10 Shows I Plan to Binge 📺

Apparently, autumn (which it isn’t yet, it’s still summer, ya animals) is prime TV watching season, but considering that I spend almost my entire life indoors while also going insane if I spend too much time in the house, I watch a lot of TV anyway. Well, a lot of Netflix.

I’m not really one for finding out what new or returning shows are coming in certain seasons partly because I love rewatching old favourites, and also because here in the UK, we don’t really do TV “seasons” and there are only a couple of shows I can think of that are aired at specific times of the year. You could also have two “seasons” of one show air in the same year so we just say “series” instead. I don’t actually know how TV works.

Anyway, because it’s getting colder and I’m even less likely to go outside, I’ll probably be watching a lot of TV in the autumn and winter months. Inbetween reading of course. Still have to get that reading in.

rewatches

Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu – I’ve already watched this series twice but that’s not going to stop me from binge watching it for a third time. It’s that good. When I watched it for the first time I was a little worried that I wouldn’t find it funny because of a language/cultural barrier but it turns out that that wasn’t the case at all because this show is freaking hilarious. There are some feels that really punch you in the stomach at times, but it is really funny for the most part. And weird. Just please don’t pay attention to the incest shippers in the fandom. We don’t pay attention to them.

Cowboy Bebop – I only watched this series for the first time at the very end of last year but it is so good that it’s been firmly solidified as one of my ultimate favourites (i still haven’t wached the movie tho, oops). Once I finally watch the movie this month I will definitely rewatch the series and feel all of the things all over again because this series completely destroys me. And also because I love Spike. I just want to hug him until he falls asleep because he needs it, poor baby. (oh, and we can’t be friends if you ship spike and faye. ignore the way she’s draped over him in that picture, they have very little chemistry and i refuse to see them together. he’s mine.)

Dexter – For some reason once I got to season seven of this show, I just kind of dropped it and resorted to avoiding every single spoiler I could possibly come across. I will return to it, but obviously I’ll have to go through the whole series again because there’s a lot of things I’ve forgotten at this point.

Star Trek – Okay, even though I’ve put the original Star Trek series here, I might just skip it because it hasn’t exactly aged particularly well considering that Gene Roddenberry used women as set decorations rather than as actual characters (roddenberry was actually a pretty shitty person). I do have Enterprise on DVD, which I never finished, and all of the series are on Netflix so I have plenty to choose from.

Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman – Oops, another show that I technically never finished. I absolutely adore this series, but for some reason I just never finished it once I got to season four. Since Sci-Fi Month is happening again this year, I’m definitely going to try to finish it this year!

new-to-me shows

American Horror Story: Cult/Apocalypse – Because UK Netflix is a total butt, AHS Cult still isn’t up, even though it’s been almost a year since it aired on TV. Plus, I can’t find it on any other on-demand services so my only options are to wait until it’s up, or illegally stream it, which I won’t do because I’m not risking having a computer full of viruses. Also, I’m pretty sure that Apocalypse comes out this year and even though I’m not too keen on the idea of old characters coming back, I’ll still be watching it. After Cult, that is.

Samurai Champloo – This anime is from the same creator as Cowboy Bebop, which I’ve already said is one of my absolute most favourite things ever (even tho i only watched it for the first time last year), so of course I have to watch this one. I actually know very little about samurai and pre-Showa era Japan, but that’s okay because this series isn’t supposed to be historically accurate. I’m probably going to be starting this very soon, and my expectations are just a little high.

Attack on Titan – Am I late for the hype with this series? Yes. Did that sentence make any sense? Probably not but Grammarly says it’s fine. Does it matter that I’m late? Of course not. I’d first heard of AOT back when it first became popular in the West, but because I was a little baby back then I wrote it off because I thought it would be too gory for me. Now, that doesn’t seem to be a problem for me, as long as I’m ready for it. And I am so ready for it.

