Will in Lounge with TV

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!

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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.

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Will Taylor

Will is a self-confessed gentleman hooked-on-hue and his motto is: beige is boring! He works as a freelance author, creative consultant and lifestyle blogger. Will has been blogging about his love of colourful design, fashion and travel since 2009, engaging an army of colour lovers across the world with his quintessential make-you-smile style.

3 Comments

  1. Hey Will, I too loved Special and am looking forward so much to Season 2. I’ve so far only watched the first episode of Chernobyl. I remember the news coming onto the TV but didn’t really realise quite what the devastation or the effects it had on the local population, or quite how long it took for anyone to do anything for them. The scene with the people standing in the falling ash was gut wrenching.
    My favourite program on Netflix is Sex Education. It is the most hilarious depiction of teenage life and their sex lives but it also covers some very important issues, particularly in the second series which has just come out. I love how it doesn’t hold back on anything and gets right into the problems whether it’s STIs, teen pregnancy, bullying, relationships and a lot of sex stuff. Another excellent one is Schitt’s Creek which I could watch over and over. It makes me laugh when I’m feeling really low. It’s the story of a rich family from New York who suddenly find themselves penniless. The only thing they have is the town they bought as a joke birthday present for their son David for his birthday called Schitt’s Creek. Hence they end up living in 2 adjoining rooms in a motel. The acting is first rate and the storylines are so funny, it’ll make you laugh, cry, cringe and say Eww David a million times.
    Jo x

  2. Have you seen The Marvelous Mrs Maisel? (Amazon Prime). I love it! Set in 1960’s New York City – it’s funny, beautifully shot, and the costumes are amazing. Highly recommend.

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.