My Quarantine TV Show Watchlist

Welcome!

During this quarantine, I have found myself watching more TV shows on Netflix this past month and a half. I wanted to share a few of the shows I have found comfort in watching!

girl meets world

Girl Meets World (TV Series 2014–2017) - IMDb
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I started watching this show after using the first episode as part of a lesson plan for school. When I was younger, I grew up watching Boy Meets World, so I had been meaning to watch Girl Meets World since it came out. This was exactly the show I needed during a stressful time. I loved everything about the characters: their development, support with each other, and personalities. Seriously, I used the first episode to show how secondary characters necessarily support the main character. THAT’S how good they are. I will say the love triangle gets a bit ridiculous towards the end, but the show gets better.

new girl

New Girl (TV Series 2011) - Trailer - YouTube
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If you follow me on Twitter, then you definitely know just how quickly I fell in love with this show. I legitimately watched half a season a day for the past few weeks. I couldn’t get enough of the brilliant way the writers developed the romantic relationships over several seasons. Nick and Jess were my favorite couple, and the show wrecked me when they broke up. But I also cried several times with all the proposals and romantic gestures. Don’t get me wrong: the show is not a rom-com. It’s definitely a comedy-centered show.

this is us

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This Is Us was the first show I caught up on while in quarantine. I was a season and a half behind from the last time I watched it. I started watching the show when it first premiered since I loved the premise and Mandy Moore with Milo Ventimiglia. Catching up wrecked me emotionally since the show makes me cry once an episode. I couldn’t believe just how powerful the latest season was for character development in the show. I definitely recommend this for anyone who is a writer simply due to the grace it approaches the complex plot lines.

normal people

Normal People (TV Series 2020– ) - IMDb
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This show is actually on Hulu, but I definitely recommend if you are looking for a moving and aesthetically-pleasing show. I am a third of the way through the show, and I am in love. The show brilliantly displays the difficulty of relationships and societal pressures. I literally fell in love with Marianne and Connell within two episodes. I may have cried, too.

never have I ever

Never Have I Ever Netflix
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I have only watched the first few episodes of this show, but I absolutely am in love with the characters. The way the show is approaching grief so far is raw. I can’t wait to dive into the show more over the next week.

Which shows have you watched during quarantine? Any shows you recommend rewatching? Let me know in the comments!

xo,

Charley

currently on my watch list // all things netflix, hulu, and amazon prime

Hello! I promise I still exist. College professors have been piling essays, exams, and projects on top of me this semester. Work isn’t any better, either, with the holiday season prep and chaos. But somehow I still find time to sit and watch a show or movie every once in a while. Since I tweet plenty about my shows and reactions, I decided to give a little sneak peek as to what is really on my watchlists. 

netflix

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The only show I have on my “continue watching” category on Netflix is ONCE UPON A TIME. I am about halfway through season 5, but I have reached a slump. I’ll come back to it eventually. Perhaps in January when life slows down. 

I will definitely be adding in some good romance Christmas movies, though, as I get into December. I’ve already watched a few Netflix originals this month, but I can’t wait for everything coming up. Make sure to keep an eye out for a great list once December hits!

hulu

Hulu is where I spend most of my time watching shows since the service keeps the most recent shows up to date. Hulu=1, Netflix=0. 

I Feel Bad   

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I’m not actually fully sure how I got roped into watching this one, but each week I keep coming back to watch this hilarious comedy show about a mother trying to navigate the world. I love how the show takes topics and lessons relevant in today’s society and makes them actually seem realistic. 

The Good Place 

I recently binge-watched the first two seasons of this show at the end of the summer. If I could have learned psychology this way instead of sitting through a brutal semester, I would choose this show every time. I love all the twists and unexpected plot turns. 

A Million Little Things 

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This show has made me cry a few times now, so I guess you could say I’m hooked. A MILLION LITTLE THINGS discusses suicide, depression, affairs, etc., basically everything in life that people don’t generally talk about. 

New Amsterdam 

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I never really got into medical dramas before, but I decided to give NEW AMSTERDAM a try. I have been determined to watch this show every week. I can definitely see this show lasting for years. 