Devilman – I am currently determined to get my hands on a copy of the original Devilman manga for October (i’ll be doing spooky month again!) and even though I don’t subscribe to the idea of “always read the book/manga/comic first”, I’m a little on the fence about whether to read it or watch it first. I’ve already watched the anime series from the 1970s (which is such a laugh, btw. it’s like power rangers but with demons) but that’s so different to the manga that of course, I should watch the more faithful OVAs/anime too. I probably will end up watching the adaptations first, though, because I’d have to wait a long time for the whole manga to be rereleased because as of right now, there’s only one volume out.

Dragon Ball Super – I have a little crisis when it comes to this series: I grew up watching Dragon Ball Z on Toonami (rip toonami uk pls come back and bring steve blum with you) so my personal rule for the franchise as a whole is to always watch it in English. It’s been redone by the same cast a million times so it’s now one of the best dubs out there. Because of this rule, I refuse to blast through the series on Crunchyroll and I’m waiting for the DVDs to come out. However, I have no idea how many box sets there are going to be because there are 131 episodes and so far I’ve only seen four sets with the fifth one being released next month, so it’s going to be an interrupted binge, unfortunately.

How often do you watch TV? What kinds of shows do you like to watch? What’s your favourite?

Louise

Louise is a bookworm, writer, and aspiring librarian from the North East of England. When she’s not reading or procrastinating writing, she can be found dreaming up story ideas, watching anime, movies, or trashy reality TV, and annoying her pets.

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34 Comments

  1. 04/09/2018 / 3:38 AM

    I love it that you’ve enjoyed the series enough to watch it for a third time – that’s wonderful! And I was worried about not enjoying things because the language barrier as well, since I had only watched things in either my primary, or my secondary language for a while (which is rusty when watching movies). I started watching K-Dramas not too long ago and ended up really enjoying a few.
    I do like watching television, but I am mostly into mini-series and movies. I didn’t get to watching as many this month, but I do post updates about my shows as well 🙂

    • 05/09/2018 / 10:26 PM

      I used to know a few people who were really into K-Dramas back in the day but I’ve never wanted to give any a go because they don’t really look like something I would enjoy. But I’m glad you enjoy them 🙂

  2. 04/09/2018 / 8:36 AM

    Great list! I know what you mean about British TV – right now I can pretty much always count on Victoria coming back in the autumn, which I’m looking forward to, but I feel like it takes us ages to confirm whether a show is getting another series or not? Oh well! I love the intro theme to Attack on Titan, but embarrassingly I can’t watch it – I tried watching it a few years ago and it scared me so much I had to sleep with the light on for the first time in years.
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    • 05/09/2018 / 10:29 PM

      The amount of Googling I have to do sometimes to find out when a show is going to come back can really suck the fun out of watching things sometimes. I might have the same reaction to AOT, I like to think that I’m brave now but I’m probably still a big baby 😂

  3. 04/09/2018 / 3:08 PM

    I feel the same way about the original Star Trek series. There were individual episodes that were a lot of fun (e.g. The Trouble with Tribbles), but there were quite a few offensive scenes in that show that make me hesitant to recommend it.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    • 05/09/2018 / 10:34 PM

      To me, there are so many issues with TOS that it frustrates me a little when I see people online treat it like a shining beacon of feminism or something like that because it’s really not.

  4. 04/09/2018 / 11:39 PM

    We just got rid of our cable and so most of my TV viewing from now on will be like yours. Netflix to the rescue! My husband introduced me to Cowboy Bepop years ago. It is good! I binge watched Dexter one winter. I don’t see myself watching it again. Have you read the books? I’ve read a few in the series so far. I keep meaning to get back to it. We are slowly making our way through Star Trek: The Next Generation. I never liked the original series, and so we skipped it.

    • 05/09/2018 / 10:47 PM

      Yay for Bebop! You and your husband have impeccable taste 🙂 I’ve only read the first Dexter book and I am planning to finish the book series but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet because I’m really forgetful, oops.

