I have a confession to make: I watch a lot of TV.
I’m kind of obsessive about it, honestly. I would describe myself as a Netflix fiend.
As such, I love this time of year. I love when the days get a little colder, the nights draw in faster, and all of my favourite shows come back from their summer breaks.
The Vampire Diaries and The Originals
I love these shows. Switching off from my worries and watching the ever evolving drama of the sexy vampire world is one of my favourite pastimes.
I like to imagine a parallel universe in which Caroline Forbes is my best friend.
TVD and The Originals return October 8th.
The Mindy Project
It is still insane to me that Fox would ax Mindy. The show is clever, subversive and hilarious. I can’t wait to watch Mindy and Danny parent.
TMP season 3 started September 15th!
I came late to Empire. I didn’t get around to watching it until this summer. If I had of realised what I was missing out on, I would surely have watched it much sooner.
At the beginning of season 1, Lucious Lion, CEO of Empire, a record label, finds out he has ALS. He decides to use his remaining time to decide which of his 3 sons he should pass the label down to. Lucious Lion is a despicable human. He lies, cheats and manipulates his way into having power over everybody.
Far and away the best thing about this show is Lucious’ ex-wife, Cookie. Cookie gets out of prison episode one and comes back to Empire demanding a slice of the million dollar business she helped build. The woman is a freaking power-house.
Empire season 2 started September 23rd!
Jane The Virgin
I have so much love for this show. It’s a romance. It’s about matriarchal families. It’s about the fact that virginity is kind of a dumb concept when you stop and think about it for a minute. It’s also about murder, and drug dealers who hire plastic surgeons to constantly change their appearances.
It’s about a girl who got accidentally artificially inseminated. A girl who ends up having a baby before she’s actually had sex.
It’s also a love triangle. But don’t let that put you off. It’s an intriguing love triangle – for me at least – because I can’t pick a team. I find myself leaning toward Michael, but then Rafael…
The writing for Jane The Virgin is just genius. Each episode plays around with the notion of storytelling, melodrama, stereotypes, class and popular culture while also studying the day to day difficulties of being a person.
Jane The Virgin returns October 12th
Brooklyn Nine Nine
This show is Parks and Rec’s funny cousin from out of town. It’s wonderful. You should pretty much drop everything and watch it, right now.
Brooklyn Nine Nine season 3 started September 27th!