10 TV Shows Every Woman In Her 20s Must Watch

10 TV Shows Every Woman In Her 20s Must Watch

Trust me, you'll be as addicted as I am to these shows.

My generation is definitely the Netflix generation. We love to binge watch every possible show that we can possibly relate to and, not only that, we love to fantasize what our lives would be like in shows that aren't so practical in our every day lives. Going along with this, I am presenting you all with a list of, not only some of my favorite TV shows, but some that I think the women of my generation should take the time to watch or, you know, binge watch as much as you can as soon as possible. Some of these shows I have related to personally, while others are not so closely related to my life, even though I wish I was Daenarys from Game of Thrones. Check it out!

10. Chasing Life

Even though this show was super short lived, I fell in love with the first season. Without giving too many spoilers away, Chasing Life is about a 24 year old journalist named April Carver (Italia Ricci) who discovers she has leukemia. The show follows the ups and downs of April’s experience with cancer, her work, her love life, and her family life. While watching this show had me laughing and crying, I also learned that life is not always what it seems and, no matter how hard you try, things may not go the way that you want them to. Chasing Life taught me to live every single day without regret.

9. iZombie

I discovered this show on a rainy Sunday and binge-watched the whole thirteen episode, first season in a matter of two days. Impressive, I know. iZombie, as strange of a concept as it is, is a fantastic TV show and it may even have you squirming a little in your seat. Picture this, a girl goes to a party and, well, dies then wakes up as a zombie. Pretty fun, right? It gets better. Liz (Rose McIver) is the main character and she is a pretty rad medical resident who uses her zombie powers to help the police solve murders. I seriously suggest watching this show, just don’t eat any brains!

8. Greek

Greek just might be my guiltiest of guilty pleasures. And no, it’s not just because I’m a sucker for Cappie (Scott Michael Foster). This show is just full of drama between sororities and fraternities. Even though some of the sorority girls in this show were kind of unrealistic in their behavior, the main female lead, Casey (Spencer Grammer), is a pretty powerful character. She’s in a leadership position at her sorority, not to mention the fact that she works with Panhellenic to create Greek unity amongst all of the sororities and fraternities. If you’re looking for a fun watch with no strings attached, you should watch Greek!

7. Reign

Reign is a TV show about the fictitious life of Mary Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) while she is living in the French Court. Let me just say that Mary is kind of a badass. Not only is she fighting against the French to save her home country of Scotland, she married into French royalty and is saving her country on step at a time.

6. Veronica Mars

If you’re looking for a good mystery, then look no further than Veronica Mars. Veronica Mars follows the everyday life of, you guessed it, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell). She’s the best private detective around and she kind of kicks ass at her job. Veronica is not easily intimidated by her male counterparts and she is the one who typically outshines them. Watch as she takes down bad guys and lives a, well, fairly normal everyday life.

5. One Tree Hill

I’m sorry, but how could I not put One Tree Hill on here? For most woman my age and a bit older, this show was iconic. Watching the main characters Brooke (Sophia Bush), Haley (Bethany Joy Lenz), Peyton (Hilarie Burton), Nathan (James Lafferty), and Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) go from high school to full-fledged adults was a pretty big part of my teen years. Plus, I pretty much aspired to be Haley and Peyton. Even though their high school years were bumpy, the characters ended up all being very successful afterwards, which had a pretty good influence on my life.

4. The 100

The 100 is an amazing show. If you’re in the mood for a dystopian action-adventure, this is the show for you. One hundred kids fall from their home, which is a space station, and end up on Earth which is practically destroyed from radiation. Clarke (Eliza Taylor) leads her and her fellow 100, trying to keep them safe as well as trying to create a sustainable lifestyle on Earth. Let’s just say it’s not that easy for them and you’re going to have to watch the show to fully understand what I mean!

3. How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother is one of the best shows of all time, in my opinion. Not only are the characters great and hilarious, the whole concept of the TV series is just awesome. When someone asks me if I think I am a Robin (Cobie Smulders) or a Lily (Alyson Hannigan), I always say that I’m somewhere between the two. Although, I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending, I still loved the show overall. We all need a little Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) in our lives.

2. Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s had me hooked from the first season. I spent about two month watching season one through twelve on Netflix and now I only want more, more, more! This show is packed with powerful women and men who rock the fictional medical world that this show revolves around. Surprisingly, my favorite character is not Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), regardless to popular belief. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) has my heart and for those of you who aren’t completely caught up, don’t worry, I won’t spoil a thing!

1. Game of Thrones

GoT is full of everything you need in a TV show- Jon Snow, blood, lust, and did I mention Jon Snow? This show has had me sitting at the edge of my seat since the first season and I have never been so happy to watch a show where so many characters are terminated. I know, that sounds awful, but this show is the best of the best. Sansa and Daenerys are my favorites!

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College As Told By Junie B. Jones

A tribute to the beloved author Barbara Parks.

