TV-series I still really want (and need) to see
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TV-series I still really want (and need) to see

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.

Narcos

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.

Runaways

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?

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Article written by Nora

Nora would like more time in a day to watch more tv-series & films, write more stories and read more books. Instead, she tries to combine working fulltime and being a wife, mom & friend with sponging up as much popculture in her life as one possibly can. Trigger words for her include, but are not limited to: Gaiman, Rowling, Riordan, Rowell, Star Wars, Marvel, Batman, Bucky, Netflix & Disney. On all Social Media she's known as nosinne.

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  1. Irene Reply

    I have comments on the ones I saw. I hope it helps you organize the binge watching.

    The End of the F*cking World, interesting idea, but execution of script and feeling is lacking something,

    Black Mirror (I only saw season 1); Watch ALL of them, but you need to stop and take regular doses of funny puppies, laughing babies, or anything that restores your faith in humanity,

    Lost in Space (only saw episode 1); I LOVE the new lost in space, i liked the old one, but this is version is superior, I love it because I can watch it with my 7yr old

    Mindhunter, can get hard to watch, a bit slog’y at times but it’s interesting if you are a freak like me and like learning about the predators

    Peaky Blinders; I don’t have any idea what’s its about, I just watch for Cillian Murphy’s eye and drift away into a fantasy

    The Rain; surprisingly good, but it voice dubbed into English, and poorly done at that. but the story is there, I am thinking about watching it its original language and just reading the subtitles;

    The OA; Watching it for the second time, It’s not about the story that she tells, although entertaining it’s about the beautiful things that can come from faith in each other, especially in the dark times…. just really spoke to me.

    13 Reasons Why; Avoid it at ALL costs, it is sets up a justification for victim-hood when she is also the perpetrator. It’s romantic teen non-sense. It’s self-indulgent self-pity that is timed to blow up the lives of everyone, because her death isn’t enough damage. I have a close up and personal relationship with the real subject matter behind the show. This show makes me sick, I have watched all of it, because to give it a fair shot I thought I needed to. Bullying sucks, and now there are so many new ways to be shit-faces to each other. These are all first world problems. Parents are missing, parents need to show the f* up to their kids lives. Crack some heads together and tell them to quit being dickheads.

  2. Nora Reply

    Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to help me figure out how to manage my watchlist 😀 Cillian Murphy’s eyes are a great reason to watch anything he is in lol. And will definitely put 13 Reasons waaaaaay on the end of my list so I will probably never see it.

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