I spend a lot of time watching TV shows, some bad but mostly good ones so I thought I’d share with you the ones that have always stuck out for me. This post contains some spoilers so proceed with caution…
BATES MOTEL – Bates Motel is one of the most overlooked shows on television. The show stars Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga who are both incredibly talented, they play Norma and Norman Bates the owners of Bates Motel. The show is based off the film ‘Psycho’ showing Norman Bates’ life before the movie, you don’t have to watch the movie to understand the show but as I huge fan I would highly recommend it.
FAVOURITE CHARACTER : Norma Bates – The mother of Norman Bates who goes through some of the hardest times living in White Pine Bay, you’ll either love her or you’ll hate her.
FAVOURITE COUPLE : Norma Bates and Alex Romero – A couple that develops over the seasons, it finally takes a while for them to admit they love each other through all the times they’re screaming hate at each other.
FAVOURITE EPISODE : ‘Forever’ – Season 4, Episode 9 – There are no words to describe this episode without giving away massive spoilers but a warning, you’ll cry.
FOR FANS OF– The Returned, American Horror Story, Orphan Black and How to Get Away with Murder
GREYS ANATOMY – Grey’s Anatomy is now on its 13th season and still going strong. The show is focused on a group of surgeons, in particular, the life of Meredith Grey. Even though the show is a hospital based drama it is full of cliff-hangers and plot twists that will blow your mind. I only recently just finished watching Grey’s but instantly from watching the pilot episode I knew it was going to be a show that I would love each second of. But warning, don’t bother investing yourself in characters of couples on the show, because most of the characters either leave or die. Instant tears will be shed.
FAVOURITE CHARACTER : Addison Montgomery – She’s not a main character but is easily my favourite. If you love her as much as I do you can watch ‘Private Practice’, Grey’s Anatomy’s spinoff show where she’s the main character.
FAVOURITE COUPLE : Mark Sloan and Lexie Grey – Little Grey and McSteamy are a match made in heaven, even if it seems their love is expressed at all the wrong times.
FAVOURITE EPISODE : ‘Sanctuary’ and ‘Death and All His Friends’ — Season 6, Episodes 23 and 24 – These episodes are ones that show how amazing of a TV show Grey’s Anatomy is. It’s heart-breaking but you’ll soon be quickly onto season 7.
FOR FANS OF – PRIVATE PRACTICE, SCANDAL, CRIMINAL MINDS, CHICAGO MED
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS – Pretty Little Liars must be one of the most known shows for teenagers nowadays. The story of a group of teenage girls who get anonymous messages from a stalker who goes by the name of ‘A’. The show now on its seventh season is based off the books by Sara Shepard, has had many dramatic moments, love triangles, friendships and much more. The show is now in its seventh season, coming to an end next year (2017). I watched the show when it was first realised for the first two seasons then caught up again when season 6 was released.
FAVOURITE CHARACTER : Melissa Hastings – Spencer Hastings’ sister who always everyone screaming at their TV’s. She is easily one of the most shady characters in TV but has also been through a damn lot.
FAVOURITE COUPLE : Alison Dilaurentis and Emily Fields – Alison and Emily have loved each other since the first episode where they planned to go to Paris together. The couple have never ‘dated’ but have always under the surface had feelings for one another.
FAVOURITE EPISODE : ‘Welcome to the Dollhouse’ – Season 5, Episode 25 – The greatest episode of the show by far, letting the audience know how far ‘A’ will go to hurt these girls.
FOR FANS OF – Scream, Gossip Girl, Scream Queens and The Vampire Diaries.
STRANGER THINGS – Stranger Things has hit the world by storm and there’s no surprise why. Differing from the normal TV show, Stranger Things is set in 1983, Hawkins, Indiana. The show is set after a young boy disappears. Full of peculiar incidents, you won’t be able to stop yourself after watching the first episode. The show is one for all ages, old and young and with the success of season 1, season 2 is soon to be in the mix.
FAVOURITE CHARACTER : Joyce Byers – Joyce is the mother of missing boy Will who doesn’t stop at all to find her son. She’s strong, caring and will never stop fighting for the truth.
FAVOURITE COUPLE : Joyce Byers and Jim Hopper – Another couple that aren’t a character but you can see how much better Jim treats Joyce compared to her ex-husband. They’ll soon be together.
FAVOURITE EPISODE : ‘Chapter Eight : The Upside Down’ – Season 1, Episode 8 – The finale of Season 1 that was extremely climatic. The episode is full of moments both good and bad and will leave you wishing Season 2 was already out.
FOR FANS OF – THE KILLING, THE RETURNED, X FILES
SCREAM – As you can imagine, MTV’s Scream is based off the hit movies. Set in the town of Lakewood, Emma Duval receives anonymous caller who is trying to target both her and her friends. The show is not for the faint hearted and with a killer reveal at the end of every series, you’ll be guessing for days. Much to everyone’s delight, Scream has been renewed for another season which will premier in 2017. Just like Grey’s Anatomy though, be careful which characters you love because there is a lot of death.
FAVOURITE CHARACTER : Emma Duval – A strong female lead is always the best thing a show can give to you. Watching Emma’s character development over the seasons is the greatest gift from this show.
FAVOURITE COUPLE : Brooke Maddox and Jake Fitzgerald – Brooke and Jake had a very on and off romance and usually had more times than bad. However, Jake and Brooke loved each other a great deal.
FAVOURITE EPISODE : ‘Halloween’ – Season 2, Episode 13 – This episodes is one of my favourites for Emma’s strength alone, but with a change of destination and a new killer of course it was going to be good.
FOR FANS OF – PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, SCREAM QUEENS, BATES MOTEL
Hope you enjoyed this insight and be sure to tell me if you watch any of these shows and any shows that YOU recommend!