Hey guys, so far all of my blogs have just kinda been really serious so for the first time I’m going to talk about something a little more light hearted, TV shows that you’re missing to on. Now I’m no television expert but I do know my way around Neflix, so here are a few of my favourite TV shows that you NEED to watch over the coming months.
The US Office (2005-2013)
I have actually been aware of this TV show for years, but this Christmas I finally decided to give it a shot and thank god I did. I managed to binge watch my way through 9 seasons (many including 20+ episodes) of American sitcom gold. The premise is based around an average sized American paper company has been randomly chosen to be a part of a documentary over the course of nine years.
So because there is a film crew monitoring the employees’ every move we get to see every aspect of their personal lives. It has a strange uniqueness in that the film crew try to record private conversations between the characters, and as a viewer you really feel like you shouldn’t be listening in on these moments but you just can’t help but watch.
The characters themselves are absolutely perfect, and hats off to Greg Daniels (the developer) for creating these personalities. At the start of the series you have your favourites and you pick sides/ favour certain characters. But when you reach the season finale, you can’t help but just love them all. Throughout the 9 series’ I would frequently chop and change between which character I loved, but props to Steve Carell (Michael) as he brought a flair to the show that made it the masterpiece that it is.
As the final credits rolled I felt like I was saying goodbye to my family, you like some more than others, some are hilarious, some are stupid, some are intelligent and some drive you absolutely insane. But at the end of the day, you love them all equally for who they are. Now I know this may be a little over dramatic, but since I finished binge watching I felt like I’d lost a limb.
In conclusion the office is a great watch and if you’re looking to commit yourself to a light hearted comedy then the office is definitely the show for you.
New Girl (2011-Present)
New Girl ironically I had actually never heard of before, but I have no idea how as front woman Zoe Deschanel absolutely kills it in this role. The show revolves around a young woman, Jess (Deschanel), a twenty something middle school teacher who is trying to make her way in the world, however she subsequently comes home to find her long term boyfriend had been cheating on her. So Deschanel goes in search around LA to find new room mates, after answering a Craigslist add she ends up moving in with three guys. All of which bring something completely different.
Admittedly it took a while for me to warm to some of them, particularly Deschanel, I actually found her slightly annoying to start off with but quickly she became my favourite character. Her positive out look and realness rubbed off well on me.
There are currently four series’ and they all revolve around the romantic relations of the the four room mates, and Jess’s model best friend Cece. In actual fact it kind of reminds me of a current version of F.R.I.E.N.D.S but it is refreshing to see this kind of sitcom based in LA as opposed to the usual NewYork.
All in all New Girl is a really great time, and I am actually hooked on it at the moment. I’d highly recommend if you’re looking for a series that you don’t need your undivided attention for.
Unlike the previous two TV shows, Broadchurch is much more hard hitting, mind pricking and mysterious then you could even comprehend. The crime based drama revolves around two detectives DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Coleman), who may I add absolutely smashes it in this role, and Dr Who star David Tennant portraying DI Alec Hardy.
The drama is set in a sleepy sea side town (Broadchurch), renowned for it’s tourism, but when a young boy Daniel Latimer is found dead on the beach one morning the town will never be the same again. Straight away you are set to question how the young boy died; was it suicide? Was it something else?
From the first five minutes of the first episode you are forever hooked, and once an episode ends and the realisation sets in that you have to wait a whole week for the next episode, only then could you comprehend what a class A drug addiction may feel like.
Broadchurch is a classic who done it?/murder mystery that is so impossibly addictive you’ll hate me for telling you about it. With several red herrings, some incredible acting and a mind provoking plot, Broadchurch is an absolute must watch. The only problem is that it is a British based series by ITV, so for readers of my blog outside the UK it may be harder for you to watch it, but it is still on itunes or if you fancy being a little naughty it is only a few clicks away.
*just found that if you’re American it is on BBC America*
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this kind of blog, it was weird but actually quite entertaining for me and I would love to do more blogs like these in the future!
Take care guys, Ben