What I’ve Been Watching Lately

Posted November 15, 2017 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in Uncategorized / 20 Comments

Inspired by Lauren @ Bookmarklit, I’ve been wanting to incorporate some more non-bookish things into my blog. Since Netflix is practically a hobby in and of itself these days, I am tagging along on her feature on showcasing what I’ve been watching lately!

So basically all of the shows we’re watching right now are CW shows, but Jane the Virgin is one I’ve been watching since it’s initial release that really resonates with me. I come from a Latin family, so Jane’s over the top family dynamic is honestly not too different from my own (minus the accidental artificial insemination and criminal masterminds). The cultural representation of what it’s like to grow up in a Latina household is on point, and I love how it’s so self aware and a caricature of a telanovella packaged up as an American TV show (honestly, they’re really like that. I grew up listening to them in the background while my grandma watched them). The current season, however, is really disappointing me because Raphael is being SUCH a troll. Also, Mateo is STILL so bad (like father, like son I guess). All of this fighting between Raphael and Jane is stressing me out, and business type plots in shows like this really bore me so I’m anxious to move past this current Marbella story line.

I’d been wanting to try Riverdale for a while, so Max and I started it on on Netflix last month and binged watched the first season in less than a week (why is it so short?!) and we are obsessed. Max has a decent amount of knowledge about the original Archie comics so it’s fun to see him point out the parallels in the show. I love the dark vibe of the show and how Archie isn’t really the protagonist, it’s really more of the town itself that’s the star. We’re currently caught up with the episodes for season 2, and our favorites include Jughead and Betty. Archie is an idiot and I can’t even with Veronica (does anyone else feel like she’s a rip off of Blair Waldorf’s character in Gossip Girl???) We were in Hot Topic today and I saw a Riverdale Vixens shirt and got WAY too excited, so clearly I am emotionally invested in this show (Jughead please don’t break my Betty’s heart).

Honestly this show could probably be a bit better but I’m hooked anyway. A remake of the 80’s show that my mom used to watch, I adore the opulence and over the top lifesyle and drama and #richpeopleproblems and love Fallon even though I’m probably not supposed too. Krystle is the literal worst and it confuses me that Blake’s name is Blake- like it’s weird seeing a middle aged man have a bro name, but maybe that’s just me. Anders is the sassiest and I can’t wait to see the full extent of the dirt he has on Krystale. Also, Fallon and Steven are adorable together “Soon you can get back to saving the world and I’ll get back to taking it over.” Sibling goals. Also, I love the theme music for some reason.

Coming Up

Holiday Baking Champion | Max and I LOVE Food Network shows and the annual Holiday Baking Champion series is one of our absolute favorites (but really we’ll watch anything with Duff Goldman on it).

The Crown Season 2 | Quite possibly the BEST thing I watched in 2016, I CANNOT WAIT for the second season to come to Netflix.

Thor Ragnarok | Chris Hemsworth, enough said.

Murder on the Orient Express | The aesthetic of this movie is EVERYTHING. I cannot wait for this, it’s going to be the perfect holiday mystery movie (when I initially saw the trailer I legit thought it was a movie based on the game CLUE for a second lol).

Are you currently watching any of these shows? Any upcoming fall/winter shows that you’re anxiously awaiting? Let me know in the comments!


20 responses to “What I’ve Been Watching Lately

  1. Ahh you have such great taste in shows! Jane the Virgin and the Crown are both amazing, in such different ways. Ragnarok was great, much better than the second Thor, and the soundtrack is incredible (kind of like the Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy ones, actually). And yes — so excited for Murder on the Orient Express! Will you do reviews of any of those upcoming?

    • It is the BEST! Everyone this year is super talented too! I already have several favorites! I also like the Holiday Cookie Challenge show that they’ve been airing right after it every week. I cannot bake at all but I love seeing what they come up with 🙂

    • Me too! I think I heard this is the last one that Claire Foy is going to be Elizabeth because the next few seasons will take place in the future when the queen is older, which I understand but I’ll miss Claire because she’s an AMAZING Elizabeth!

  2. I loooooove Jane the Virgin! I just started watching it recently and I’m about a third of the way through season two! One of my coworkers was also complaining about Rafael last night and I’m so worried about what’s going to happen! Rogelio is by far my favorite character<3!

    • Rogelio is the BEST by far. I know several people who watch the show just for him lol. Seasons 1 and 2 of Jane the Virgin are SO good. Don’t get me wrong, the show is still good but just the initial plot and the way it was perfectly over the top just like a real telanovella was perfect <3

  3. Okay I’m not sure if you know this but there is a phenomenal older movie called Clue that is legitimately based off of the board game and it’s UNBELIEVABLY GOOD. Please watch it if you haven’t already.

    I was watching Riverdale when it first came out but it got lost among all my other shows haha. I have to catch up soon!


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  4. I love Jane the Virgin, but I really need to start watching the show in order. Dynasty looks soooo good, it has Empire vibe and I’m totally here for rich people drama 😀 Can’t wait to binge watch it!

      • Yes I have! I think I’m already past the first two season since I already seen that major death.. I think I watched the pilot, but I never sure which episode I already watched 😀

  5. RIVERDALE!! I was so in love with the first season. I mean, YES to 90’s heartthrobs like Luke Perry and Skeet Ulrich!! And YESSSSSSS to Jughead Jones. I so love him. Also, yes why was that first season so short. I thought for sure there were more episodes when I watched the last one, and ended up being SO SAD. I can’t wait until season 2 is out on Netflix 🙂

    • Right? My bf and I about died when we realized it was Luke Perry on the show. Jughead is annoying me in season 2 but I LOVED him in season 1, I feel like they really shifted to focus more to him from Archie toward the end (thank God, because I was getting really fed up with Archie’s stupid decisions).

  6. I just started watching Riverdale a few days ago! Hopefully I will be caught up soon. I like Jane the Virgin too, but I do agree about some of the storylines being better than others, and sometimes I just want certain ones to go away (like the Marbella!) I am watching, along with Riverdale, The Handmaid’s Tale, and always re-watching The 100 in unbridled anticipation for Season 5 😉

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    • OMG yes I am SO tired of all of these plots surrounding the Marbella, I am like I am not here to learn about business deals (it honestly bores me so much and has been so played out at this point IMO). I was actually surprised by how much I liked riverdale- I’m not too familiar with the Archie comics and was expecting it to be really campy, but it’s actually really, really interesting (although I liked season 1 better than I’m liking season 2). I love The Handmaid’s Tale book so the show is on my radar…I just have to wait until I cave and get Hulu one day 🙂

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