What I've Been Watching, Vol. 1
For the last few weeks I've been in more of a tv/movie watching mode than in a reading mode - as you can probably tell from the lack of blog posts - and so I thought I'd share some of the shows I've delved into recently. I'm guessing that this will be the first post of many to come, as I tend to fall into the TV pit quite a bit.
Master of None
This is the show that started my bingefest of television this month. I had just finished an amazing book and what do you know, I fell into a book slump (the first one I've had since April, unbelievably enough). The first thing I did was catch up on The Vampire Diaries, of course - that show is surprisingly binge-able, no matter what anyone says about it - and then I found myself on Netflix. I tried an episode late one night, then another, and soon enough, one episode became the entire season. Master of None is a surprisingly good show that is super relatable even when it isn't, and I highly recommend it if you're in the mood for comedy with thought.
Parks and Recreation
People have been telling me for years to watch this show, but being my adamant self, I promptly refused and explained that I don't usually watch comedy, with the exceptions of The Mindy Project, Baby Daddy, and Young & Hungry. Well, one of my friends recently told me that if I watched the first season of Parks, she would watch the first season of iZombie, and I agreed. Now, a week or two later, I'm on season six of the show and...my friend hasn't even had to time to begin her end of the deal. I'm so glad she got me hooked, because all of the characters are amazing, and I've said it before, but I'll say it again: Ben Wyatt is literally Mr. Darcy.
I only started watching Emma Approved yesterday, but I can't wait to get further into it. I loved The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (though I haven't read the book yet) and am hoping that this web series is almost as good as that one. That being said, I'm always happy to watch/read Jane Austen adaptations, so I'm really just glad this exists. I can't wait to see Mr. Knightley and Emma begin to fall in love!