One of the relatively few benefits of having unexpected surgery is a little rest time, which for me means bed and Netflix. J and I have a pretty serious rotation of shows we love, new ones we've discovered together and stuff that is on our 'To Watch' list, so I'm hoping this post will be interesting for you guys! If there's anything I've missed please leave a comment and tell me what we should be paying attention to, because that list is ever-growing!

Better Call Saul: This show is just heaven. It follows the story of lawyer Saul Goodman and his past, the show itself being a prequel to Breaking Bad. There are a lot of really elegant and beautiful stylistic references to the original show, but it is a separate beast, and Bob Odenkirk really carries this one. I always thought he was hilarious in Breaking Bad but this miniseries really shows off his range. I've laughed and cried at this show, and Jonathan Banks? OOOOOF. I smell an Emmy for him, coming soon.

Game of Thrones: Everyone knows about it and I think it's a Marmite show - you either love or hate it. We... to say love it would be too gentle a term. Obsessed is closer to it. We've watched the first two episodes of S5 and I am HOLDING. MYSELF. BACK. from watching the leaked ones. Aside from all the things you already know (sex, violence, unexpected deaths, dragons), the acting and casting choices continue to impress season after season and the writing, for the most part, is beautiful. It's also a really visually rich show - with that HBO budget, they get to film in some truly breathtaking locations. One for the daydreamers for sure!

Peaky Blinders: I mentioned this in a favourites video and then immediately felt bad because there are only around 13 episodes of this in creation and, like GoT, it's another one that takes a full year before you get a new season. But then it is just THAT good that I thought - screw it, you guys are tough. Peaky Blinders references the name of the Shelby family 'gang', based in Birmingham, at the turn of the 20th century after the First World War. The show picks up just after the young men of the family have returned from France, and it's action from the word 'go'. Honest to God, if you need a reason to watch this - Cillian Murphy. If you need another, Tom Hardy. This show wins at casting, acting, writing - every episode is so full of stellar work from all involved, it's hard to rest at just watching one. It's also one of the most richly created 'worlds' - the period in history is invoked and brought to life in such a believable, full way... I can't say enough good things. It's making me wish it was September already.

Mad Men: If stylish was embodied in a TV show, this would be it. It's another one of those really stylishly shot, beautiful movie-like TV shows. Set around a New York advertising agency in the fifties, this has actually been running for 7 seasons, so one of the most amazing things about it is watching all of the cultural (let's be honest - fashion) shifts over the decade as the show moves from late fifties to the sixties. It's just beautiful and if you've yet to meet Don Draper and fall in love with him - enjoy.

Those are some of our faves! On my own I dabble in Girls (fav), Grey's Anatomy (OMG this season), Pretty Little Liars (WTF season finale?!) and Once Upon A Time (eh, not sold on this). Do leave some recommendations in the comments! We're always on the hunt for a new watch. What are some of your favourites?

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  1. We've just binge watched Long Way Round which was on Netflix but just taken off. If you can find it by other means I really recommend it. Hope you're recovering nicely from your surgery! x

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    1. Thanks lovely! I'll definitely look into Long Way Round - I also really wanna watch True Detective, have you seen it?! IT LOOKS SO GOOD. T xx

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  2. Yaaaas, GoT! I'm pretty dang keen for this season! I wasn't too impressed by the first episode, but second got me more excited with Dorne and Arya! Since they're departing from the books somewhat, I'm quite tentative. I haven't finished reading the books, but book readers seem to be on the down and out with the show!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Oh god, when the *certain person* reappeared who hadn't been around since S3... I SCREAMED. Loved the second episode and am now forcing myself to ignore the others that have leaked... Except maybe I'll watch E3 today /).(\ T xx

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  3. Mad Men....HAS BEEN AROUND FOR 11 YEARS? I remember watching the first few seasons back in high school, can't remember why I stopped though. HOW ARE YOU NOT SOLD ON OUAT?
    Current favourites of mine include Black Sails (people describe it as GoT x Pirates of the Caribbean, but yeah, visually rich and plot twists everywhere), Jane the Virgin, Agent Carter, Weird Loners, and An Idiot Abroad!

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    1. It has been around for 7, not 11! My bad... Guess I was thinking about Grey's Anatomy when I wrote it?! IDEK... Pain medication. I DON'T KNOW WHY I CAN'T GET INTO OUAT I REALLY WANT TO. The acting is so questionable sometimes... Oh I've heard good things about Jane the Virgin and I LOVE An Idiot Abroad... Karl will never not be funny to me. Thanks lady! T xx

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    2. Well then, I feel less old now! But yeah, OUAT is so cheesy sometimes. I like to sync it with my friend on the weekend (as in, stream at the same time online) and we're just like, "We should take shots every time the Charmings say something cheesy/stupid/eye-roll inducing"

      IM SO NEW TO BRITISH TV.

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  4. Mad Men is only 7 seasons long, the last ever episodes are airing currently. It premiered in 2007.

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    1. Oh goodness Cord - thanks! I'll edit the post now - this is why you shouldn't write things while hopped up on pain meds, hahahah. T xx

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