Sawyer and I watched A LOT of TV on my maternity leave. I like to blame this on two things: 1.) Sawyer loves to be held ALL THE TIME. He will be sound asleep and the minute you set him down he wakes up. He is a little better now as he has had to adjust to daycare, but for those 9 weeks we sat in the rocker and binged shows and movies like I never have binged TV before. AND 2.) I have an unfortunate personality trait of forming good AND bad habits really easy. For the same reason I can workout 5-6 days a week is also why I have never smoked or taken any drugs and tend to avoid alcohol. My husband would agree, I am All or Nothing. There is no middle ground. These two facts combined led to watching some really great TV that I now miss. Below are some recommendations. Rest assured, this was not everything but only what I could easily remember. Also keep in mind, my Netflix binging ended Feb 24th so I realize there are a lot of new shows that I sadly am not watching..
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – I flipping loved the original Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Let me tell you though, this is NOT the Sabrina you grew up watching. It is dark and fascinating and if you don’t like a touch of gore, this show probably isn’t for you. I, however, who typically avoids anything with blood really liked it.
Friends from College- This show made me question humanity at times, but I fell in love with the characters. Give it a chance…. season two is better than season one.
You- I almost gave up on this one on several occasions. I also contemplated getting rid of my social media accounts and using my phone or computers all together. It’s disturbing, but once you make it half way through the season, I guarantee you will want to finish it.
The Good Place- Jason and I have tried to get into this show so many times and just couldn’t. I finally just went for it and by the second season, I loved it. I loved it so much that I watched it all over again when I made Jason watch it. I still have lines from the show stuck in my head. “Pump up the Clam” and “A Little Bit Chowder Now”
Atypical- Probably my favorite show that I watched all maternity leave. I wish another season was available, like now. I can honestly say that I miss the characters of this show and hope new episodes are available soon. It provides such a great insight into someone not only experiencing the challenges of high school but also the challenges that can arise when you are on the spectrum.
The Sinner- I think this show is also on cable, but cant remember what network. The storyline of the first season could have been so good, but then the writers would insert some weird ass unnecessary things that made you go “why?”. I’m not sure season two is in our future.
The Umbrella Academy- I typically avoid comic book movies and shows, but this one was so good and probably my second favorite show from maternity leave. It is so much more than a superhero/villain storyline and the writers could really take the next season in so many directions.
The Russian Doll- Meh..
Amazon Prime Recommendations:
While I mostly binged my way through Netflix, I did jump over to Amazon Prime to invest hours of my day in the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I absolutely loved this show and became so fascinated with how well (I assume) they were able to capture the late 50’s/early 60’s as well as a unique storyline regarding a female stand-up comedian.