8 TV Shows That I’ve Watched Recently...

I thought I’d talk about TV shows that I’ve watched recently as I’ve watched quite a lot of things and now that we’re in December, it’s safe to say that I’m going to be watching more festive TV shows and films over anything else. However, if you’re looking for some regular TV shows to watch over the festive season or things to add to your watchlist for the new year then you might be interested in this post as there’s everything from comedy dramas, dark comedies, thrillers and fantasy dramas. 


I’ve been watching Brassic since it started back in 2019, however last year I didn’t watch Season 4 as at the time I just wasn’t really in the mood to watch new TV shows, especially comedies whilst I was grieving. So a month or so ago, I finally sat down and caught up on Season 4 and Season 5 and I quickly remembered why I love it so much. It’s funny, a little wacky and in some ways, it reminds me of Shameless which was on back in the day. It follows Vinnie and his skint friends in the fictional town Hawley in Northern England as they find ways to make ends meet by committing petty crimes. Every character has good and bad traits about them and even though they’re committing crimes, you can’t help but root for them. Available on Sky Max and NOW. 

Am I Being Unreasonable?

Am I Being Unreasonable? follows Nic who is feeling quite lonely and depressed as she's stuck in an unhappy marriage, she doesn’t have any mum friends and she’s dealing with a huge loss that she can’t express without revealing a big secret. So when new mum Jen who seems really nice and carefree moves to the village, Nic thinks it’s great to have made a mum friend who she can have a laugh with. However Jen has got her own secrets and as they become closer, Nic gets worried about accidentally revealing too much about her past. I thought it was done really well, each episode makes you want to the next one and it’s already been renewed for a second season which I’m already looking forward to watching. Available on iPlayer. 

Schitt's Creek

 I finally got around to watching Schitt’s Creek after it had been recommended to me by quite a few people and I’ll be honest, I didn’t think I was going to like it at first but once I watched a couple of episodes, I was hooked. Each episode is only 20-odd minutes so I could easily watch 3-4 in a row. I’m sure most people will have watched Schitt’s Creek by now or at least know about it but if not then it’s about the Rose family, who after finding themselves bankrupt, their only remaining asset is a small town that they bought as a joke called Schitt’s Creek, so Johnny and Moira along with their two adult children David and Alexis all move into the rundown motel in town and have to learn how to live a life without the glitz and glamour that they were used to before going bankrupt. It’s really funny and quite heartwarming, particularly in the later seasons, it’s definitely what I would call a good comfort TV show and I will 100% rewatch it at some point. Available on Netflix. 

House of the Dragon

I’ve already talked about House of the Dragon multiple times on my blog and how much I loved it so I’ll keep it as brief as I can. It’s about the Targaryen family and it’s set 172 years before Game of Thrones, so no, you don’t need to have watched GoT to watch HoTD which is good because GoT has so many episodes. It follows the Targaryen family in their prime, with King Viserys and his pregnant wife Queen Aemma on the throne and their teenage daughter Rhaenyra who is as healthy and vibrant as ever, however, things soon take a turn in the first episode which goes on to change the Targaryen’s future. It’s quite political and it’s all about the family fighting for who is the rightful heir to the throne. Available on Sky Max/NOW. 

The Ex-Wife

I saw a few clips of The Ex Wife on Gogglebox and I thought it looked quite good so I got a free trial on Paramount Plus and I’m pretty sure I binge-watched it in one sitting. It’s about Tasha, a young woman who has married Jack, a rich, older man who as the title gives away, has been married before. Jack and Tasha have a young daughter who they both dote on and everything appears lovely from the outside, however, Tasha is certain that Jack’s ex-wife Jen is up to no good and is basically stalking her and making life awkward for her. It also doesn’t help that Jack’s family favour Jen and still have her in their lives and invite her to family occasions, where Tasha is disliked as they all think she just got pregnant quickly to get her foot in the door type of thing. I thought It was really good, it kept you on the edge of your seat with a lot of twists and turns. It’s one of those shows when you just can’t figure out who’s the good guy and who’s the bad guy in it and it keeps you guessing right until the end. Available on Paramount Plus. 


Mammals is a dark comedy about successful chef Jamie and his wife Amandine. Whilst using his wife’s phone to deliver some news to friends and family, Jamie finds out some shocking secrets about his wife which makes him question everything and everyone. So Jamie hunts for answers with his brother-in-law Jeff, however, more cracks grow in Jeff’s marriage along the way too. I did enjoy Mammals, I wish Tom Jones was in the storyline instead of just in a cameo role, I think he could’ve played a wise but funny role. Also without spoiling it, I did find the ending a bit odd but it didn’t ruin the whole show for me. If you’re looking for a new dark comedy then I would say give it a try. Available on Prime Video. 


I feel like everyone is talking about Wednesday at the minute so you’ve more than likely already heard about it but if you’re unsure about what the storyline is about then it follows Wednesday Addams when, after she gets her own back on her brother Pugsley bullies by committing an almost deadly prank, she gets sent away to Nevermore Academy,  the boarding school where her parents met and fell in love. The school has an array of monstrous outcasts from Sirens, Werewolves, Gorgons, Vampires and also Psychics like Wednesday herself. She soon gets caught up in the drama and mystery of the school and the surrounding areas. I’m not surprised why it’s doing so well, it’s definitely one of the best TV shows I’ve watched this year. I’ve always been a fan of the Addams Family though since I was a kid so I knew I’d more than likely enjoy the TV show. Available on Netflix. 

The White Lotus 

I also watched The White Lotus after seeing so many people rave about it online and I thought it was really good. I think I preferred the first season over the second but I would definitely recommend it if you're interested in a dark-comedy drama that's set abroad as the first season is based in Hawaii and the second season is set in Italy. The show is basically about wealthy families/couples on vacation and how their week-long stay at The White Lotus resort is affected by their family/couple dysfunctions and what's going on in their life. It also follows the employees of the resorts and how they deal with the guests and also what's going on in their own lives. Available on NOW and Sky Atlantic.

If you’re interested in more TV shows then check out my blog post about TV shows to watch this Autumn/Winter. A couple of the above TV shows are featured but there are plenty of others featured too.

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  1. How have I not watched any of these?! I feel like the only person who hasn't watched Wednesday haha, it seems like such a great show so I definitely need to sit down and get it watched. I've heard lots of good things about White Lotus too, so I'll be sure to add that to the watch list xx

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