What TV Shows Are You Watching?
Austin and I have watched a lot of great TV shows lately, but I wanted to share with you a few that might not be on your radar! We definitely have certain shows that we like to watch solo because the other person isn't interested, but this is a list of shows we have enjoyed watching together- those are hard to come by sometimes! You'll find a smart and compelling comedy, a disturbing drama, a historical thriller, a fictional show based on the making of a reality show, and an actual reality show - so a little something for everyone! Let us know in the comments any shows that you enjoy!
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
If you're a fan of the Gilmore Girls or even if not, you will love this show! Austin even likes it too! Great story of a Jewish 1950s housewife who is breaking out as a stand up comedian. It's very funny, smart writing, and a compelling story with strong female leads. You'll also recognize Midge as Rachel from House of Cards and she is superb!
Watch on Amazon!
This dark, crime drama is a mini-series and terrifying! It's not horror but more psychological. Jessica Biel plays a mother in wife who in the first episode has an unexpected manic episode on a crowded beach where she ends up stabbing a bystander to death. The detective on the case gets to the bottom of why she snapped and you also get flashbacks into her upbringing and the events that led to the trauma she endured that triggered the murder she committed. It's very good if you like crime dramas!
Watch on USA!
Season 3 of Unreal premiere's Feb 26 and I can't wait! Season 1 and 2 were phenomenal. If you have ever watched The Bachelor- or even not!- I think you'll enjoy this show. It's a scripted show about what goes on behinds the scenes of a "relationship game show" a la The Bachelor and what goes into producing it with some dark twists. It's so entertaining and binge worthy. Check out season 1 and 2!
Watch on Lifetime!
The show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was popular in the early 2000s and this is a reboot on Netflix! It's a classic makeover show, where five gay men make over a straight man's life- house, cooking ability, fashion, grooming, and relationships. It's so heartwarming and Austin and I love it. Set in Georgia, the Fab 5 work their magic and love on guys across the state and receive a lot of love and acceptance in return. My mom and dad have really loved this show too!
Watch season 1 on Netflix!
The Looming Tower
The Looming Tower is a limited series and based on the book that looks back at the rivalry between the FBI and CIA that led up to 9/11. I was in seventh grade on 9/11 and so I actually didn't know about a lot of the events and threats from Al-Qaeda and Bin Laden that preceded that dark day. It's fascinating to get a glimpse inside the FBI and CIA and how the work with and against each other. Their dynamic is not what I expected and it's disheartening, frustrating and infuriating at times. Jeff Daniels and Alec Baldwin star in the show and Austin and I are enjoying it!
Watch on HULU!