Lately I’ve been binging several shows. I requested some from the library, Netflix DVD, and watched episodes on TV. I’m one of those people who can only focus on one hobby at a time. It seems that TV shows and movies are the current obsession. Here are a few of the things I’ve been watching:
Mom– I’ve always wanted to check out Mom on CBS but didn’t have access to the DVD’s. I received a free month of Netflix DVD so that was at the top of my list for shows to try out. I requested season 1 and quickly fell in love. Mom is a comedy about a mom (Anna Faris) who used to be heavily involved in drugs and alcohol. She has since turned her life around and trying to fix her past mistakes to be there for her children. Kristy (Anna Faris) has two children named Violet and Roscoe. We also get Kristy’s mother, Bonnie, thrown into the mix and trust me she’s a great addition to this series. I currently just finished season 3 and hope to finish season 4 before the next season airs in November.
Fear the Walking Dead– Here’s the thing, I love the Walking Dead. It’s not my usual go to type of series but I tried it on a whim one day and needless to say, I watched about 5 seasons in less than a month. OOPS! Sorry, not sorry. However, when I attempted to watch Fear The Walking Dead…..things didn’t go as smoothly as they did with the original series. Don’t get me wrong, I think it has a ton of potential to be a great show……but for me it wasn’t a good fit. Mainly, the pacing was a huge issue for me. I didn’t have time to “catch my breath” so to speak. I felt there was too much going on the entire episode for EVERY episode. I never realized the importance of filler/calmer episodes until now. Sometimes you just need to episodes to focus on characters or share back stories, etc. While I enjoyed the characters, the story, etc. it was also WAY more gory and graphic than The Walking Dead. It took me a bit to get used to it in twd and this one was 10x worse in my opinion. Overall, I stopped watching on season 2 episode 6, I just couldn’t handle it anymore. Maybe one day I’ll try again but not any time soon.
The Middle– I love a good comedy as well as a family focused series. My mom raves about The Middle and catches them when they show reruns on TV. Well…..I’m the type that has to start at Episode 1. I can’t just watch randomly or start at the current season etc. I’m always afraid of missing out on something or spoiling myself on future things that happen before I start the series from the beginning. With all that being said, The Middle focuses on a family of 5 who all struggle with day to day life. The show is very quirky which I adore. The daughter, Sue Heck, is very unique. She has her own personal style and doesn’t care what others think about her. Sue also is notorious for being “invisible”….you’ll see what I mean if you watch lol. The oldest son Axl is your typical teenage boy; he loves lounging around in his boxers, eating everything in sight, and giving his siblings a hard time. Then we have the youngest child, Brick. Brick has some social issues which takes up a lot of the focus on the series. Brick is also a HUGE book lover. Every time you see him, he has a book in his hands. It’s nice to see reading being focused on in a TV series, because you just don’t see that very often anymore. Overall, this is a great comedy show that focuses on a family who is far from perfect but love each other no matter what.
What TV series are you currently binging?? Do you plan to watch any of the ones listed above? Let me know in the comments below!! I would love any TV series recs as well. Thanks everyone and have a great day!!!