Honestly, keeping up with TV shows is a part-time job in itself. And the fact that there are so many good ones out there (old and new) doesn't help in getting me off the couch to actually do some house work or writing. From situational comedy all the way to fantasy and horror, you can find any genre you are looking for with just a quick search on google and spend the next few weeks glued to your laptop screen while you uncover plot twists and character development.
For today's post I thought it would be fun to list a few of my favourite shows I've seen so far as recommendations for anyone who hasn't seen them yet. My taste in media is so eclectic that it's even hard for me to believe that I like such a range of genres, but the one thing they all have in common is that they are fantastic.
1) Curb Your Enthusiasm
This show has the amount of situational humour that really speaks to me. At times, I want to be friends with Larry David, and at others I am Larry David. It's a strange relationship, but the show is hilarious nonetheless. I have spoken to a few people who don't like it, but the comedy is something you either connect with or you don't. Just like how I can't really get into Portlandia, but other people rave about it.
2) Sex and the City
I've mentioned this show on my blog a few times already, but it's one of my all time favourites. I watched all six seasons during my second year of university exam month in between essay writing and cups of coffee. It made me so productive knowing I could pop on an episode when I was feeling overwhelmed and laugh at the dating mishaps while still connecting with the characters. Many people seem to think it's an extremely girly show comprised of stereotypes, but it's really not. There are situations that ring true in my own life today and almost every current celebrity was in an episode before they became famous.
3) It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
This is another show that you either get or you don't. It follows the lives of really shitty people who own a bar (a twist on Cheers, I'm guessing) and get into insane situations because of how awful they are. If you haven't seen it at all, I recommend at least one episode just to know the universe these characters are in.
I never thought I'd be into a show about drug lords, but I couldn't tear my eyes away once I started watching it. The new season just came out, but I haven't watched it just yet as I'm trying to maintain daily blogging and that would most definitely get in the way.
5) Breaking Bad (of course)
This one is probably on a lot of people's lists. I was adamant not to watch it when it was on air because of how hyped it was. I wanted to be cool, to be different, but I, like the rest of my fellow viewers, got sucked in. I watched all the seasons of this show in a ridiculous amount of time, but I just couldn't stop. I also think the ending is one of the most satisfying and well planned of any TV show.
6) Veronica Mars
This is probably unknown amongst most of you, but for anyone who does know it then you'll probably agree with me when I say it was fantastic. How could you not love a show about a teenage private eye played by a 27 year old? In all honesty, the series was fantastic and the dialogue was witty, not cliche as we are used to seeing in normal teen dramas.
This show fulfilled my horror obsession back in high school and I will always thank it for that. I haven't watched it recently (I think it's still on the air), but I'll gladly go back and watch the first few seasons again.
8) Rick and Morty
This one is going to be a classic once its over because of how pithy and hilarious it is. If you like sci-fi and animation, then you'll love this show. Every episode of the current season has been on point and it doesn't look like the creators are slowing down.
9) The O.C.
Another oldie but goodie. I'm not the biggest fan of teen drama shows, especially from the CW, but this one was great. Of course, it had its cheesiness and convenient plot points, but overall it was incredibly enjoyable. So much so that there are even podcasts dedicated to watching and discussing every episode.
10) Black Mirror
This is another horror show, but one based around technology and the effects our digital world has on us. What I love about it is the very distinct yet thematically similar episodes. Every one has me feeling a bit uneasy by the end of it.
11) The Keepers
True crime shows is a whole list on its own, but I couldn't end my favourite TV shows list without mentioning The Keepers. This one came out only a few months ago, but it really satisfied the true crime obsession I was in. The subject matter is very intense, so be prepared for that, but overall it was a well made show that really highlighted the stories of the victims in a fairly big conspiracy.
What are your favourite shows? I'd love to add some new ones to my list.