Ten TV Shows to Get You Through the Last of Winter


It feels like this winter won’t end and I’m desperate for warmer weather! Somehow that little false taste of spring we had has made these last few weeks of winter feel even worse. While we patiently* wait for the days of sandals and picnics, here are some of my favourite TV shows to help you get through these long cold nights.

1. Parks and Rec (Amazon Prime**)

This is probably my all-time favourite TV show. Always uplifting and some of the best characters I’ve ever watched. Leslie Knope is an inspiration and the love of my life.

2. Dirty John (Netflix)

I listened to this podcast last year and was hooked after one episode. I definitely recommend giving Dirty John a watch. The acting is a bit cringeworthy at first, but the story is so crazy (and true) that it’s totally worth persevering. There’s also a documentary featuring some of the real people involved in this story that’s worth watching after finishing the series!

3. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (Netflix)

If you love learning about food, then you’ll love this. It really takes you on a journey to understand what makes your food so flavourful and delicious. Definitely recommend for any budding chefs out there!

4. The Office (Amazon Prime)

Another classic! Perfect for when you’re in the mood to cringe. I’m normally a huge baby when it comes to cringe, but there’s just something about Michael Scott that makes it a little a less painful and a little more likeable.

5. The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

If you were a lil bit emo in 2006-2007, this one's for you! This show is based on a comic book series created and written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. If that alone doesn’t ignite the former emo-kid in you, then so long and goodnight (see what I did there).

To be honest, it’s also a fantastic show. If you’re into superhero stuff then you’ll love it. Some of the acting is also impeccable.

6. RuPaul’s Drag Race (netflix)

I absolutely love RuPaul’s Drag Race. A fantastic and easy watch to help introduce you to the world of drag. It’s incredible to see what an absolute art drag is and it’s a lot of fun to immerse yourself into the drag world. You’ll find yourself using new lingo and absolutely hooked after just a few episodes. My favourite seasons are definitely some of the later ones! Sasha Velour & Eureka are everything.

7. Dynasty (netflix)

I love me some trash. Dynasty is definitely a guilty pleasure… It’s so bad it’s good? But maybe not even good? I don’t care, I love it. PS, Elizabeth Gillies, aka Fallon Carrington, was in the “Thank U, Next” video.

8. Queer Eye (Netflix)

Worth watching if you’re in the mood to have all the feels. I happy-cried more watching Queer Eye than anything else I’ve ever watched, ever. The Fab Five are so kind and genuine, they’re a pleasure to watch. It’s incredibly heartwarming.

9. Killing Eve (BBC iPlayer)

Talk about some strong female leads! Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are so so good in this. And that pink dress! You’ll know what I mean when you watch it. It’s funny, thrilling and incredibly captivating. You’ll find yourself falling in love with Jodie Comer’s Villanelle. I’m so excited for season 2.

10. The Good Place (Netflix)

If you haven’t already jumped on the Good Place bandwagon, I highly suggest you do. Featuring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, this show is super quirky and funny and lighthearted. An easy and enjoyable watch!

*lol I don’t do anything patiently but I’m going to work on that as part of my resolutions for 2020 (I may be impatient, but I still procrastinate)

** show availability is for the UK only, sorry Canadian friends