Throughout most of this year, I was re-watching the entirety of The Office. It’s just so good and only gets better the more you watch it. I was kind of devastated when I finished the last episode (for the second time)…. what was I going to watch next?
I do my best to read books and listen to audiobooks, but sometimes you just need to watch a little television. I mostly binge-watch series because I hate having to wait for a new episode (typical millennial, right). Although, I do let myself watch Below Deck which is my guilty pleasure show. I snapped a quick pic of me watching it this week and I was so happy to hear from so many of you guys that you liked it too!!! It’s the worst in the BEST kind of way.
Okay, so after I finished The Office, here’s what else I’ve watched and LOVED and can’t recommend enough!
My friend Meghan made me watch this show. Truth be told, I had attempted to watch it once before and couldn’t get into it. I begrudgingly chugged through the first few episodes, again, and then… I was hooked. Sutton Foster is amazing and it reaffirmed my childhood obsession with Hilary Duff. The show is about a suburban mom who is trying to reenter the workforce after a divorce and lying about her age to get a job. It’s about relationships, love, careers… and mostly friendships.
I found myself wanting to watch “just ten more minutes” over and over again. I couldn’t stop!! Of course, I blew through the five seasons on Hulu (episodes are under 30 minutes) and now I have to wait patiently for the sixth.
2. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
This was another recommendation from Meghan. I kept hearing about the show, but just never got around to watching. IT IS AMAZING. If you’re like me and have heard about it but hadn’t started… take this as a sign to start watching this weekend! There are only eight episodes so it’s relatively quick to get through, but you’ll be wishing for more!
Midge is a young housewife living in NYC in the 1950s struggling to find her own identity between “wife” and “mom,” and discovers that she has a talent for standup. She’s also Jewish and having grown up in a Jewish family myself, the humor is extra hilarious. (Not that you have to be Jewish to enjoy it or find it funny!)
Season 2 comes out December 5th on Amazon Prime!!!
If for nothing else, watch for the fashion!
Okay, so I found this to be a hard show to get into and had started/stopped a few times before. For whatever reason, I kept being drawn back to it. I eventually was into the groove of it and couldn’t stop watching. Again, I was sad when the last episode played because I had grown so attached to the characters. It’s about Sam, an 18-year old high school senior with autism, and his family as they love and grow and find themselves.
There are so many things that I loved about the show and I have told everyone I know that they need to watch it.
4. The Great British Bake Off (aka The Great British Baking Show)
This is the latest show I’ve started watching and, well, I’m downright obsessed. I had heard the best things about it and it totally lives up the hype. I don’t really love watching cooking competitions on TV because it always seems so cutthroat and I can feel the anxiety through the screen. While this is a competition show, it’s strikingly calmer.
It’s so calming to watch and a wonderful way to unwind at the end of the day. Warning though, it will make you want to eat (or make, but mostly eat) all the baked goods. I’ve been craving cream puffs and cakes like you wouldn’t believe 😂