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I’ve been a huge fan of a Netflix Originals for ages. However, up until recently I think I have been seriously missing out!
I watched and loved the series ‘Dark’ despite the fact I had to watch it with subtitles as it was a German production and I don’t speak German. Yes, I had to concentrate a bit more, yes I maybe missed a few words and perhaps yes I learned some German.
So, what have I been missing out on for years? Well, how many other amazing non-English shows have I missed simply because I didn’t think I’d enjoy watching something with subtitles. I decided I needed to investigate more.
After a few non-starters my latest discovery has introduced me to a whole new world!
Erased – A Netflix Original
Time travel shows are a big hit with me just now so this seemed like a good choice. The synopsis went something like this…
“After finding his mom killed, Satoru’s time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates.”
I was still interested. I was a bit unsure about the fact that it had been based on a Japanese Anime series. I was aware of Anime and Manga but to be honest I never understood the difference between the two and didn’t think they were ‘my thing’ to be honest.
Anyway, I watched the trailer…
I was STILL interested and when it was released on Netflix I watched the entire season in ONE DAY!
I REALLY enjoyed this and highly recommend it. It’s also made me dip my toe in the Manga & Anime zone. I will be watching the original Erased. I was also in Waterstones recently and almost bought a Manga book. I didn’t because I couldn’t quite get to grips with the fact I’d have to read it back to front. I’ll come to terms with that I’m sure and I will eventually buy the book version of Erased.
The soundtracks of TV shows and films are just as important to me as the storyline and although there were only a couple of songs in Erased it’s not stopped me putting together a playlist based on these.
My music blog has been dominated by Euro-Pop until now so maybe it’s time we experiment with J-Pop?
Have you watched Erased? What did you think? Do you have other recommendations?
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