    • 05/09/2018 / 10:54 PM

      Netflix really needs to hurry up and get it up soon, I’m so desperate to get caught up!

  5. 05/09/2018 / 12:42 AM

    Lois & Clark!! Oh my gosh I forgot about this show! My family used to tune in for every new episode. When people say Superman I actually think of Dean Cain, not Christopher Reeve.

    • 05/09/2018 / 10:58 PM

      Dean Cain is definitely one of my favourite Supermen, his Clark is just so spot on to me 🙂

  6. 05/09/2018 / 10:05 AM

    I hope that you will enjoy re-watching Dexter. I think I might do the same at some point because I loved it so much. I am still two seasons behind on American Horror Story. I hope to watch them before the Apocalypse. Great list!

    • 05/09/2018 / 11:00 PM

      I’ve got a good feeling that I’ll still love Dexter the second time around 🙂

  7. 05/09/2018 / 10:27 AM

    Cool list! I keep hearing great things about Cowboy Beebop so maybe I should give it a watch.

    • 05/09/2018 / 11:06 PM

      You should definitely watch Cowboy Bebop!!! It’s the best ever 💕

    • 05/09/2018 / 11:09 PM

      I usually like plots that are a little convoluted so hopefully it won’t be too much for me 🙂

    • 05/09/2018 / 11:12 PM

      Hopefully we’ll both enjoy it! 🙂

  8. 05/09/2018 / 5:47 PM

    I hate when you stop watching halfway through a series and have to go right back to the beginning! I’ve done that with so many.

    • 05/09/2018 / 11:20 PM

      I know, right? It frustrates me so much when I do that :/

  9. 05/09/2018 / 6:06 PM

    I love your list! I was a pretty big anime fan before school and reading took over my life haha, and one of my biggest regrets is never having watched Cowboy Bebop. It’s such a classic and everyone who’s watched it only has good things to say about it! I also never got around to watching AOT because I also thought it was too gory at the time, but if the chance ever occurs I really want to watch both those shows 😀

    • 07/09/2018 / 6:21 PM

      I hope you get to watch Cowboy Bebop some time!! It’s definitely one of the best animes ever, in my opinion 🙂

  10. 05/09/2018 / 10:40 PM

    I’ve heard of some of these shows but I haven’t seen any of them. But I do have many shows that I stopped watching mid series and never finished. I’m also determined to finally finish some of those shows eventually. I’m currently working on finishing Charmed so I can finally mark it off my list.

    • 05/09/2018 / 11:33 PM

      I’ve heard some pretty good things about Charmed but I don’t think I’ve even looked up what it’s about. Maybe I’ll have to give it a look some day 🙂

  11. 06/09/2018 / 12:24 AM

    My favorite season of Dexter is definitely number four! I adore Jon Lithgow being cast as such a creep show!
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    • 07/09/2018 / 6:23 PM

      Ooooh yeah, season four was such a good season! 🙂

    • 07/09/2018 / 6:25 PM

      I wish I could be able to have “fall asleep” shows, I end up getting too invested in what I’m watching and end up staying awake 😂

  12. 06/09/2018 / 12:40 PM

    I never know what the difference between series vs seasons is and I think I use both interchangeably.😂 Americans are infiltrating my liiiife because I kind of forgot that “seasons” if shows doesn’t necessarily make sense here in Australia either haaha. I’m still trying to figure out a new show to watch, gah! I used to be passionately obsessed with so many fandoms but I’ve grown old and gnarly. I need to get my enthusiasm back.😂 I’m hoping you enjoy this list as you watch it!

    • 07/09/2018 / 6:28 PM

      I use them interchangeably too, I use “season” for pretty much anything that isn’t British made but then sometimes I’ll case a British series a season 😂 I definitely know what you mean about growing away from fandoms, especially since so many that I used to be actively involved with (and some i wasn’t involved with at all) started to grate on me 😅

    • 12/09/2018 / 7:03 PM

      Yay! It’s definitely one of my favourite pieces of Superman media 🙂

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