Along with my routine(s) and wardrobe, I’ve also made some changes when it comes to what TV shows I watch. My main focus has been finding shows that are binge-worthy and light-hearted, with a splash of drama. Nothing too heavy, too complicated, or too dark. In this season, I’m trying to laugh and enjoy as much as possible.
Since “being home”, I’ve been able to catch up on some of my favorite shows, as well as become acquainted with some new one’s. Back in May, I took advantage of the Netflix + Hulu + Disney+ package deal. For two TV-loving fanatics, this was a real treat for my husband and me. Plus, it’s gotten us one step closer to getting rid of cable. Tax
Here are three of the shows I’ve been currently watching on Hulu and Netflix:
1. Insecure (Hulu + HBO)
I’m late to the party. I know. But thanks to Hulu, I was able to watch all four seasons of Insecure with a 7-day free HBO pass. I started watching on a Thursday and was done by the following Tuesday afternoon. I would’ve finished sooner, but I had to wait for my husband to watch. He became a fan of the show after episode three.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching the two main characters, Issa and Molly, grow from season to season. The show does a great job of exploring a friendship between two Black women, navigating through the murk and mere of everyday life. My husband and I also appreciated the very obvious homage Issa pays to the Black Los Angeles experience. And, thanks in large part to both musical geniuses Raphael Saadiq and Solange, the show features some delightful and refreshing musical content.
2. Greenleaf (Netflix + OWN)
I’ve been a fan of this show since its inception. The Greenleaf’s, a well-to-do Black family steeped in faith and plenty of mess, are trying desperately to hold onto their family home this season. With relationships ending and old flames back and up to no good, I’m glued to my seat week after week.
Lynn Whitfield’s character, Lady Mae, is definitely my favorite. Whitfield brings her A-game while portraying the role of Lady Mae and her sly and cutting one-liners never disappoint. This show is a reminder that those who are faith-filled churchgoers are still very human and very imperfect, just like everyone else.
3. 90 Day Fiancé (Hulu + TLC)
My husband stumbled upon this show during one of his many Hulu scrolls. This reality television show follows couples who’ve applied for or received a K-1 visa. From there, they have 90 days to marry one another. The entire process and what these couples are willing to do and give up truly fascinates me. I do, however, believe that some of these couples really make less than smart decisions when it comes to “finding love”. All in all, the show is certainly entertaining.
There are so many other shows I could’ve added, but I wanted to keep this list short and sweet. I’ll be sure to share more of my favorites in upcoming posts. Let me know what you’ve been watching!