Procrastination: TV Series (Updated October 2017)

Because we never watch TV in China, (it’s full of war dramas with Japan and China and  The Voice of China) we are constantly looking up new TV series to watch on our laptops. Here are a few that we have watched/our watching right now. I won’t give details about them; if you like the look of them, you can check them out yourself.

More series will be added while I watch them.

 

PENNY DREADFUL

Penny Dreadful Ratings– 8.2/10 IMDb

93% Rotten Tomatoes

THE WALKING DEAD

The Walking Dead Ratings 8.5/10 IMDb

82% Rotten Tomatoes

BETTER CALL SAUL

Better Call Saul Ratings: 8.7/10 IMBd

97% Rotten Tomatoes

COMMUNITY

Community Ratings: 8.5 IMBd

86% Rotten Tomatoes

If you’ve lived in China, you will relate to Fresh Off The Boat. I love this series because it’s light-hearted. If you are in a bad mood and need something to cheer you up, stick on this show. The first series concentrated on the eldest son, but from the second onwards they also have episodes dedicated to the Mum and Dad, which I feel is much funnier now.  I love the Dad in it!

FRESH OFF THE BOAT

Fresh Off The Boat Ratings: 8/10 IMBd

If you love instrumental music, you should check The Leftovers out. I really love the music in this. With only 3 seasons, it’s a quick series to watch!

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The Leftovers Ratings: 8.2/10 IMBd

90% Rotten Tomatoes

VIKINGS

Vikings Ratings: 8.7 IMDb

91% Rotten Tomatoes

Have yet to watch Love/Hate. Made in Ireland and it has been a huge hit there.

LOVE:HATE

Love/Hate Ratings: 8.4/10 IMDb

SUPERNATURAL

Supernatural Ratings: 8.6 IMBD

92% Rotten Tomatoes

Preacher Is definitely original but so far I’m not feeling this series. I’ll keep at it though.

UPDATE: I’ve given up on this one unfortunately!

Preacher

Preacher Ratings: 8.1/10 IMDb

93% Rotten Tomatoes

stranger things

Stranger Things Ratings: 8.9 IMDb

95% Rotten Tomatoes

UPDATE: AUGUST 2016

Loved loved loved The Man In The High Castle! Can’t wait for season 3.

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The Man In The High Castle Ratings: 8.1/10 IMDb

95% Rotten Tomatoes

bob

Bobs Burgers Ratings: 8.1/10 IMDb

89% Rotten Tomatoes

peaky

Peaky Blinders Ratings: 8.8/10 IMDb

94% Rotten Tomatoes

UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2016

I know there was an old TV series which Westworld is based on, but I love that it’s so original at the moment!

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Westworld Ratings: 9/10 IMDb

89% Rotten Tomatoes

UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2017

My fiancé told me about this animated series called Trollhunters, and to be honest I wasn’t too interested. But I decided to give it a go and now I absolutely love it! It’s a great show for both kids and adults; the characters are loveable and funny and it shows that they put a lot of effort into making this animation… I really really enjoyed the series and I can’t wait for the 2nd season!

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Trollhunters Ratings: 8.5/10 IMDb

94% Rotten Tomatoes

UPDATE: MARCH 2017

I’ve actually watched Black Mirror when it first came out in 2011, and I forgot to add this series in. I re-watched it again with my fiancé and he loved it. Every episode is unrelated to each other, with a brand new cast and storyline with each episode, and the first one is crazy. They each leave a lingering thought of ‘what if’.Absolutely brilliant series and so original, you should definitely have a watch of this unique series. They now have a 3rd series out.

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Black Mirror Rating:  8.9/10 IMDb

96% Rotten Tomatoes

UPDATE: APRIL 2017

Big Little Lies is a short mini-series, and with having a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, I decided to try it out. I really enjoyed the series! The character development of the 3 main characters was very good, and the final episode brings everything from the first 6 episodes and it’s a brilliant ending. The first two episodes are slow to start off, but you find yourself wanting to find out what happens to each of the characters. Brilliant series! Even my fiancé enjoyed it!

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Big Little Lies Ratings: 8.7/10 IMDb

92% Rotten Tomatoes

 MAY 2017

American Gods is based on a book, and I tell you, it’s quite a surreal series! The visual effects are brilliant, and the introduction is… just a little odd. I would advise you to read up a little on the ‘Gods’, as it goes a little into myths, which I had no clue about until my fiancé told me.  Once this was explained to me, I really understood and enjoyed the series more.

You can check out the background to these gods in this YouTube video: The Mythology Behind American Gods

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American Gods Ratings: 8.3/10 IMDb

94% Rotten Tomateos

JUNE 2017

I know I know, how could I not have watched Game Of Thrones...?? I’ve only gotten into it the past week and I finally know why everyone loves it! I’ve read all the books years ago, so when I watched the first episode; none of the characters were what I thought of when I read the books. I felt everything was too different in the series… so I just decided not to keep watching! Now however, having forgot pretty much every single detail from the books, plus my characterisation of the roles, I really really love it! I’ve sped through 5 series in about a week!

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Game Of Thrones Ratings: 9.5/10 IMDb

95% Rotten Tomatoes

UPDATE; AUGUST 2017

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I quite enjoyed this short series!

The Sinner Ratings: 7.7/10 IMDb

100% Rotten Tomatoes

OCTOBER 2017

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The Good Place Ratings; 7.8/10 IMdB

95% Rotten Tomatoes

 

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