Hi all! So I haven’t really been up to much this week, I’ve been getting ready to head back up to Scotland for Uni (which is happening tomorrow) and I was in London on Wednesday and Thursday visiting my friend Nicola, we were both very annoyed that we just missed Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law being in Kings X on Saturday (I mean she had a better shot than me as she left on Friday whereas I left on Thursday, but still!).
Anyway, I’m back today with another Top Ten Tuesday post for you guys and this week we’re having a slight break from books and talking about Most Bingeworthy TV shows in honour of all our favourites returning (well if you’re in America anyway, us Brits have to wait a while longer to get most of them!). Now I watch A LOT of TV, so to narrow it down, I’m going to talk about shows I’ve watched in the last year or so, and avoid talking about all my usual go-to binge faves like Friends and Gilmore Girls because those are givens! So here we go, my Top Ten Most Bingeworthy TV Shows:
- The Good Place
AGHHH I LOVE THE GOOD PLACE SO MUCH, IT’S SO FORKIN GOOD! I started watching this one last year, got through the first season in I think a matter of days and then watched the second as it came out. It’s such a weird, zany, funny and super clever show, you never really know what you’re going to get and I’m super excited for the third season to start in a few weeks time.
2. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
I watched all three current seasons of this show in like 4 days back in March when we had the Beast From The East in Scotland and I couldn’t leave my flat because there was so much snow. I mean part of me finishing the show so fast was of course because I was trapped and couldn’t go anywhere, but most of it was that it’s a great show, the songs are so catchy, it’s such a great subversion of the “crazy ex-girlfriend” trope and it talks about so many topics that other shows would be afraid to approach, particularly in regards to mental health.
3. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ah my love! I started watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine last year, binged the first three seasons and have now watched seasons 4 & 5 as well (seriously why does it take Netflix UK so long to update them????). Brooklyn Nine-Nine is just the BEST, it’s so funny, has such a diverse cast and is just generally such a warm, heartfelt show. I love it so much and I am so glad that it didn’t end (Fox, you are DEAD to me).
I started watching Suits this summer, mostly because I was curious about what Meghan Markle did before she was Duchess of Sussex and not because I had any particular interest in the show. BOY WAS I WRONG. I watched all seven seasons in just over a week I think and am currently enjoying the eighth-it’s still super good even without Meghan Markle and Patrick Adams! This show is basically wall to wall addictive drama and I just love it so much.
Yup this show is trash. But it’s totally addictive trash that is ridiculously bingeworthy because you just can’t wait to see what ridiculous thing the writers are going to come up with to do next-the second season got VERY WEIRD for a while there, so I can’t wait to see what addictive soapy drama the writers come up with for the third season.
6. One Day At A Time
I watched the first two seasons of this in I think two days earlier in the year and LOVED IT. It’s such a heartfelt, beautiful show, the cast is insanely funny and it deals with a lot of sensitive topics in such a wonderful way. I seriously hope this show goes on for a while longer, because I need more of Lydia Riera in my life!
I love a good British comedy, as great as American sitcoms are, British comedy just has the edge because our sense of humour is so specific to us. The whole premise of this is a guy gets chlamydia and he has to contact all of his previous exes to tell them and it’s just really funny and entertaining to watch, plus the show is filmed in Glasgow, so I recognise quite a lot of the locations in it!
I watched this earlier in the year as well and got ever so slightly addicted to it. Much like Riverdale, the drama is kind of over the top and outlandish, and you just can’t wait to see what super over the top thing is going to happen next-though it’s much better than Riverdale, because you know the actors in it are actually good and they make the over the top drama seem more believable. I’ve only seen up to Season 6 because that’s all there was available on Amazon Prime, but hopefully Season 7 will be up soon!
9. Orphan Black
I watched this one summer last year and it was just so darn enjoyable! Tatiana Maslany is so impressive, managing to play all of the different clones, all with such different personalities and it was just such an exciting, dynamic show. I kind of wished I’d discovered it earlier, not just before it ended, but it was a great one to binge!
I shouldn’t have enjoyed this. I mean I love the Tudors & Stuarts, I did my A-Level coursework on Mary Queen of Scots and this is a historical period that I know pretty well. I should have hated this, I mean it was woefully historically inaccurate and I spent most of my time picking out the inaccuracies BUT it was darn enjoyable! It was good soapy drama, the acting was actually decent and even when the storylines got outlandish, I still really enjoyed it (whilst simultaneously tearing the history to shreds).
So there we go, more shows to add to your Netflix list! Have you watched any of these? Did you enjoy them? What shows do you find super bingeworthy? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s Top Ten Tuesday we’re going to be talking about Hidden Gems, those books that we feel are flying under the radar. In the meantime, I will have my August #RockMyTBR update up for you guys tomorrow.