Films & Television Reviews

My all-time favourite shows 

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.

Prison Break

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

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.

Breaking Bad 

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?!

Now it’s your turn! I wanna hear what your all-time favourite shows are. Do you like any of these? Do any of these feature on your favourites list? Do you have any recommendations for me based on what I’ve said here?


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  3. becbeccabec says:

    One Tree Hill is my absolute favourite show! Just like you said, coming back to it, rewatching it, it just feels like home. I actually met some of the cast a few years ago and cried my eyes out over Lee Norris because I adore Mouth Mcfadden.

    I’ve tried some of the others like Grace And Frankie and I thoroughly enjoyed what I watched of it but I got distracted and still haven’t finished it. I also tried Orange is The New Black which I just couldn’t get into
    my other favourites would be The OC (I’m a sucker for high school drama), Greys Anatomy, Dance Academy and Heartland.

    1. Ah I’m not a huge fan of High School Dramas apart from OTH. I loved Orange and G&F. Now I prefer bitty gritty stuff.

  4. My favourites are some you’ve mentioned up there like Desperate Housewives, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black as well as Friends and Once Upon a Time

    1. You have good taste!

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  7. Ah! I love Desperate Housewives, I must’ve watched it four times, I’m so obsessed XD

    1. Bloody brilliant isn’t it!

  8. I’m only a fan of one of these shows: OTH! It’s my absolute fave though! Brooke is one of my fave characters on any TV show: she’s so incredible! The only other one I fancy on this list is Desperate Housewives. I tried to watch Prison Break and just couldn’t get into it!

    Sian x

    1. I love Brooke too – she was ALWAYS my favourite! Long live Brooke Davis xxx

  9. I once had to take some time off school with an illness and I swear, One Tree Hill got me through! It’s so bad that it’s good haha! Sex and the City is another fave, it’s so outdated now but I still love it. And oh my god, I binged season 2 of Stranger Things. Please tell me you’ve watched it now?! SO. GOOD. xx

    1. Nooo One Tree Hill isn’t bad! Sex and the City is totally outdated but somehow it’ll always be in style (; and yes I’ve seen season 2, it was amazing!

  10. Sex and the city is one of those programmes for me that I can whack on regardless of mood and it’ll cheer me up, bit like friends! Xxxxxx

    1. Yeah absolutely! I love those girls so much <3 xxx

  11. LOVE Grace and Frankie, I can’t wait for the new season

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes |

    1. All the seasons are on Netflix! Are they making a new one?

  12. I’ve never seen any of these! Right now I’m watching Person of Interest, NCIS, and Father Brown.

    A Sparkle Of Grace

    1. Oh my god I can’t believe you’ve never seen any of them!

  13. Isabel says:

    I not long finished watching Orphan Black and I loved it from start to finish. Just amazing! But my favourite show right now has to be The Expanse which is on Netflix. They just released season 2 and I watched it in about two days!

    1. Same I knew I would love Orphan Black from episode 1! Oh I’ll have a look at that!

  14. kat28w says:

    Totally agree with sex and the city, love Carrie, can’t decide whose more handsome big or Aidan? I love the good wife( havent finished it yet) criminal minds, gutted Derek has left 🙁 a lot of my shows I loved have finished or nearly finished. Body of proof, Mike and Molly, the middle. started watched suits and liked it and two main characters who are lovely looking helps,

    1. Oh I started Suits but it wasn’t for me. I wouldn’t say either Big nor Aiden were handsome haha!

  15. I love all of these shows!! I’ve not even finished One Tree Hill yet and I already miss it ahaha. Never tried Grace & Frankie though xx

    Jamie |

    1. Would highly recommend G&F!

  16. carolineontheglobe says:

    Wooooow! That`s a good list. I used to watch Prison Break and lots of Colombian/Mexican series but it was way too much time. I am happy watching nothing now having few hours more every day. They can be soooo addictive.

    1. I don’t know how you can watch nothing, I need a series on the go!

  17. themymanylovesblog says:

    Orphan black is so good isn’t it!! I’m so sad it’s all finished now 😩 I’m currently watching greys anatomy and I’m loving it although there’s so many season I’m on 3/13 😩😂 x

    1. 13?!?! That’s a LOT. I wish Orphan Black went on for longer than 5 but it had such a beautiful ending I wouldn’t want them to have over done it!

  18. Omg, One Tree Hill is one of my absolute favourite ever shows too, I have watched it back countless times as I love it so much. Sex and the City is a brilliant show too, and I’ve been addicted to Gilmore Girls for the last couple of years too. xx

    1. One Tree Hill is magical isn’t it

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