Netflix Originals Addict

Hi my name is Amanda, and I am a Netflix Original Series addict.

It’s true. I am obsessed. No, an addict, of Netflix. But not just all of Netflix, specifically, the original series that Netflix has started to produce. It’s not a problem, but needs to be addressed.

FullSizeRenderHere’s the thing. This wouldn’t have even become a blog post if Netflix wasn’t so considerate…They created a downloading option so you can watch anywhere, anytime, without internet/wifi… so really this has nothing to do with me and everything to do with Netflix.

I am constantly saying to myself how there are never enough hours in the day to get everything I want done, but yet, I find myself watching show after show on my daily commute on the train. I have a solid 45 minutes to watch what usually consists of one episode (depending on show), to just enjoy entertaining shows, that leave me wanting more once I arrive to work.

When making a list of shows I’ve already watched, I realized that it consisted of not only majority Netflix Originals, but that those seemed to be my most favorite ones I’ve watched. I find that strange!

Although Netflix was known for watching shows you may have missed while they aired on regular TV, it’s now becoming well-known for its original series. The first one that I became hooked on was when Orange Is The New Black was first released. O.M.G. talk about an awesome show to invest in…are you currently or have already watched season 5??!!!

But the list just goes on and on of Netflix Originals that I loved. Just to name a few, here are my favorites:

  • The Crown
  • Cable Girls
  • Grace and Frankie
  • 13 Reasons Why
  • Love
  • Stranger Things
  • Santa Clarita Diet

All have impressed me with such story telling and entertainment! I really do go through that phase, when you end a show, in which you cringe knowing that it’s ending. As if these characters are in your life and you know them on a personal level. It’s the weirdest thing but it happens every time I finish one. I think about the show, days after, still in awe on how good it was and hoping that there’s another season coming…

So because I’ve been watching all these shows, I figured I’d share an opinion on one. I find this extremely helpful for people who are looking to watch a show, but no nothing about it and don’t want to commit or research.

I chose to discuss this one in particular because it relates to what is my thing… fashion! Guess which show?! Those who’ve watched it, already know….

-GIRLBOSS- –> trailer

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The show, whose 13 episodes were released on Friday, April 21st,  is based on the memoir “#GIRLBOSS” by the real-life Sophia Amoruso, a digital entrepreneur who founded the fashion e-commerce site Nasty Gal. The show was created and partly written by Kay Cannon, screenwriter of the “Pitch Perfect” movies.

This show tells a stylized version of Amoruso, a down-and-out dirtbag hipster who turned selling clothes on eBay into the multi-million dollar it-fashion label. The New York Times called her “the Cinderella of tech,” partly because her story is so outsize. She literally went from rags to riches, in her case, from petty theft and dumpster-diving to being worth $280 million.

If you’re like me and immediately researched after finishing the show, you’d find not such lovely reviews over this “real loose” version of Amoruso’s story. People seemed to have had a hard time relating to Sophia in the show, which can come from how her personality was throughout her journey on creating her own business.

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She apparently was not a very “typical” and “likable” character, but then again, this was a very loose story of a REAL story, being portrayed. I think knowing that before watching this “memoir” is really important. Netflix wasn’t able to have full creative direction considering it is based off of Amoruso’s life and how she got to where she is… It sort of seems like people are confused by that.

Reading some of these reviews really makes you think how judgmental people can be.

In reality, I think everyone deserves to create their own opinion. So all I’m going to say is this: watch it, and see it for yourself. Then create an opinion.

That is why I NEVER research before watching anything. I like seeing if I like it before hearing if others do.

That is why I am skeptical to call this a review, because honestly, who am I to say it was good or bad and to dictate if you should actually watch it or not. Do what you please and create an opinion for yourself!

I just think watching a show based off of a young woman, seeking no help or guidance, launches her own online business, is pretty amazing, besides the fact that the company filed for bankruptcy just a few months prior to the release of this serious, #awkward.

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The timing of the show was a bit off considering. When the Netflix show was announced in February of 2016, Amoruso was at the height of her success as the founder, CEO, and bestselling author. On November 9, she resigned as CEO of Nasty Gal, as the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy….oops. But still… gotta support the girl!

I genuinely enjoyed the show and I think any person, whose ever thought, “How hard could opening my own boutique, or online store really be..,” I feel like this gives a pretty real-life snapshot of just that. Given that this was a few years back, things are a bit different now with social media, but still, this can’t be easy in 2017.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the show, or any of the other ones I mentioned in this post. Let me know if you want to see more posts like this, by showing the love and liking and leaving comments 🙂

Until next time, xoxo – Rae

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