So I could probably do like 10 of these posts – and I just might. Because I LOVE TV. Always have, probably always will.
I don’t get to watch it much anymore (hello, motherhood), but I have a nice little routine down. When I eat my lunch, I watch something on Netflix on my computer with headphones in while the kids play. And if everyone finishes their dinner before I get to sit down to eat (which is most nights, because once again, hello motherhood) I watch a little then, too. Other than those two times a day I don’t really watch much, but I get in a little each day that way.
This explains why it takes me about half a year to get through a show. But that’s not the point.
The point is, there are some SUPER good shows out there that if you haven’t seen them, you need to make it happen. Like now. Here are five of my favorites.
Growing up in the era that I did, I obviously knew what Gilmore Girls was. But for some reason, I had zero interest in the show when it was on TV. I was more of a Friends, Will and Grace, thirty minute sitcom kind of girl, so this just didn’t seem like a good fit. But finally, last fall I think, I started watching it on Netflix. And holy moly, now I get it! It is so, so good. I absolutely LOVE the relationship between Lorelai and Rory, I love crazy Emily, I love love LOVE the tension between Luke and Lorelai, I love the friendships and the crazy townspeople. It was definitely super cheesy sometimes, but I really loved it. Bonus points to this show too, because they came out with a brand new season – what, early this year? – and it was equally great. LOVE.
OK, I don’t know what was going on with me, but I tried Parenthood out a couple of years ago and just couldn’t get into it. But this is what I’m currently watching and I absolutely ADORE this show. I can’t even tell you how much I am obsessed with it right now. I can never choose a favorite character because they are all so great, but I can tell you my least favorite – Christina. She drives me bonkers. And you know what I figured out? It’s because she reminds me of myself! She’s so tense and anxious and dramatic – it’s hard to watch your worst qualities played out on TV (insert all the crying laughing emojis, because I found this so hysterical once I figured out why she rubs me the wrong way SO intensely). This is the epitome of a feel good, family drama – obsessed.
Ya’ll, I will watch a sitcom over a drama any day. I love to laugh, I love ridiculous comedy, and I love that things get wrapped up in such a happy ending (almost always) in thirty minutes. The New Girl cast is phenomenal. This is another show where I can’t choose a favorite character because they are all so great. If you haven’t watched New Girl yet, get on it!! Even the husband likes this one.
How To Get Away With Murder
OMG. This show is insanity. Every single episode ends with me saying OUT LOUD – “WHAT??!?! WHAT IS HAPPENING?? YOU ARE KIDDING ME!!!”. You absolutely positively can never watch this around your children (which is probably apparent by the title alone) but dude, it is so good. It’s pretty gruesome sometimes and can be pretty inappropriate, but if you can handle that then watch this show. Like now.
Hart of Dixie
OK, this is a guilty pleasure that I just fell in love with. It’s SO incredibly cheesy – almost every episode I had a good eye roll or two. But I really, really loved it and I hated that it ended so soon! It actually was around for several seasons, but it felt like it ended pretty abruptly – I think it was canceled? Regardless, this is just a good, heartwarming, pretty family-friendly little show. I mean, I wouldn’t watch it with young kids, but if you’ve got teenagers you’re probably good to go. If you don’t mind large amounts of cheesiness and you need a feel good show, Hart of Dixie is a good one!
Alright, like I said, I have about a zillion shows I could recommend. Chances are, I’ll be back with more suggestions in the future, because I’m not an expert on many things, but I like to pride myself on my knowledge of good (to me) TV. If you decide to watch any of these – or if you’ve got any suggestions for me – let me know!