Recently, Heather over at Just Geeking By posted a list of TV shows she was hoping to finish watching. It made me realize that all the shows I’ve been waiting for just the right time to watch – this is probably that time. I’m only going to focus on shows that have completed their run, and that are available in their entirety on one of the streaming services we’re subscribed to.
Sometime around the first week of May, there is going to be a giant Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist shaped hole in my life, and I have been considering giving Crazy Ex-Girlfriend a whirl. I’m kind of a sucker for any musical television shows, and although I’m not super excited by the premise, I’m hoping the execution will make up for it.
I’ve now watched the first season twice, and honestly, I think the absurdity of the asylum break-out storyline at the very beginning of season 2 is turning me off. If I can just push through that, though, there’s a lot about this show I do like, and I’d love to see the whole thing.
I remember seeing ads for this show before it aired, and wanting to watch it then. Sometime between then and now, it completely dropped off my radar, but I noticed that the complete series is available to watch now. I have a soft spot for Shiri Appleby from my guilty pleasure Roswell watching, and the idea of being behind the scenes of a fictional reality show sounds far far more interesting than watching an actual reality show.
Time travel Gothic mystery? Sign me up. This is another show I’d been interested in for awhile, but never quite enough to actually settle in an watch it. Even though I’ve heard that the final season was … divisive to say the least, I’d like to give it a fair shot.
On Amazon Prime
Ok, this one is kind of a hefty undertaking. I watched this show fairly faithfully while it was airing, through at least the mid-point of the second season. I’m not sure why I stopped, but I can tell you that despite a couple attempt at a re-watch, I’ve never made it past that point. That said, I remember it being on a very interesting path, and I’d like to see where it ends up.
Although it’s one of the shortest runs of this list, it’s the one I think I’m least likely to complete because Torchwood is such a hard watch. It’s a show that seems to revel in its darkness and brutality. In the past, I’ve watched the majority of the first season, and in an epic blunder, the entirety of the third season, because I thought it was a stand-alone mini series. Oops. It might be too bleak a choice for such a time of uncertainty, but it is one I’ve always wanted to spend some quality time with.
Are you taking advantage of the extra time at home right now to catch up on some series you always meant to watch, but never quite got around to? Tell me about the television shows you’d like to binge watch – either in the comments or feel free to steal the heck out of this idea for your own blog.