It's safe to say I'm a bit of a box set addict. I like nothing more than a good thriller or drama, full of twists and turns. Here's a run down of the shows I'm currently watching...
The Handmaid's Tale (Series 2) - Channel 4
I didn't think it could get any better than series 1. I was wrong. This show just keeps on getting darker and better. Series 1 was based on the Margaret Atwood novel and followed the events in the Republic of Gilead, the former USA, which is now a militarised dictatorship run by men who have stripped all women of their rights, including reading and writing, and given them very specific roles echoing a very warped version of the Old Testament. One of those roles is the Handmaid, given to any fertile women who is a lesbian, had a child outside of marriage or a child with a divorced man. In an attempt to reverse sweeping infertility, Handmaids are forced to copulate with high ranking officers during 'The Ceremony' while their wives watch. Series 2 continues to follow June/Offred's story and I'm excited to hear a 3rd series has been confirmed.
Sound awful right? What makes this so powerful is if you squint your eyes slightly and you can imagine this actually happening...
How To Get Away With Murder (Series 2) - Netflix
This show revolves around high profile criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating who is also a professor. She picks 5 of her students to intern for her and they all get caught up in a murder, details of which slowly unravel in a series of flashbacks until past and present collide.
With Grey's Anatomy god Shonda Rhimes at the helm I had very high hopes and while series 1 was quite gripping with storyline which twisted and turned, series 2 has taken it into the realms of madness. I'm really struggling to find it believable at all. Plus I don't like any of the characters because I can't relate to any of them at all. I'll push on but I'm not sure I'll venture into series 3.
The Good Fight (Series 1) - Amazon Prime Video
As a massive fan of The Good Wife I was super excited to find a spin off series on my Prime Video acccount. The Good Fight centering round one of my favourite characters from the original series, actually the best character, Diane. Loads of the original cast feature and I can honestly say it is as good, if not better. I'm absolutely loving it!
You need to watch The Good Wife first to properly enjoy this show though, so make sure you start there.
The 100 (Series 5) - E4
Based on the book by Kaz Morgan, The 100 is set 97 years after the world is destroyed by atomic war. The only survivors are the people orbiting the earth in the various space stations who joined together to create a community. But life on 'The Ark' is becoming unsustainable and in desperation they sent 100 juvenile prisoners back down to Earth to see if it is habitable again.
I really loved the first 2 seasons of The 100, but I'm loosing interest a little now. What started as such a brilliant concept has now fallen foul to the teenage TV genre and the latest series is pushing things beyond ridiculous. I'm hoping it'll settle down a bit as I like the main characters.
Have you watched any of these shows? What are you currently watching?
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