My name’s Valery and I’m a television-holic.

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My husband and I don’t have cable/tv so everything we watch is online and usually in marathon form. I’m almost always binge-watching at least one tv show (currently watching The Boondocks).┬áSince I’m BASICALLY an expert, here are some of my personal favorites as of right now – they are all on Netflix except for one so get to watching! If you don’t have Netflix, I feel sad for you.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX/available on Netflix) – This show is such an underrated gem. I mean, I know a lot of people love it, but I think in twenty years people will still be talking about how it’s the perfect sitcom for the 2000s. If you’re not familiar, it’s basically four friends (five if you count Danny Devito) who are horrible, worthless, lazy people constantly getting each other and other people in trouble. It’s Seinfeld 20XX, except they’re even less self-aware. Sounds great, right? Also, four of the main people are married to each other, which is like my elementary school dream come true (Did you guys ALWAYS want people from your favorite tv shows or bands to marry each other? No, just me? Okay.)

Archer (FX/available on Netflix) – Brilliant. Gah, it’s so good. Warning: adult language, situations, etc. But oh my goodness, it will make you laugh so hard. International spy H. Jon Benjamin is the perfect dude-bro and the amazing Jessica Walter is his mother/boss. Their dysfunctional relationship is enough to carry the show on its own, but they’re surrounded by a group of incompetent humans running the absolute worst spy agency. Make sure to give it a few episodes, I hated the pilot the first time I watched it. ps two of the main characters are Arrested Development stars, and Mallory Archer IS Lucille Bluth.

Clarence (Cartoon Network) – I think I love this show so much because it reminds me a lot of Recess..just kids being kids in the best way possible. This IS a family friendly cartoon, so you can pretend to watch it because your kids like it, but really you’re the one who’s having more fun. Clarence is just innately good..not perfect, but good. He’s a sweet kid who loves life and honestly, we could all learn a thing or two from him.

House of Cards (Netflix original) – Kevin Spacey. Just do it.

Orange is the New Black (Netflix original) – What can I say about this show that hasn’t already been said? I will say it addresses race and systemic racism like no show I’ve ever seen before. The first few episodes had me worried that everyone was a walking stereotype but they really humanize all of the ladies in Litchfield. Forget Piper (the main chick), the brilliance of the show is in the ensemble cast. I just finished season two last night and it’s even better than the first. Language in video is NSFW.

Breaking Bad (AMC/all seasons on Netflix) – I know it’s been said a jillion times but I honestly think it’s the best television show of all time. If you haven’t watched it yet, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?!

Now snuggle up on that couch and get to watching!



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