In the past six months’ or so I’ve definitely been choosing to stay in more with my other half than going out all the time, although you might not think that ready my weekly five thing posts. Something which we spend a lot of time doing is watching things from him trying to educate me in the world of movies (there are so many I haven’t seen) to us watching series together. Netflix are constantly upping their game and I’ve also watched something on Amazon Prime for the first time recently too. There are so many things still on my to watch list including Suits, Once Upon A Time, Firefly, Archer, American Horror Story, 13 Reasons Why, OA etc…. but I have started to make a dent on my list, so here are some of the best TV series I’ve watched in recent months.
I know a lot of people moaned about this and said for a martial arts show it wasn’t that great and that the main characters were just good fighters as opposed to good martial artists, but I think people just like to moan. I really enjoyed the season and yes the first few episodes were a little slower but they had to be as they were introducing a new character who we hadn’t yet encountered so we needed a bit of backstory and history. If you haven’t seen it yet I don’t want to spoil too much but the subtle connections between Jessica Jones/ Daredevil/ Luke Cage was a great touch and felt like little in-jokes and the twists in the story around the Meachum’s was great.
Freaks and Geeks
The one season show come out in 1999 and features a young James Franco, Seth Rogan and Jason Segal among others. The show is set in a high school where Lindsey and her younger brother Sam attend. Sam is a bit of a geek and him and his friends are clever and absolutely hilarious, I think I actually prefer this trio to the Franco/ Rogan/ Segal trio and that’s saying something. Lindsey falls in with the dope-smoking bad boys who cut class, question the point of getting good grades and are often called the ‘freaks’. It’s only one season long which is a travesty but it’s funny in parts and a pretty easy watch, plus it’s great to see quite a lot of famous faces. I spend so much of the time being like ‘Oh where’s she from?’ or ‘I’ve definitely seen him in a TV show before’. You have been warned.
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
I was very late onto the Sunny bandwagon having only seen a handful of episodes before earlier this year, but somehow within about 4-5 weeks, I had watched all 11 seasons of the shows. Each episode is an easy 25-minute watch, you don’t need to pay too much attention and it’s so easy to have on while you’re doing other things, which means I got through a lot of episodes of this without feeling like I was chained to my TV. The whole show is hilarious and the bond between the characters is great with of course Danny Devito playing a fantastic role. You don’t really need to be in a particular mood to watch Sunny it’s just one of those easy watches.
Parks and Recreations
This is the one I am working my way through at the moment having started back in April. Now I do a similar thing with It’s Always Sunny because they’re short and easy to watch but on some seasons there’s about 22 episodes, but that’s a good thing as it just means more Leslie and Ron. I had read a book by Amy Poehler and read a lot about her Leslie Knope character but watching it I realize why so many people rave about it. I love the whole talking to the camera style of acting (think The Office) because it adds so much humour to the show, and the characters are fantastic. I had no idea Chris Pratt was in it and he is so funny, and I totally get the Ron Swanson love, it’s just one of those shows which always makes me laugh.