Favorite TV Shows on Netflix

I think this post is long overdue, but better late than never! I’ve watched my fair share of TV shows on Netflix and I’ve come up with a list of my Top 10 (even though I still have another 20 on my To-Watch list).

1. Revenge

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If it weren’t for my friend Autumn, I probably would have never started watching Revenge. But she got me hooked from episode one and the rest is history. Revenge is an ABC drama but the lead character is a kick-ass woman and her “sidekick” is one of my favorite characters of any TV show. The cliffhangers at the end of each episode will be the cause of your binge watching an entire season in one day.  You’re welcome.

2. Freaks and Geeks

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Unfortunately there’s only 1 season of this show, but it is worth the watch anyways! It’s from 1999 but it is so great. It’s funny and lighthearted and Sam (aka John Francis Daley) is so relatable in this show.

3. Teen Wolf

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I KNOW I’M SUCH A DORK FOR THIS. But I think this show is absolute gold. I mean who doesn’t like teen angst and werewolves and Dylan O’Brien?

4. Gossip Girl

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If you wanna talk about angst, this is the show for it. I’m pretty sure I watched the entire 6 seasons in the span of a few weeks so it all kind of jumbles together in my brain but I can assure you that it is full of drama and eye rolling moments and millions of reasons to dislike each and every character, but at the end it all comes together. Trust me.

5. New Girl

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I’m in love with Zooey Deschanel so it’s not a surprise that this show is so dear to my heart. I have never laughed so hard and so many times during a TV show like I do whenever I watch New Girl. It’s truly one of the most genuinely funny shows out there, in my opinion.

6. Orange is the New Black

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Wow, talk about binge watching. This show is so so so amazing. It’s centered around women (in prison) and it’s not too often that you come across a TV show that is all about women. And not just white women but Women of Color and Transwomen as well. Plus it’s hilarious and highly quotable.

7. Skins

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If you want to see me cry and question the meaning of life, just put an episode of Skins in front of me. After I finished the series I had to take a few days to pull myself together. Also, it allows me to live vicariously through groups of British teenagers that have a much more…colorful life than I do.

8. The Office

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I don’t think there’s even any words that can describe how great of a TV show this is. Honestly, if you haven’t watched it yet, it’s a MUST. It gets progressively funnier with each episode and your life will be forever changed.

9. Gilmore Girls

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Since this is the most recent series I watched, it’s very special to me. I love that it centers around a single mom and her daughter and shows the relationship between the two of them and the importance of that relationship. It’s extremely witty and endearing and overall just a really good watch. Also, Paris Geller is my idol.

10. Parks and Recreation

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Last but NEVER least, my pal Parks. This show is absolutely hilarious. The first season is a bit tough to get through but I promise you it gets sooooo much better. I’m actually considering re-watching it sometime in the near future!

So there you have it! These are shows that have shaped who I am today (ha ha, I’m not kidding).What are your favorite TV shows on Netflix?

Change

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I want to start off by saying that when I started this blog I wasn’t planning on solely writing sappy posts, but somehow that’s what it has come to. I suppose it’s hard to write about my adventures when I spend most of my time in bed, but alas. I was just now struck with a thought regarding change. (Probably due to the fact that I just finished Gilmore Girls and I feel that my world has been turned upside down.)

Alright, so you know those moments of transition in your life? Let’s say for example, graduating high school and going off to college, maybe breaking up with someone you’ve been with for years, a new job-anything of the sort. It’s always so bittersweet, and in my case I find it to be more bitter than sweet, and we sulk or contemplate the end of that chapter of our lives and then days go by and it doesn’t seem so terrible anymore. In fact, it all seems distant and we often find ourselves wondering why we were so bent out of shape over it in the first place.

Well I have a theory for that. This might just be the dried tears and heavy heart of the Gilmore’s talking here, but the way I see it is this: we live our lives in moments. At the time they don’t seem like merely moments because they’re the focal points of our lives. They’re a given. Once those moments fade, however, once we’re faced with the reality that things change and that nothing will be the same forever, we freak out a bit. Because it’s like our whole life, everything good or routine, is floating in midair and we can jump and jump and jump but it will always be out of reach. But it’s still hovering over us; never really gone.

We sometimes become too comfortable with our lives, which makes sense. So when that constant in our lives is all of a sudden gone, packed away, reserved only for reminiscences, it throws us off. I mean, who knows when or what the next good thing will be? What if nothing will ever be better than what it used to be? But we get over all that. We section off our lives in collections of good or memorable things. And then the next one comes along. And as soon as that period of our lives are over, we feel lost. It’s a cycle. Graduating high school is a bittersweet transition, but then you have college years. Breaking up with your partner is tough, but then you meet someone who exceeds anything you could have ever imagined you wanted. You leave your old job, but the new one is filled with challenges and excitement.

It gets to the point where we look back on our lives and it no longer feels bittersweet; everything just kinda fits together. It works out. It may not feel like it at the time, but it works out.

I’m trying to apply that to my life. The good parts aren’t lost forever, they’re just changing. And that’s perfectly okay.

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A New Year

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Happy 2015 to you all! I can’t believe I haven’t written a post since last year (sorry for the overused joke but, hey, it was inevitable). I hope everyone has had a great time over the holidays! I certainly have; I’ve been spending my time with family and friends, working, napping, and simply enjoying the nice break.

2014 was a good year for me; I’m leaving it very content and appreciative. It was a year full of personal growth, and I am extremely happy with who I am now, even though I’m still working on it day  by day!

I’ve never really been one for New Years resolutions, but I’m deciding to give it a go this year…why not!

The first of my resolutions is to journal every day. Journaling is something I love to do but too often I go through spurts of not picking up a pen and just writing. So, with that being said, I’m making 2015 a year of 365 journal entries. Hopefully by doing this I will be able to stir up some more creative energy!

My next resolution is to love myself more. It might sound like a silly resolution but I truly believe that loving yourself is key to growth and overall happiness. I’ve come a long way from a few years ago in terms of self-love, but it can always always be better! No more knocking myself down because I don’t meet my ridiculous standards.

The next resolution is to not let my introversion stop me from making friends/memories. Although I don’t consider myself 100% introverted, there are still too many times where I just burrow into myself and hide from the world. It’s hard for me to put myself out there and meet new people, and that has always been something I’ve strongly regretted. Now, I’m not planning to become an extrovert (that’s a very scary thought) but I want to be able to look back on this year as one that consisted of wonderful people and memories that will last a lifetime.

My fourth resolution is to never buy a product that has been tested on animals/created in a sweatshop. This one is very important to me as I am a big believer in women’s rights as well as animal rights, and it’s a difficult to find products that are cruelty and sweatshop free nowadays. I feel that not enough people realize the damage that these types of companies and industries create, but I plan on informing everyone and anyone!

Lastly, I want to travel more. I’m not sure if that constitutes as a resolution, but it’s something that is very important to me and I don’t get out nearly enough. There’s so much of the world that I’ve yet to see, so many people to meet and so many thoughts to have and it is upsetting to think that I’m not experiencing all of those things.

I’m excited to see what 2015 holds for me. What are your New Years resolutions? May 2015 bring you a lot of positivity, adventure, and love.