TV Shows I Binged Watched In August 2020

I can’t believe how quickly August has come and gone. Out of all the months during lockdown I think this was one of my most productive. I did some freelance work and started getting more serious about the book I’m writing. Plus, I was allowed to see some friends (socially distancing of course). Even though it was a busy month, I still had plenty of time to binge watch quite a few shows. I’m really excited to share with you guys these shows because I love them so much!

Criminal Minds

This is one of my all-time favourite shows. I decided to re-watch all 15 seasons and I really don’t regret it. The characters are all so lovable, especially the loml Dr. Spencer Reid (heart emoji). Criminal Minds is such an interesting show, I love how they really go into the psychology of things. It’s actually the show that got me into psychology and true crime. So, if you’re into that or if you want to try it out then Criminal Minds is a great show to start with!

The Umbrella Academy

This is one of the more recent shows I binged watched and I quickly became obsessed with it! I love the superpowers, the time travel stuff, and of course, how these siblings manage to save the world! Klaus, Ben and Number Five are my favourites, they’re hilarious and they really make the show. There’s only 2 seasons so it’s not the perfect binge watching show but it is really good and you should watch it anyways. Personally, I just can’t wait for season 3!

Leverage

Love it when greedy people get what they deserve? Well, then you’ll love Leverage because this show is all about a team of thieves banding together to take from the rich and give back to the less fortunate. It really has robin hood and ‘eat the rich’ vibes. The show isn’t too serious like some crime shows, it’s lighthearted enough to make you laugh but it still has some good lessons sprinkled in. I genuinely really like this show and if you can find a site to stream it on then please do!

New Girl

This show is hilarious! If you’re looking for a funny show to watch to escape from this crazy world then New Girl is perfect for you. I have to say it’s one of my favourite comedies to watch. I love Nick and Jess’s relationship arch and of course, Schmidt is just the best. Plus, it has a good number of seasons perfect for binging!

Perception

This is another one of my favourite crime shows! Even though it only has three seasons, it’s so interesting. The characters are likeable and real, they grow throughout the three seasons and they solve crime! Similarly to Criminal Minds, psychology is a major part of this show thanks to Dr. Pierce! He’s a total cutie (yes I have a thing for the professor) and he’s super smart which is why FBI agent Moretti gets him to assist on cases. It’s a great show and I do love it but I wished they had more seasons.

The Mentalist

Another crime show, what a surprise lol. This is another show that I had already watched and loved many years ago. I wanted to re-watch it and it did not disappoint. Patrick Jane is so charming and I love watching him on-screen. Plus, there’s a great slow-burn romance between Patrick Jane and CBI agent Teresa Lisbon. I definitely recommend that this show goes on your binge watch list because between the 7 seasons and the way Patrick Jane solves crime, it’ll keep you entertained for a while.

So, there you have it! All the shows I binged watched in August. Clearly it was crime heavy – I love a good crime procedural as you can tell. I’m always looking for new shows to binge so if you have any recommendations please let me know!

xo
Mellie

My Ultimate TV Show Recommendation List

Are you self-isolating and are in need of something to do? Well, luckily I’ve made a list of TV shows that I’ve watched and recommend you check out during these trying times.

I made the list by genre so if you’re looking for a specific type of show then it’ll be easy for you to find what you’re looking for.

Enjoy!

Stay rosy,

xo

Melissa

My Fall 2017 T.V. Show Obsessions

The fall term is almost over and I’ve definitely binge watched more shows than I should have. These four shows have made me feel a plethora of emotions, from love, to sadness, and to happiness. These shows will pull you in with great characters, plot twists, acting, writing and musical soundtrack. I highly recommend you give them a shot!

The Royals (E!)

