TV series have accompanied me my entire life. From an early age I’ve been in love with those quick snippets of creativity and absorbed their ingenuity completely. From Benjamin the Elephant to Full House or Sex and the City – there has always ben a TV series to reflect chapter’s in my life. Today, I want to share a couple of my favorites with you.
Thrillers and crimes are my most favorite type of series. I just love how gripping they are, how invested you feel in the story. Some stand outs in this category are most definitely True Detective (Season 1), The Killing and Broadchurch! They’re impossibly thrilling and you will probably have heart palpitations from time to time. The stories evolve around crime scenes in small towns, two of them in the US and one in the UK. Trust me on this one, they’re all incredibly gripping and you can’t stop watching.
Please do not judge me, but I love me some good reality TV. The trashier the better! Back in the time, I was a huge Jersey Shore addict, I think I even watched it twice. Nowadays, I’m really into my K’s – Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie – see what I did there? Keeping up with the Kardashians hit me while being in California. You just couldn’t escape them, they were there every time you turned on the tv. I don’t know what it is with me and “reality shows” – it’s just the perfect thing to switch off your head and thoughts and just let other people live their lives. Another reality TV series which is much rather a documentary to educate people about the LGBTQ community, is I Am Cait. I am fascinated and proud to be able to witness that the producers do not only portray the acceptance and struggles Caitlyn Jenner goes through, but also enlighten people that her story isn’t the usual transgender story. She is privileged and fortunate to have a social environment that supports her, as well as her VIP status which enables her a different and maybe smoother transition into womanhood and acceptance than the usual transgender person. I am glad that the spotlight is not only on her, but also shines on charities and spokespeople of the transgender community to highlight society’s perception of gender identity. This topic is really close to my heart, I’m not a member of the LGBTQ community, however, I think it’s really important to educate people to the point where it’s free to choose for everyone who to be and who to love without anybody raising an eyebrow.
There’s something about cooking and/or baking shows, that tickle my fancy. I’m not really ambitious when it comes to cooking and baking, but I still love doing it. I guess, the show that started it for me was Master Chef in the US back in the early 2010’s, I’d say… Weirdly enough, I’m not a big fan of German cooking programs, well except maybe Come Dine with Me, however, this addiction originates more from their perfect tv scheduling (it’s the perfect dinner time companion) rather than true interest. Like every other person in the world, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Great British Bake Off, obviously. People being overly competitive about cakes, biscuits and breads, just is very entertaining to me! I’ve been watching it for years now, and yes, I have to admit that I shed some tears over soggy bottoms and especially over Val’s exit this season. However, it’s great to copy some of their tips and tricks!
Last but not least, I have to mention my beloved dramas. My favorite of all time has to be Grey’s Anatomy, although a hospital without McDreamy is not even feasible, I’ll probably still devour every new episode. Fun story: the first time ever the bf watched Grey’s with me was when we were in Bali and McDreamy died – I was a wailing wreck and he was so confused. I’ve just got a thing for Orange is the New Black. Something about it just keeps me shutting down important life tasks and has me binging new seasons in days. I guess what hooked me was that it is the most feminist TV show at the moment – a series focussed entirely on women which is also told from a female perspective. The diversity of the cast is insanely good and I just love every female character. For me, Orange is the New Black stands for female empowerment and the female voice! I’m also throwing in Gossip Girl, I know I need to live in 2015 and stop re-watching every episode but this is just AMAZING. Life in New York, the mischief they all get up to, the drama… everything. A must watch!
I hope you enjoyed my quick excursion into the world of series. These are obviously not all of my favorites, but I reckon that this is quite a good reflection of my current taste. Have fun watching and let me know what you think about them.