This is most definitely the best time to be alive, a time when series make as much money as blockbuster movies, maybe even more (I see you Game of Thrones) Well, if you don’t have a show to binge-watch this summer, look no further, cause I have a list to satisfy all your curiosities.
1. GAME OF THRONES
First, i would have to say Game of Thrones, although the final two seasons were huge mistakes, we can never take away the beauty of the first six seasons, so if you are a lover of dragons, hot people, sword fighting, hounds, and hairless Jon Snow’s, I most definitely recommend the David Beinoff and DB Weiss-creation to accompany your mid-night and mid-lunch snacks, (Please do not Netflix and Chill with Game of Thrones!) some episodes were created with the mission statement-, ‘How long can they go through this without throwing up.’
I may get punched in the gut for putting Scandal on this list, but I mean, it only got bad after a few seasons, so I definitely still recommend it for anyone who hasn’t seen it, and of course, there’s the old saying,-One man’s food is another’s poison, so i’m so certain there would be people that would instantly fall in love with the cycle of Olivia Pope screaming at the top of her voice while making the weirdest facial expressions, right before talking about the sun with Jake Ballard and after going to Vermont with horrible president-Fitzgerald Thomas Grant, Honestly! I can’t help but wonder if Olivia has the same 24 hours in her days as we do, ’cause she sure as hell does a lot in a day. Well, we’ve all learnt from Grey’s Anatomy not to expect less from Shonda Rhimes.
3. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
If this list was only filled with ShondaLand shows, I honestly won’t get tired, she is unarguably the greatest. How to Get Away With Murder continues to thrive in its love and hate-relationship with the viewers, ’cause that’s just how up-and-down the show’s creators usually are, and more annoyingly–it’s cast, today we are being forced to hate Annalise, and tomorrow we can’t help but love her, the next day Laurel is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode, and a day after that, she’s the guardian angel sent by God to save the world from sinking like the titanic. Honestly, this show seems to be going in one direction and the fans in the other (No pun intended!), Well, there’s still some time for Pete Nowalk to redeem himself in the coming season, cause the show still has millions of viewers and fans.
P.S. Unlike the other two shows (GOT and Scandal) which were recently concluded, How to Get away with Murder is still on, so you still have more than enough time to hop on the murder train.
4. PEAKY BLINDERS
For the avid lovers of crime dramas, war aftermaths and sweet english men, this show is most definitely for you.
5. THE HANDMAID’S TALE
Am I even living on this earth if this show is not on this list, The Handmaid’s tale may be a hard pill to swallow for some, so please if you can’t take all the red plain dresses, white coifs, and headwraps, you should probably just leave this show to those who can digest Elisabeth Moss’s spectatcular facial expressions.
6. SEX EDUCATION
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT! expect too much from this show, It is basically a get what you buy situation, which can’t be said for a lot of shows on tv (Yes i’m talking to you, Riverdale!) despite your initial doubts, every episode basically revolves around it’s title, with no twists or turns anywhere, It really is an everyday feel-good show for young or new adults, created to be binge-watched during lunch breaks or with nightcaps. Despite the fact that the majority of characters portrayed in this show are within the ages 16-18, I do not advise a 16 or 17 year old to watch this show, or at least some scenes.
How many of us walk around everyday expecting to eat a stallion’s heart or be killed by a night king, or be screamed at by Olivia Pope or Annalise Keating, maybe like 2% of the world’s population, but yet that’s what all shows on tv these days give to us, outrageous, unbelieveable and more outrageous tales, and so when a show like Insecure presents itself, we can’t help but relate to it. Everything goes smoothly on Insecure, there are no intense highs or lows, and you definitely only feel a little anxiety when Kelli makes a silly joke that you have to think hard to understand. We honestly all need a little Insecure in our lives in this age of crime dramas and horror tales.
8. BIG LITTLE LIES
There’s no show on tv right now that speaks sisterhood, female solidarity and friendship like Big little lies, the women are tied together by something bigger than themselves and they all have to live through the mess they’ve created, which in a way kind of summarises the life we are all living, and also it has just 8 episodes, so you could start and finish a season in just one day, at least I did. I must say that it’s impossibly hard to not be immersed in a world that has Laura Dern and Nicole Kidman, with an opportunity to see Zoe Kravitz and Reese Witherspoon, while listening to Shailene Woodley, This show is my slice of paradise because of these women. Certainly the most important detail is that the new season has MERYL STREEP, THE ORIGINAL QUEEN. If you don’t watch Big little lies for any other reason, Meryl’s presence should at least make you keep coming back for more.
9. DEVIOUS MAIDS
I’m a sucker for you-Roselyn Sanchez, she truly is the star of this show, I mean you can’t help but love her, and just like her character says, she can’t help but feel overwhelmed to be sharing the same space with four other beautiful, sassy, stunning women (Still hurt you left–Edy Ganem), and that’s exactly how you’d feel every time you get immersed in an episode of this show, you’d never stop smiling at the beautiful relationship between Judy Reyes, Ana Ortiz (Love You!), Dania Ramirez and of course Roselyn, they are the kind of friends you’d love to sit at a table with and have fifteen margaritas, right after hot cheetos.
10. EVERY AMERICAN HORROR STORY AND AMERICAN CRIME STORY SEASON EVER CREATED
American Horror Story and American Crime Story definitely deserve a post of their own, which i’d still get to, but for now, they had to be on this list. After every season, I keep my feet hanging in the air and never put it down until I hear AHS and ACS have been renewed for another season, ’cause that’s just how in love I am with those shows, they are what we need to see on tv, superfluous tales that are impossible to happen in real life (I’m referring to you, AHS) AHS goes above and beyond with it’s ridiculous plotlines that almost always somehow loses it’s way at some point mid-season, but still yet I can’t get enough of it, ’cause there’s nothing I love more than watching Sarah Paulson scream at a man armed to kill her in AHS: Asylum, or listening to Evan Peters complain about the world while trying to destroy it in AHS: Cult.
The list of AHS’s cringe-worthy, embarassing plotlines goes on and on, and of course AHS continues to win the award of Most Ridiculous Show that I somehow still happen to love on tv in the emmys of my life!
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P.S. I’d be sure to write another post focusing on comedy series/sitcoms, cause God knows they need a category and post of their own.
XO, ANGEL JOANNE.
Originally posted on July 23rd 2019.
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