If you, like me, don’t know what a Tiger King and don’t want to know what a Tiger King is, I have some recommendations for your eyes that won’t make you question how we’ve existed as a country for as long as we have. My friends, we are living in a golden age of television. Every streaming service is putting out some genuinely good TV shows. Don’t feel bad about not reading that book you’ve been meaning to. We’re in a pandemic! So sit down. Relax. Throw on one of these shows. I promise you’ll enjoy them!
Fleabag: A show that deserves every single award it has won so far and should continue to win. It is brilliantly written, directed, and acted. It will give you all the feels and make you laugh incredibly hard as it follows the misadventures of the main character. It is one of the few shows where I don’t grow to despise the character.
Catastrophe: Another BBC show that is heartfelt and hilarious as it follows an American man living in England that decides to stay with a woman he hardly knew, but happened to have a baby with. The seasons are short, but packed full of depth that will leave you wanting more. Side note: if you are on Twitter and not following Rob Delaney, you need to be. He also wrote an incredibly funny book that will leave you chuckling to yourself on every page.
The Boys: If you can’t handle dark humor, skip this one. It is gruesome and bloody, but you will laugh. It is based on the comic of the same name by Garth Ennis. It captures the essence of the characters perfectly, but the story is much different and, quite frankly, has little impact on how wonderful this show is. It shows the secret side of superheroes and what happens when they are really just bad people.
Kingdom: Do you like zombies? Are you craving a storyline that rivals Game of Thrones? Look no more! I watched with subtitles in Korean, but a co-worker said the English Dub wasn’t too bad. There is some truly stunning camera work that goes on in this show. The characters are hilarious, but try not to get too attached. And can we talk about those hats?!
Last Kingdom: I swear I’m not just on a kick for shows with kingdom in it! This follows Uhtred son of Uhtred who is captured as a young boy by Vikings and lives with them. Another show with great characters and misadventures. When are they going to release season 4?!
Atlanta: This is one of the funniest shows I have ever seen. Every episode is original and impressive. An amazing cast with some truly amazing dialogue. You will not regret watching this.