It’s January. The weather is grey and cold. The days are short, and the nights are long. I know, I know, boo-hoo! The upside? It’s the perfect time to get cozy, switch on the TV and binge your favorite shows. I definitely think we are living in the golden era of TV right now, especially with all of the streaming services available — the quality of TV is through the roof. I’m always on the lookout for a new show to watch so I wanted to share five that I’ve watched and loved recently.
My friends at LG were kind enough to upgrade my TV with their latest B9 OLED. I love how slim the TV is — the streamlined, minimal design makes it seamlessly blend into the room. The TV has an elevated and sleek aesthetic, which is so important as I don’t like it when TVs ruin an otherwise beautifully designed room. As well as the stylish design and incredible picture quality (the colors are so rich and vibrant!), I love the smart features the B9 OLED has built into it. Namely, the Gallery Mode which lets me display art and pictures so that the TV becomes a feature and part of the space even when I’m not binging my favorite shows!
My binge worthy TV favs right now:
1. Special – Netflix
If you haven’t watched this yet, then please stop reading immediately and start streaming! This autobiographical comedy is about Ryan, a gay man with cerebral palsy who decides to do away with his identity as an accident victim and go after the life that he wants. It’s so heartwarming, hilarious and life-affirming. Honestly, this series is too short — thank goodness a second season is on the way! What I love about the show is that is honestly laugh-aloud funny and there are so many characters you can connect to, which makes you fall in love with them.
2. You – Netflix
OK season one is my guilty pleasure right now. The plot is kinda ridiculous, but it’s set in NYC and it’s an addictive show where you get pulled into the plot and want to know what happens next. Highly addictive, you’ve been warned! You sometimes have to get over the cheesy voiceovers but if you just accept it for what it is then it’s a fun if rather (read: very!) disturbing watch.
3. Our Planet – BBC America
I have always loved David Attenborough’s nature documentaries. If you are thinking this sounds like a dry high school documentary, then think again. Watching this one will totally amaze you. The skills and time put in to capture this footage by the production team is just incredible. Make sure you watch the behind the scenes and see the lengths the team go to capture the most amazing wildlife and nature shots. I love all that geeky stuff!
4. Chernobyl – HBO
This “docudrama” was incredible. I had heard of the events surrounding Chernobyl growing up but didn’t know much of the detail of what had happened. This series explored the whole event, from the interesting characters to how the USSR controlled the news and reporting, through to the technical aspects of the meltdown and the recovery afterwards. I would also really recommend listening to the accompanying podcast, it explores how much creative license the show took in depicting the events, and also what the show’s creators were thinking in each episode.
5. Schitt’s Creek – Pop TV
I saved one of my absolute favs for last. My heartmate and I have such a great time watching this show. The first two seasons are a little slower but honestly stick with it because you become so invested in these characters and their lives. It’s a comedy following the story of a rich family that has lost their wealth and have to live a rundown motel in a small town. You can’t help but fall in love with them and their flaws. Hilarious and touching, I don’t know one person who’s watched it and doesn’t like it.
Let me know what’s on your list and what I should watch next?
This blog post is sponsored by LG. All opinions and experiences are my own.