The Junie B. Jones series was a big part of my childhood. They were the first chapter books I ever read. On car trips, my mother would entertain my sister and me by purchasing a new Junie B. Jones book and reading it to us. My favorite part about the books then, and still, are how funny they are. Junie B. takes things very literally, and her (mis)adventures are hilarious. A lot of children's authors tend to write for children and parents in their books to keep the attention of both parties. Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones series, did just that. This is why many things Junie B. said in Kindergarten could be applied to her experiences in college, as shown here.

When Junie B. introduces herself hundreds of times during orientation week:

“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 1)

When she goes to her first college career fair:

"Yeah, only guess what? I never even heard of that dumb word careers before. And so I won't know what the heck we're talking about." (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 2)

When she thinks people in class are gossiping about her:

“They whispered to each other for a real long time. Also, they kept looking at me. And they wouldn't even stop." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When someone asks her about the library:

“It's where the books are. And guess what? Books are my very favorite things in the whole world!" (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 27)

When she doesn't know what she's eating at the caf:

“I peeked inside the bread. I stared and stared for a real long time. 'Cause I didn't actually recognize the meat, that's why. Finally, I ate it anyway. It was tasty...whatever it was." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When she gets bored during class:

“I drew a sausage patty on my arm. Only that wasn't even an assignment." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 18)

When she considers dropping out:

“Maybe someday I will just be the Boss of Cookies instead!" (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 76)

When her friends invite her to the lake for Labor Day:

“GOOD NEWS! I CAN COME TO THE LAKE WITH YOU, I BELIEVE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 17)

When her professor never enters grades on time:

“I rolled my eyes way up to the sky." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 38)

When her friends won't stop poking her on Facebook:

“Do not poke me one more time, and I mean it." (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 7)

When she finds out she got a bad test grade:

“Then my eyes got a little bit wet. I wasn't crying, though." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 17)

When she isn't allowed to have a pet on campus but really wants one:


When she has to walk across campus in the dark:

“There's no such thing as monsters. There's no such thing as monsters." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 12)

When her boyfriend breaks her heart:

“I am a bachelorette. A bachelorette is when your boyfriend named Ricardo dumps you at recess. Only I wasn't actually expecting that terrible trouble." (Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl, p. 1)

When she paints her first canvas:

"And painting is the funnest thing I love!" (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 61)

When her sorority takes stacked pictures:

“The biggie kids stand in the back. And the shortie kids stand in the front. I am a shortie kid. Only that is nothing to be ashamed of." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 7)

When she's had enough of the caf's food:

“Want to bake a lemon pie? A lemon pie would be fun, don't you think?" (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed p. 34)

When she forgets about an exam:

“Speechless is when your mouth can't speech." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 54)

When she finds out she has enough credits to graduate:

“A DIPLOMA! A DIPLOMA! I WILL LOVE A DIPLOMA!" (Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl p. 6)

When she gets home from college:

"IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! I'M HOME FROM MY SCHOOL!" (Junie B. Jones and some Sneaky Peaky Spying p. 20)

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I Know I'm Late, But I'm Now Obsessed With David Dobrik

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After coming home from the end of my first year of college, instead of unpacking like my parents would've loved for me to do, I turned to YouTube. I've always watched YouTube but I was never one of those teens that watched it so avidly that I would want to go to Playlist Live or VidCon.

Throughout the year, I received many recommendations to watch David Dobrik. Like most people I know, the recommendation went through one ear and out the other. Was he really worth the hype? Well, if you take a look back at the title of this article, you know the answer to that question.

One day, I decided to subscribe to David Dobrik's YouTube channel because I knew that if I saw a video created by him pop up with the rest of subscriptions, one of these days I would end up clicking on a video. That is exactly what happened. I ended up watching maybe two or three videos in total, but I didn't really become a fan. It's not like I didn't enjoy the videos I watched- because I did. I just didn't keep up with them. It wasn't until I came home from school and decided to go all in that I truly hopped on the David Dobrik-bandwagon.

Now, I truly understand what everyone was talking about. Not only is he hilarious, but his vlogs are super short (four minutes and 20 seconds to be exact). In a competition, I'd probably be named the "World's Worst Watcher" of TV shows and movies because I'm so impatient that I skip through the bad or boring parts that I don't want to watch. Contrary to this statement, I can safely say that I have only skipped through a video once only because someone was about to puke. He and his friends are always on the go, which is much more fun to watch than someone just sitting in front of the camera explaining what they are about to do instead of footage of them in action.

Most of the YouTubers I watch create lifestyle videos, like makeup tutorials, clothing hauls, vlogs of college students, etc. David Dobrik's videos are completely different from any of the others that I subscribe to. All of his videos are vlogs that show him doing the most ridiculous, yet entertaining things, whether it be buying his best friends expensive cars, paying them $100 so he can shoot them with a paintball gun, or going on spontaneous trips to Las Vegas. There's not a single moment through any of his videos that don't leave me with a smile on my face.

It's not just that his videos are short and entertaining. It's also that he seems like the sweetest and most down-to-earth human being. He cares so much about his friends so much that the focus isn't entirely on him but on them, which is something that you don't see very often.

I highly recommend that everyone watch at least one of his videos. It may be four minutes of your life that you will never get back but after watching it, you won't want them back.

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