Although I like to read and to craft and to bake, there’s something so satisfying and comforting about sitting down in front of a great TV show and be thoroughly entertained for an hour or two during an evening or on the weekend. There are a ton of shows which I’ve been watching since they started (The Big Bang Theory, Revenge and Bones are some of my guilty pleasures) but I do have a tendency to be a little late to the party when it comes to good programmes, picking up on them a couple or more seasons in and finding myself losing days of my life catching up on several episodes at a time. I’ve been doing that a lot recently now that they are so accessible through subscription services, and I have found myself falling in love with a bunch of new shows that I’m sad to say I missed when they first hit our screens (although missing the ad breaks is a big bonus). Here are a few of my absolute favourites and if you haven’t already, I’d recommend you getting all caught up on this selection.
The Walking Dead
Me and my boy started this one when it was into its 2nd season and it has become our favourite show to watch together. We love it and now that we’re all caught up we can’t wait for season 5 to begin after that shocker of a finale.
I thought I’d give this show a go after hearing a lot of praise for Kerry Washington, who I’ve always been a fan of. Deciding to start watching while season 3 was on hiatus I must’ve set a new record in how quickly I got through the first two and a half seasons as I was absolutely hooked from just a couple of episodes in.
I’m still only on the first season of this show, even though season five is almost over, and I’m already loving what I’ve seen. I can’t believe it’s already been 7 years since Gilmore Girls ended, but I feel like this is just the right thing to fill the void it left all those years ago.
Parks & Recreation
I took a season to warm up to this show, as it’s very different from other comedies I’m used to watching, but I’m really enjoying it now that I’m half way through season 2. Amy Poehler is hilarious in this and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes right through to its 6th season.
And, lastly, one I really want to start watching:
I feel like I’ve been left out of some great secret club by not having watched this show, but I’d really like to catch up on it now that it’s finished and the DVDs are available. I feel like it’ll end up being a favourite, so I’m excited to get started, but maybe it’ll have to wait until I’ve finished some of these shows above, just to make a little more room!