– 5 Shows You Should Be Watching

I’ve always been a fan of TV shows, and what else are you supposed to do when you’re getting over a character death or waiting for book mail or looking for your next literary adventure?

Without further ado, here are 5 shows you definitely should be watching.

1: THE 100

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When nuclear Armageddon destroys civilization on Earth, the only survivors are those on the 12 international space stations in orbit at the time. Three generations later, the 4,000 survivors living on a space ark of linked stations see their resources dwindle and face draconian measures established to ensure humanity’s future. Desperately looking for a solution, the ark’s leaders send 100 juvenile prisoners back to the planet to test its habitability. Having always lived in space, the exiles find the planet fascinating and terrifying, but with the fate of the human race in their hands, they must forge a path into the unknown.

My thoughts: Absolutely amazing. Great actors, great plot. It is based off the series by Kass Morgan, and although I adore shows that have plots that stick closely to the actual novel (which is very rare, indeed), I also like this change of plot. Of course, Glass and Luke aren’t even in the show, but you get a glimpse of more characters and more interesting plot lines. Plus, who doesn’t like a strong female protagonist who is also queer? [Note: I am in love with John Murphy, so if you end up watching this show, don’t forget to give him a little douse of attention]

2: PARKS AND RECREATION

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Leslie Knope, a midlevel bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her own career) by helping local nurse Ann Perkins turn an abandoned construction site into a community park, but what should be a fairly simple project is stymied at every turn by oafish bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, governmental red tape and a myriad of other challenges. Leslie’s colleague Tom Haverford, who delights in exploiting his position for personal gain, is as likely to undermine her efforts as to help her, while her boss, Ron Swanson, is adamantly opposed to government in any form, even though he’s a bureaucrat himself.

My thoughts: So incredibly funny. The first few episodes are slow and the first season is kind of gross, and the producers obviously didn’t know what to do with Amy Poehler’s character, but stick around! It gets so much better. It has ended with seven seasons, and I would watch this series over and over again.

3: MONK

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After the unsolved murder of his wife, Adrian Monk develops obsessive-compulsive disorder, which includes his terror of germs and contamination. His condition costs him his job as a prominent homicide detective in the San Francisco Police Department, but he continues to solve crimes with the help of his assistant and his former boss.

My thoughts: Loved this show. Funny, yet mesmerizing. It has several seasons, so it’ll keep you busy. It’ll make you laugh and cry, and the plots of each episode is so unique and creative. Highly recommended.

4: FRIENDS

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Three young men and three young women – of the BFF kind – live in the same apartment complex and face life and love in New York. They’re not above sticking their noses into one another’s businesses and swapping romantic partners, which always leads to the kind of hilarity average people will never experience – especially during breakups.

My thoughts: Who doesn’t know about Friends??? I absolutely adored this show. There are ten seasons, and each of them is absolute golden comedy. Of course, as a proud feminist, I was not a huge fan of Ross Geller, the epitome of a “meninist,” but everyone else was totally bad-ass. It made me cry and laugh so hard. Fav character: Definitely Joey. Or Mike. Doesn’t matter because you’ll love all of the characters so much.

5: ONCE UPON A TIME

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“Once Upon a Time” tells the story of a new world, one in which fairy-tale legends and modern life collide. Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) is comfortable in her life as a bail bonds collector when Henry — the child she gave up a decade earlier — suddenly shows up. He is convinced that she is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, who sent her away before the Evil Queen could cast a spell, freezing the fairytale world in time and bringing them to present-day Storybrooke, Maine. After taking Henry home, Emma decides to stay in the town to keep an eye on him, and she discovers he may not be wrong after all.

My thoughts: Amazing show. Of course, I had to watch the first episode a couple of times to really get into it, but it’s definitely worth it. It’s so intricate and creative in the storylines and the characters are just to die for. Plus, who doesn’t love attractive guys and girls??? [Note: My baby ,Sebastian Stan, is in this show for a few episodes, too!!! Also, keep an eye out for Peter Pan 😉 ]

Happy TV-watching!!!

Some links I use to watch shows are cucirca.eu, and cokeandpopcorn.com. Enjoy!

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