HOW HAS NOBODY SEEN THIS ONE? god, it’s so good. it’s got some problems but overall it does well @ showing other cultures and also some kickass sequences and wow main the characters interacting is just A1
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The League - this is. so funny. get past the 1st season and its such a good garbage show. the characters are such assholes, dude. they’re horrible. super dark humor, only watch if ur into that/ funny show abt a fantasy football league. both garbage shows and i love them w all my heart
Arrested Development - just in case u haven’t seen the best show ever written. basis of basically every comedy show u love. watch.
The Office - how have u not binged the office?? binge the office.
Comedy Specials - comedy specials are an UNTAPPED GOLDMINE on netflix. some of my fave comedians are John Mulaney, Bo Burnham, Ali Wong, Chelsea Peretti, Donald Glover, Jim Gaffigan, and Aziz Ansari.
BONUS - non-netflix shows u should also be watching
You’re The Worst - messed up characters and darkkk dry humor, but the second season does such an EXCELLENT job at portraying depression!! also, a dysfunctional relationship that is not necessarily unhealthy (sometimes, tho, sometimes)
Community - ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS. Gets emotional so quickly. S1-3 are some of the best moments on television. skip S4. S5-6 are good but S1-3 are amazing. characters will become all of ur faves
Westworld - my expectations for this show were sky-high and it has oNLY PROVED THEM RIGHT! half sci-fi, half western fantasy VR, all badass. i have no idea what’s going on and i love it. literally Robots With Anxiety #relatable
pls add to this if you have any great shows, and i’ll update this list whenever i find something else wonderful that i don’t hear people talking about
okay don’t get me wrong i think it’s amazing that brooklyn nine nine won a golden globe after only airing like half of its first season but how the hell has it not won or hardly been nominated for anything since then when it has only gotten even better and has covered some huge and important topics???!!!! and the fact that it doesn’t get the ratings it so badly deserves infuriates me even more!!!!!
1. Racist AF: the Asian character in both “Pitch Perfect” movies is literally a human joke with no real dialogue, just “weirdo” surreal one-liners. The Latina character in the 2nd movie is the same, and the jokes involve how little her life is worth because she’s Latina. And Banks directed that one!
3. Homophobic: the black character’s lesbianism is literally joked about in the first movie and treated with a “hush hush wink wink” vibe from the other girls throughout both. The “Bellas” all treat it as something embarrassing and it’s only treated as normal the one time in each movie that the character shares an anecdote about herself.
To be clear:
1. I’m not saying that Spielberg shouldn’t make more movies with women leads, far from it!
2. I AM saying that it’s peak white feminism when you read through Spielberg’s Wiki or IMDB filmography, see The Color Purple, and not know that movie STARRED OPRAH WINFREY AND WHOOPI GOLDBERG.
3. I am ALSO saying that “Pitch Perfect 2″ directed by Banks was one of the most offensive movies I’ve watched in years (yeah I know there are worst movies, I don’t seek out shit), especially the “throwaway life / who cares if I die” joke line on the Latina character.
Elizabeth Banks - work on your own shit, hire women of color as writers, and watch The Color Purple for f*cks sake
↳ Golden Globe Winners ➔ Best Drama Film — Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, dir. Martin McDonagh; Best Drama Actress — Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Best Drama Actor — Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour; Best Musical/Comedy Film — Lady Bird, dir. Greta Gerwig; Best Musical/Comedy Actress — Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird; Best Musical/Comedy Actor — James Franco, The Disaster Artist; Best Supporting Actress — Allison Janney, I, Tonya; Best Supporting Actor — Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri