Queer Eye: Netflix Review

I know it’s been a while since I last wrote a blog. But, I needed to take time out to continue doing what I love. Gaming and watching Netflix. So, I decided to watch season 4 of Queer Eye. I’ve enjoyed watching this programme from the very first episode on Netflix. The ‘Fab Five’ are quirky and fun to watch. But the show can bring the viewer to tears as well. The Fab Five include Antoni Porowski (food and wine specialist),  Bobby Berk (interior designer), Johnathan Van Ness (grooming consultant), Tan France (fashion designer) and Karamo Brown (culture expert). These five talented men visit the homes of people, from different walks of life, who have been nominated by friends or family. It is usually people who need help to change their lives for them better. Or are so busy caring for other people, that they forget to care about themselves.

I have to say, this is one of my ‘can’t wait to watch’ Netflix series. Simply because it is so easy to watch. It has that good wholesome feel to it. I will admit that Johnathan is my favourite out of the fab five. He’s just so confident and flamboyant. You’ll watch him walk in heels and a skirt and he’ll own it. He just radiates confidence. The other four are no slouches either. When they meet the person they’re helping, they just seem to know exactly what to do to change this person’s life for the better. In my opinion there’s nothing better than watching people help others to increase their quality of life.

It’s also nice to see how welcome the fab five are in each of the homes. I know it seems a strange thing to say. But all five of them are so confident, loud and outgoing, that it could shock some people at first. But, I’ve watched them completely redesign a house and give it a fabulous modern look. Give a person a total makeover, showing then what suits them and what doesn’t. Help that person’s mental health. By working out why they feel they way they do and then help them gain the self-esteem they need. You actually see this person’s transformation. It really is amazing.

If you’re after a show that’s easy to watch, funny, serious and all-round enjoyable. I would definitely recommend Queer Eye on Netflix.

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What Remains of Edith Finch Review

I had heard a lot of mixed reviews on this game. I knew it was a short indie game, that basically involved walking around and looking for things. But, some people raved about the game. How good it is and how emotional it can be. While others claimed how boring it was. So, naturally, I decided to find out for myself. I’ll admit, I’m glad I did. I always prefer adventure games. Even though this games is classed as an adventure game, it is so much more.

The whole point of the game is to walk with Edith Finch as she finds out the truth about what happened to her family. She went back to the Finch Family home after her mother died and left her a key. But didn’t tell her what it opened. The walk to the house so calm and peaceful. When I saw the house in the distance, I found it quite surreal at first. I didn’t expect the house to look as quirky as it did. It isn’t until I started exploring all the rooms that I found out why it was so unique. I have to admit, the design of the house and the surrounding areas is fantastic. I love he graphics of this game. The designers seemed to have captured all the weirdness within Edith’s reality so well. Every corner I turned showed a new surprise.

I think the hardest thing for me was seeing Edie’s (Edith’s grandmother) version of all the deaths. It seemed like she wanted to sugar coat the truth. I won’t lie, finding out how each of them died was quite emotional and on occasion, confusing. There are a few of the death stories that are so out there and how they were killed is just lost in translation. At least for me. Other people probably got the gist of then, straight away. I’ll be honest. Some of the deaths were so heartbreaking. Like the one year old, drowning in the bath and one the children being killed in the storm.

The game is as heartbreaking, as it is good. It definitely deserves a play through. If you’ve got a few hours to yourself and you’re after a short game, that will get you thinking. What Remains of Edith Finch is absolutely the game to play.

What Remains of Edith Finch rating 9 out of 10