Recently the conversation has come up with a few different people, that there is SO MUCH good television these days. In the past, TV was a guilty pleasure and you felt like you had to mention shows you were watching with a dismissive wave and a disclaimer that you know it’s a guilty pleasure. Lately it feels like you are missing out on important conversations if you are NOT watching the latest drama.
With the end of Breaking Bad we were all left a little lost. What do we watch now? Will anything ever be as good? We don’t have cable which helps with the “intentional watching”. I am totally prone to veg out on meaningless shows and unproductive days, but having to seek out shows that are worth precious free time helps eliminate that for me.
So what are we watching lately?
We just wrapped up the debut season of The Americans, which I loved. It’s centered around a couple, Elizabeth and Phillip, who are KGB spies living in Washington DC during the Cold War. They are completely Americanized, with no Russian accents and 2 children that have no idea of their Russian heritage. The show not only focuses on their life as spies, but on their marriage which was arranged for the cause, yet eventually became centered on love and the family they created. Oh, and the added twist? Their new neighbor is an FBI agent. The story is based on true events, which makes it so fascinating. I was a kid in the ’80s and definitely remember bits and pieces of these types of stories. That makes even more interesting as I find myself rooting the protagonists, Philip and Elizabeth.
Parks & Rec is just so good, right? That show is hilarious shed I’ve shed a tear on many an occasion. There is something so sweet about all of their relationships and I really wish I could have Leslie Knope in my life! If you like listening to podcasts, I recommend last week’s Bullseye with Ron Swanson, he has the best giggle.
I just started season 3 of The Killing, which I’m nervous about because season 1 & 2 were SO addicting. Am I ready for the time suck again??
Now that I’ve given you the impression I just watch tv all day (I swear, I don’t!), it’s time for me to head to work ;)
What shows are you watching these days? From funny to drama- I want your suggestions!