Good morning/afternoon/night everybody (depending on what part of the world you are reading this from)!
It’s Sunday so what better time than now to share some of the best programmes on television.
Grab the popcorn, pour yourself a refresher, snuggle in your blanket (or pump up the AC if you are fortunate enough to be experiencing some tropical weather) and queue Netflix- here are my top 5 pics for the week:
1. To relieve your teenage nostalgia, delve into the world of the Archie inspired comics in Riverdale:
Oh what it was to be a teen between 2003-2007. We were introduced to the greats of The OC, One Tree Hill, 90210 and Gossip Girl. We were spoilt for choice and transported into the unrealistic yet ridiculously entertaining lives of teenagers in high school and the drama that came with it.
Once these shows were over, it felt like we had lost the art of creating teenage dramas that were exactly what we sought when we needed escapism the most.
Queu in Riverdale. Without giving too much away, Riverdale’s first season focuses on the murder of Jason Blossom, and how the Archie gang attempt to find out the ‘whodunnit’. There is still plenty of additional drama going on simultaneously- love, lust, betrayal, and all of the great themes you want out of a teenage drama are alive and well.
You do not need to be a teen to enjoy this show- after all I am in my mid 20s and thoroughly enjoy this program.
Season one has wrapped up and can be found on Netflix- season 2 is coming out on October 11th so you can catch up quickly!
2. The mini-series choice of the summer and year so far goes to…Big Little Lies
If you love drama and mystery wrapped in a community filled with lies, deceit, scandal and mystery- then Big Little Lies is for you.
This 7 episode mini-series stars the powerhouses of Nicole Kidman, Reese Whiterspoon and Shaliene Woodley.
I don’t want to summarise the plot because I will struggle to no go on a tangent and there is so much going on, but it is worth it!
3. Friends from College- A dramedy that will surely make you feel better about your life choices
Terrible people make terrible choices in this Netflix series which revolves around the reunion of six college friends.
The characters all self-destructive and not people you want to be your friends- but that doesn’t mean you can enjoy all of their poor choices which are wildly entertaining and hilarious.
The plot lines are serious and often distressing, but the portrayal is always comical.
This series has received increasingly negative reviews from the media, but I strongly encourage that you give the series a chance. The negative reviews are mainly based on how these characters are terrible people, however, that’s what makes the show so brilliant.
Here’s hoping to a season 2, Netflix!
4. Life continues to be full of hope, laughter and happiness in Unbreakable, Kimmy Schmidt
Now going into its third season, Kimmy Schmidt continues to provide the silliness we all need in a world that can take itself too seriously at times.
If you haven’t watched it before, this comedy (we can thank the mastermind of Tina Fey for it) focuses on Kimmy, a woman who has been trapped in a bunker by a reverend for 15 years who insisted he was protecting her and several other women from the apocalypse. The premise is tragic but the execution is consistently comical, and is a great reminder that no matter how tough life gets, a positive mindset can carry us through the darkest of times.
For those who have watched the program but have yet to watch the third season, get on it. Titus is Lemonading…enough said.
5. For all you reality tv junkies, check out the second season of Below Deck Med
Ever wondered what the life is like for the crew that work charters for insanely wealthy guests on luxury yachts? I hadn’t! But some random tv browsing allowed me to stumble upon this reality gem.
You don’t have to watch the first season to know what’s going on (though you’re welcome to).
This second season however stands out as consistent entertainment and defines why some of us (like me) seek reality tv for some mindless escapism.