I’ve been seeing these posts around and really enjoy reading them so I thought I’d share my favorite tv shows and series today. Gary and I are big tv watchers (especially during the cold, dark winter days and nights we’ve been experiencing here in the Midwest) and love getting sucked into different series. Here are my favorites:
01. Game of Thrones. Being a bit behind the times, Gary and I started watching GOT this summer and stopped in the middle of the third season. We realized it consumed all of our weekends, so we decided to take a break but have plans to pick back up where we left off this month. I’m quite interested in the medieval times, so this show is right up my alley. Plus, I’m in love with the characters and the storyline!
02. The Killing. Probably the show that defines my taste in tv the most, The Killing is all about a murder-solving detective duo – Detective Sarah Linden who is to a fault by-the-book and Detective Stephen Holder who is a former narcotics cop. They join forces to solve a murder that continues through more than one season. The show is so gripping and intense, it’s a must watch.
03. This Is Us. Definitely a feel-good show, This Is Us shows the lives of a brother and sister and their adopted brother and follows their intertwined lives. Definitely not a tv show I would normally watch, This Is Us left me feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside after every single episode. I binge watched up until what’s currently on tv this past week while Gary was out of town. I love the way this show was filmed, showing the present day and going back in time.
04. A Series of Unfortunate Events. This show is about three orphaned children who are left with their parent’s fortune. Unfortunately (I couldn’t resist!), they are shuffled into family and friend’s care where their distant relative, Count Olaf, continues to find them in order to steal their fortune. I haven’t finished the first season yet, but have loved it so far. I read the entire book series as a kid, so this was a childhood dream come true that Netflix made this series. The characters are perfectly cast and I love the whimsical way the show was filmed.
05. Homeland. Gary and I started watching Homeland in college and it’s one of my favorite shows. Homeland begins with Carrie, a CIA agent who is convinced that a Marine who has just returned home is involved in a terror plot. It’s gripping and intense, which is my winning combo when it comes to tv shows. The new season just started, so I can’t wait to begin watching it again! Coincidentally the main character’s name is Carrie and her sister’s name is Maggie just like me and my sister!
06. The OA. Slightly similar to Stranger Things (another favorite), The OA was so weird at the beginning I couldn’t stop watching. It starts out with a blonde girl jumping off a bridge and waking up in the hospital having survived the fall. I can’t say anything more in order not to spoil it. I wouldn’t classify this as something I would normally watch, but I ended up loving it! It’s sci-fi with drama and mystery added into the mix.
07. Narcos. If you’ve been living under a rock and have no idea what Narcos is about, it follows the Medellin drug cartel, Pablo Escobar, and the DEA agents tracking him. I have yet to finish the final season of Narcos, but I love the filming of this show. I think the creators nailed portraying the time period. Plus, the actors speak Spanish and there are English subtitles, which I think adds to the experience! It’s also super intense, but quite gruesome.
08. House of Cards. I still haven’t finished House of Cards, but I love the intense drama of the show. House of Cards is all about Francis Underwood, a U.S. representative, who is seeking revenge as a merciless politician. I’m more of an action person, but House of Cards really made me fall in love with drama. I really have to pay attention and listen closely to what’s being said. Otherwise, I have no idea what’s going on!
09. 11.22.63. This was a Hulu mini-series and I loved it. James Franco plays an ordinary high school teacher who gets the chance to travel back in time to change history. I highly recommend it!
10. Real Housewives of Orange County. A guilty pleasure and I should probably be ashamed even at the mention of it, but I’m addicted to this show. It’s one of those shows that I put on in the background while I’m doing dishes or working on something, but I know everyone’s story, what drama has been started, and which housewife has had the most botox done. It’s so good and so bad at the same time!