I’m finally getting around to talking about Office – perhaps because it’s that time of the year. New year, new me, everyone keeps saying, and I am good, but the rest of the world is definitely stressful. I’ve been dealing with it the way I deal with most stressful things: by watching horror movies until I fall asleep with the TV blaring.
Office was released in 2015, so it’s definitely not new. But for those of you who haven’t seen it yet: it’s a Korean thriller by Won-Chan Hong, where an overworked intern deals with ghostly possession and an unhinged coworker. The depiction of unsteady, underpaid work as a subliminal form of terror is a great analogy to draw.
I have to admit I’m pretty pleased that I got this list together before 2018 goes out with a bang.
There’s a million of these circulating online, partially because it’s the season. As someone who spends a little too much time in front of a screen – and as someone who loves pretty dresses and mechs in equal measure – I’ve been told my tastes in fiction are kinda niche. I’m not sure if I should take this as a compliment, but I’ve also been asked on more than one occasion to supply an official list of recs. So consider this my go-to list of shows that I’ve watched this year, if you’re an enemies-to-lovers and SFF/horror fan like myself.