1.) The Office (American Version)
Every few years, I’m drawn back to this show. It never ceases to be funny–I recently rewatched the “Diversity Day” episode from the first season and, despite the fact that I’ve seen the episode at least four times, was rolling on the floor laughing. This show is just so funny–the characters are enjoyable, maddening, and consistent. Also, Jim and Pam will forever be my ultimate TV OTP.
2.) Downton Abbey
Yes, the show was at it’s best in it’s first two seasons. Yes, I’m one of the troopers who held out until the very end. This show is everything I love about British period dramas–it addresses and explores historical social issues with a healthy dose of romance. Plus, it’s just so pretty. The sets, the costumes, everything is lavish and gorgeous. One thing I also enjoy is that it fully develops almost every single character–using subtleties to show, not tell. And then there’s Maggie Smith, who is one of the show’s gems. Continue reading