Life

5 Shows You Should Start Binge Watching Right Now

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.


SPOILER ALERT

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

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

Gilmore-girls

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

the good place-1

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

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.

5. Friends

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!

Don’t forget to follow my blog with Bloglovin

See you next time!

 


Want to read more? Check one of my latest posts:

10 things I learned after 1 month blogging

My Urban Outfitters new apartment wish list

Ten valuable life lessons I learned from Gilmore Girls

What I Loved The Most About Cuba

24 Replies to “5 Shows You Should Start Binge Watching Right Now”

  1. I’ve heard of This is Us but never seen it, I definitely want to start watching it though as I didn’t realise what it was about until I read this and it sounds really good! Personally I hated the ending to Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life, I think I just wanted more from it and for it not to be left on a massive cliffhanger like it was! My favourite shows to binge watch are Chicago Fire and Chicago Med, How To Get Away With Murder and the new Netflix series Safe was amazing, definitely worth a watch!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    1. I guess it depends on how you see it. I don’t think they are doing any more Gilmore Girls, so I prefer to see it as a circle being closed (if that makes any sense)
      I love HTGAWM! And I have heard really good things about Chicago Fire!
      Thanks for your comment! 🙂

    2. Hi
      thanks for your post. I definitely want to see This is Us after reading your post, and The Good Place looks really good too. Too little time and too many TV shows but they are both now on my list! I have never watched The Gilmore Girls – it seems like quite a commitment – do you think it is worth it?
      thanks!
      Emma
      annaquadri.wordpress.com/

      1. I think you should watch them all! Gilmore Girls is fun. At least I think so hahaha
        Thanks for the comment!

    1. I haven’t yet watched Safe but it is on my list!
      I am really looking forward to it!
      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. I absolutely loved the Good Place! Can’t wait for the season two, if there wil be one. Have you watched the Safe already? I highly recommend that 🙂 Money Heist is still on my to-watch list 🙂

  3. I used to watch Gilmore girls back in the day but I haven’t seen the sequel yet! I will have to try it and your review also made me super curious about the Money Heist as I already have loved lots of Spanish movies!
    You should also watch Breaking bad if you haven’t already! Epic cliffhangers and detailed plot twists!

    1. You should totally watch it! I would say is my favorite Spanish TV show!
      I really enjoyed Breaking Bad and it’s not my style of series! But it was awesome.
      Thanks for the comment!

  4. I love Gilmore Girls but A Year In the Life frustrated me a little. I really liked it but the ending? Nah. And that whole situation with Rory and Logan? That annoyed me. I think I’m the only person on the planet who doesn’t get excited about friends. I like it, but I could just never fully get into it. I’ve never seen the others so I’ll have to check those out x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    1. Totally forgot about the Rory-Logan situation! That’s right, I found that so not Rory!
      Thanks for your comment!

  5. I love I good binge watch, but never know what to watch next! Friends is 100% my go to, but I definitely want to watch This is Us next.

    Currently just finished binge watching old series of greys anatomy and criminal minds, so will be nice to watch some new stuff!

    Chloe x
    http://worldmeetchloe.com

  6. Ah I love This is Us, but I completely agree with your opinions on Rebeca marrying Jack’s best friend, that really annoyed me! My housemate is trying to convince me to watch The Good Place so I might have to give that a watch!

  7. These are some great suggestions! I think I might give ‘money heist’ a try bea she the plos actually sounds quite interesting! Current I’m watching friends on Netflix (for the first time) and I’m loving it! xx

    1. I found it super interesting! I hope you like it.
      Friends is awesome! It never gets old.
      Thanks for the comment! 🙂

  8. Who doesn’t love a netflix binge?!
    Friends is obvs my absolute fave (isn’t it everyones) 👏🏼
    This Is Us sounds so good though i’ll deffo have to watch this at some point! Thank you for the recommendation 🙌🏼

  9. Hello lovely!
    I really liked this show because I’m a tv show addicted hahah! I’m planning to watch This Is Us and after I read your post I’m going to start watching it asap. I watched Friends but didn’t finish it but I should. I also love money heist. It became so popular all around the world.
    Much love,
    Sima x // http://www.styleglint.com

    1. I know! It is so uncommon for Spanish Shows to become popular around the world that I feel kind of proud hahaha.
      Thanks for the comment!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *