If there’s one thing I love about the winter months is that you never feel guilty about sitting on your sofa, cuddled up in a blanket with a good cup of tea (or wine) and switching off to a good Netflix session. It’s one of the perfect ways to end the working day or spend a lazy weekend recharging your batteries.
In the Blogger & The Geek household we only ever really watch Netflix or Now TV and barely watch any live TV anymore. We go through phases where either of the subscriptions gets ignored for the other but still keep them. I love both Netflix and Now TV as there is so much choice on there but sometimes, I find myself getting a little overwhelmed on what to watch. Sometimes, too much choice is a bad thing and I spend more time browsing through the menus than actually watching something.
So, I put together the 5 TV shows that I think everybody should watch. There’s generally all relationship/people orientated shows. Some of them make you think whilst some are brilliant to just switch off too. They will all make you laugh though. They are the 5 shows I constantly rave about and think everybody should invest in.
1. Greys Anatomy
My favourite show of them all right now. I’m ADDICTED to Greys Anatomy and I’m caining the series every single night. I’m not usually a fan of hospital dramas as I’m super squeamish but this is the best. The Geek calls it a ‘people’ drama where it focuses on relationships rather than the actual media hospital stuff. I will warn you though; it does have a Game of Thrones vibe where all your favourite characters are heartbreakingly written out. All 11 series are currently on Now TV and I seriously cannot recommend it enough for the autumn nights!
2. Gossip Girl
Are you really a twenty something year old girl if you haven’t watched Gossip Girl? Really, really beautiful rich people living it up in New York city for 9 series is the perfect programme. Full of drama, Ed Westwick, revenge, love an just every theme imaginable. And the goddess that is Blair Waldorf. The character development for most of the characters is brilliant. Plus, it’s worth it for the 2007 soundtrack. I had so much deja vu watching this and discovered so many new bands.
3. How I Met Your Mother
When I say this; I mean don’t watch it on E4 for every odd episode. I mean Amazon Prime those DVDs or whack on Netflix and watch episode one. Not as dramatic as the previous two but it’s funny, it’s cute and it makes your heart melt. It was one of those programmes that made me want to uproot my life and head off to New York pronto because there’s a wonderful real life vibe to it. I will warn you though; the ending is not the best and I think I have the perfect ending on how it should have ended.
4. Once Upon a Time
For any fairytale, Disney fanatic; this is perfect. Although I had to persever with season one, I’m really glad I did. Season One is a little repetitive where you just want the characters to realise what’s going on quicker than it happens, but, stick with it. It’s one of those programmes where it’s really easy to switch off too. It’s an interesting concept which keeps developing and I cannot wait for the new series in the spring!
My true love. I watched LOST when it first aired way back when I was around 14/15 and it was the first ever series I really got into. It is a pretty bonkers programme but it’s also pretty special. There’s a lot of great theories and J J Abrams did an amazing job of really playing on philosophers and challenging different theories. I will admit, season 5 did get ridiculous but it completely pulled itself back and I do not regret the 7 years I put into it.