More Shows You Need To Watch

Wednesday, July 15, 2020


Today I'm back with more of my favourite tv series I have recently watched, from easygoing sitcoms, to gripping dramas. A couple of months ago I wrote a post including some of my favourite shows to watch on Netflix during lockdown, but today I have expanded into a couple of other streaming platforms to find the best shows online right now.

NETFLIX


Community

Community is my most recent sitcom discovery, with a whole six seasons that are enjoyable from beginning to end. The series centers around a group of students at a community college in Colorado who become a tight-knit study-group. The episodes are very creative, some are more conceptual and inspired by media such as action movies, westerns and mockumentaries. It's a very 'meta' show and the whole ensemble is very lovable together.

New Girl

One of my favourite ever shows, New Girl, has recently been added to Netflix and so I had to give it a mention; if you haven't watched it before, I'd give it a watch now! Ditzy teacher Jess, played by Zooey Dechannel, moves into a loft apartment in Los Angeles with three guys and revolves around their relationships and careers. Every character of this ensemble comedy is absolutely hilarious, it's such an easy-watch, fun show.


Living With Myself

A Netflix original starring Paul Rudd and Aisling Bea, Living With Yourself is about how Rudd's character Miles ends up with an almost identical clone of himself, the difference being the clone is better than him. It has a little bit of a wacky premise but is really easy to get into - consisting of eight 30 minute episodes, it's a fun quick watch. It's dramatic with elements of sitcom; watch this hilarious dance scene and you will be sold.

Space Force

Netflix's latest comedy Space Force has an all-star cast including Steve Carell, who's character Mark Naird is in charge of achieving the POTUS' wish of 'Boots on the Moon'. It has some outstanding comedic moments and great characters. Their space themed antics are very fun; sometimes outlandish, but in today's climate it's not really that unbelieveable. With ten thirty minute episodes, I just wish there were more episodes; highly anticipating a second season!

APPLE TV


The Morning Show

I still cannot get over how blown away I was by The Morning Show. Apple TV's biggest selling-point, the drama series stars Jennifer Aniston as Alex Levy, a morning TV presenter who is distraught when her co-anchor, played by Steve Carrell, is fired for sexual misconduct. Aniston is joined by Reece Witherspoon as Bradley Jackson, a journalist whose life is turned around when she's suddenly plucked out of obscurity. You can tell Apple TV had a high budget; the New York setting is gorgeous and the cast are truly sensational. This gripping series gets better and better with every episode, culminating with one of the best season finales I have ever watched - I guarantee you will be amazed too!


Trying

Another Apple TV series I absolutely loved is Trying. The show follows Nikki and Jason, a couple who begin an adoption process after being unable to conceive a child, only to find a whole new set of challenges along the way. The show is set around London, particularly in Camden, which is one of the reasons I loved it so much. The characters are also so likeable; Nikki in particular is just the sweetest! It's the sort of show that just makes me feel so warm and happy, I absolutely loved it.


Defending Jacob

A series with a darker side that I am currently half way through watching is Defending Jacob. After a small Boston town is shocked by a tragic crime, a lawyer finds himself trying his best to defend his son, accused of murder. So far I have really enjoyed this series, which tests the strength of family bonds and considers the pressure of neighbourly judgement. I had high hopes for the cast, including Chris Evans and Jaeden Martell, who after starring as cousins in hit film Knives Out now play father and son in this series, and they certainly haven't disappointed.

ALL 4


This Way Up

A comedy written by and starring Aisling Bea as Aine, an English-as-a-foreign-language teacher in London, This Way Up may only have six short episodes (the joys of British TV) but it is well-worth a watch. After having a nervous breakdown, Aine puts on a brave face for her worrying sister, and forms a bond with a French boy she is tutoring. The series considers mental health and using humour as a defence mechanism in such a poignant way; I wish the show was longer so it could have delved into the back-story of that a bit more, but I have high hopes for a second season!


BBC IPLAYER


Glow Up

My kind of reality series, Glow Up is a makeup competition hosted by Stacey Dooley, where a bunch of aspiring MUAs tackle creative briefs and real world challenges until one is crowned the winner. There's two full series to watch on iPlayer; I enjoyed watching them week by week as they came out every Thursday, but now the whole thing is available to binge-watch at your demand. It's such a fun show and I seriously cannot get over how talented the MUAs are!


Make sure to read my last series round-up here for even more recommendations. What are you currently watching?

EG x

13 comments

  1. I'm currently watching Riverdale. I love it so much! I've written down your recommendations in my "series to watch" list.
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    1. Awesome, hope you enjoy them! I watched the first couple of seasons of Riverdale back in the day but really fell out of love with it, haha! x

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  2. I'm on the hunt for some new shows to watch as I just finished Money Heist on Netflix and LOVED it!!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. Oooo I will be taking a look at that then! Thank you! x

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  3. Ooo thank you for the recommendations. I definitely need something new to watch, and will give some of the Netflix ones a go!
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I just finished rewatching new girl!

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  5. Thanks for the recommendation! I love watching New Girl!

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    Lovely

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    1. You're welcome! Me too, such a fab show! x

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  6. The Morning Show sounds really good. I haven't seen any of these but they sound really good!

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  7. I absolutely loved New Girl, honestly sooo good!

    Lucy | Forever September

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