the TV list: 2017

The television, I truly couldn’t stop talking about this year. Binge it all away…

Big Little Lies (HBO) – With a killer soundtrack this award-winning miniseries is pure brilliance. Even after watching this one three times, you still get lost in those Monterey waves.

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13 Reasons Why (Netflix) – A gut-wrenching and heart-breaking, important watch. The page-to-screen adaption finds more to explore in each of the 13 episodes.

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The Leftovers (HBO) – The series conclusion, which aired this past Spring, had me tearing up in the final episode AND I DO NOT CRY. #ugh #this #show.

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Insecure (HBO) – Season 2 brings the laughs, the tears, oodles of SZA, and plenty of those “SAY WHAT?!” moments. It’s a quick binge that has me eagerly awaiting Season 3.

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The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) – PRAISE BE.

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Game of Thrones (HBO) – White Walkers, that LAST Theon scene, and it finally snows! Season 7’s art direction is off The WALL.

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Siesta Key (MTV) – All the drama. Also, their music budget has to be $$$$$$$$.

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Six Feet Under (HBO) – A summer binge that had me hooked after one episode and pulling for Team Brenda until the very end.

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The Deuce (HBO) – Thank god there are no scary Elmo’s in this show centered around Times Square. Gyllenhaal and Franco lead this ensemble show into the new age.

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This Is Us (NBC) – The hype is real.

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The Crown (Netflix) – Princess Margaret drives some of the best episodes of television ever created. While Season 2 is more episodic than the first, the cinematography is simply entrancing.

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Casual (Hulu) – A gem. A wonder. It’s a sans Kardshaian look at LA.

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the TV list: binge edition

With the EMMYs on Sunday and many of my favorite shows nominated, I’m completely torn on who will win. I’ve already covered most of my favorite shows on the TV list. But picking only 10 shows from my 22 years of life felt quite unfair. THEREFORE, I give you 10 more. Complete with commitment times for all of you binge watchers .

Veep (HBO Now) I love fictional politics. LOVE it. While you won’t be shocked and on edge like with Scandal, you’ll be laughing for days. Brilliant writing and EMMY-worthy performances. Only 24 hours.

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The 10th Kingdom (Amazon Prime) For the fairy tale nerd at heart. Originally aired during the millennium, this mini-series is sure to induce some nostalgia. Only 7 hours.

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Nip/Tuck (Amazon Prime) Ryan Murphy’s quirky and strange show about plastic surgeons in the Miami heat is filled with cameos, crazy storylines and somewhat lovable characters. You’ll 100% know how they do a nose job after watching it too. Only 100 hours.

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Royal Pains (Netflix/USA) Perfect for mindless watching or when you want to send a few e-mails while watching some TV. Summer color palettes brought to you by Brooks Brothers or Ralph Lauren and that mansion from the “Blank Space” music video. Causes MAJOR Hamptons-FOMO. Only 104 hours.

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UnREAL (Hulu/Lifetime) The same kind of hustle as House of Cards, but on the set of a show just like The Bachelor. Pure fun and completely unpredictable. ANYTHING can and WILL happen on this show. Only 20 hours and counting.

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American Horror Story (Netflix/FX) IT ISN’T ACTUALLY SCARY (minus season 2). Rather the show is filled with wonderous costumes, sets, and locations. Each season is different and somehow they are all connected to each other. Season 3’s Coven is still my favorite but who knows what this upcoming season will hold. Only 63 hours.

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Scream Queens (Hulu/Fox) Perfect for that quick binge. The show is completely ludicrous. Bloody. and Hysterical. Unlike anything else on TV. Season 1 had its ups and downs, but with Season 2 hitting Fox later this month, I can’t wait to see what witty lines Ryan Murphy will come up with this season. Only 13 hours.

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How to Get Away With Murder (Netflix/ABC) Viola Davis. Plot twists left and right. and You won’t be able to stop. I cannot WAIT for season 3. Plus I saw Bonnie when I was in LA and I didn’t know how to handle myself. Only 37 hours.

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Downton Abbey (Netflix) Full of charm and wit. Perfect in almost every way. Like Mad Man, the plot progression takes its time. Yet, you’ll remember the characters forever and want to book a trip to Great Britain the next chance you get. Lady Mary for the WIN. Only 60 hours.

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the TV list

I started college as a film major with a love for cinematography and storytelling. Originally, I thought film was exactly what I was meant to do. Yet, after that first film class, I realized my passions resided more in post-production. I was fascinated with the process of connecting the film, the work, the art with the world. I became more interested in finding new ways to reach audiences and connect individuals with a piece of art throughout my work on campus and in the entertainment industry. While I still do love a good night at the movies, I love the scale and development television is allowed to explore.

That being said, I’m listing out 10 of my FAVORITE shows…so if your watchlist is empty, check out these series’:

LOVE (Netflix) With only one season under its belt, LOVE is one of my favorite shows that Netflix has produced. With Judd Apatow behind the series and plenty of comedy, I can’t wait for next season. Just plain fun.

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House of Cards (Netflix) The hype is true. Its deliciously fun.

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Entourage (HBO) One of my favorite shows of all time. Super easy to watch, full of great cameos and Unreal‘s Constance Zimmer.

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Game of Thrones (HBO) I’ve already got my family hooked and who knows what will happen next. The best series of the Millennium? Each season gets better and better, and next season could make it one of the best of all time.

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Girls (HBO) Lovable characters, the insane situations (the mesh shirt is all I will say), and the brilliant writing. Lena Dunham explores the modern world we live in and captures a whole lot of heart in each 30 minutes episode. And the music is on POINT.

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The Affair (Showtime) Unlike anything else on television right now. Raw, honest, and I WANT SEASON 3 NOW!

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Homeland (Showtime) Yep, I watched season one in 24 hours and season two in 25. This show is one thrill ride from start to finish.

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Mad Men (AMC) What is not to love? I was torn between this and Downton Abbey. But this AMC show certainly has its charm. And c’mon, it’s Don Draper.

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Pushing Daisies (Amazon) Why was this whimsical show cancelled too soon? NO CLUE. But the two seasons it was given are magical and full of wonder.

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Casual (Hulu) Tied with Game of Thrones for my favorite television show this year. It’s honesty and realism may be boring to some, but I simply find it fascinating.

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