It’s been about a year since my last post on my favorite shows to watch, which means I’ve obviously watched a bunch more since then. Matt and I have concluded that while there are rarely any good movies coming out these days, TV shows have really upped their game. Hence, we stick to those for the most part, especially shows about murder, true stories and history, or just plain old juicy drama.
In 2017, we discovered many more fantastic seasons to keep us entertained:
Tin Star: 2 Seasons on Amazon Prime
Talk about a crazy show. You have a drunk sheriff on the hunt for vengeance in a beautiful small town in Canada. Each episode flips back and forth from the end of the episode to what happened earlier that day and how everything transpired.
The Tunnel: 2 Seasons on Netflix
Murder, twists & turns and an overall psychological thriller. We were hooked to our seats the entire time.
The Fall: 2 Seasons on Amazon Prime
All about your classic charming family man / serial killer and trying to catch him. Creepy, thrilling and the perfect show for all of us crime show lovers.
Ozark: 3 Seasons on Netflixs
First of all, Jason Bateman is the lead character, so that’s awesome. While he’s not his typically funny self, he plays a great dad turned money launderer in Ozark, Missouri. Totally want to have a lake day here, just without all threats and drug lords.
Goliath: 2 Seasons on Amazon Prime
Billy Bob Thornton plays a drunken lawyer up on a case against the law firm he originally founded.
Animal Kingdom: 4 Seasons on Amazon Prime
A story about a far-too-close family of four men, their mom and their nephew, all living under one roof and doing crazy things like robbing Camp Pendleton.
Z: 1 Season on Amazon Prime
Did you know that F. Scott Fitzgerald ripped off his wife in a lot of his writing? All of the drama and their volatile relationship unfolds in this show, set in the 1920s with Christina Ricci (Zelda) at the forefront.
The Crown: 3 Seasons on Netflix
The true story of Queen Elizabeth II as a young queen with plenty of royal drama to keep you intrigued. I completely forgot about this show until I saw a billboard on our Thanksgiving road trip. Season two comes out December 8!
American Playboy: Hugh Hefner Story: 1 Season on Amazon Prime
If you want to learn the history of Playboy, or just get a new view of the 1950s on, this one’s very interesting. After watching this on a flight to and from Puerto Vallarta, I have so much respect for his story, how he helped start the sexual revolution and his overall badassness.
Don’t Trust the B**** From Apartment 23: 1 Season on Netflix
If you need something on in the background or a few laughs at the end of a long day, this show is perfect.
Girl Boss: 1 Season on Netflix
The Founder of Nasty Gal is featured, chronicling how she started her business by buying unique threads from thrift stores and selling them for 3x the price on Ebay.
90 Day Fiance: Too Many Seasons to Count
When we first put this show on, I thought it was going to be about couples who had recently met and got married really quickly. Nope. It’s about Americans bringing their fiances over to the US on K1 VISAs. And they have 90 days to get married or their counterpart will be back on the plane. SO MUCH DRAMA.
Got some other binge-worthy shows? Send them my way!
*Updated season count 4/7/20