Thank you for being a friend... If you didn’t sing that line, I’m extremely disappointed in you. But it’s clearly a sign that you NEED to strap yourself in for a Golden Girls binge session! I know what you’re thinking – why would you need to watch a show that aired 36 years ago and centred on the lives of four older women living in Miami? And I get it, it doesn’t sound like a must-watch when you put it like that, especially since there are so many more current shows that you could be watching. But trust me when I say you have not lived until you’ve watched the shenanigans of Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia. So if you’re looking for a little bit of convincing, here are seven reasons why The Golden Girls needs to be added to your binge list.
Season's Greetings Everyone!
Christmas is very nearly here! It's scary how few days we have left until the big day and just how much we have to cram in before then! But just because there's lots to do, doesn't mean we can't take some time to just chill out and watch something Christmas-y. Earlier in the month, I recommended 24 Christmas Films to watch, but if you're looking for something a little shorter to watch, here's some Christmas episodes to check out this month. And don't worry if you've not seen these series in general - the Christmas episodes offer a great snapshot of the series without being overly spoilerly in terms of the bigger picture!
Happy Spooky Season Everyone!
For the past two years I've made posts talking about Christmas episodes and specials that you need to add into your holiday viewing rotation and I thought, why not do it for Halloween too! I'm not a big horror film person, and literally the only horror films I'll watch like clockwork every Halloween is the Saw series, so I can hardly recommend many horror films to binge this month. But, there are plenty of TV series that have made Halloween episodes that are perfect viewing for those who like Halloween but aren't into the scary stuff! So, just because you don't want to delve into the world of horror for Halloween, doesn't mean you need to miss out on consuming Halloween content during October!
Happy Isolation Everyone!
It's a crazy world right now, and definitely scary to think about what the coming months are going to be like for everyone. But it's important to keep our head's up and stay positive, even if the world seems to be crumbling around us. So if you're bunking down in self-isolation or quarantine, are working from home or just need a break from the news, I've put together a list of Aussie dramas that are totally binge-worthy during this time. And what's even better is that you won't need a subscription to watch them!
Hey There Everyone!
Over the New Year, with nothing exciting on TV (thanks non-ratings period!), I ended up bingeing The Nanny, and finally watching the final episode. Growing up I had seen reruns of the show here and there, and absolutely loved the series. Last year I finally sat down to binge the whole series, but never getting to the final episode as I just didn't want to say goodbye. After finally rewatching the entire series more recently, I wanted to take a moment to gush about this hilarious sitcom and share why YOU need to grab the chocolate and popcorn and have a binge-session!
Happy Pancake Tuesday Everyone!
Not that pancakes really have anything to do with the post, but still. Today's post is inspired by the Aussie soap opera Neighbours and the absolutely heartbreaking episode that will be airing tonight. It's been coming for weeks and I'm still not prepared, and I want to ball my eyes out just thinking about it. You see, one of the characters is dying in tonight's episode, and it got me thinking about some of the most heartbreaking TV deaths that have left me drowning in a puddle of my own tears.
Happy Summer Everyone!
I suppose you're wondering what the hell SlowTV is? Don't worry, I thought the same when I first heard the term used last year. Well, it's a television genre covering ordinary events in their complete length - like a train journey. The term and idea is popular in Norway, and has become quiet popular here in Australia, thanks to the SBS. Last year, they aired the journey of The Ghan, the iconic train that travels from Adelaide to Darwin. This year, they've planned a whole 'Slow Summer', with a new journey every Sunday in January. And I'm completely mesmerized!
Happy Summer Everyone!
Now that December and the holiday season is over, we can enjoy all that the Aussie summer has to offer - heatwaves and all. Between relaxing at the beach or by the pool, it's the perfect time of chill in the front of the tellie and binge some series that you've been meaning to watch. So before you head back to school/univeristy or go back to work after some time-off, here's five series you should be watching this Summer!
Happy Holidays Everyone!!
