I used to film videos for my ‘vlog channel’ called KhiFlix, the general premise being to chit chat about what shows I was watching and to gather new recommendations from like-minded telly-addicts. I haven’t done one for ages but they’ve been requested so I thought what I might do instead is a blog version and see how you guys like it.. if at all.
I watch A LOT of TV, I can’t watch while I’m writing or editing.. or of course filming but while I import, export, edit pictures, TAKE pictures, clean the house, put away clothes, cook, BATHE.. pretty much every other waking hour, I’m watching TV. Because I work from home 3 out of 5 days that’s a lot of potential TV time so I’m always on the look out for new shows to watch but it’s been a bit quiet on that front recently so I’m currently rewatching (thanks, Netflix) some of my old favourites..
The Vampire Diaries
If you are into the Supernatural and a strong romantic subtext I think you’ll love this. It’s not TOO teeny, of the 3 major Vampire franchises, Twilight, True Blood and TVD I’d slot it in the middle, with Twilight feeling very much younger and True Blood being VERY adult. Think Twilight episode 4.. the one with the wedding/honeymoon/sex. The story initially focuses on 2 main characters who are drawn together but opens up to so much more, a much better show than I had imagined it would be and I’m almost halfway through a second run. The spin off ‘The Originals’ doesn’t really grab me in the same way and the later seasons of TVD aren’t really either but it’s still worth a watch if you want something with a lot of seasons to binge on.
Pretty Little Liars
Much as with the above it’s young but I think this one is a bit TOO young for most over 25’s. I fall in to that category but would still happily watch Sabrina The Teenage Witch if it was on so my taste isn’t perhaps the most sophisticated to begin with but if you like a bit of light thriller action you might like this. The theme here is mystery, someone is missing and the main cast receive texts from an anonymous source with clues about her disappearance. I think we’re in season 7 now and again they’re kind of losing me at this point but up to about season 5 it was really good.. another show I’ve watched at least twice all the way through.
This isn’t on UK Netflix, I’m watching it on Sky box sets.. Can you believe I’d never seen it? The first couple of seasons.. maybe 3 actually had me wanting more and desperate to watch the next episode but I’m in season 5 now and just watching them as and when between other shows. It’s a medical drama but again there’s a strong romantic storyline which is generally what keeps me hooked so possibly why right now I don’t feel that way as there’s nothing really happening in that department. There are SO many seasons to catch up on and they’re still making it so if you’re looking to fill a TV void this could be your guy!
I started rewatching this one because of our upcoming trip to New York.. I’m realising I’m probably ‘too old’ to be watching everything but Greys so far but hey, I don’t really care! This is a similar idea to PLL in that there’s an anonymous source posting information and nobody knows how they got it or who they are. There are some really dodgy plots in some parts but it did keep drawing me back in and I’ve watched and rewatched several times. I love the Blair/Serena relationship but there’s another I like more which I can’t mention because *spoiler* and I’m not that guy! Oh and in the end you do find out who Gossip Girl is and it’s way more satisfying than finding out who A is in PLL.. that was AWFUL!
Beauty & The Beast
I’m going to be quick with this one because as far as I know there’s nowhere you can watch it in the UK. I used to have access to dodgy US Netflix before they cracked down on that (thanks, Netflix) and every time I’ve found it on UK TV it’s been midway through a season and I hate that so I’m buying them on iTunes a bit at a time. It’s a remake of the 80s series by the same name in which a female cop falls in love with a ‘beast’ and they solve crimes together. That’s a very basic synopsis but the love story here is EPIC! I can’t get enough of it and I’ve only seen 2 seasons, can’t wait for season 3 to be released on iTunes but if you have access to it wherever you are I would HIGHLY recommend you give it a watch!
That’s everything I’ve been watching recently.. I could write pages and pages (or scrolls and scrolls might be more accurate on a computer?) about my all time favourites but nobody has time, do they? If you’d like a regular TV share here on my blog let me know, I never want to give away too much so I know it’s all very vague but more of a quick recommendation that an in-depth review.Of course I’d love to know what you’re watching right now too.. always looking for something new!