The Shows I Watch When I'm Not Watching Friends

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

While I am a huge Friends fan, there are also other shows which deserve my love almost equally as much. Overcast days over the summer in England, just like right now it seems, as I look out of my window, are perfect for watching a new show, so I had to take this opportunity to give my best recommendations.

New Girl -

This has been one of my favourite shows for ages now, but I have been rewatching a few episodes since it's on Prime nowadays, and I think I forgot how genuinely funny it really is. The characters, including ditsy main character Jess, played by Zooey Dechannel, and my two favourite characters, her roommates Nick & Schmidt are all so funny and likeable. There's some real stand out episodes for me (see Season 2's Pepperwood and Season 4's Background Check) which I constantly rewatch.

Suits -

I've watched this one on Prime up to season 8, but I'm currently rewatching it on the Paramount Network channel every weekday at 5pm, I don't know why but sometimes I like watching shows on TV rather than a streaming site, even if you have to sit through ads! Suits is one of my favourite drama series because all the main characters working at the law firm are all very different, hence there's often lots of clashes, while so many interesting cases the lawyers often impossibly solve.

The Marvellous Mrs Maisel -

I held off watching this one for quite a while because I wasn't really expecting much from an Amazon Prime series. Once I read it was set in 1950s New York I thought I may as well give it a go, and it seriously exceeded expectations so much. A feminist story following the character of Midge, a 1950s housewife turned comedienne, figuring out how to fit this new career into her family life, it's well worth the watch, providing plenty of giggles as well as drama, and I can't wait for its third season.

The Crown -

The most well-crafted, beautifully shot series I have watched has to be The Crown. The detail of the show is stunning, so many of the episodes stand out to me for this. The Netflix hit series about the Royal Family from the beginning of Queen Elizabeth's reign is well worth the watch, I only wish there was more of it because I can't wait any longer for its third season!

Brooklyn Nine Nine -

I decided to save this one for this summer, so I'm currently on its fourth season out of six because it is SO ADDICTIVE and I often find myself watching a few episodes in one day. It is a really feel-good sit-com, set in a New York detective precinct, and what makes it stand out are definitely its character range. Once you get into the series, you realise there's certainly not one character you dislike, and there's such a range of personalities as well.

Gossip Girl -

This is actually an old favourite which I haven't watched in quite a while, but it deserved a mention because it's a really good show, a must-watch if you haven't already. I think the New York setting is what makes Gossip Girl come alive, it just makes me wish I was in Manhattan! I kind of have controversial views about the show, basically unlike a lot of the fans I hate Chuck and, even though I liked how the show ended when I watched it first, I like to invent my own ending now that I've watched it more! I would love to hear what your views are about it, especially if you have any controversial ones!

What shows are you watching right now? I'd love to hear your recommendations!

EG x





  1. Who doesn't love Friends? Could watch it forever! We've just finished Stranger Things which was brilliant and about to move onto Chernobyl!

    Musings & More

    1. Exactly!! Ooh I have never watched either of those and defo need to, let me know what you think of Chernobyl because it sounds so interesting! x

  2. You've mentioned so many of my favourites here! I love GG, Suits, Mrs Maisel and The Crown! I need to check out the other two! x

    1. You definitely should, they're all so great! x

  3. The Crown and Brooklyn 99 are some of my faveess!

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