Another festive post this week in the lead-up to Christmas! Last week I talked about some of the Christmas episodes and specials you should be adding to your festive watch-list this year, so this week I thought I'd talk about some Christmas films you should be checking out! There are so many Christmas films out in the world, so you're never going to be short on what to watch, but it also means there are probably some that you've not thought to add to your watch-list. So, with a week left until Christmas, here's some films you should find the time to watch before the big day arrives!
Season's Greetings Everyone!
The festive season isn't the festive season without sitting down and watching some Christmas films, but today I wanted to share some other Christmas things you could be watching right now - Christmas episodes and specials! Most TV shows to ever exist have had at least one holiday episode, so there are plenty out there for you to enjoy in December, but I've narrowed the thousands down to some of my favourites, both well-known Christmas episodes, and some you may have forgotten about. My list of TV specials and episodes is so long that I've had to cut a few out, otherwise this post would go on forever. But never fear, it just means I'll be able to do another post next year, without having to repeat the ones I've already talked about. So, put the popcorn in the microwave, make a drink, and get ready to add some great programs to your festive watch-list!
Hey There Everyone!
In case you didn't know, October marks 20 years since Charmed first premiered - 7 October to be exact. I can't believe we've had this amazing series, story and characters in our lives for 20 years, and that the show still continues to captivate fans all over the world. I for one binge-watch the show at least once a year, and I'm planning to make my way through the series throughout October. But to really celebrate this milestone, I've decided to create the 20 Years of Charmed Tag - a series of ten questions about what I love about our favourite San Fransisco witches.
Ever since the trailer for Netflix's Insatiable dropped, there's been a LOT of controversy and talk surrounding the series, regarding it's 'fat-shaming' storyline, going so far as 100,000 plus signatures on a petition to get Netflix to pull the show before it's release. I'm sure you've seen everything about the show all over your social media timelines, especially over the past several days since the media embargo was lifted and the entire first series was dropped on August 10. Over the weekend, I sat down and watched all twelve episodes - roughly 50 minutes apiece - and thought I'd share my thoughts on the whole thing, and whether it's the show everyone is claiming it to be.
Hey There Everyone!
If you've been following the recent pilot season news, you will have heard about which TV shows networks are renewing, which they are dropping, and which new ones they are picking up. It's a time of mixed reactions as fans are relieved that their favourite has been kept for another season, angry at their favourite show for being dropped, and intrigued about what new shows to expect for the coming season. This season has seen a lot happen, from Brooklyn Nine-Nine being dropped by FOX, only to be picked up by NBC 36-hours later, FOX then dropping Lucifer and fans rallying to try and save it, and The CW picking up the seemingly unwanted Charmed reboot over the highly requested Supernatural spin-off, Wayward Sisters.
Since news came out last year about The CW wanting to do a Charmed reboot, response from fans has been mixed. And as more information about the show has come out, from the synopsis, casting, pilot rundown, and trailer, fans have continued to lean towards the negative end of the spectrum. Now, it seems that there's very few fans interested in this reboot at all. Like many fans, I've been vocal about my thoughts on the reboot on Twitter and YouTube, and today I thought I'd continue the conversation and discussion here, because there's a lot we need to talk about. Get comfy, because this is going to be a long one...
Happy Valentines Week!
In case you hadn't realised, it's Valentines Day on Wednesday! Now, whether you have plans with a significant other, friends, your dog or a good book (I've posted some romance reads here), nothing says love and romance like Netflix & Chill. Now, feel free to partake in the euphemism of that term - I don't need to write a blog post for that! No, I'm here today to share with you some shows on Netflix that you should check out this week. If you're single, let Netflix be your date this V-Day, and if you're taken, have a Netflix date!
I'm sure you've all head of the Netflix drama The Crown, which is chronicling Queen Elizabeth II's 60 year reign over 6 seasons. The second season dropped on Netflix back in December and over the holiday period I finally got a chance to binge watch both seasons, which was a terrible idea because now I have to wait for what feels like forever for season three. But, I fell in love with show instantly and I thought I'd continue my series of '7 reasons why you should be watching [TV show]'. But, as you may have noticed, it's not seven reasons I'm giving you, it's five. That's because you only need five reasons to watch this amazing drama - read on and find out why you need to watch this show if you've been living under a rock and haven't already!