Summer is here! The main TV shows are ending for the year and that means it’s time to binge-watch everything I missed during the year. It can be overwhelming when there is a ton of amazing content available.
The Handmaid's Tale
Good Girls Revolt
House of Cards
13 Reasons Why
The Mindy Project
The list is practically endless. It doesn’t even include the older stuff that I never got around to like Prison Break, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, etc. I wish that I had all the time in the world to watch these things. For some I’m only a season behind, others I am multiple seasons behind. Almost all of these are on a streaming service of some kind so binging is completely possible. That’s great! But it feeds into my addiction. Episode after episode. Wasting my life watching TV. Add to this the fact that I also want to read as much as possible and it really just boils down to the fact that I need to find a job in which someone pays me to review the books I read and the shows I watch. I know those types of jobs exist. I just don’t know where to find them.
I know that a lot of people think that TV cuts us off from society. If we’re all glued to the TV then we aren’t out in the world interacting with other humans. To an extent this is true. I would argue though, that it also gives us a lot of common ground. I’ve had TV be an icebreaker more times that I can count. Being able to have something to talk about with a complete stranger has always been a struggle for me. Almost everyone has something that they watch or characters they love and/or loved and when you can connect with someone over something they love, you can get to know them better.
Are there any shows that you’re excited about for this summer?