Based on a fictional British royal family, The Royals is filled with love triangles, lust, murder and crazy parties. On this show power is absolutely everything and some will do anything to keep, or get it back. Princess Eleanor and her bodyguard Jasper have a steamy on-and-off thing going on which makes them the fans #1 ship. I must admit, I’ve got a total weak spot for the kind Prince Liam played by the handsome William Moseley. On top of all the character drama, this show has perfect songs for each scene, you can even follow their multiple playlists on Spotify. They recently finished filming season four so hopefully they’ll be back on T.V. soon!

 Chicago Med (NBC)

This is the third show in the Chicago series and it does not disappoint. As a huge fan of medical shows, I was so glad to get into Chicago Med. It stars Nick Gehlfuss as William Halstead, a devoted and attractive doctor, and Pretty Little Liars’ Torrey DeVitto as Natalie Manning, a pediatric and emergency med doctor who is passionate about saving her patients. Set in a Chicago emergency department, this fast-paced drama is perfect for those who love medical shows, a good love story and non-stop action.

This Is Us (NBC)

This heart-wrenching drama is not for those who don’t like to cry. Every episode of This Is Us is thoughtfully well-written to intersect the lives of Pearson family from the past to the present. The actors do a terrific job of making these stories come alive. Anyone who watches this show will feel every bit of emotion that the characters feel, making it an emotional roller-coaster.

The Good Doctor (ABC)

Starring the adorably talented Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor is a brand-new medical show about Shaun Murphy a young surgeon who has autism and savant syndrome. He moves to San Jose for his surgical residency which some of the hospital staffs aren’t happy about. However, Dr. Murphy continues to prove that he belongs at the hospital as a surgeon regardless of his autism.

If you have any recommendations for a show that I should watch next let me know!

xo,
-Melissa

 

Current Shows I’m Obsessed with:

1.  The Originals (CW): if you like vampires/supernatural shows you should definitely watch it! TO is way better than The Vampire Diaries since it doesn’t have the whole High School clichés. The writing and music are both so good and the actors do a great job with their characters (plus they’re so nice to look at)

2.  GirlBoss (Netflix): Finally, another show with Britt Robertson! She’s so talented and does a great job portraying NastyGal’s founder Sophia Amoruso. Her character is very different than other female characters on tv. Sophia is unapologetically herself and I found it inspiring, even though she’s a bit of a garbage person.

3.  The Flash (CW): This is my most recent binge-watch victim and I’m so glad I started watching it again. The plot gets more intense with every season and Grant Gustin does a great job playing the super-cute superhero. The characters are so fun to watch and I love seeing what kind of superpower the metahumans on the show will have. Even if you don’t read comic books or know much about that world, The Flash is still a great show to watch.

4.  Jane the Virgin (CW): If you like romance, comedy, telenovelas and mystery then you should watch this show. Jane the Virgin has everything in it and it’s so addicting to watch. Gina Rodriguez is such a talented actress and does a fabulous job playing Jane. I’m not gonna lie though, they did lose me during a few episodes but (Spoilers ahead) now that Jane is back in the dating game I’m very intrigued to see who she’s going to date…and hopefully he’s h o t. Also, (more spoilers) who the hell killed Scott?? I mean he was a dick but I have no idea who the murderer is, Rose would be way too easy right?

5.  Supergirl (CW): Yep, another CW show. What can I say? They produce some good TV. I love Kara, she’s such a cute yet very strong character and her sister Alex (played by Lexi Grey -Rip- from Grey’s Anatomy) creates a great support system for Kara. One of my favourite new characters must be Mon-El, he’s cute and learns to be a better person with Kara’s help. You’ll recognize Mon-El from when the actor played Kai on The Vampire Diaries (the evil gemini witch). The dynamic of the show is well done and the music is also pretty good. But I have to say, one of my favourite things are when Supergirl and The Flash have crossovers, Barry and Kara are adorable friends.

Overall, I highly suggest that you watch at least one of these shows and get transported to another world to experience stories of the character’s lives. But, if you don’t want to fall in love with fictional characters then I understand. However, if you love being in a fictional world then definitely give these shows a chance!

xoxo

-Mel