Kaylin’s Take: What TV Shows You Should Binge Watch During Winter Storm Harper
Winter Storm Harper is coming, and from what we see, she's going to hit Central New York strong!
I have absolutely zero plans for this weekend besides staying in, binge watching some shows I've needed to catch up on, and nap.
There's a few shows that I recommend that you should watch if you're snowed in and looking for something to fill your time, so I figured what better way to suggest them then to write this post! Also, this is not a specific list as far as what I think are the best, it's just a random order!
5. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - Netflix
It took me a while to finally work my way up to watching this. I was such a fan of the original show (Sabrina the Teenaged Witch) with Melissa Joan-Hart, I knew this was going to be dark and twisted so I was hesitant to watch it. If you're a fan of Riverdale, you'll definitely enjoy this show (they're connected.) It's VERY dark, not at all like the original. But once you start, you can't stop and the casting of the show is super on point. There's only one season currently out so if you're looking to binge something quick, I recommend this!
4. New Girl - Netflix
Zooey Deschanel is 100% my spirit animal in this show. A middle aged woman realizes her boyfriend is cheating on her, they break up, she moves out and in turn finds an apartment and moves in with all male roommates. The show is about their progression as friends and it was one of my favorite shows to watch. The best part is, it may have a lot of seasons, but the episodes are a half hour (ish) long so you can watch more in the same amount of time it would take you to watch some other show. And besides, sometimes we want to watch TV, but an hour is too much to commit.
3. This Is Us - Hulu
Talk about a show that takes you through an emotional roller coaster, this is it. The show follows the Pearson family, who's story is crazy in its self and a lot of the topics they cover are a lot many families are dealing with across the nation today. Adoption. Addiction. Death. Politics. Loss of children. Military. If you're someone who loves to get invested in characters, I promise this show is the one for you. I'm watching it currently in real time. It might be a little hard to follow in the beginning to realize how it all ties together, but keep watching and you'll understand more. The show is currently airing on NBC in real time on Season 3. You can also watch though the NBC website.
2. The Office - Netflix
Would you be offended if I said I only started watching the show within the last six months? No? Yes? Well here's why: I tried watching it at one point in time and to me it had some very *very* awkward humor. I was told I need to "keep watching," that after season one, you get to know the characters better and that you'll understand the humor after that period of time. The person who told me that was right and I think I watched the whole series in under 2 months. Starring like Steve Carell, John Krasinski, and Mindy Kaling, you can't go wrong with this comedy series. And the episodes are only a half hour (ish) long - but there is also a lot of seasons as well.
Finally, if you want to be like me and binge a show, I'm planning on watching all day Saturday:
1. Game of Thrones - HBO
Here's the deal with Game of Thrones. I tried watching this when I was in college, tried to get into it. Couldn't. I had the hardest time. It was hard to follow, didn't really appeal to my tastes/interests and hands down just wasn't a fan. I even watched the first three episodes and that's when I stopped. But, the same person who introduced me into the office also LOVES this show, and told me it doesn't pick up until mid season 1. So that's where we're at with watching it, and I will admit I am kind of intrigued. IMDB describes the plot of the show as "the depiction of two powerful families -- kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne." It's definitely super intense. Lots of blood. Death. Sexual encounters. It's definitely not a family show. But, the concept has me interested and now that I've made it to the part where it picks up, I just want to keep watching. Also I find it ironic how the line when most people talk about the show is "Winter Is Coming" AND THAT'S LITERALLY WHAT'S HAPPENING IN CENTRAL NEW YORK THIS WEEKEND. So for me, 'Winter Is Coming' while Winter is actually coming. HAHA.
Here's hoping this list was helpful and gives you a few ideas on what you can do while you're snowed in this weekend - it's what I'll be doing!