Single Parents 

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While I’m not a single parent, I love watching this sitcom. The rallying of these single parents and creating a community is heart-warming. I also get lots of enjoyment and second-hand humiliation from watching these characters. 

This Is Us 

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If you haven’t heard about this show, then you may be living under a rock. Season 3 is definitely a tear-jerker with flashbacks to Jack’s days in Vietnam, the early days of Jack and Rebecca dating, and then, of course, present day. 

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America to Me 

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One of my professors recommended this documentary series for my class, and I have watched a few episodes already. Technically, this show is a part of my STARZ subscription through Amazon Prime. I think this documentary is important to watch no matter what profession you have. 


Which shows are you currently watching? Do you watch any of these shows? Want to see a series/season review of any of these? Let me know in the comments below!

XO,

Charley

My Favorite Binge-Worthy Shows

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Not going to lie: most of my college experience so far has been binge-watching shows instead of doing homework. While most of these shows I finished watching before college, the shows easily pull you in whether you should be doing something or just want to spend a day doing nothing.

1. Skam

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Skam is a Norwegian teen drama television series about the daily life of teenagers at the Hartvig Nissen School, a gymnasium in the wealthy borough of Frogner in West End Oslo.

I just finished season four after a semester-long break, but I watched the first three seasons in about 4 days. I did nothing else beside sit in bed and read subtitles. This show is in Norwegian, but I have connections to some English subtitles, if you know what I mean. Each season focuses on a different character as well. After watching the first season, I wasn’t sure I would like switching character focus because of how much I fell in love with the first character. But the second season is probably my favorite so far with the story line and character development. The second and final seasons are competing for my favorite season just because of the characters the seasons focus on. 10 out of 10 would recommend for college-aged students.

2. The Vampire Diaries/The Originals

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TVD: A young teen struggles to make a decision between two vampire brothers and their supernatural lives. Soon after she discovers the truth her whole world turns upside down.

The Originals: A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

I know these are two separate series, but they are within the same world. Personally, I did half of the series of TVD at a time for binge-watching since it gets a little weird. If you can make it past about season 3 or 4, then you’re golden for finishing the series. I loved the difference from the books and the way it develops.

I haven’t finished season 1 of The Originals yet, but I’ve heard that the show can change OTP statuses that The Vampire Diaries set. Once I start watching this show again, though, I will fight hard for my OTPs.

3. Gilmore Girls

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A dramedy centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

I used to watch reruns of this show all the time growing up. When I heard about the Netflix revamp, I binge-watched straight through all the seasons. While I didn’t quite make it through all of them before watching the Netflix show, I did finish strong. This show has something for everyone (except maybe fantasy or science fiction… or horror). Each season can easily be done within a few days without even trying. And I also recommend adding in the Netflix revamp to polish off the series.

4. Hart of Dixie

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New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.

This show is definitely not for everyone, but I surprisingly fell in love with the story. I recommend giving this show a chance with a few episodes before making a final judgment call. I took a few weeks to finish this show and savored each episode. If you just sat down and watched it, though, you could easily finish it within a few days.

5. How to Get Away With Murder

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A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

While I have never binge-watched this show, I wish I could have. This is a show that I fell in love with right away and watch every week. The story gets so twisted and each episode leaves you with a cliff-hanger. I would not recommend for people who don’t like blood since most of the murders are violent ones.

6. Stranger Things

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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

That description doesn’t even begin to cover what all happens in Stranger Things. This is a show that I actually binge-watched in college. I watched an episode a day until the final three episodes (those all happened in a night). Initially, I watched the first two episodes with some of my friends, but it just didn’t catch me at the time. When I saw that a second season was coming out, I decided to give it another try. AND BOY AM I GLAD I DID! This show was written to be binge-watched and can be watched no other way. I recommend this for EVERYONE!

7. Sherlock

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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

This show can be a bit more difficult to binge-watch due to the episode length, but, if you watch an episode a day, you can easily get through the four seasons within two weeks. I watched the first season in a weekend, but I watched the next three seasons in college, a few years later. Sherlock is a must-watch for anyone that loves mysteries and comedy and drama and all of the above. The story left me wanting more, which is why I read A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro this semester as well.


Which shows do you binge-watch? Any recommendations for me to binge-watch next? Let me know in the comments!

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