Yeah! Yeah! I don’t do TV shows (at all!) 😁 I feel like I have said this more than a fifty times here on my blog….BUT December is really proving to be um….different? I don’t know. 😅 But whatever it is – I AM LOVING IT!! It’s a good different, no doubt. I have read so many romance and contemporaries this month that I feel like I have lost my identity. lol.😂 Because I don’t read a lot of anything other than fantasy and I don’t mind romance in fantasy – but I think it is safe to say that “The December of 2020” has turned me into a hopeless romantic!
What a hearty end to a not-so-hearty year lol.😂🙄
The only reason, I was able to watch these was because they are extremely short and I was terribly bored. (not at all surprising there😅)
Let’s jump right in.
Dash and Lily
NO. OF EPISODES: 08
A whirlwind Christmas romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations around New York City.
I know! I know! It’s been adapted from a book series ( trilogy I think🤔 ). But I found out only later and at first I drove myself crazy thinking how could I watch a show before reading the book 😖…but then I found out that the show was better 😁 and I think I am gonna trust the reviews of my fellow book worms and book bloggers (Nehal @ Books and Words has read this – and she didn’t like it. yay!) and believe that the show was truly better. 🥳
Why I watched it?
Like I said – turns out December has made me a hopeless romantic. I watched the trailer and I got heart eyes.😍 I had to watch it! 👀
I loved it!!
It was stinking cute, not too cliched, just the right amount of romance, a bundle of christmas festivities, lots of New York and a whole lot of weirdness, crazy dares, uniqueness and teenage angst! And yeah! I laughed all the way. And I forgot to mention – it has an opposites attract trope!!
~ 📺 📺 📺 ~
The Queen’s Gambit
NO. OF EPISODES: 07
Set during the Cold War era, orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.
I really enjoy stories or movies with strong female characters (especially if they are badass). I watched the trailer and I knew it! I had to watch it. Aslo, this too is based on a book, which is how? I don’t know. But I will read it.
I am gonna read the book. I have to read the book. I must.
I don’t watch a lot of shows and I am not experienced enough to review them, so I don’t have anything to say from the critical point of view. I can’t.
All I can say is that – I loved it!!
It was flawless in my opinion.
We follow the life of Beth, a very talented chess player who is orphaned at the tender age of eight. She survived a fatal car accident, and has been dealing with her trauma ever since. This is the story of how she makes a name for herself, survives by herself, writes her own story and battles her own self while dealing with her addiction to alcohol, drugs and obssesion with chess.
I loved it from here to there. I loved her from here to there.
If you have watched it please let me know!! I need to scream about this with more people!!!
I don’t regret sitting for long hours and watching these shows because they were worth it. But I will still stand by the fact that shows really aren’t my thing. I loved this and I enjoyed it but …nada. I don’t think I will watch more unless I suddenly get such weird urges. 🤭🤫
UNTIL NEXT TIME!