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What I'm Watching: Top Ten


We've all seen the posts 'What should I watch?' when aimlessly scrolling through our Facebook feeds late at night. Friends- or friends of friends ask Facebook for suggestions as to what to watch, or perhaps even follow pages for Netflix and Hulu for promos of new shows or old favorites. I'm sort of jealous of my husband... he'll literally watch anything. I wish I could do that. For me, there are far too many emotional triggers in movies and television which send me reeling, and I have to watch what I know will be 'safe' for me. I still haven't made it past season 3 of Game of Thrones for this reason. I'm working up to it- I promise.

If you're like me, and you like to watch sort of safe, sweet, slightly intriguing shows, movies or mini-series, I thought I'd share what I've been watching. There isn't a whole lot else to do when you're up late a night nursing a baby, so I've watched my share of series over the past few months of new life with my newest little love.

Here's what I've been watching:

#1 Inventing Anna (Netflix, Limited Series)

Y'all, I am obsessed with this series and story. I don't know what it is- the NYC scene, which gets me every time, the high fashion, or the juicy deets of this con artist's (mostly) true story. I am hooked. I have watched the series twice, and will likely watch it again because I know I am missing bits here and there with the baby in my arms off and on. If you like drama + true crime (like Gossip Girl-style drama), this is for you! I'd be lying if I said I hadn't Googled the real Anna Sorokin to get the scoop of the real story and hadn't popped over to her Insta account (@theannadelvey) to see her latest posts (and checked out the court fashion account, too). It's gained a lot of traction and is definitely worth watching.

#2 Emily In Paris (Netflix)

I don't know- I've seen it pop up in my suggestions a bunch, so I thought I would give it a try. It's a cute, sort of soapy series set in Paris. Again, high fashion, marketing, romance, drama. I've watched it twice and am looking forward to season 3.

#3 And Just Like That (HBO Max)

I have a lot to say when it comes to this re-imagined SATC series. It's hard to call it a reboot- it's not SATC as we (hardcore fans of the original series) knew it. This is a new series, overly woke, and it's had a lot of fans/viewers upset from episode one (here's lookin' at you, Mr. Big). I've watched the first season twice- I couldn't wait for this series to drop, and if a second season pans out as promised, I'm going to watch that, too. I'll share my true thoughts on the new series in stand alone blog posts because I have way too many thoughts on it to share in one paragraph. Stay tuned.

#4 Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Ah, another favorite of mine! I have probably watched the series start to finish 10 + times. This is the show I put on before bed and fall asleep to now (replaced Parks and Rec since they moved over to Peacock). It's goofy, progressive, stars two favorites- Jane Fonda and Lilly Tomlin, and I'm pretty sure that Brianna Hanson is my spirit animal.

#5 The Great British Baking Show (Netflix)

Who isn't watching it? This is always my hubby's pick for late night binging when we need something gentle to lull us to sleep. We've intensely watched the series many times over, have followed each new season, and can't get enough of Paul and Prue. We're hooked, along with everyone else!

#6 Master Chef Junior (Hulu)

This is one we watch with our kids a lot. It's a family-friendly series that shows chefs like Gordon Ramsay in a new light (actually shows what a great dad he is). We like watching the kids from across the country compete for the title of Master Chef Junior. It show my kiddos that there are kids just like them with big goals, and that they can do anything they put their hearts and minds to!

#7 Bluey (Disney +)

I know, it's just that Bluey is actually so lovely. I find a lot of children's shows annoying, but Bluey is the one kids cartoon that the whole family sits down to watch together. We actually look forward to it, and it's as much for the parents as it is for the kids. We have favorite episodes. I had shed tears watching many episodes of this show- it's really heartwarming. It's silly- we love watching their family interact with one another. Warning- your kids will likely tell you that you are not as fun as Bingo and Bluey's mom and (particualarly) dad.

#8 The Home Edit (Netflix)

If you love watching other people's homes get organized by celebrity professional organizers, this one is for you! I have loved watching celebs have their closets reorganized- it's shown me that they're just like us and throw their million dollar crap all over the place... well, my crap it's worth a mil, but you know what I mean. They use the rainbow system to organize, which is what I have been using for years. It makes me feel like I'm doing at least something right. It also makes me feel like I want to throw everything I own away and start over. Good or bad thing? Up to the individual, I suppose.

#9 Real Housewives Franchise (Bravo)

Don't judge me. I love trash TV. I recently became interested in the BH series and have deemed it as a favorite- even over NYC, which is huge! I have loved NYC for years, but their casting has been icky the past few seasons, and the series doesn't work as well without Bethenny Frankel, IMO. I love to watch for the fashion and the fights. These girls are so ridiculous, I love it!

#10 Sweet Magnolias (Netflix)

It's the southern charm in this show that hooked me. I haven't binged it all yet... this one is a little slow-paced in terms of progression for me. I'm not a fan of JLS, so take her role with a grain of salt. I do enjoy some old favorite actors in this series, though.

Honorable Mention


I waited for this one in anticipation & with high expectations. I have mixed feelings about K Stewart. I haven't liked her in anything since the Twilight franchise until her holiday flick with Dan Levy came out before Christmas. I'm obsessed with the House of Winsor, so naturally, I had to watch this film which captured a weekend with the royals over the holidays at Sandringham. Oh, man... it was brutal to watch. It focuses on Diana (and I love watching anything and everything about her/her life) and how absolutely tortured she was toward the end of her marriage to Charles. I paused the movie several times, left it, went back to it, etc. I had to watch in small doses. While it was very good, it was just hard to get through. K Stewart was an interesting choice for Diana. I prefer Emma Corrin's interpretation of Diana in The Crown, but Kristen Stewart got a lot of it right- particularly Diana's movements and mannerisms. If you're drawn to the drama of the Windsors, it's worth watching.

So there you have it- this is what I've been watching over the past couple of months here and there. Nothing spectacular, but if you tend to like the same types of series and movies that I do, you might want to check some of these out.

What have you been watching lately? 
Have you seen anything I mentioned in this list?

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