True Life: I'm Addicted to TV Shows (and Netflix)

When I was still in high school, I danced every day of the week.  This meant I had little time to sit and watch TV.  Normally I would watch whatever show was on during that tiny little window between school and practice or I would watch something on demand.

That changed when I started college.

Netflix and I? Yeah, we're BFFs now.

I have basically spent every moment of my free time watching Netflix or streaming live shows on my laptop.  (I can't see my tiny TV from my bed).  I actually spend more time than I should (like when I have a paper to write) watching Netflix.

It's become a serious problem.

But the shows are just so good!

And since I think they're pretty much the greatest TV shows to watch when you have nothing better to do (or you feel like procrastinating) I have a list for you guys that includes both Netflix and shows I actually watch on TV.

Okay, so I know it's all repeats because "Friends" ended in 2004, but this was my first favorite legit TV show.  I used to watch it with my mom when it came on.  Even though I was ten and didn't know half the story, I was so sad when it ended! Now I watch it almost every night when it comes on Nick at Nite. The most important thing to get out of this is that Chandler Bing and I are the same person. No joke.

I'm currently on season 5 of "How I Met Your Mother." I've watched the show before, but I decided to start from the beginning on Netflix in honor of it ending.  HOWEVER, I have NOT seen the last season because of the whole not-able-to-see-tv-from-bed thing. (I know what happens, though). I've learned so many life lessons from this show, I love Neil Patrick Harris, and it keeps me sane while taking breaks from homework.

I know what you're thinking and I can already feel the judgement, but I'm not offended because I had a similar reaction when MTV announced that they were starting a show about a teen-turned-werewolf three years ago. But I was wrong--so very wrong.  As long as you get past the name (and maybe the cheesy-ness of the first season) it hooks you in and you can't get out. Also, I applaud MTV for having an entire cast of extremely attractive people. You win.  This last season, though--ouch. It was rough, I'm still getting over it, and I'm slightly traumatized from the upped horror factor.  Lesson of the day: don't judge a show by it's name and seemingly weird storyline. 

I will admit that I turned this off after the first five minutes, but one day I was feeling super stressed and angst ridden from the "Teen Wolf" season finale that I gave it a second chance.  It's hilarious! Zooey Deschanel is adorable. I finished the entire two seasons on Netflix in a week and I was so upset when I realized that's all they had! It actually made me laugh out loud multiple times.  My roommate was probably judging me, but whatever. 

This one is totally random and I don't even know how I became interested in it. Occasionally I will watch "Criminal Minds" when it's on TV. I think crime shows are super interesting but they freak me out to no end. I can only watch so many in a row and if they involve someone being attacked in their car or their house I am done--done. I cannot. I won't function normally for a week. I don't do scary well. I've literally only watched (by force!) three scary movies my entire life (and they were the kind that don't actually scare anyone). So why do I watch this? I honestly don't know.  I just think their job is super awesome and I love the fact that Reid is a quirky genius. (Plus, Jeff Davis of "Teen Wolf" also created "Criminal Minds," so I understand how "Teen Wolf" has gotten so twisted.  "Criminal Minds" is very, very twisted.)

"Gossip Girl" is my latest Netflix addiction.  I'm only halfway through season one.  It's one of those shows that deep-down you know is terrible, but you still can't stop watching it. It's like the teenage version of a soap opera--I think that explains it enough.  

Let me know if you watch any of these shows so we can fangirl together!

And I'd love to know what your favorite TV shows are, especially if they are on Netflix! I need some recommendations.

xo Marina


  1. I looooove HIMYM!! The ending wasn't the best, but it wasn't the worst either. I will still always love the show no matter what! So sad it's over :(

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  2. It's SO good! I'm trying not to rush through it on Netflix to make it last as long as possible.