I’m a bit fickle when it comes to tele. I go through stages when I get sucked into a series and then other times, I hardly watch a thing. The last two months have been so busy and disrupted that I’ve gone days without turning on the television (actually, there was a two-week stretch of no tele in there…). But I’m feeling like some binge-watching, some new shows to hook me.
Before you send suggestions my way, be aware that we only have one television (I know, practically Amish) and it’s often on the football channel – if I get control of the remote, it’s not for very long.
Also, we don’t have Netflix or equivalent but it seems the evidence (i.e. The Crown) is mounting as to why I should get it – I’m thinking I may subscribe and just not tell anyone so that I can get my shows in before the rest of the family goes crazy with their own stuff…
Anyway, here’s what I have managed to watch (and love) lately –
- In Treatment
- Victoria (based on the books by Daisy Goodwin…which I haven’t read)
Here’s what I’ve missed during the last mad couple of months (and I’ll have to somehow catch up) –
- This Is Us
- Seven Types of Ambiguity (based on the brilliant book by Elliot Perlman)
Here’s what I’m looking forward to –
- Apple Tree Yard (based on the book by Louise Doughty)
Here’s what everyone tells me I MUST watch –
- The Crown
- 13 Reasons Why (based on the book by Jay Asher)
- Anne with an E (could it be as good as Sullivan series?)
- The Handmaid’s Tale (which is free-to-air in Australia in July – hoorah!)
- Audrie and Daisy
- Love Nina
And for the record, I still haven’t watched Breaking Bad or Orange is the New Black. I know right?
What else needs to be added to my TBW list?
The Night Manager is excellent and The Kettering Inccident filmed in Tasmania🐧🐧🐧
Thanks, will look up both. Have heard good things about Kettering.
Just starting the new Twin Peaks. A must for any fan of the original. Unfortunately all the great TV means I read less 🙁
I think I’m the only person in the world who didn’t see the original Twin Peaks and even more amazing is that I’ve had a 20(?) year media blackout so I still don’t know who killed Laura! I didn’t see it the first time around because I was on student exchange in Germany- I’ll start with watching the original!
Definately watch the first. I can’t follow the new one one yet & I was a super fan. It’s crazy stuff.
Must add Breaking Bad is great & This is us is my daughter and I favourite we share together.
Can I also add some Nordic crime – The Killing & The Bridge were my favourites of the last few years together with the first season of Broadchurch. See what I mean about no time to read. 😁
Elementary! It’s different than the BBC adaption of Sherlock but I think it is equally good. I’ve been binge watching it for the last 2 weeks and like it more and more.
If it’s BBC it might be on one of my existing channels. Will check it out.
I’m hooked on The Affair. Telling the story from two points of view, each given half the episode, is a stroke of genius.
I watched that last year – agree, completely addictive. I watched two seasons but I think there was a third??
I’m late to the party so have only recently finished the first series, then immediately ordered the second! There is a third, apparently, which I think is also getting good reviews.
I enjoyed Seven Types of Ambiguity. The acting was great. I also enjoyed 13 Reasons Why. I’d not read either book I must confess. I am watching This is Us but am a couple of weeks behind so just need some time to binge a little. I haven’t watched much Netflix lately… I think I’ve been reading more and when I’ve settled down in front of the TV it’s been for something I’ve taped.
I taped This is Us but then we had to move house and needed a new FOXTEL box so lost everything is taped 😩 I’d missed too much to catch up on IView as well.
I started Seven Types last night. Already hooked.
I love Thirteen Reasons Why, The Crown, Victoria, This Is Us. Check out The Americans, if you can. Excellent. Also enjoyed Stranger Things.
American Gods. So so so good!!
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