December 8th, 2017

Stuff I’ve been loving.


Lately I’ve been reading and watching a few new things, so I figured I would talk about them on a post! 



Some of my favourite shows on Netflix are Japanese, particularly Terrace House and Good Morning Call.

I’ve loved the first season of this show, but wasn’t expecting a second one, so when I saw it popping up a week or so ago, I let out a small scream and grabbed Felix.


It is about Nao and Uehara, two high-schoolers that end up living together after getting scammed.

Nao is a kind, pretty and innocent girl; whilst Uehara is the cool, quiet guy all the girls like.

To be honest, I’ve spent most of each episode of season 1 hating Uehara and shipping Nao with any other guy… and although in season 2 he becomes a lot nicer, Natsume is introduced and OH. MY.



Please watch it. Do it for me. I loved this season (it has 10 episodes) and both are extremely enjoyable – the show is based on a manga so the reactions are usually exaggerated and the editing is so over the top. I love it.



Talking about manga, I’ve had the first 3 volumes of Kimi Ni Todoke (From Me to You) by my bedside table so today I finally got around starting the first one.

I instantly got into it… possibly because of the similarity of Sawako with Sadako (from the horror movie Ringu).  It’s sweet – not a horror at all – and beautifully drawn.



To stay on theme, an anime Felix and I have been loving is Blend S.

He was the one that asked for us to watch it, and it’s just so fun. We are all catched-up with it and always can’t wait for a new episode to come out.


It’s about Maika, a teenager interested in foreign countries, that wants to save up some money to study abroad. The managed or a café sees her and instantly falls in love, which leads to him hiring her. The humour is so good!



This is another show I recently came across on Netflix, and it’s a Korean cooking show.

While watching the very first episode, both Felix and I were very confused, but as soon as the chefs started cooking, we got drawn in. The tension!


In each episode there are two celebrities that bring their own fridges, and some chefs have to battle each other by creating a dish with the ingredients provided… in just 15 minutes!

It’s insane how creative and quick they are. I’ve been watching this during dinner, and has been giving me some ideas for meals as well as useful tips.

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Last night we finally got to watch it. The wait was worth it, as we all laughed and loved The Disaster Artist so much.

I found that the movie was tweaked a bit and skipped lots of things written in the movie, but overall did a great job with the adaptation.

For the occasion, I wore a red dress and bought a red rose for myself and all of my friends coming to the cinema; Felix dressed up as Tommy and Jack had a wig to match Mark’s (Greg) hair.

So there are my top 5 picks this month, for entertainment.
Have you seen/read any of these? Do you have any recommendations for me?



142 thoughts on “THINGS TO READ AND WATCH.

  1. Brenda

    Started binge watching good morning call! Thank you so much for the recommendation it’s amazing. I fell in love with Daiseke, he’s just the sweetest. I knew it wouldn’t happen because he’s not the main guy but I kept hoping Nao would see the light and end up with him.

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  2. StellaMSamm

    Hi Marzia! I have been also watching Good Morning Call. I finished the first season and the second one came to me as a surprise as well. I like that it is silly but still enjoyable. I would recommend you to try “Mischevious Kiss.” I finished the first season and I’m currently on the second one. Also “Hello, My Twenties!” Is really good one as well. Thank you for the suggestions! I have tried reading the manga because my best friend is really into them but they just don’t fit me — same applies to the anime.

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  3. Aaliyah Hardison

    Marzia is blend s that show with the smile sweet sister sadistic surprise service song? Cuz thats a meme now and i Just wanted to know. Any way if it is i am definitely watching it and good morning call was one of the best shows I ever watched luv u

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  4. Britt Books and Tea

    I just started watching Good Morning Call on Netflix a few days ago and I love it!!!!! I am obsessed with it! It is so good, and I’m not normally one that gets into the high school, drama, romance shows but this is good stuff! lol Who knows maybe it was filling some unknown void. My husband thinks I’m a weirdo.

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  5. KMoto

    Hi Marzia! I started (and just finished!) both seasons of Good Morning Call, after reading your blog post about it. I am so obsessed that I started re-watching the first season with my boyfriend while I was still in the middle of watching the second season! I absolutely love the unconventional relationship between Nao and Uehara. I also like that I was able to re-learn and reinforce some of my Japanese! (I am Japanese-born Canadian, and although I had attended Japanese school until grade 8, I seemed to have unfortunately forgotten it all). I am definitely looking forward to season 3! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  6. Meg

    Hi Marzia! I came by after watching your Q&A video and I hope you’re feeling better now. I’m glad you are liking Kimi Ni Todoke, I used to read that too and I even watched the anime adaptation. It’s a pretty cute story. This is my first time commenting here so I don’t know if you will see this but I’d like to suggest some shows to you.

    The first one is a variety show called ‘Knowing Brothers’ but I think its called ‘Men on a Mission’ over at netflix. It’s a really funny show so I hope you can check it out. The 2nd one is a korean drama titled ‘Stranger’ which is also on netflix. The characters and story are really interesting and I hope you can have the time to watch it. I’m not sure if they’re your cup of tea but I just wanted to share these to you. Have a nice day!

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  7. missmagick

    I never read the manga Kimi ni Todoke but I adored the anime! ❤ If you fancy something similar, Bokura ga Ita is also a great manga/anime. I feel like the styles of each are similar and it's just as adorable a story 🙂

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  9. sharktato

    hi Marzia,

    I watched The Disaster Artists and I wanted to know what the movie is adapted from as you say it was tweaked and skipped a lot of things written in the original movie? I have watched the original movie. But i just wanted to know what it was changed from.

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  10. Smoke Smoke

    I know I’m really late to this but I’ve been getting into korean shows lately so I appreciate the suggestions! Not a koreaboo yet but I’m getting there >. <


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