Yes, I know it's summer. you really should be going to the beach and on hikes and doing cute Instagram-worthy things outside. Yes, I know that.
But, if you're like me, sometimes you come home from work and you're tired. You can't be bothered to socialize or do anything that requires brain activity. You're looking for something to watch until your regular shows come out with new episodes in the fall.
If this sounds like you, then here are the five shows you should be watching right now.
1. Mad Men
My current obsession (I'm in Season 2). It's so easy to get hooked. The storylines are so simple and relatable but are so captivating. Mad Men is set in the 1960s-1970s (arguably some of the most pivotal decades in American history) and follows the men who work in advertising on Madison Avenue, both in the office and at home. It's a big change from my typical go-to crime/legal drama shows, but it's probably one of the best shows I've ever watched.
Technically I watched this during finals weeks (oops). Weeds is about your typical suburban mom-turned-weed-dealer, Nancy Botwin, as she navigates the marijuana industry to support her family in the wake of her husband's unexpected death. It's a dark comedy with a little bit of drama thrown in there, but personally I found it to be a lot more of a comedy than a drama show.
I mean I feel like everyone has seen this, but I only finished Season 7 a few weeks ago. This is the kind of show you watch on a rainy day so you don't feel guilty about spending the day inside, because once you start watching this you won't be able to stop. Seriously, I got my roommate hooked on this, and there was a point where we would spend days holed up in our room watching Scandal (on different episodes, not even watching it together). I watched it while walking to class, my roommate watched it in the shower. It has the power to destroy your life (in a good way, I assure you). Olivia Pope is a badass and actual life goals. Yes, the plot can be a little repetitive and predictable, but it's the kind of drama that I can't live without.
Everyone I talk to tells me they stopped watching it mid-Season 2, so it's going on the list because you need to finish Season 2. I was actually mad when I caught up because I can't wait until the fall for Season 3. The CW knows what it's doing.
5. The Good Place
I always put this (or The Office) on when I'm in a bad mood. Basically, the show revolves around a group of people, primary Kristen Bell, as they try to escape "the bad place" (ie Hell, which takes the form of a splendid suburban neighborhood) for "the good place". It's a light comedy that's funny in a non-offensive way.
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