DATING AROUND JUSTIN in episode 203 of DATING AROUND Cr. ANNIE FLANAGAN/NETFLIX © 2020

What we watched in June

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Dating Around

Season two of Netflix’s dating show continues to be a sophisticated and refreshing take on an overdone concept.

Each episode sees one person go on five dates before choosing one person to take on a second date (we see the person they choose but not the date itself). The dates are shown simultaneously, cut together in a way that gives us a real idea of what the person is like.

It feels real, managing to capture the cringey and awkward moments true of a first date. As expected, some people are more likeable than others, but it still manages to hold up as a good show throughout the whole season.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars

In Season 5 of All-Stars, there is a new twist added, once again changing the rules of the lip-sync at the end of each episode.

Despite being released only weeks after the regular season ended, a mix of new challenges and a wider range of Queens going back to season one prevents viewers from becoming bored.

In the last few years the show has happened more frequently, so the new rule was a needed change as it keeps it from becoming stale and repetitive.

There seems to be less of a push to cause drama this year, making the show less fake and more enjoyable.

The Floor is Lava

Netflix’s new game show is an outrageously fun, over the top obstacle course with a $10,000 cash prize. Teams of 3 have to compete to get from point A to point B without slipping into the bubbling lava mixture.

The season has 10 episodes and is split into Level 1 and Level 2, the rooms are the same in each level but there are more difficult obstacles as you go.

This show is exactly what you need when you’re feeling down, something about grown adults playing a high stakes childhood game and looking ridiculous while doing it will never get old.

Snowpiercer

This dystopian show is an adaptation of Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho’s film of the same name.

Although they share a premise, the TV show takes the story in a different direction in an attempt to lengthen out the plot to fit the TV format.

Some of the acting is not great however the story itself is intriguing and it contains some of the essence that made the original so good.

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The Politician

Politics are cast in a sexy and relevant light in Netflix’s second season of The Politician. Ryan Murphy’s portrayal of America’s electoral system is given a playful twist and a gorgeous aesthetic to shadow the harsh reality.

We see the return of egomaniac Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) who is running for state senate in New York. However, opposing our anti-hero is the established Dede Standish (Judith Light) who gives audiences a reason to want a best friend and a power suit.

Season two of the Politician was politically relevant and a refreshing burst of humour. The exploitation of wokeness and millennial culture instigates an interesting conversation, to say the least.

I May Destroy You

Michaela Cole’s I May Destroy You is an honest and riveting comedy-drama that covers a sexual assault following a night out. The way the series tackles the issues truthfully whilst telling the story makes it refreshing to watch.

Cole plays an author struggling with her second book who gets spiked on a night out. The series unravels the events in her mind that are still foggy leading to the heartbreaking realisation that she was in fact raped.

Main character Arabella meets other survivors who help her to share her story.

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