What’s on my TV: February 2021

Well, another month and we are still stuck in quarantine, so more TV watching for me! I regularly watch a lot of TV, but when it’s cold outside and you can’t do many indoor activities, we have been watching a L O T of TV.

Side note: we aren’t sick and haven’t had any known exposure to COVID, but we are staying as isolated as possible due to the current volume of COVID cases in our area.

Summer House (Bravo)

I look forward to this show every year. It always comes out in the wintertime, and it gives me some summer weather to daydream about. It also makes me want to drink rose. Because of COVID, this season has MTV’s Real World vibes and I’m here for it. It’s just a bunch of Manhattan millennials getting hammered and partying at their Hamptons house all summer. It’s a pretty simple concept, but endlessly entertaining. I’m also excited about MTV’s Floribama Shore, which starts on 2/25. That’s a similar concept, but the housemates are younger and trashier. A recipe for excellent TV, if you ask me.

The Queens Gambit (Netflix)

I realize that we are a little late to the party on this one but I must discuss the Queens Gambit: a show about an orphan child who is a chess prodigy. Matt and I watched the 7 episode mini-series in one weekend. There is truly nothing about this show I should have liked: period piece, chess, tournaments. But it was amazing: the acting, the casting, the stories, the dialogue, the costume design, all of it. If this show doesn’t win several Emmy’s, I will throw a fit. It’s a show that everyone should watch.

Firefly Lane (Netflix)

This is a series based on the Kristen Hannah book series of the same name. It tells the story of two best friends, and they are telling the story while intertwining the past and the present lives of the friends. I’m only halfway through the series, but I can guarantee you that it is all I will be watching until I am finished! I needed a show where I could get truly invested in the lives of the main characters, and this is a good one.

Everwood (HBO Max)

This show premiered in 2002, and I watched it when I was in high school and college. It’s the story of an NYC neurosurgeon, who’s wife passes away in a tragic accident. He moves his family to Everwood, CO to have a slower life in a small town. It’s a great family drama!

What have you been watching lately??

What’s on my TV lately: January 2021

Bridgerton (Netflix)

This is a show that is completely and totally out of my comfort zone. I usually refuse to watch anything that is set in a period before the 20th century. I don’t like watching shows in which the people have British accents. I would describe this show as Gossip Girl set in 1800s London. By the second episode, I was HOOKED!! Love, sex, secrets, lies. It has it all. There are only 8 episodes in the first season, so it’s a relatively quick watch.

Haute Dog (HBO Max)

This is a dog grooming competition show on HBO Max, and it’s every bit as ridiculous as it sounds. The host and judges are absolutely hysterical, and I love watching the cutie dogs get groomed. I also try and imagine what it would be like if it were my dogs on the show, and it probably wouldn’t go well. I’m in awe of how well behaved these animals are! If you like dogs, competition shows, and are looking for something light hearted and corny, this is for you.

Pieces of a Woman (Netflix)

I’m not one to watch movies so this really took me out of my comfort zone as well. I literally will watch the same movies over and over again (Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, Christmas Vacation). It does deal with a very triggering topic (infant death), so please take this as a warning. It was hard to watch, but it was also incredibly well done and I felt every single emotion of the characters in the movie. Subject matter aside, the acting and direction was absolutely impeccable.

The Bachelor (ABC/Hulu)

I skipped last season of The Bachelorette because I just couldn’t deal, but this season? I’ll be tuning in. I love that ABC has FINALLY casted a person of color as the leads, as well as the cast of girls is much more diverse than we’ve ever seen in the past. So far, I’m into it! I’ve seen almost every season of The Bachelor since the very beginning with Alex Michel. I’ve been obsessed with reality TV for a very long time.

What has been on your TV lately?!