American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

The Assassination of Gianni Versace is American Crime Story’s follow up to their successful first season; The People vs. OJ Simpson. Season Two was perhaps destined to pale in comparison to the world-renowned sensationalism that was Season One, but it progresses through the stranger-than-fiction true events with gripping aplomb, dissecting the facets of Andrew Cunanan’s demise to provide a well-timed and dispersed storyline. Prior to watching this, I knew little about the murder of Gianni Versace, except for the fact that he was famously gunned down on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion. Granted, many of the finer details of the story are speculation due to circumstances, but the writers claim to have stuck as closely to the facts as possible.

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You: Netflix vs Book

The Netflix series ‘You’ starring Penn Badgley has taken Facebook and Instagram by force (pun intended) since its release in late December. Startlingly, many women have claimed on social media that they would consider themselves lucky to be stalked by Joe Goldberg (Badgley’s character); a murderer with a predilection for well-read women and masturbating in the bushes outside their apartment. Wow……

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Sex Education

After the sensory explosion of December, I found myself, without the appropriate mental preparation, in January. The month of Mondays. I could no longer face round the clock eating and drinking sessions, and over the Christmas season I exhausted most of the viable avenues of watchable entertainment. And so, cue the January blues. Then, like a savior of my sanity, Facebook announced the impending arrival of a new Netflix Original series; Sex Education.

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