What to Watch

I watch a lot of TV.  A lot.  But I’m OK with that, because I also read a lot of books, keep my house clean, take care of my dog and my garden, get exercise, WORK…so I don’t feel guilty about it.  I was into series and good shows long before Netflix and “binge watching” became everyday words.  We always had HBO & Showtime subscriptions, because they always produced quality shows.  I’ve even listed some of these at the bottom.  Also, there are no descriptions, because you can Google that!  You can also check out my posts, What to Binge Watch from May 2019 and What to Watch Winter 2020 Update for more details on some of these.


My absolute favorites are in BOLD font, and featured near the top of the list.  I have not listed everything I’ve watched – some things were just OK (not worthy of being on a list), some I couldn’t make it past the first season (like Westworld and Man in the High Castle), and others I feel just don’t stand the test of time (Friends and Seinfeld are two that I really enjoyed back in the day but I don’t think they are all that funny now).  Speaking of comedies, I don’t have a lot of those on my list – dramas and suspense are really my favorite, even though I do like a good laugh!

Check back occasionally – as I discover and watch new shows, they will be added to the list.

Show to Watch:

Ozark (drama/suspense/dark)

The Crown (drama/historical)

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (drama/comedy)

Handmaid’s Tale (drama/suspense/dystopian)

Schitt’s Creek (comedy)

The Americans (drama/suspense)

Billions (drama)

Homeland (drama/suspense)

Downton Abbey (drama/historical) – in progress

Picard (sci-fi) – in progress

I Am Not OK With This (drama/dark comedy)

Locke & Key (drama)

The Outsider (horror)

Silicon Valley (comedy)

End of the Fucking World (drama)

Big Little Lies (drama)

Better Call Saul (drama/suspense)

You (drama/suspense/dark)

Sharp Objects (drama)

Broadchurch (crime drama)

The Fall (crime drama)

The Sinner (crime drama)

Stranger Things (sci-fi)

The Haunting of Hill House (horror)

Game of Thrones (drama/action)

Shameless (drama)

House of Cards (if you can still stomach Kevin Spacey)

Black Mirror (Skip Episode 1 – it’s awful, disturbing, and will scare you away from a really good show!) (sci-fi)

American Horror Story  (Season 6 isn’t good, so skip that one) (horror)

Narcos (I only watched seasons 1-2) (drama)

Making a Murderer (documentary)

Pandemic (documentary)

Tiger King (documentary)

Older Shows

  • Weeds
  • Deadwood
  • Carnival
  • Sopranos
  • Six Feet Under
  • Dexter
  • Sex in the City