More TV Shows Worth Watching

There are always great TV shows available on demand but lately there are almost too many to pick from. Today I wanted to share a couple of series that have gained my attention and fully entertained me.

I admit that subscription packages are quite expensive but, for me, the Disney and Netflix packages are very rewarding with such variety and constant waves of new material.

Hawkeye (Disney Plus)

I only got into Marvel films and shows last year when I came across the series, ‘Wandavision’ on Disney Plus. Afterwards I found myself watching all of the Marvel movies in order and went on to see spin-off series such as Loki.

The newest season to stem from this is Hawkeye, where the well known Avengers character meets an ally in a young woman (Kate) who has a keen eye and incredible bow and arrow skills.

It is good to see Vera Formiga as the new heroine’s wealthy mum. Kate Bishop survived her house being demolished during an attack involving the Avengers and her need to protect lives on. She finds herself in a sticky situation with Hawkeye and so far, after three episodes, I have been thoroughly entertained by the storyline.

YOU (Netflix)

Now on season three, You, which was originally taken from a book, is a powerful series of twists and turns. Joe originally worked in a bookstore where he lovingly restored valuable hardbacks. At the same time he found his fascination with certain women leading him to stalk them.

YOU is dark, funny and clever all at the same time. It follows Joe from one calamity to another, as he lets his anger out and then spends lots of time covering up for his misdemeanours.

One of the weird but interesting features of this story is that Joe keeps a glass chamber under his book store which is soundproof and comes in useful when holding hostage a guy who is dating someone he obsesses over.

So whether you fancy some adventure and Avengers excitement or some gruelling but compelling thrills, these shows are well worth trying. For a previous TV review post, click here.

Cool TV Shows

As you all know, I am a massive TV addict and watch a lot of series all year round. I enjoy talking about them with my friends and, of course, discussing them on this little blog. My reviews are honest but I only ever bother to write about the programmes that I ended up really enjoying.

The Mandalorian

Baby Yoda really is cute.

Star Wars is a big part of my childhood and has gone on to become a series of movies that I absolutely love. So it is no surprise that I found the idea of ‘The Mandalurian’ really compelling. Set in the Star Wars galaxies and helmed by Disney, this show is easy watching.

One of the characters who grabbed everyone straight away is the baby Yoda, who looks very much like the well known Yoda who led the Jedi knights during the original George Lucas classics.

The adventures of the hooded Mandalurian are exciting and take us on journeys to familiar and unfamiliar parts of the Universe. ‘Mando’ has some regular allies and a recurring enemy who often unsettles his plans.

His job is to do bounty missions rescuing aliens or recovering treasures. Each episode is directed by a different person and the quality of directors is incredible, including Bryce Dallas Howard and Deborah Chow. Bryce is well known for Jurassic World and for being Ron Howard’s daughter.

You will find this show on Disney Plus and it is currently awaiting its third season. I totally recommend checking it out whether you are a Star Wars fan or otherwise.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

I learned a lot about Denim from Jeff.

This is more of a documentary show, which is given a lift because of being hosted by one of the nicest guys on television. Jeff has a cool and very funny way of hosting these random one-offs about everything from ice cream to gaming.

He cleverly looks at the history of each topic and it’s origins and then explores its world happily, giving us an insight into that particular subject. I really found these episodes interesting and fun. I especially learned a lot about BBQs, sneakers (or ‘trainers’, as we call them in the UK), and Denim.

I never knew very much about the history or relevance of Denim before watching this, but his quick way of enlightening the viewer really does leave you feeling more knowledgeable and fulfilled. I would totally recommend looking at the list of documentaries and checking out one that grabs your interest. They are all less than half an hour and can also be found on Disney Plus, under the National Geographic banner.

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More Great TV Shows

As much as I love reading, I also enjoy watching TV series and so now and again I write about my favourites. Right now, I am still hooked on Big Sky, Motherland and Nine Perfect Strangers. However, there are a few other notable shows that I’d like to mention.

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Not being a massive fan of football, it surprised me how much I enjoyed the first season of this series. It’s about an American football coach who comes over to London and starts managing a failing team. Jason Sudeikis is Ted Lasso, the charismatic, quirky leader who happens to know nothing about soccer at all.

He is joined by the feisty football club owner, played by Hannah Waddingham. She is best known for being the woman who followed Cersei on her walk of shame in Game of Thrones, while ringing a bell and shouting, ‘Shame!’ In this role she is steely but likeable and her character becomes central to the plot.

The footballers have little respect for Ted initially but his enthusiasm grates off on them. With a moving soundtrack and some really heart-warming moments, there is a definite feel-good vibe to this programme. I find myself with tears in my eyes during every episode.

This brilliant comedy- drama is moving, sweet and funny. Currently I am in the middle of season two as it is being released weekly, which is the way I prefer to watch things.

Vigil (BBC)

Source: BBC

A few weeks ago a new series started on BBC iPlayer called Vigil. It stars Suranne Jones, who is famous for Coronation Street and Doctor Foster, alongside Rosie Leslie. Rosie is famously married to Kit Harington and starred opposite him in Game of Thrones. Her character once said, ‘You know nothing, Jon Snow!’

Anyway, the setting is incredible as they have clearly built the interior of a nuclear submarine, stuffed with intricate details. Suranne’s character (DCI Amy Silva) is a police detective winched down into the sub to find out more about a mystery death on board.

The story that plays out involves action on the sub itself but also on land as her sidekick DC Kirsten Longacre (Rosie) rummages around on a navy base and gets to know anti-nuclear protestors who also seem to be involved in the plot.

With DCI Silva’s dramatic past, she is no fan of being trapped in a metal box, deep under the sea. Her anxiety gets the better of her at times. Meanwhile Rosie is pursued by a mystery group as she sets about finding out more about the guy who died.

These two TV series have really got me hooked. Ted Lasso because it engages all of my emotions and Vigil because of the incredible storyline set off the coast of Scotland. For more about other shows I like click here.

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