What I've Been Watching Recently
Using the word 'recently' quite loosely here, as I've not written a post on the TV series I've been binge watching in months. I’m in a little bit of a rut with the shows that I’ve been watching so make sure you let me know what your favourites are and without further ado here is what I've been watching.
GREY'S ANATOMY: I've lost count of how many times Jen has told me to watch Grey's, but I never thought it would be something that I would get into. Oh how wrong I was, it's a hospital-based drama that follows the lives of four young interns starting their first year at Seattle Grace Hospital. Over the seasons, you slowly start to learn that you simply cannot get attached to any of the characters, as the producers love nothing more than a dramatic season finale. Traumatising deaths aside if you really want to get your teeth into an awesome series then give Grey's ago, you will probably learn a thing or two about hospitals too.
FAT, SICK AND NEARLY DEAD: This is a documentary that I'd seen pop up on Netflix all too many times and then one evening my boyfriend and I decided to give it a go. Health documentaries fascinate me, it's important to educate yourself on what you're consuming and the effects it can have on your body. This one, in particular, struck a chord with me, it follows a middle-aged man who is overweight and has a auto-immune disease and has to take a lot of medication to get through day to day life. Having been on the same medication that Joe Cross was taking on a daily basis I know how severe the side effects are so its no surprise that he wanted to be as far away from them as he could. So he went on a 60-day fresh juice diet, the results are undeniably incredible and the stories that go alongside this documentary are nothing short of inspiring. Definitely worth a watch and it will really open your eyes to the power of a good diet and lifestyle and how much it can help with diseases.
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: The cast alone made me want to watch this Netflix Original Series with the likes of Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Jon Hamm and John Slattery. I have to be honest this is probably the strangest TV show I've ever watched, you have to pay attention at all times as if you look away for even a moment you might come back thinking you're watching a totally different show. Brilliant casting aside I'm not sure I would say the story line is at all strong, in fact, I would say it's pretty poor which was disappointing.
VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS: Having followed the VBP Twitter account for years I was unbelievably excited to see that they were going to be making a TV show. I have to say, I don't think I've ever seen such an honest portrayal of British people until now and it made me feel an odd sense of pride to be British. I love how dry witted, sarcastic and how terrible we are at explaining how we truly feel about something because I truly don't think there is another nation like us. I was so sad to see that there are only 3 episodes, but I'm sure I will be re-watching them at some point.
BAD INK & TATTOO FIXERS: I'm going to group these two shows together as the concepts are exactly the same. TV shows on tattoos aren't something I ever watch which might be surprising to a lot of people considering how many tattoos I have myself. They are normally so over exaggerated and personally I think they make the entire industry look like a joke and play into the hands of the stereotypes. The premise of these two shows is that they document artists that specialise in cover up work to give people pieces that they aren't embarrassed to have on their bodies. There is no denying how cheesy the format is that they’ve been shot and edited in but its good guilty pleasure watching if you don't want to get too heavily involved in something. Cringy editing aside you'll get a good laugh over some of the monstrosities people have got on their skin.
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: This is a show that I've been meaning to watch for years. It's often compared to the US Office which is my favourite TV show of all time so I thought it would be a given that I would love this. Throughout the entire first season I really wasn't sure it was something that I was going to get into but once I got on to the second season I'm hooked, I love the humour of this show now it's got going a little bit. I can see why people aren't sure about it but if you're fan of dry wit and sarcasm this might be for you.