What I’m Watching – Five Shows to Binge Watch Now

Anyone who knows me knows that my one true love is TV. Yeah yeah yeah, I love my kids and my husband and my family but man oh man, do I love watching TV. I know I should be reading books instead of binging episodes of RHONY but I can’t help myself. I’d rather watch Carol’s last good summer over just about anything. Sorry I’m not sorry.

Some bloggers do round ups on what they’re reading but me, I prefer to round up what I’m watching. It’s been a while since my last TV recap so I figured it was about time. I promise it’s not all trashy reality TV but a couple snuck in there. Also, if you ever want to talk about Housewives, call me. I never tire of talking about what’s happening with Bethenny or if Kyle Richards should or shouldn’t do the splits in public. I digress…

 

1. Very Cavallari:

You guys, this show is gold. It’s like Vanderpump Rules meets The Hills meets Keeping Up with the Kardashians meets the best show ever. I know that there are some problematic things about Kristin Cavallari (mainly that she doesn’t vaccinate her kids) but I’m willing to look past it since this show is reality perfection. It follows Kristen as she balances life at home and life on the job with her brand, Uncommon James, as they open up their first store in Nashville. Kristen is just as great, if not better than, as her Laguna Beach/The Hills days. But the real gold mine is Jay Cutler.Let me start by saying I have never ever liked Jay Cutler. Not ever. But now, I think he’s amazing. No one gives fewer F’s than Jay. He’s so rich, has nothing to do, doesn’t care a lick about anything and is hilarious. You have to see it to truly understand it but gah, he’s great on this. He may think football was his gift to the world but really, it’s this.

And don’t get me started on her band of employees and their significant others. I don’t understand how any of these people match up but really, I don’t care. My only complaint is there are only going to be six or maybe eight episodes. Give me more.

Find a marathon on E! and set your DVR. Then drop me a note so we can discuss.

2. Peaky Blinders:

If you’ve seen me in the last month, there’s a new high chance I’ve talked your ear off about my new obsession with Peaky Blinders. I’m obviously late to the game since the show has been on for four seasons but better late than never.
Okay so it’s set in the period between World War I and World War II in Birmingham, England. It follows a family as they rise from street gangsters to full fledged mob bosses. If you’re put off by violence, this isn’t the show for you because I will say it’s pretty graphic. But otherwise, this show is incredible. I don’t want to give too much away but I will say that I have a school girl crush on Cillian Murphy’s character, Tommy Shelby.

I’ve had a bunch of friends tell me they think it’s slow at the beginning, and I agree. Make sure to give it four or five episodes. I didn’t get really into ths show until the fifth episode but afterwards I was hooked. Promise, it gets really good.

And if my opinion is not enough to sway you, take Kristen Bell’s. She had a Peaky Blinders themed birthday party this year.

You can stream it now on Netflix.

3. Sharp Objects

Okay so I told you earlier I often choose TV over books but I do still read… sometimes. I read Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn a couple years ago (okay that’s a lie, I listened to it on Audible but close enough) and it was haunting. I was really excited when I heard HBO was doing a limited series based on the book but was a little worried about how it would play out. Clearly there was no need to worry. This series is excellent. Dark, creepy and just as haunting as the book but so so good.

My favorite thing about it is how close everything on screen is to how I imagined the book in my head. It looks just like I pictured it. The casting is on point. No surprise, Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson are both perfectly cast and will definitely be nominated for all the awards.

This is another one where I don’t want to give too much away if you haven’t watched but it’s essentially a suspense, murder thriller. Go watch it on HBO now.

4. Bachelor in Paradise

The last few years, The Bachelor and Bachelorette have been truly MEH. But Bachelor in Paradise never dissapoints. Never. Basically, I just watch the main franchise to get to know all the future BiP contestants.

This show is a hot mess express and I love it. These people make me both worried about the future of our world but also bring me such joy that I’m willing to overlook it. BiP is one of the only shows I watch with my full attention mostly because there are so many people to keep track of, it’s like the Game of Thrones of reality TV, and also because everytime I think I’ve seen it all, they surprise me with something totally off the wall.

Not only are they ridiculous but it is a doppelganger hunters paradise. I could easily spend the entire two hours trying to figure out who every contestant’s celebrity twin is. If you’re not watching yet, there’s still time to catch up and tune in on ABC.

5. Thirteen Reasons Why – Season 2

Okay, so I realize I am out of the target demo for this show but I live for a high school drama. I watched the first season out of pure curiosity and was skeptical of a second season for the obvious reason. [In case you’re not familiar, the main character commits suicide in the first season.] I also was pretty critical of the first season. I thought it was a little indulgent, a little irresponsible and a bit over dramatic but I guess that’s how you can describe just about every high school student so it fit.

The second season was SO MUCH BETTER. I really loved it and watched it all in the span of a week (granted I was traveling so it made it easy). They went into a lot more detail on the full cast of kids and it was a much more realistic portrayal of high school than you normally see on TV or in movies. There was still some stuff that I thought was over the top but all-in-all, I really liked it and would recommend it. Binge it on Netflix.

So there you have it. Just a little sampling of what I’ve been watching lately. If you’re looking for some other recs, just DM me. Or you can go with one of these….

  • The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon
  • The Man in the High Castle – Amazon
  • 30 Rock – Hulu (oldie but goodie)
  • Game of Thrones (duh!)
  • Evil Genius – Netflix
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – Netflix
  • Animal Kingdom – FX
  • Mad Men – AMC (another oldie but goodie)
  • Master of None – Netflix
  • The Crown – Netflix

1 Comment

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    Peggy D

    August 18, 2018

    You have to watch The Bold Type (Freeform). Seriously!

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