Admit it. You all love binge watching shows. Now with Netflix or Prime Video is super easy. Just click on the show you like and you will receive hours of entertainment. I am a huge TV lover and, therefore, I wanted to bring you 5 shows you should start binge watching right now.
If you haven’t watched the shows I have to tell you: Spoiler Alert! I have kept the summary spoiler free but paragraphs with the sub-headings My Opinion, What I loved and What I hated, may contain spoilers. I have used a line to separate those parts as I don’t want to ruin the shows for you. Read them at your own risk!
1. This is Us
You might think I have been living isolated for a long time, but I didn’t know what This is Us was until my Mom told me about it a few weeks ago. Starring on the show we can find Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley. Rated with a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, this TV show narrates the story of a young couple (Jack and Rebecca) and their 3 children throughout the years. It was also on Rotten Tomatoes that I found this review that explains exactly how I feel about the show:
“The show’s overall interest is family, rather than scandal or shock. That’s likely why it’s scoring big numbers with viewers of all ages, included those elusive millennials.” Megan Basham
The problems that the characters face are extremely relatable. From career problems to self-image concerns, you can find daily life issues that every family goes through once in a while. Also, the fact that the three siblings are so different makes it all even more interesting.
This drama is still running on NBC, but you can catch up the first season on Prime Video.
Personal opinion: I have just finished the first season and I have nothing but good words to describe it. The actors are incredibly talented and the story about a simple family with no science fiction, zombies or vampires just makes me happy.
What I loved: Every scene with Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) on it. His character is just lovable and, let’s face, Milo is really good looking.
What I hated: That Rebeca (Mandy Moore) marries Jack’s best friend after Jack dies. I really love Milo and Mandy together.
2. Gilmore Girls: A year in the life
Fans of Gilmore Girls out there would love this show. It is a sequel to the well-known show Gilmore Girls which ran from 2000 to 2007. This new Netflix series has only four episodes, one per season of the year. But, don’t worry, they are long ones. Each episode is a mini-movie, about an hour and a half long, with extremely good image quality.
It continues to narrate the story of teenage mother Lorelai (now nearly 50 years old) and her 30-something daughter Rory, 9 years after the first show ended. Lorelai is still struggling with her relationship with her mother and is now concerned that she had restrained Luke from getting what he wanted. Rory, on the other side, doesn’t have a job, doesn’t have a house and her love life sucks.
Even though the storyline is different, humor is still a big part of the dialogue. The show hasn’t lost its essence.
Personal opinion: If you have been reading my blog this past month you will already know that I LOVE Gilmore Girls. In fact, you can read about 10 valuable life lessons I learned watching Gilmore Girls. This show was nothing but a great ending to the previous one and it left me wanting even more.
What I loved: Too many things… The Stars Hollow Musical, Luke’s and Lorelai’s wedding, Emily accepting her maid’s entire family in her house, Rory telling her mother that she is pregnant (such a good closure).
What I hated: Richard being dead. Even though the producers did a great job honoring Edward Herrmann on the show, I really missed the character.
“We’re working on building, working on building, Stars Hollow!” Stars Hollow, the musical
3. The Good Place
Are you looking for a funny show with a plot you haven’t seen before on TV? Search no more, because The Good Place is on Netflix and it is fantastic. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) has died and has been sent to The Good place by mistake. On an attempt to remain in that beautiful place she tries to make everyone believe she is the good girl she has to be.
This original and funny show first aired in September 2016 and already has a third season signed. The absurd world created is full of color and each of the characters’ personalities are so wonderfully portraited that you will want to be part of it.
Personal opinion: I don’t normally like comedy shows but this one is more of a sitcom and made me crack up many times. I enjoyed the originality and freshness surrounding both the story and dialogues. Also, Kristen Bell is as funny as ever.
What I loved: Every time Eleanor did something she wasn’t supposed to and crazy things happened.
What I hated: There’s nothing I really hated but it kind of annoyed me not knowing until season 2 what happened to the girl Elanor traded places with.
“I am in paradise! I should be doing paradise things, like rowing out on a lake with a good bottle of wine, reading French poetry.” Chidi, The Good Place.
4. Money Heist
I don’t usually watch Spanish TV shows as they are normally comedies that I don’t like, but, oh boy, wasn’t Money Heist different. All I have to say is that my entire family (including my mother who never watches TV) watched the 2-seasons-show in less than 4 days.
The story is about a group of people who decide to enter the Royal Mint to print and steal millions of dollars. It is a fantastically well-told story, with a cliffhanger at the end of each episode. The timeline goes back and forth to explain how the plan was elaborated and how The Professor, the operation’s brain, prepared the rest of the group for the big event.
“The second any blood is shed, we’ll no longer be Robin Hood, but just a bunch of plain motherfucking punks.” The Professor
Personal opinion: I looooved this show. It keeps you wanting to know more: about the robbery, the characters, the professor… I found it really entertaining and would recommend anyone to watch it.
What I loved: How the professor had every tiny step planned, even the police’s most unexpected reactions. He is a smart one!
What I hated: That the main woman character of the show, the inspector Raquel, was so desperate for love that she would risk her career for a man she just met like two days before.
I know… it’s a classic. Most of you may have seen at least one of its episodes. But I couldn’t make a list of the 5 shows you should binge watch without including this one. It is my absolute favorite of all time. Whenever I don’t know what to watch on TV this is my go-to.
I watched it first when the show aired, but as time goes by I feel the story even more relatable. A group of 20-30 something that goes through the struggles of love, money, and work? That is totally my life with my friends!
Personal opinion: As I said, favorite show ever!
What I loved: Every joke, plotline, dialogue, and character.
What I hated: I wouldn’t say hate… but I always thought that Joey and Phoebe were going to end up together. They were perfect for each other!
“Just so you know, it’s not that common, it doesn’t happen to every guy, and it is a big deal!” – Rachel Greene
So, there you go, guys. Have you seen any of these shows? What do you think about them? Let me know in the comments down below!
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