Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is: Bingeworthy TV Shows, but I’m focusing on some of my most Recent Binge Watches.
I also chose to highlight shows that may be a bit lesser known.
Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer deserve all the awards for their stellar performances in this cat and mouse show about an assassin and the security services operator who is out to stop her. It’s dark, disturbing, comedic, and hypnotic. What’s more, Killing Eve is a rare female-led project. (No wonder it’s so good!)
All the cliff-hangers will have you racing through the episodes to see what happens next. I’m dying of anticipation for Season 2.
I really loved the Southern Gothic vibe of this twisted and compelling miniseries. The small town setting, disturbing family dynamics, use of flashbacks, and strong performances made this a memorable watch.
Although I haven’t read Gillian Flynn’s novel, I thought I had the mystery figured out early on. However, the final scene and the unforgettable last line were perfectly shocking. If you watch this one, make sure to stay tuned until after the final credits.
The Wine Show
Mathew Goode plus Mathew Rhys plus Wine plus Italy. What more needs to be said?!
I’m utterly fascinated by stories about the allied resistance during WWII, so I was very excited to learn about this Canadian period drama. To be honest, this show didn’t quite live up to my high expectations (it’s a tad formulaic), but it is easy and entertaining viewing. The costumes and period detail are wonderful too.
This is such a fun, funny, and heartfelt romantic comedy series. The characters are flawed yet lovable and you can’t help but root for them all.
I have my fingers crossed that there will be a fourth season. I need more of Dylan, Evie, Luke, and Angus’s fantastic friendships, hilarious hijinks, and romantic entanglements.
As is the case with the book, I absolutely devoured this show. I wasn’t always sure what I thought about the storyline or the characters, but I kept coming back for extra helpings. The NYC setting and restaurant world drama are an intoxicating combination.
A Place to Call Home
This is one of my favorite period drama shows, and one that I wish was more well-known. It’s set in Australia in the 1950’s and centers on a wealthy land-owning family and a Jewish nurse who comes to work at the local hospital.
A Place to Call Home is perfectly addicting. It’s just the right amount of soapy and moving. If you enjoy both Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife, I think you’d enjoy this gem too.
Raised by Wolves
Raised by Wolves is a quirky comedy about an eccentric working class family in Wolverhampton, England. It’s written by Caitlin Moran and her sister, and is based on their own childhood (although set now).
The characters are charming and the soundtrack is excellent. Sadly, there were only two short seasons before it got canceled. I’ve read rumors of an American remake, but I hope that ill-advised idea doesn’t actually come to fruition.
My favorite summer show to binge is the super fun Younger. I love the focus on fashion, women’s friendships, the publishing world, and NYC. I’m so glad it’s been renewed for another season.
If you’re a Younger fan, let me know if you’re #TeamJosh or #TeamCharles! (I’m a Charles girl all the way)
If I were forced to pick a favorite TV show, Peaky Blinders might just be it. It’s a dark, atmospheric period drama set in post-WWI England that features pretty much anything you could want in a show. There are gangsters, family drama, politics, history, romance, fabulous costumes, and a killer contemporary soundtrack.
I can’t get enough of the Shelby clan and fall even harder for the series upon each re-watch. The acting and cinematography are top-notch. Do yourself a favor and head over to Netflix ASAP if you haven’t yet experienced this brilliant show.
Have you watched any of these bingeable shows?