7 Shows We Love
March 23, 2020
Now more than ever we are fortunate to have a number of blockbuster worthy television series to enjoy at the end of a long day or to simply ease our minds during these troubling times. With so many networks to choose from — Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV, Disney + there is literally something for everyone. I find that so many options can make it really hard to settle on one show. Like most couples, Kiel and I have shows we watch together and shows we would each binge watch alone. I will never tire of Gilmore Girls, New Girl, and Friends. If I were home alone these would be what I would have playing on the TV while I cook, clean, etc. Kiel on the other hand loves the Office, Better Call Saul, and Breaking Bad. On recent nights we are lucky if we watch an episode of a show before bed, but typically when the weekend comes around and Harry is sound asleep we love to unwind to a good show together.
Sharing a roundup of our most recent favorites. They are listed in no particular order. When we run out of ideas of what to watch there is Game of Thrones. I’m not ashamed to admit we have watched the show three times leading up to the series finale.
1. The Morning Show (Apple TV): One of my favorite new shows I have watched in recent months, I am eagerly awaiting the second season. The season finale will have you on the edge of your seat. It stars two of my favorite actresses Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.
2. Narcos (Netflix): Based on true events with scenes fictionalized for television, this crime drama starts off in seasons 1 and 2 with the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar in Colombia and in later seasons (Narcos Mexico) shares the story of Miguel Felix Gallardo and the early beginnings of the war on drugs with Mexico. We started watching it after seeing American Made with Tom Cruise and became completely hooked. I found myself looking up every character (Most are real — some were invented for the purposes of the show) and real life events after an episode.
3. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO): This is our go to if we want a good chuckle. Larry David is absolutely ridiculous and it’s always a treat to see what situation he will find himself in next. You can really tell that everyone in the cast has so much fun with the show. Curb Your Enthusiasm has taken the antics to a whole new level this season.
4. Westworld (HBO): What does it mean to be human? This thrilling Sci Fi show set in the future explores artificial consciousness through a group of robots set to look, speak, think (to a predetermined capacity) like humans at an amusement park that caters to the whims of wealthy patrons looking for a unique experience. Created by Michael Crichton, this show replaces dinosaurs with cowboys. There are so many twists, turns, and plots that I recommend watching closely. Excited to tune into the new season which just came out last week.
5. Downton Abbey: I added this to my list because I finally finished the series in order to be able to watch the movie. For the longest time I kept putting off watching the final season just because I didn’t want it to end. Always a great show to revisit. If anyone has any shows similar to this that they love please let me know.
6. Dark (Netflix): Kiel and I needed a show to watch after finishing the second season of Stranger Things a couple of years ago and a few of people had recommend Dark to us. While Stranger Things is nostalgic and fun, Dark is slightly darker with a much more complicated plot. It’s a German series that starts off with a boy who has gone missing in a small town with a history of missing children. There is a lot of time travel between the present, past, and future that showcases how four families in the show are connected throughout time and tragedy as a mystery that spans decades unravels. Like Westworld, every detail is important. There are so many layers to this show. Season 2 came out this Fall and we are really looking forward to Season 3.
7. The Mandalorian (Disney +): Two words — Baby Yoda. Set in the world of Star Wars in a galaxy far far away, this Star Wars series follows the adventures of a Mandalorian, a lone gunmen whose face we never see. He’s on a mission to protect a creature that looks just like baby Yoda simply referred to as the child. Similar to X Files some episodes seem to be one off adventures while others delve into a developing plot.