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If you’ve been reading this blog since its infancy, you probably remember there was a short period where I started a series called ‘On Repeat’. It was a monthly rundown of all the music I had played over and over again passed the point of nausea, hence ‘On Repeat’. Now it didn’t take too long before I let go of the concept altogether (a whole two months! lol) and I also eventually stopped lying to myself that I’d get back on it. There were different reasons why I stopped the monthly series although it was something I enjoyed putting together. On one hand, I was struggling to keep the blogging schedule going amid the last year chasing my university degree, whilst on the other, I sometimes felt like I didn’t have enough new tunes in my ear to compile a full diverse playlist of over thirty songs each month.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’d like to add/change on here, which is why I’ve been wondering what ‘On Repeat’ would look like now if I were to do it again, and what changes I can make to it to ensure it’s more consistent, informative, and perhaps, fun.

So, drum roll please, let me introduce you to the new monthly series Rachy’s Radar! I’ll be presenting you with not only some favourite tracks I have on repeat, but also the TV shows that have been taking up my hours of sleep, the movies and podcasts I love, and blog posts I hit like on each month. In other words, any media I consumed and believe it might be worth your time. Now with that introduction out the way, shall we begin…?

TV SHOWS.

Riverdale.

I’m definitely one of those people who watch funny call-out videos on YouTube presenting valid reasons for why Riverdale is probably the most cringe-worthy, ridiculous show airing right now. I watch those videos for fun when I’m bored, and it seems like there are so many more compilations being uploaded by the day. Don’t get me wrong, at one point I absolutely loved the show and binged my way through the first few seasons, but it seems to just be going downhill with each episode that comes out as everything seems super disconnected.
Why do I still watch it, you may be wondering?? Exactly because the plot seems to make no sense and at the end of each episode, I often found myself dumbfounded by what I just watched, and for some reason, I can’t stop myself. I don’t know what else to tell you.   

Crash Landing On You.

I’ve been watching Korean drama series for over six years now and the fact that Netflix is adding more series to its platform each day is something I applaud. This show was particularly impressive and I’m not sure I had enjoyed a K-drama so much in a very long time.
The story follows the life of a South Korean heiress who, following an unfortunate accident finds herself in North Korea where she meets a soldier that decides (or is forced?)to help her hide. The chemistry and dynamic between all the cast members are incredible, and although there is space to question how accurate the representation of North Korea was, I think all in all it was a great show.
It’s dramatic, full of tension and hilarious at the same time, and of course, super romantic.

YOU – Season 2.

When compared to its first season I’m not sure season 2 hit as hard… or maybe I just knew what to expect this time around as Joe’s psychotic tendencies started to feel a lot more familiar. If you haven’t started this show, well, you should – but be prepared to be faced with the darkest side of humanity you should pray you never come across in real life.

Rachy Lewis in picture
Rachy Lewis

TUNES ON REPEAT.

Lennon Stella ft JP Saxe – Golf On TV

Lauv – Modern Loneliness

Dua Lipa – Physical

Elisa – Soul

BTS – ON

Taylor Swift – The Man

Alicia Keys – Underdog

Mae Muller – Therapist

Mabel – Boyfriend

KARD – Red Moon

Sasha Sloan – Too Sad To Cry

MOVIES.

To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You.

Lara Jean’s story continues in the highly anticipated sequel of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and I definitely gave into the curiosity. I, like many others, tuned in to watch the first movie when it came out after the hype that followed, but it didn’t necessarily blow my mind or live up to the expectation I had created in my head. With the second one, however, I feel like I was going into it knowing what I was going in for, and I have to say that I really enjoyed it.

Unlike most teen movies, I feel like the sequel did a good job of stripping off the glittery-glossy unrealistic fantasies of what being in a relationship is like, however, it portrays it in its more complex form and layers.  If you have seen the movie, are you Team Peter or Team John?

6 Underground.

Fast cars racing through Italy and around the world, shots fired from every single angle (literal. shots.) and Ryan Reynolds – count me right in.
I absolutely love action. Not sure what it is about watching heroes and villains chasing each other around the world with fist exchanges and gunshot wounds, but it’s super thrilling to me.

Safe Haven.

Yes, on a random evening I scrolled through Netflix and ended up re-watching this movie for the second time after so many years. It felt awfully familiar (duh?), but I gladly watched it till the end.

BLOG POSTS.

Daisybutter: On The Societal Pressures Of Moving In, Moving Out, And The Rest Of It

Alice Catherine: Different Seasons & Shapeshifting

The Insecure Girl’s Club: Suicide, Social Media And Why ‘Be Kind’ Is Only The Beginning

PODCASTS.

Adulting – episode 52: When Will The World Accept Fat Bodies

Oenone sits down with award-winning plus-size style, beauty and lifestyle blogger Stephanie Yeboah to talk about diet culture, fatphobia and so much more.  

Criminal – episode 71: A Bump In The Night

We’ve all been home alone and felt like we heard a noise, but then we brush it off as a fruit of our imagination… what if it wasn’t just your imagination.

I hope you enjoyed my picks for February. What were some of the things you enjoyed last month? Let me know in the comments below.

Your restless romantic roamer

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