So, this show isn’t really a feel good show. It’s a little funny, but it’s also a little dark. I don’t think it’s as realistic as prison really is (but I have no idea beyond what I see on TV). But the characters are good, likable, some you’re not supposed to like, and some are just plain creepy, but somehow manage to make you laugh. I’m still in the middle of watching it, so I can’t say to the whole show, but so far I like it. It’s one of those shows that I put on while I’m doing something else, so I may miss a few things but it doesn’t make me understand any less of what’s happening, if that makes sense. It’s based off a book of a woman’s real experiences in prison. (Warning: Language can get pretty bad!)
You can find this show as a Netflix original – Feel Good. I feel like I should warn you though, there are drugs, alcohol, sex, and hints at sexual abuse. I don’t know if that triggers anyone but there’s the warning. It’s a semi-autobiographical show about the Canadian comedian Mae Martin. There are some hilarious moments, and there are some dark moments. There’s toxic relationships and some good ones. One of my favorite characters who isn’t in the show very often, but I really did like him. His name was Phil. I also really liked Mae (main character) – I liked the way she portrayed her negative relationships and the reality of it. They’re bad, both parties know they’re bad, but there’s still positive feelings there that don’t really make sense. It’s a good show. It’s one I watched twice. The episodes are about 30 minutes long and there’s six episodes each season (2 seasons).
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I binge-watched this Netflix original. I think that’s what you’re supposed to do with Netflix originals because of the way they tell the story. Slowly. So if you watch this, be prepared to binge because otherwise you’ll watch an episode and easily sum it up in one sentence. “X happened and then Y happened.” (I don’t want to give away any spoilers.)
But if you don’t mind the slow pace, the story itself is intriguing. There’s always this air of “what is happening” while at the same time you think you know exactly what is going on. Also, there are subtitles a lot. So if you don’t like to read subtitles in your shows/movies, this isn’t for you. There was some language and nudity so I’m not sure I’d watch it with younger kids or like your parents (if you’re like me).
The way the last episode ended was like there could be more or that could be it. I have a feeling there will be more episodes later, but am I desperate for them to come out, dying to see what happens next? No. I might not even watch the second season unless I’m really bored.
If you’re willing to give it a shot, and are interested in faith and religion, this show might be something you enjoy (I did while watching it). Would I recommend it as a ‘must watch’ TV show? I don’t think so.
Is it romantic? Not really. Definitely creepy, but here it is. I’m not into Valentine’s Day and I tried to pick something romantic, but I don’t really watch much romance. So I went with something that was supposed to be romantic. I’ve heard that some people actually do find it romantic and like the character Penn Badgley plays, Joe.
It’s not for the faint-hearted. If you don’t like creepy, violent things… do not watch this. But if you’re into true crime (this isn’t true though), like me, and TV, like me, try it. I guarantee after the first episode you’ll want to watch the second. Now, I haven’t seen the second season yet. I’m still reeling from the first season. It’s a very good show, very well done. The content, however, is frightening. But it isn’t horror or anything.
If you like crime TV, drama stories, this is the one to watch.