Since quarantine has been a thing and stay-at-home orders are still standing strong, I’ve had a lottttttt of time to catch up on old shows, explore new shows, and revisit some of my favorite old shows. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a super big TV person. I love watching shows, but my attention span is very small and I can only get through one episode at a time, if that! I’m probably Jack’s least favorite to watch shows with because 10min in, I’m already distracted and lost at what’s happening, or I’m asking / googling how things end because I don’t actually like to “watch and find out.” Nonetheless, there are a few shows on my list that I can actually sit through pretty well. That being said, I’ve compiled a list of my favorites and what I consider to be bingeworthy. Here’s the lineup:
- Smallville. I don’t even know where to begin with this show but it has definitely been my most bingeworthy, entertaining, relatable, feel-good and favorite show of quarantine….and possibly ever. Some of you might remember it airing on The CW in the early 2000s. Part of why I love it so much is because of the nostalgia I feel when I watch it. When I watch, I’m instantly reminded of what the late 90s / early 2000s were like – the punk rock music, the fashion, the sayings…aka simpler times before social media was even a thing and hanging out in person was how you cultivated friendships, not over instagram. I started watching Smallville at the start of quarantine because I figured that a show with 10 seasons and 22 episodes per season (yes, that’s 220 episodes total..thanks basic math!) is a good one to start while a stay-at-home order is in place. With all the uncertainty of COVID, I needed something consistent, and this show gave me that. Also, can we also just take a moment for Clark Kent? Like HELLO heartthrob! 😍 You can stream this show on Hulu.
- All American. Another CW hit that has now hit streaming platforms. I’ve honestly seen this show pop up numerous times on my streaming feed, but I never felt the need to watch it because the art-work was just odd. Two shirtless guys on the beach in Malibu holding a football felt a little too fratty for me. To be honest, the artwork does not even crack the surface on what this show is really about. Set in modern-day, this show is a story about a young man at South Crenshaw High School who is recruited to play football at Beverly Hills High for his Senior Year. With transitioning to a new team, navigating a new school, friends and lifestyle, the main character Spencer is torn between living two separate lives or figuring out a way to blend them into one. You can stream this show on Netflix.
3. The Outsider. This show is borderline too scary for me as it’s based on Stephen King’s novel, but at the same time, I do love a good thriller/mystery involving supernatural things. Basically, this show follows an ongoing investigation of a young boy who was murdered. Just when you think the killer is clearly written in the sky, things take a turn. I ended up having to google what happened because I honestly couldn’t take the suspense haha, BUT it was still worth it to watch all episodes. You can stream this show on HBO.
4. Outer Banks. OKKKKK so this show is definitely more on the teen side, but I really loved it and watched all episodes in a weekend. That says a lot! Part of why I love this show is because of where it takes place, North Carolina. I’ve never been to NC and I don’t know much about it, so I really vibed with the overall setting of the show. Jack also always teases that I love any “teenage, adventure / love story” type of show and I guess he’s right. OBX is like a modern day Socs vs. Greasers, except in the show they’re called Kooks and Pogues. Throw in a love story and some buried treasure and you’ve got yourself a wild season. You can stream this show on Netflix.
5. Hawaii-Five-O. I always save the best for last, and Hawaii-Five-O is by far my favorite show ever and the one that Jack and I watched for a year straight. Not only does it take place on the big island of Hawaii, the characters are so relatable and fun, they feel like family. Jack and I always joke that we’re IRL versions of Steve McGarrett and Danny Williams – still unclear who is who but Jack is convinced in Danno because our sass and mannerisms are IDENTICAL. Basically, if you like a light hearted, action filled show, this show is for you. It’s your basic cops chasing bad guys, with tons of little stories sprinkled in along the way. We love this show so much that in the middle of watching, Netflix removed it from it’s library at the start of the month (rude!) so we ended up buying the rest of the episodes and seasons on Vudu. Not cheap but so worth it. There are 10 seasons of this show so you definitely won’t run out of episodes anytime soon. You can purchase this show on Prime Video or Vudu (like we did!).
**This is not a paid post or advertising post orchestrated by any of the streaming parties included above. This is simply my personal opinion and no compensation is being collected for any of the above show mentions.**