TV Shows that cater to me

In between Mom duties, I’ve always had an extremely unhealthy habit of watching too much tv. But what’s too much tv right? lol I’m also a video gamer addict (well I use to be…who has time for that with a toddler) but I additionally love movies and am a total cinephile. Recently, I’ve been on a tv show kick…and I don’t mean that in a positive way.  Anyone of my close friends will tell you that before last year…I was an invested 100% “Walking Dead” fan. I never missed an episode, EVER! I even had an all-out screaming match with Morgan’s father the night Hershel died because we were coming back from New Jersey…and he promised we’d be back in time.  HE LIED! I missed it but luckily caught the re-cap episode.  That wasn’t a good night…personally or for my characters.  Anyway…I’ve sadly given up on it because the show has gotten outta hand. I can’t stand it. Stupid and crazy plot twist, nuts characters running around killing without mercy…I mean really! I’m also all about humanity and though I know we have lost it…I would hope that we aren’t as crazy as some of those characters.

With that being said…my tv show addiction became less and less until recently.  I’ve found complete solace and happiness in a few other shows, some I never even imagined me liking as much as I do. Watching tv shows has become a favorite past time during the winter. I mean I literally took advantage of “Netflix and chill”.  I got really into shows with minority characters! I mean everything is being based off “the culture” now and I’m loving it. If you are looking for something to watch…and aren’t already watching these shows, get on board now.

THE CHI

I’m telling you…this show right here…It’s not just about my pure love of Lena Waithe but I mean…just WATCH IT!!

The South Side of Chicago carries daily danger, and the smallest and simplest of decisions can have life or death consequences for the residents. Life continues as the kids prep for school and their parents shuffle off to work. The young adults of the area are trying to scrape a living for themselves, while the elders sit on their front porches and observe the goings on. The South Side has the potential to crush dreams, and this coming-of-age series focuses on Kevin, a preteen who embraces the normal rites of childhood, Brandon, who makes a leap of faith to succeed in love and life with Jerrika, Emmett, who seeks guidance from his mother, and Ronnie, who is a drifter struggling to be loved. All of them are linked together by sheer coincidence as they seek redemption.

GROWN-ISH

Much cooler in my opinion than Black-ish. But all about the fab Yara.

The Johnson family’s eldest daughter is taking her first steps into the real world as she heads off to college. “Grown-ish” explores the first trappings of adulthood, and Zoey must navigate through the trials and tribulations of these momentous steps. Zoey discovers that once she leaves the nest, things do not always go her way.

JANE THE VIRGIN

Again, I don’t love this show just because of Gina but I mean…I love her. The show is hilarious at times but also just very interesting.

Jane Villanueva, the daughter of a teen mother, grew up determined not to repeat her mom’s mistakes. Jane is studying to be a teacher, and she is engaged to a handsome detective who supports her decision to remain a virgin until marriage, but a routine visit to the clinic turns her life upside down. Inseminated by a specimen meant for a patient in the next room, Jane is in a situation made only more insane when she learns that the sperm donor is her boss, Rafael. As her meticulously planned life gets more like the telenovelas she loves, she faces a lot of complicated decisions about the future.

POWER

I fought watching this show for so long. I mean refused to even turn it on. Assumed it was corny or about one thing when it’s about so much more…Give it a try.

It appears James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all — a drop-dead gorgeous wife, a stunning Manhattan penthouse, and the power and success that come with owning hot new nightclub Truth. But a closer look reveals a man living a double life. When Ghost isn’t tending to his Fortune 500 business, he’s catering to clients of another operation: a drug empire that serves only the rich and influential. While loyal sidekick Tommy protects the cash-cow narcotics venture at all costs, Ghost’s new reality is using Truth as more than a front to launder money. It’s a way out of the drug game and into a legitimate life with his family, even if everything he loves becomes unknowingly threatened.

Modern Family

An oldie but a goodie. This show gives me hard laughs. Much like The Office did.

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Told from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, the series offers an honest, often-hilarious perspective of family life. Parents Phil and Claire yearn for an honest, open relationship with their three kids. But a daughter who is trying to grow up too fast, another who is too smart for her own good, and a rambunctious young son make it challenging. Claire’s dad, Jay, and his Latina wife, Gloria, are raising two sons together, but people sometimes believe Jay to be Gloria’s father. Jay’s gay son, Mitchell, and his partner, Cameron, have adopted a little Asian girl, completing one big — straight, gay, multicultural, traditional — happy family.

Dateline

Ok, this is self-explanatory. Who doesn’t love a good mystery but this show, gives me all the goosebumps I need. Half the time, I watch and I’m terrified.  People are crazy.

Atlanta

This is another show, I had no intent in watching. Refused to get into it. But was bored one day and started watching. It’s hilarious and sarcastic.

Two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene to better their lives and the lives of their families. Earn Marks is a young manager trying to get his cousin’s career off the ground. Alfred Miles is a rapper who goes by the stage name “Paper Boi,” a hot new artist trying to understand the line between real life and street life. Darius, Alfred’s right-hand man and visionary, rounds out the entourage along with Van. Van is not only Earn’s best friend but the mother of his daughter.

Netflix and Chill

I’ve found a serious love in having my netflix account. It’s great for putting kids movies on for Morgan (not that she’s watching them). But the tv shows and the movies are just on another level of awesome. Stranger Things, Black Mirror, Seven Seconds, Santa Clarita Diet, Chef’s Table and She’s Gotta Have It, I mean the list goes on and they keep getting better and better. I’ve invested hella time into Stranger Things…and Mille Bobby Brown just keeps getting cuter, the storyline gets better with every episode and the following continues to grow.

I sat around last weekend and binged “She’s Gotta Have It” and I mean DAMN NETFLIX. This particular show was black culture in a bag. I got sucked in with every episode. Now I’m waiting for season two.  Sadly, one show I refuse to watch anymore is “Orange is the New Black” and that used to be my shit.  The issue I have with the show now is that it started going left with racial issues and racist storylines and characters who have no conscience or common sense and don’t we get enough of the bigotry with Trump in office, so I don’t need it on my screen too. Also once they killed Pussey, and how they killed her and Caputo couldn’t even control things anymore or pay proper respects to her and how she died, I was done.

I drop shows like I drop crap people in my life…FAST.

Shoot me a message if there is something you suggest watching.

Peace, Quiet and TV Watching,

L’Erin

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