Black Mirror, Created by Charlie Brooker: To say the least, this is the first thing I’ve ever watched under a “sci-fi” category that I honestly enjoyed. Definitely do not recommend watching this show by yourself unless you are brave because it WILL give you the creeps. One of my favourite things about this show is the fact that each episode is a “mini-movie” and has a different storyline and characters each time. The only reason I even started watching this show is because I didn’t feel like committing to a whole movie and saw a list online of the “best episodes.” Overall, 8.5 out of 10 recommendation!
Euphoria, Created by Samuel Levinson: Let me just be brutally honest by saying I committed to this without knowing anything about it because my boyfriend told me Drake was an executive producer of the show – Amen to that! In the end, I was so glad I watched it because it exceeded my expectations. It’s a painfully accurate depiction of what being a teenager today is like for those people who grew up in a different time and fail to recognize the seriousness of sexuality and mental health in young people today. Overall, 9 out of 10. Should be a must-watch on your list!
Friends, Created by Marta Kauffman: I am a heavily obsessed, Central Perk loving FRIENDS fan. It’s almost concerning to be quite honest with you. If you know me, you know that one of my quirks is finding an episode or moment in Friends to relate to any situation I am in and could probably throw a Friends innuendo or line at you any time of the day. I drink my coffee from an Oversized Central Perk Mug every morning too. So to sum up this review, 10 out of 10 recommend for you to watch 10 seasons of Friends on repeat.
Grey’s Anatomy, Created by Shonda Rhimes: Alright, I would literally sell my soul to Shonda Rhimes to experience watching this show from the beginning and re-sobbing at every gut-wrenchingly, heart breaking Merek moment. Secondly, if you’re ever in a room with me and decide to have a heart attack; I am a qualified surgeon at this point and will do a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery-or as a surgeon would say-a Cabbage for you. Overall, 9.8 out of 10. Shonda, you lost the .2 when you took away the ferry boat loving McDreamy from me.
Gossip Girl, Created by Josh Schwartz: Oh New York, New York. To be a rich girl living on the Upper East Side with a Chuck Bass by your side and Lily Vanderwoodsen’s wallet. That’s how I feel when I re-watch Gossip Girl semi-annually because I dwell in the love story of Chuck and Blair. I imagine that the best way to describe the story line of Gossip Girl to someone who has never seen it would be to say: imagine the world’s richest people’s offspring living a highschool life of drama, luxury and everything diamonds. Overall, 8 out of 10 because it will make you feel sad and poor.
Hell’s Kitchen, Created by Gordon Ramsey: Before I watched Hell’s Kitchen, I would make dinner for my boyfriend and think I did a really good job and my meal was delicious. Now, I know my garnishing needs serious work and Gordon Ramsey would call me pathetic. Kidding, but in all seriousness this show is awesome evening entertainment and I love getting to know the contestants almost as much as I love watching Gordon Ramsey yell at them on television. Overall, 7 out of 10 because you need to be in a mood for food to watch this sometimes.
Pretty Little Liars, Created by I. Marlene King: An oldie but a goodie for sure. I decided to re-watch this during my time at home and I’m actually really glad I did. The storyline is interesting but since the characters are aged 15-18 throughout the show, it’s pretty cheesy and cringe-worthy sometimes. Also, the fashion was outrageous. Like, who wears 5 inch stiletto’s to high school math class? Another point worth mentioning — the fact that Aria was dating her english teacher who happened to be 6-7 years older than her and this was deemed as an “appropriate” relationship for fans to “ship” was a bit weird for my taste. However, still a good show to watch if you’ve never seen it. Overall, 6 out of 10.
The Bachelor, Created by Mike Fleiss: Either you’re a Bachelor/Bachelorette person, or you’re not. If you like reality TV and dating shows; you will LOVE The Bachelor! I can only describe this show in words and not so much sentences. Fun, Silly, Ridiculous, Absurd and Funny. If these appeal to you – give it a go! Personally, I love the Bachelor/Bachelorette and I make my boyfriend have imaginary rose ceremonies where I win every single time.
Vampire Diaries, Created by Kevin Williamson: The first thing I need to say is that Vampire Diaries is NOT anything like Twilight. Personally, I’ve never heard anyone tell me they didn’t enjoy this show. It’s the right amount of reality and drama with a twist of supernatural beings like Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches in a modern setting. A huge bonus: Ian Somerhalder. Ian Somerhalder has made me only HOPE there are vampires out there because 1. I want to be one 2. I only want to be one if Ian Somerhalder will be the one to bite and turn me. Overall, 9 out of 10 because the last season was a little disappointing.