What to watch during lockdown

Spring is usually the season which fills me with optimism and energy but it’s fair to say I’ve been lacking in both lately and it’s had a real impact on my productivity – though I’m sure with everything going on in the world, I’m not the only one. I’ve abandoned the blog for a few months now after having no real motivation to write but after a little brainstorming session this weekend, I’m ready to jump back in.

I’ve decided to ease myself in with a nice little post on my TV show recommendations to watch during lockdown, inspired by Miss Catherine Mitchell’s post!

Here we go…

Gossip Girl

If you’ve followed my blog or twitter for a while, you’ll know that Gossip Girl is one of my top 3 favourite tv shows EVER! I try and rewatch it a couple of times each year and I’m currently rewatching at the moment as Adam finally admitted defeat and decided to give it a go. We’re onto season 3 now and though he may not admit it, he’s definitely enjoying it. A brilliant drama with so many twists and turns – if you’ve watched it already, then check out my previous post on my top 10 episodes!


Photo – The CW

Modern Family

Modern Family is one of those shows where I watched the early seasons then only ever caught the odd episode after that, but it has always made me laugh. Earlier this year I decided to watch it from the beginning and honestly on more than one occasion I thought I was going to burst a lung laughing! It’s a show where you completely fall in love with the characters and find yourself comparing members of your own family to them. It’s absolutely brilliant and I need to gear myself up for the final season now (sad face).

modern fam

Photo – ABC

After Life

I know he’s a bit like marmite, but I am a huge Ricky Gervais fan and think that everything he does is absolutely genius – After Life is no exception. I adored series one but I have to be honest, I haven’t watched series two yet… I sadly lost my Grandma earlier this year and don’t think I’m ready to put myself through it yet, but I know when I do I’ll laugh and cry in equal measure.


Photo – Netflix

Parks and Recreation 

Parks and Rec is one of THEE funniest shows I’ve ever watched. I find myself quoting it so much! A brilliant cast with an excellent set of characters – I could watch this series over and over again. Absolutely class.

Parks and Recreation

Photo – NBC

The Simpsons

Since getting Disney Plus, Adam and I have been working our way through The Simpsons from the beginning and it’s been great! It’s a show that reminds me of my childhood so I’ve been feeling so nostalgic watching the first few seasons, and I’m excited to carry on going as I don’t think I’ve seen many of the latter ones! It’s a classic.


Photo – 20th Century Fox Television

Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy is another favourite show of mine. It’s brutal, it’s dramatic, the characters are incredible and I literally couldn’t take my eyes off it the whole way through (and not just because of Charlie Hunnam – wink wink). It’s also got a cracking soundtrack that I still listen to loads now. Mint.


Photo – FX

BoJack Horseman

I’m surprised I haven’t already written a blog post about BoJack Horseman. I happened upon it when I was going through a Will Arnett swooning phase a couple years ago and I’m so glad I did. It’s one of the cleverest, most important shows I think I’ve ever watched. It’s a brave show which tackles issues of depression, anxiety and loneliness incredibly well, and considering the main character is an animated horse, is incredibly human. A must see in my eyes.


Photo – Netflix

Other recommendations include: New Girl, That 70’s Show, Friends, Desperate Housewives, anything RuPaul related, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Marvel’s Daredevil and The Punisher, and Arrested Development.

What TV recommendations do you have? Let me know!

Stay safe x

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