I’m a keen series watcher and always have been. Most of the time I’ll prefer watching a series than a movie because I find you can get so much more invested in the characters and the story of a show compared to a film (unless it’s like 7 films long cough cough Harry Potter). There’s nothing I love more than finding a brand new series that I’m hooked on from the beginning but there’s also something super special about re-watching your old favorites. My boyfriend and I were talking about our favourite shows the other night which is what prompted this post and I can’t wait to chat shows and series with you in the comments! Here are some of my all-time faves.
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill is probably my all-time favourite series. My number 1. The one that feels most like home whenever I watch an episode or see a photo or hear a quote. Which is strange because high-school drama isn’t really my sort of thing. But One Tree Hill grabbed my heart and didn’t let go.
I remember seeing my very first part of Lost in English class, year 9 because we were analyzing it (for some reason?) and that short 20 minute clip we were shown had me intrigued and set up for years worth of binge-watching Lost and re-watching Lost and telling and showing as many people as I possibly could about Lost. I still don’t understand the ending but idc. Lost is life.
Okay Prison Break is just brilliant for so many reasons and it’s oh so clever. I don’t tend to enjoy series with predominately male casts as much as those with predominantly female or a more even mix – I just prefer watching females on a whole – but there was no getting away from Prison Break. The makers of Prison Break are experts at making you love characters than you really, really shouldn’t.
Desperate Housewives was such an addictive show and I think what made it was the characters; how different all the housewives were, their different stories and lives and characteristics but all being intertwined at the same time. Oooh I love that in a show. Desperate Housewives made me feel all the feels.
Sex and the City
For me, Sex and the City is such a comforting and homely show. It’s so chill and laid-back and unlike Lost where you have to pay so much attention and if you miss even 2 minutes you’ll be utterly lost (hahaha get it?) Sex and the City can just be on in the background, Carrie can be typing away at her laptop whilst you’re typing away at yours perfectly content. These girls feel like friends to me.
Now Breaking Bad is by no means at the top of my list, I think I probably prefer all these others over Breaking Bad but it’s still there because you cannot deny how bloody clever this show is. The acting was phenomenal.
Orange is the New Black
For someone that loves female casts, Orange is the New Black is heaven for me. The vastly diverse cast and characters, the storylines, knowing it’s loosely based on a true story ugh all of it is just perfect. The only downside to OitNB is having to wait an entire year for the net series to be put on Netflix after binge-watching the previous one in 2 days. Sigh.
Grace and Frankie
Grace and Frankie was recommended to me by an old school friend and whilst I’d seen it on Netflix a lot, I’d never really paid close attention. And why?! Grace and Frankie is one of the most different, funniest and sweet series I’ve ever seen. I don’t really do funny series – as you can see, most of these are all quite serious. And whilst G&F has it’s very serious moments, it focuses on humour and the women focus on fun and humour to get through things and it’s such a lovely change to see, in a show.
Special mention: Orphan Black
I say special mention with this one because at the time of writing, I’m only halfway through so I don’t want to “officially” include it but I can safely say that Orphan Black is one of the best shows I have ever watched. That actress. She is out of this world. Orphan Black is so different and unlike anything I’ve seen before. So clever, so addictive, the characters are so loveable. It’s perfect. I can’t wait to see how it ends.
UPDATE: Finished Orphan Black and it’s officially my favourite show ever. Better than any of those I’ve mentioned here. Incredible. Jesus Christ I can’t stop thinking about it.
UPDATE 2: Completely forgot to mention Stranger Things in this post. Who’s excited for season 2?!