So, as the ending of the latest season of Game of Thrones approaches, it’s time to re-evaluate our lives and decide what to watch next…. This is tough because I want it to be good, and I mean really good…. I want something I can sink my teeth into, something I can look forward to watching at the end of the day once the toddler is asleep and we can watch adult TV.
Currently, I’m thinking we’ll do Twin Peaks. Starting with the original ones and then work our way to the new ones. But there’s also the question of whether I should re-watch a show that I have already watched… This got me thinking about the TV shows I have seen, and whether I would watch them again (no judgement please)
Dramas / Action / Long running series / Long episodes:
6 Feet Under – very 90’s, and very dark (it is based around a family that run a funeral business after all). It’s quite slow at times, and can be a little bit depressing. If you like to have D and M’s with people you could definitely get into this.
Would I re-watch it? No
Sex and the City (for the ladies out there). You’re feelings for the main character Carrie will waiver throughout the show, but the rest of the characters will make you keep watching, as will the fashion (dated as it may be now).
Would I re-watch it? I have re-watched this many times, but unfortunately I’m not at the stage of my life where I want to watch Carrie screw up her love life a billion times over…
House of Cards – Still running, but the last season was underwhelming to say the least, however the first 2 – 3 seasons were brilliant. Kevin Spacey is so good.
Would I re-watch it? Yes, especially the first two seasons, after that I’m not so sure.
Vikings – still watching this. Just finished season 4. Although it’s hard not to compare it to its older (and wiser, and richer and better looking) cousin: Game of Thrones, it still holds its own as a good show. And if you have long hair, this show will make you want to braid it.
Would I re-watch it? Hell yeah.
The Wire – I watched this quite a few years ago, and I don’t think I fully appreciated it, so it’d be on my list to watch again.
Would I re-watch it? Yes
Mad Men – Love this one. From the character development of Don Draper and Peggy, to the constant drinking in the office, to the iconic brands and adverts, to the ambiguous ending….it’s pure gold.
Would I re-watch it? Yes, but not right now.
Breaking Bad – the Dad from Malcolm in the Middle is now better know as Walter White from Breaking Bad. Great show from beginning to end!!
Would I re-watch it? Without a doubt. But not at this point.
The Sopranos – One of my all time favorites!! Tony Soprano, such a great character, so flawed and such a monster, yet you can’t help but feel sorry for him…that and all the crazy antics of the American / Italian mafia.
Would I re-watch it? I have already, and I would do it again!
Game of Thrones
Another show that is still running. Currently in Season 7. With a huge world-wide audience. It has everything; action, drama, romance, politics, plotting and scheming, sex scenes, not to mention dragons…
So many characters, and names of places to remember…you can’t possibly take it all in the first time. And you will enjoy it just as much, if not more, the next time you watch it.
Would I re-watch it? Yes sir
Other notable binge-worthy shows: Peaky Blinders, Downton Abbey, Luther, The Crown, Flesh and Bone.
Comedies / Shorter episodes:
Seinfeld (absolute classic, had to put it on the list)
30 Rock (Tina Fey at her best as Liz Lemon. But ultimately this show made me realize how much I love Alec Baldwin).
Portlandia – This show is a little dark at times. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but once you realize the kind of himour they’re going for it’s great
Entourage – like we didn’t already want to be famous (or be part of an entourage. Johnny Drama makes this show!
I’m gonna keep thinking and keep adding more as they come to me