Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Hello and welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s is a bit different as we are taking a little detour from books and chatting about bingeworthy TV shows or movies. So here are my top ten most bingeworthy tv shows, if you’ve not watched them yet I do highly recommend them all!
1. The Affair
This is one of my favourite shows to watch, it follows two people who, as the title indicates, have an affair. The twist with this show is you see the same events play out from two different perspectives and it is so fascinating watching how people reinvent and see things in completely different ways. It’s a brilliant programme that is well acted throughout – plus it has Joshua Jackson (Pacey in Dawson’s Creek) in it, who I love!
I came across this show on Amazon prime by accident and then became kind of addicted to it. It’s a look behind the scenes at a fictitious dating show like The Bachelor and how manipulative the producers can get. I’ve never watched The Bachelor but I do find the psychology behind reality shows interesting and this show is very compelling. The characters are basically all awful people but still so addictive to watch.
3. Anne with an E
I read Anne of Green Gables as a child but had kind of forgotten about it and when I heard about this show I decided to give it a try. I ended up binge watching it over a few days and absolutely LOVED it. There is something so amazing in returning to a childhood favourite in a different format and this production is so well done. The girl playing Anne is perfectly cast in my opinion as are the rest of the characters, plus it’s just a beautiful, nostalgic story!
4. Greys Anatomy
I’m guessing you’ve probably heard of Grey’s Anatomy as it has been around for 14 seasons but if you haven’t watched it then I seriously urge you to! It’s so addictive and the characters are great to watch. Sometimes it annoys me for various reasons but I still watch and love it. The medical stuff is interesting and the stories are often heartbreaking. It’s definitely a bingeworthy show!
Honestly I think Riverdale is frankly a bit insane most of the time and highly melodramatic but there is still something so addictive about it. It makes me giggle all the way through at how totally far fetched it all is and how bizarre some storylines are. It is really fun to watch because of it’s craziness so if you’re looking for something you will enjoy and not take too seriously then I can highly recommend it.
6. The Missing
The Missing has had only two series with almost completely different casts apart from one French detective, Julien Baptiste, who investigates the cases involved. The stories involve missing children and are supremely well produced and acted. It’s pretty hard hitting and upsetting stuff so if you’re looking for something light-hearted this isn’t it but it is a phenomenal crime series.
7. The Bold Type
This is a really fun show I came across on Amazon prime. It follows three young women who work at a women’s magazine called Scarlet. It’s got great feminist themes and although it can sometimes feel a little too try hard or cheesy, I really enjoyed watching both seasons that have been released so far. It’s a really enjoyable and mostly light hearted show, plus I really like the friendship between the three main women.
8. Project Runway
I’ve recently become a bit obsessed with Project Runway since some of the seasons became available on the UK Netflix. If you’re interested in fashion at all then it’s a really great show to watch. It’s amazing to see what the amateur designers can create within the themes and constraints they are given and Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are fantastic!
9. Big Little Lies
I haven’t read the Liane Moriarty book this series is based on but after watching it I definitely want to. This is a fantastic series with a great cast and story. I will basically watch anything with Reese Witherspoon because I love her but Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley are terrific in this too. It’s a fabulous mystery to follow with absolutely amazing settings and music. I can highly recommend it.
10. The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries is an old favourite of mine and although I think it kind of lost it’s way a bit in later seasons, it is still definitely worth watching. I remember originally liking it because it felt like something different and didn’t shy away from the more gritty and violent side of things. I liked the cast a lot and the story was great. As I say, I do think it declined in quality after five or so seasons but I still have a place in my heart for it!
Well there you have it – my top ten most bingeworthy TV shows! I’d love to chat in the comments, whether you agree with my choices or not ? Or what tv shows and movies you love! And please feel free to link to your own Top Ten Tuesday posts!
Until next time xxx