I recently realised that I spend many hours watching television series. It has become a form of escapism and more often than not I find myself 'hooked' on a new show. It is easier than ever to watch shows online, with an endless stream to choose from. Then there is Netflix, offering you a complete series to watch at the click of a button.
So, here I am into series four of The Office US, telling myself 'just one more episode', as I stay awake into the early hours to get my fix. I hope I'm not alone in this addictive watching, otherwise, I will really need to re-evaluate my life! Below, are some of my favourite shows.
Sex and the City
This should need no explanation, as SATC is the ultimate series for me. I received this box-set for Christmas, so December quickly became an SATC marathon. A series that focuses on friendship, dating, love and SEX. I relived the Carrie and Mr Big romance series by series. It's a show that you never get tired of - especially when it comes to Carrie's style and wardrobe. The pink Oscar De La Renta dress she wore in Paris was my all-time favourite outfit.
Q. Which character would you be, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda?
Living the dream, one mistake at a time. GIRLS is an award winning comedy, created by and starring Lena Dunham. It focuses on four girls paving their own paths in the world, whilst facing many of life's trials and tribulations. It's a mixed bag of friendships and relationships which makes this show constant viewing. The characters are equally as addictive as they are quirky.
Allison Williams, who plays Marnie said this of the show,
‘The show definitely aspires to honesty, for better or worse, and sometimes in an unglamorous way. I could see how that Brooklyn life must seem foreign to a lot of people, but at the same time there are themes that anyone could latch onto’.
Q. Have you read Lena Dunham's Not That Kind Of Girl?
This show was written by and starred Jessica Stevenson and Simon Pegg as characters Daisy and Tim. The series begins with a chance meeting in a cafe, resulting in them pretending to be a couple in order to rent a flat from landlady, Marsha. Just add some eccentric and offbeat characters to the mix and you have scenes that still remain entertaining ten years on. Spaced remains a much loved British sitcom. It has a 'cult' status and one that fans love to quote, along with its many pop-culture references. If you are a fan of Shaun of the Dead, then you will enjoy this comedy.
Fav scene: Slow Motion Commotion
The Office US
This show is my current beau. I have just finished series four and I have no intention of taking 'a break'. This is the US adaptation of the hit BBC series. Set as a mockumentary, it follows the daily interactions and dramas of a group of employees working in a dysfunctional office. The boss, Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell, is hilariously awkward and inappropriate. The on-going storyline that is Jim and Pam melts my heart as there is a brilliant balance of comedy and romance between these two characters. There is nothing like finding a show that has you laughing out loud.
Fav character: without a doubt, DWIGHT
Thank you for reading. What shows would you recommend?