As of Lately: TV Shows
This is my second post in the "As of Lately" series. Today's post is on one of my favorite topics - TV shows! I love watching TV series... especially when they are binge-worthy (Garner hates this about me).
Of course some of my favorites are FRIENDS, New Girl, Stranger Things and The Office, but here are some I've been watching lately and where you can find them:
1) Life in Pieces - CBS + Hulu
One large family is approaching different milestones in life. The parents (Dianne Wiest, James Brolin) have three children: 1) Heather who has three children of her own while being married to an ears, nose and throat doctor, 2) Matt who lives in their garage and thinks he’s found true love, 3) Greg who is the “mama's boy” and struggling after having his first child. Various perspectives and hilarious moments (I seriously Laugh Out Loud each episode) arise as each character’s story unfolds.
2) Queer Eye - Netflix
The show is back and better than ever. If you aren’t familiar, in the early 2000s five gay guys known as the “Fab 5” gave straight guys in NYC a makeover. Each of the five focused on a different area of their lives – wardrobe, food and wine, interior design, grooming and culture. The new show and Fab 5 are essentially the same except they’re remodeling all types of men and maybe even some women on season two! The new guys – Antoni, Jonathan, Karamo, Tan and Bobby – are sweet, hilarious and turn Atlanta southern men into handsome sweethearts. This show is guaranteed to make you laugh and cry at the same time.
3) The Mindy Project - Hulu
This show has sadly come to an end but I binge watched this for months. Mindy Kaling is a comedy-writing genius and this show is no letdown. She plays a smart and somewhat diva OBGYN surrounded by males (ironically) and dates almost all of them in the office. This show is a feel-good, girl-power comedy that pairs nicely with popcorn and a glass of wine.
4) Black Mirror - Netflix
This show is crazy. Each episode is completely different – new characters/actors, different story line – but all futuristic and usually involving technology. It's a dark critique on today's societies - how we're obsessed with cell phones, social media, other people's opinions of ourselves, our own dark desires, etc. This show will have you rethinking your everyday life... but take my advice and skip the very first episode (yikes!).
5) Westworld - HBO
This sci-fi show features Westworld, an atypical amusement park intended for rich vacationers. The futuristic park which is looked after by robotic "hosts" allows its visitors to live out their fantasies through artificial consciousness. No matter how obscure the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park's guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged.
6) Cold Justice - Netflix + Oxygen
Think Cold Case meets CSI, then make it real. This unscripted drama follows two bada$$ female investigators as they attempt to crack murder cases that have gone unsolved for years. Kelly Siegler is an attorney and former Texas prosecutor who successfully tried 68 murder cases in her 21 years on the job. Yolanda McCleary is a former Las Vegas crime scene investigator who has worked more than 7,000 crime scenes and inspired the famous character Marg Helgenberger on the show Crime Scene Investigation (CSI). These ladies get help from veteran detectives, who dig into small-town murder cases in the hope of getting justice for the victims and their loved ones.