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5 TV shows I’ve been watching recently

When it’s wet and grey outside there is only one thing I want to do – sit on the sofa with a blanket and watch tv. Having previously worked in Blockbusters and HMV, I’ve always been a big fan of tv/film. As a family we are also signed up to both Netflix and Amazon Prime so we have quite a lot to pick from. So I thought I would do a post about the top 5 tv shows I have been watching recently.

RuPauls Drag Race

If you haven’t heard of this before then it’s basically a drag version of Americas Next Top Model. Hosted by RuPaul, a group of drag queens compete for the title of Americas Best Drag Superstar. I used to be obsessed with ANTM but for some reason it’s taken me many years to watch this. But now that I’ve started I can’t stop, watching a couple of episodes a night. I absolutely love it! It makes me wish I was better at make-up, seriously some of these ladies have amazing skills!


If you are a fan of Gossip Girl or Pretty Little Liars, then this is the show for you. New to Netflix, with an episode being released each week, and it is so good! I am obsessed and so annoyed that we have to wait a week for a new episode. I just want to keep watching it. With characters based on the Archie comics, the story is a murder/mystery/thriller. As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom – and nothing feels the same. Check out the trailer and then rush off to Netflix to start watching.

Gilmore Girls S1-S7 plus A Year in the Life

Again this is another show that I probably should have watched first time around, but didn’t. How on earth I missed it I have no idea. It is right up my street, full of pop culture references, set in the early 00’s and a great cast. I guess I was too busy watching The OC. For those that don’t know about Gilmore Girls, it’s based on the life of Lorelai Gilmore, a single mother, her 16-year-old daughter Rory and the residents of Stars Hollow, the town they live in. The series explores issues of family, friendship and romance, as well as generational divides and social class. Ambition, education, work, love, family, and questions of class are just some of the series’ central concerns.

After a 10 year gap, Netflix did a 4 episode revival showing where the characters are now. I managed to watch all seven series’ just in time for the new episodes to be released.


American Crime Story – The People vs OJ Simpson

I actually watched this when it was on BBC 2 last year so it’s great to see it come to Netflix. If you missed it first time around then definitely check it out. From the guys who make American Horror Story, this first season focuses on the infamous murder trial of OJ Simpson. It takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double murder. The cast is amazing featuring Cuba Gooding Jr, David Schwimmer, John Travolta and Sarah Paulson.

Vampire Diaries – Season 8

Ok so this isn’t available yet on Netflix but seasons 1-7 are, so if you are in the mood for vampires, werewolves and a lot of drama then watch this. I have been watching The Vampire Diaries since the very beginning, which means for the last 8 years I have been a fan. Following the life of Elena Gilbert, her love for the Salvatore brothers and everyone else in Mystic Falls.

I’m sure I’m probably too old to be this obsessed with it but I am. It’s a bit cheesy at times, but it’s also full of gore and blood. There are no sparkly vampires here, it’s not quite at the level of True Blood but it goes there at times. There have definitely been a fair few hearts ripped out of chests, and heads pulled off. After a couple of seasons of The Vampire Diaries, they started a spin-off called The Originals, based on the original family of Vampires. I have to say that at times The Originals is actually better.

What have you been watching lately? Either on Netflix, Prime or anywhere else, I would love to know. After coming to the end of a few shows I need some new ones to watch.

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Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  • Sarah - Mum & Mor
    March 18, 2017 at 8:19 am

    I love RuPaul’s Drag Race and I’m very much looking forward to season 9 next week. It’s inspired me to try out makeup again and has given me a little boost of confidence.

  • MummytoDex
    March 18, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Riverdale sounds ace. We haven’t got Netflix at the moment as we are using NowTV, but might be worth getting it back to watch this!


  • Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill)
    March 18, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    I sit here in envy, I can’t actually remember the last time I sat to watch anything on TV past waking up to breakfast TV news! One day I’ll have time to watch a little, I’ll have so much to catch up on! #KCACOLS

  • Madeline (This Glorious Life)
    March 19, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    The only one of these I’ve seen is Gilmore Girls, but I’ve watched that about 10 times, so I think that makes up for not knowing the others! Will check out some of your recommendations though, I’m always up for a new series! x #KCACOLS

  • Devon Mama
    March 19, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    I loved loved loved Gilmore Girls and People vs OJ Simpson so maybe we have similar tastes in TV. I keep seeing the advert for Riverdale and being tempted, going to have to add it to my list of things to watch! #kcacols

  • Ally “Bacon Coffee Mama” Greene
    March 21, 2017 at 3:12 am

    I love Gilmore Girls. And, I have the entire season so far of Riverdale on my DVR, can’t wait to watch. #KCACOLS

  • Mad Mommy
    March 21, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    I have committed to all of these, including saying farewell to vampire diaries this past week. I will have to checkout the first though! #KCACOLS

  • Paula from Her Life is Love
    March 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    I still haven’t seen Gilmore Girls…and I thought about it when Netflix brought out those new episodes, but there’s still so many others I want to watch. I might just leave those I’ve midas in the past. #KCACOLS

  • Zoe
    March 22, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Ooooh may give Riverdale a watch!!
    I’m currently watching Designated Survivor and The Good Wife! #KCACOLS

  • Ordinary Hopes
    March 23, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    I have said it on Twitter to you and I shall remind you again – Grey’s Anatomy!

    Great post! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

  • nickykentisbeer
    March 27, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Riverdale sounds interesting and Gilmore Girls is also on my list. I’m just so rubbish at watching them! #KCACOLS

  • aliduke79hotmailcom
    March 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    I have toyed with watching Riverdale, but I am not sure if it will be too “teeny” for me. I am watching a lot of superhero shows at the moment, Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. I am also watching the Walking Dead.


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