What TV Shows Do I Need To Watch?

I feel no shame in sharing that I watch a decent amount of TV. I know some folks think watching a lot of TV is a sign that someone is uncultured, or lazy, but over the past few years TV has become on my favorite forms of entertainment. I used to be a big movie buff, but I lost both my free time for weekly movies, as well as a desire to see a lot of films that are currently being made. I could do more reading I suppose, but I can’t read and knit at the same time the way I can with TV. Plus TV has gotten way better in the past few years, thanks to the increase in prestige TV shows and streaming platforms.

I’ve got my staple set of shows that I watch regularly, but now that it’s summer and almost everything is on hiatus, I want to discover some new shows to keep me company while I knit. When I say “new”, I just mean that it should be new to me, so that I don’t end up watching reruns and Harry PotterI marathons.

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I’ve got a few months until my favorite shows are back with new episodes, so what should I watch this summer?

I do like to watch things that are popular - I like to participate in live tweeting sessions or simply engage my coworkers in conversation about specific shows. Some shows I jumped on right from the beginning, like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal or Game of Thrones. I’m still hanging in there with Grey’s because I’ve watched for so long and I feel like I need to see it through to the end. I came to other shows later in their run, like Mad Men or Sons of Anarchy. And then there are a few things that I watched and loved after they’d already aired, like Nip/Tuck or The Good Wife.

Shows I currently watch: Grey’s Anatomy, Dynasty, This Is Us, The Good Place, A Million Little Things, Killing Eve, Wentworth, Call the Midwife, Pose, Deadly Class, The Magicians, For the People, The Handmaid’s Tale.

Show’s I’ve watched: Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire, The Wire, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Keep the Marriage In Jade, My Horrible Boss

I’m currently watching Breaking Bad and The Sopranos for the first time!

I’m generally up for any genre as long as it has an engaging story and developed characters. Bonus points if I can find it On-Demand, Netflix or Amazon Prime (I don’t have Hulu but I may break down and get it). Also I’d love your non-American recommendations as well!

So tell me friends - what should I be watching?