Lately I’ve been obsessed with TV shows on Netflix. I don’t know how but I seem to have re-found my joy of sitting on the couch and watching TV. An urge I thought YouTube had eradicated from me a long time ago. However, as I mentioned before I’ve become quite smitten with just picking a show that looks interesting and leaving it on, either while I work or when I clean, just to have something to glance at once in a while. Though sometimes something will catch my interest and then I’ll be forced to pay attention to it. If a show captures me I could honestly go through it in just a couple of days (hence my tweet where I said I didn’t get any sleep the other day lol). Though a lot of you have since asked what shows I’ve been into so I thought that for today I would share some of my recent binge watches with you!
Documentaries and comedies are definitely my preferred category and I love shows that are modern and well shot. Something that not only is interesting but also visibly appealing and makes you awe at the beauty of it. Something like Cooked. Cooked is a four part documentary mini series about cooking. First starting with cooking with fire then water, air and finally earth. It stars acclaimed food-writer Michael Pollan and in it he talks about the invention of food and why we make food the way we do. He touches upon the simplicity of how we used to make food but also on how industrialism has taken that concept and made it so much more convoluted.
I loved how this show was paced. It made great sense for the topic and it was incredibly well shot to boot. That and the fact that I just love watching shows that involve either cooking or food in general! Speaking of cooking shows, I also recently binged Zumbo’s Just Desserts which is a competitive dessert making show kind of in the same line as the great bake-off. I’m normally not super into these types of reality-TV shows but I’ll admit, this show was fun and it was something easy to put on in the background. Plus these types of shows are always so dramatic which I find very entertaining.
Now I recently talked about this in my Five Highlights From The Month Of February post but another good show I’ve been watching that I want to emphasize on is Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. I won’t talk too extensively about it here since I already covered it but it’s just a nice, fun, feel-good show starring Jerry Seinfeld as he drives around in some cool cars and picks up fun comedians and takes them out for coffee. Definitely worth a watch.
Another good show I watched recently has been Queer Eye. Now I had been curious about this since I saw both TheAnnaEdit and LilyPebbles talk about it. Both seemed to really enjoy it so I figured, why not? I gave it a go and oh my god, what a fun show!
Now I had never watched the original Queer Eye so I was basically going in blind and I’m honestly so happy I did. By episode 4 I was bawling my eyes out at how great these five guys where. There was so much emotion and experience in this show and even though I know how TV works. I know that, if you think about it, the people in the show already know what’s going to happen before it happens. Still, I was so emotionally invested in it the whole way through and it left me feeling incredibly inspired because Queer Eye follows these five queer men who basically gives “life makeovers”. One does interior design, one does fashion, another does hair, food, etc. They basically give you the ultimate makeover as well as tips and tricks for you to uphold it afterwards. So seeing all of those makeovers left me feeling like I should start my own home improvement projects and really play around with cooking and hairstyles. It was just such an uplifting and fun show to watch. I wholeheartedly recommend it but some good advice is to remeber to bring tissues! Episode 4 is guaranteed to make you cry!
Those where just some of the shows I have dipped my toe into this year and really connected with. Good fun shows that have left me glued to the TV for way more time than I should have. However, that doesn’t mean the binge is over. No no! I thought I would leave this post with a short, so-called “To-Binge List” so that you can see what I’ve got my eyes on to watch next. Also, feel free to recommend a show down in the comments that you have been finding entertaining lately or maybe just a show that you think I might like, I’d love to hear about them! Thanks!
Shows On My “To-Binge” List So Far:
- Minimalism – A Documentary About The Important Things.
- Abstract – The Art Of Design.
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