Binge On These: My Top 3 Must-See TV Shows

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Binge On These: My Top 3 Must-See TV Shows

Like Fight Club, there’s one rule: don’t add up the number of hours you will spend binge-watching a TV show.  I think of it this way: it’s quality time with my husband and it gives us tons to talk and wonder about.  Plus, there’s usually a road-trip worthy podcast about the show.  If I’m bingeing alone, I label it time to unwind and decompress.
#rationalizations

Moving on… here are my current top three recommendations for some bingeing fun:

 

1) Scrotal Recall (2014, Netflix) Yeah, I know…the title. It’s awful.  ButScreen Shot 2016-03-25 at 7.15.05 PM I promise you, the show is hilarious. I’m starting with this because it’s only 6 25ish minute episodes. Plot: a twenty-something dude in England finds out he has chlamydia and has to contact all of his partners.  Hilarity ensues.  I mean it.

It’s a comedy about friendship and love and romance.  And…drumroll please…Season 2 is in the works!

2)  Scandal, Seasons 1-4 (Netflix and Hulu)  Season 1 and 2 were so good that I re-watched them with my husband so he could catch up. The feminist yet soapy pScreen Shot 2016-03-25 at 7.13.16 PMlot lines are ridiculously crazy and wonderful.  Drama, intrigue, romance, great clothes and a killer soundtrack.  I only say seasons 1-4 because Season 5 was a letdown – too much Olivia-Fitz drama and not enough “fixing”; Season 6 is boring me with recycled back-stabbing and plotting.  But 1-4, oh man, Shonda Rimes and her writers totally handle it.  Don’t miss “The Lawn Chair” (S4 E14) for some straight-from-the-headlines tear-filled badassery.

3)  Downton Abbey (Amazon) Yeah, yeah, a bunch of rich white folk in the EngScreen Shot 2016-03-25 at 7.17.21 PMlish countryside in the 1900’s.  YAWN.  I thought the same thing, but people whose taste I trusted were addicted.  My husband I started Season 1 over Christmas and finished Season 6 last week. SIX SEASONS IN THREE MONTHS, Y’ALL!  It’s THAT good.You learn about the aristocracy and the downstairs-cracy.  There’s something to love about almost every character, from the cranky Dowager Countess to the conniving Mr. Barrow.  Most of all, it’s a story about family and hope.  The past few months have been especially hard for me, so the hours we spent watching this show helped bring some light to a dark time.

What should I binge on next? Let me know in the comments!

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