You only have a few more TV binge watching weekends left. Before you know it your weekends will be filled with hot air balloon rides, mint juleps and yachting. That or shovelling up dog poop in the backyard.
Either way, you only have a few good weekends left to binge watch television guilt free. Once spring really hits you’re going to feel like watching 12 straight hours of television is a bit slovenly. Spring’s a real asshead that way. Winter will let you get away with things that Spring never would. Eating 17 bowls of stew then passing out for the night at 5 o’clock is one of those things that comes to mind.
Knowing we’re coming to the end of our binge watching days in the Northern Hemisphere and just starting them in the Southern Hemisphere I thought it would be a good time to not only give you Part XIII in my 3 Shows You Should be Watching series, but also make those shows that you can finish up quickly.
Because like I said, there’s not a lot of time left for you to be your cute, adorable, slobbery, slothy winter self. Each of the shows I’ve picked today have only aired their first season.
3 TV Shows You Should be Watching
After Life is the latest television show from Ricky Gervais. His shows are always good. Period. This show though? This show is perfect. It’s the story of a man’s life in the time after his wife dies of cancer.
It’s not for anyone who is sensitive, is offended by swearing, never thinks Ricky Gervais is funny, doesn’t like to be challenged, doesn’t like dogs, is easily depressed or has ever started a sentence with “I have a good sense of humour, but ….”
Everyone else? It’s going to change your life.
This trailer is not safe for work. Or children. Or anyone who ticked off any of the boxes in the above paragraph.
I watched Killing Eve this winter on a whim. It was one of those UCH, fine, I’ll watch this because a new episode of Shameless isn’t up yet, moments. I binge watched it over 2 days. It’s the story of a bored MI5 agent who ends up tracking a psychopathic assassin.
The show is worth watching just for the psychopath’s fantastic, slightly crumbling apartment.
Season 2 of Killing Eve starts at the end of this weekend so if you love Season 1 you won’t have long to wait for season two.
I hated the first episode of this show. I thought If the whole thing is going to be like this I can’t watch it. But again … the new episode of Shameless wasn’t up so I pushed ahead. It’s the story of a woman reliving her death in new and exciting ways over and over again.
Russian Doll is like Groundhog Day with death. And a lot more drug use and sex.
This trailer is also not safe for work. At all. Unless you work at Netflix. Or maybe a prison.
Looking back on these selections they all feature a lot of death and dying. They’re not what you’d call fluff. So if you’re looking for a happy-go-lucky binge session may I direct you to something with a laugh track.
Now before any of you mention it in the comments I know that Idris Elba has a new show out. It’s called Turn Up Charlie. And I couldn’t get through the first episode. It STARS Idris Elba and I couldn’t even watch it. I have no idea if it gets any better after the first 15 minutes but it was more depressing than After Life, which as I said is about a man whose wife dies of cancer. And Turn up Charlie is (apparently) a comedy.
I have a good sense of humour but …
Have a good weekend and happy watching if that’s what you’re doing. If you’re picking up dog poop … sorry ’bout that.