On one hand, I know I’m watching way less television than I was before during the height of the pandemic. With nicer weather and longer days, we’re less inclined to sit on the couch (in a good way). BUT, now that I’m in the mood to needlepoint again, I definitely have been indulging in shows before I read. So maybe it nets out as even… (PS I just started New Girl… how have I never watched it before????)
Okay here are some recent shows I’ve watched and recommend:
TED LASSO (Apple TV)
WOW. This might be one of the best shows of all time?! Mike and I loved every minute of it. It’s about a football coach from America who is hired to coach a soccer team in the UK with zero soccer experience. At first I had no interest solely because I didn’t want to watch a “sports show.” But it’s so heartwarming, and funny, and sweet. It’s a great feel good show.
BROTHERS & SISTERS (Hulu)
This is an older show (aired from 2006-2011) and I had actually watched it before with my mom when I was in college. However, I just rewatched it and had a whole new perspective. Partially because I was now watching as an adult…. and partially because I’m married to someone from a big family. The show is all about the family drama between adult siblings and their widowed mother. I loved watching the sibling dynamic play out on screen now that I’m more familiar with big families. It does get a little soap opera-y every now and then when they need to throw a new wrench into the storyline, but still loved it.
ALLEN V. FARROW (HBO)
This is a pretty intense docu-series about the sex abuse accusations against Woody Allen. I found it really difficult to watch at times because it’s about child abuse and the “system” working against victims; it’s infuriating really. After so many years of being silenced, I was relieved for Dylan Farrow that she was able to tell her side of the story.
GINNY & GEORGIA (Netflix)
I looooved Ginny & Georgia. I feared it was going to be super cheesy. (I’ve been unimpressed with recent shows from Netflix.) This was great though, in my opinion. It’s about a teenage daughter Ginny and her young mom Georgia. The storylines are split between the perspective of Georgia and Ginny and the individual struggles they face. There is a bit of cheesiness to show, but it also has a lot of depth at the same time?? Particularly for Ginny– I thought her story line was a lot more realistic. It could be my hormones but I was downright sobbing during one episode.