So many shows, so little time, right? I have to divide my popculture related free time into reading books, watching films and seeing tv-series. And since we are living in the Golden Age of television, it feels like there is a great show starting each week. So I am waaaay behind. I am so behind, I only just recently bingewatched all five seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. That’s why I still haven’t seen any of these tv-series, though I really, really want to.
Jessica Jones Season 2
I started watching season one of Jessica Jones the day it came out and I loved it. LOVED it. It has one of the best MCU villains ever, a superb storyline, a great cast and not least of all: a brilliant lead actress. Obviously, I’ve seen The Defenders since Jessica is a part of that group, together with my other favorite Netflix Marvel hero Daredevil. Ouch. Shouldn’t have seen that. Though it wasn’t nearly as bad as Iron Fist, it sucked big time. Luckily, Matt Murdoch and Jessica Jones made watching it bearable. And now, season 2 of Jessica Jones has been with us for quite some time now, and I still haven’t seen it. This show is on the top of my priority list. I also haven’t yet seen Luke Cage season 2 by the way.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Nope. Haven’t seen it yet. Not even the first episode. And, while we’re being honest here, I also haven’t read the novel. Sorry. I know that this is an important show, and I know it’s (from what I gather) really really good, but I haven’t gotten around watching it yet. In part, it doesn’t help that this is not a Netflix show. I don’t have Hulu, or the Dutch streaming service that offers it. And now there’s a second season, and I’m even more behind. Someday I’ll get to this.
God, I know. It feels like I haven’t seen a single recent hit tv-series. But I promise you, I’m all up to speed with Game of Thrones, Modern Family, The Crown and Westworld. Narcos though… A slight confession though: I don’t really like Spanish as a language. I’m so sorry, Spanish speakers. But since Narcos is in Spanish, for me personally, it’s near the bottom of my watchlist. I feel like such a bastard saying this, since I know this is a terrific show with such a great premise. The host of the morning radio show I listen to each day just started watching Narcos. That made me feel a bit better: I am not the only person in the world who hasn’t seen it yet. Although that dude is now ahead of me. OK, I will bump Narcos up a bit on my tv-series list.
Better Call Saul
I think this is maybe the oldest show of all these tv-series? And yet, I still have (and want) to see it. I absolutely LOVED Breaking Bad. BB was one of the best shows ever. It’s brilliant. I could recommend it to everybody. So I was really stoked when a spin-off was announced. Saul was one of the funniest characters in Breaking Bad. In such a serious show, he was a very welcome character. And while I would have preferred a Jesse spin-off, this was a guaranteed hit. And guess what? It’s on this list. I haven’t seen it yet. I am a whopping thirty episodes behind and since a fourth season is coming, I will be forty episodes behind if I don’t start watching this soon.
This has the same reason as The Handmaid’s Tale: it’s a Hulu series. But I’m a Marvel fangirl and I really want to see this show. I even wrote about it when it was still in pre-production. I don feel like Runaways is hardly getting any press (out here at least) and that’s a shame. I have seen the trailer and that’s about it… These guys should do some serious marketing to get more people on board. It’s renewed for a second season, so maybe that’s a great lead. If I ever get the chance to watch it easily, I will.
Other TV-series I also still haven’t seen…
The series above are the ones I want to see the most. That’s why they each got their own paragraph. But the list doesn’t end there. These are the other tv-series I still really want to see and/or finish someday soon:
The End of the F*cking World; Black Mirror (I only saw season 1); Lost in Space (only saw episode 1); Mindhunter; Peaky Blinders; Dark; Castlevania (I have yet to see the final episode); The Rain; Atypical (I’m halfway done); The OA; 13 Reasons Why; Ozark; Sharp Objects. OK, I get a pass for now on Sharp Objects since that show is very, very new. I did read the book though and that was fantastic.
So, have you got any tips for me on where to start? Or how to get more spare time maybe… Does anybody have a spare timeturner maybe?