Little Things 238 : Fictional Series, my Daily Entertainment

It's September guys ! 
Shondaland strikes back, soon the season 14 of Grey's Anatomy and the final season of Scandal is coming back after a long hiatus. And because I support everything that Shonda produces, I just started to watch How to Get Away with Murder

Plus, the new season of Walking Dead is also just around the corner :F

I've been watching a lot of series from iFlix & Netflix (the amount is ridiculous) because I can watch these series while packing parcels, cutting stickers, sewing stuffs, or inking my travelogue (even though my Macbook screen is only 13 inch small). I never really sit around doing nothing and just focusing on watching series/movies because I'm the kind of person who can't just sit around quietly and I'm a multi-tasker !

Let me summarize and mention all things worth mention throughout the year. 
These are all the series that I've watched until the latest series/the end of the series :

The funny & drama :
  • The Office (9 season) - I think by far, this series is the most fun & entertaining one to watch with other people. In my case, especially during our daily dinner time. We don't really binge-watch series in one shot, so usually we will take some time to finish off each series. So we watched 'The Office' for several months and we really love it. It was fun and hilarious and annoying and we love each character (my fav are Micheal vs Toby and Jim vs Dwight ). You can definitely watch this with your family & friends (and there won't be any awkward moments). ⭑⭑⭑⭑
  • Gilmore Girls (7 season) - In celebrating the 17th year anniversary, I rewatched the whole seasons of Gilmore Girls + A Year in a Life. Even after all those years, I still love the long witty dialogues and unique relationships among the characters. What changed was : I first watched it when I was 15 and I felt connected to Rory and now when I watched it as I turned 31, I felt more relatable with Lorelai. Things that I used to think that I'll choose (for example over Jess or Logan) changed with my experiences in life. Things that used to annoy me (like Lorelai's lack of commitment) now seems understandable. I noticed I grew up a lot since I last watch the series. (and it is sad because I'm getting old, and calming because I'd found my peace). ⭑⭑⭑
  • Grey's Anatomy (13 season) - I've been watching Grey's since my school days. I can't remember how many times I did my reruns because every time I finished watching until the latest season, I probably almost forgot the earliest season (because the series is so long and still on going after 13 years). I still love it, despite having to watch the original team reduced the size and just leaving only Meredith & Alex. So many people are dead, so many people left, so many changes and I can see them grow old on screen. It is still the best drama for me. ⭑⭑⭑
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2 season) - I watched it because I didn't know what to watch when I cut my stickers for events. I needed something light and funny and simple. I love the unique character Titus Andromedon and it is quite entertaining to watch. 
  • 2 Broke Girls (5 season) - About 2 broke girls trying to open a cupcake store. Nothing heavy, just normal daily problems, silly stupid jokes and a friendship. 
  • Fresh off the Boats (2 season) - About an Asian family in the 90s living in the US. 
  • Unreal (2 season) - About a young TV producer in charge of reality TV dramas. I learned that all reality shows are mostly about rating and manipulating contestants into producing the biggest drama that will make people want to watch. What's sell and what's boring. I am not into a reality series, so I can't give a full opinion on this. 
  • Younger (2 season) - About a 40-year old single mom trying to get into the working industry after a long hiatus. After failed interviews, she decided to turned herself 'younger', cheated about her age and got herself into the industry she was going for.  
  • Guidance (2 season) - School life drama from the school counselor's point of view. 

The mystery, crime & thriller :
  • Breaking Bad (5 season) - I started this series last year and I just finished the final season last month. There is a big gap because I was a bit bored. I didn't like how all characters changed by the end of the series, I didn't like the ending, I didn't like everything because it was not a happy story. It was depressing, heart-pumping and sad to watch. I'm just glad it is over :(
  • 13 Reasons Why (1 season) - Depressing yet we just can't stop watching because we wanted to know whyyy. Can't wait for the 2nd season. Read more here. ⭑⭑⭑
  • Fargo (3 season) - We LOVE the series. If you love mystery and fucked up story, please please watch the series, it is the best one so far. ⭑⭑⭑⭑
  • Scandal (6 season) - I think by far, I only love the first 4 seasons of the series (because politic + crime is a new genre for me). I never really have any exposure on political tactics and possibilities - I hit the-moment-of-adulthood and I'm no longer innocent :F I could never understand why some people crave for power & money, so I never really thought about most of the current political issues. Watching this opens my eyes to real issues out there (aside from all the scandal & drama lah). 
  • Walking Dead (7 season) - This is all Af's doing. I watched the series because Af watched it so now I'm hooked. It is the era of zombie apocalypse and the zombies are dying because there are more zombies than human. Human are trying to survive from dying hungry zombies and mean sociopathic Negan + his huge clan :F About people trying to find meaning in the midst of all the chaos. 
  • The OA (1 season) - I can't really explain this series. Everything is very vague and confusing. You'll get a hint of The Life of Pi (where you are not sure whether what's been told is true or not) and there are more questions than answers. About the issues of near-death-experience, where they'd go when they flatlined, etc. ⭑⭑⭑
Fantasy :
  • Game of Throne (7 season) - Oh my God, are you cikeding me? If you haven't watch it, well you should. I was a late bloomer because I watched the series since last year after having to watch it together with Af. So AF did a rerun, watched it together starting from the first season and since then I became emotionally invested. The latest series ended just couple of weeks ago and we already can't wait for next year :F The anticipation is just too much. But it is not a family series (you can't watch it without having to see nudes everywhere for all of the early seasons). ⭑⭑⭑⭑

Other than all the series that I've watched, here are my current on-going series for daily dinner :
  • How to Get Away with Murder
  • Orange is the New Black - also a huge amount of nudity & same-sex relationships.


What I learned from watching all these series ? :
  • It's amazing how people can get emotionally attached and fully invested in a fiction. 
  • I love how open people (producers/directors) are these days, how they try to change something, send a message to the public. I noticed several Muslim characters in the latest Grey's Anatomy season - when there was none in the past 12 seasons. I noticed a lot races in current series compared to the older says, not just white people. There are a lot of African American as a lead characters in series or all strong female characters as lead characters (Shondaland dramas). Geek and nerds are not portrayed like they are used to (refer Glee & 13 Reasons Why). Gay people are actually everywhere as how it is in real life. 
  • I learned about political dramas (or those possibilities) & power-craving world we are living in, and I'm not as innocent as before. I educate myself about crime & awful stuffs that could happen in this world.
  • I laughed a lot. Some of the fictional characters even became apart of our family, some sort of random discussion and inside jokes in our lives. 
  • I don't really watch sci-fi or superheroes series (still not so interested).
  • I'm trying to open myself to real-hard stuffs/issues : crime, mental problems, politic, moral values, historical events. So I'll try other genre in the future.
If I can read while I do works, I'll probably read as much as I watch series :F

3 comments on "Little Things 238 : Fictional Series, my Daily Entertainment"
  1. What about Stranger Things? Also damn good. Also few reality shows like Shark Tank, Rupaul Drag Race. :)

    1. Ohh, yeah, I tried 2 episodes of Stranger Things but unfortunately I'm not really that interested in sci-fi/alien/monster genre so I didn't continue afterwards :D

      And I don't really watch reality shows as well :D
      Love fictions, not so with reality shows.