10 TV Shows You Need To Binge-Watch Before The End Of 2014
The end of 2014 is upon us. That means now is the time to reflect on the year that was, to plan out your resolutions for next year and, most importantly, to spend your days holed up on your couch hiding from the cold weather and your in-laws while you binge-watch all of the TV shows you haven’t had time to watch yet.
Or at least, that’s how I’ll be spending my final days of 2014, and you should totally join me! I mean, not on my couch. Get your own couch. But once you have one, we can watch TV apart, but together. Sound like fun, right?
Because now that TV shows are on hiatus for the year and/or streaming on Netflix and therefore always available, you finally have time to catch up on those show that you’ve fallen oh so far behind. What shows specifically should you be catching up on? I’m glad you asked.
1. Jane the Virgin
Against all odds, the CW has finally done it: they’ve earned a Golden Globe nomination for their Monday-night hit Jane the Virgin. And its star, Gina Rodriguez, is Hollywood’s latest Golden Girl. So if you haven’t been watching already, it’s long past time you get started.
I know, I know, I said I was going to talk about TV shows, and Serial is a podcast. But you know what? I’m standing by my choice and leaving it on this list. I’m just a rebel like that. Also, this podcast is so addictively good that TV better start watching its back.
Seriously, if don’t watch this show, then I just don’t even want to talk to you.
4. Orphan Black
You know who else should start watching this show? The people who decide what actors should be nominated for awards. Obviously, those people are not watching Orphan Black. That’s the only way to explain why Tatiana Maslany is continually snubbed during awards seasons.This girl deserves all of the awards. ALL OF THEM.
Here at Crushable, we love Bob’s Burgers. I mean, yeah, we wish it was a bit more feminist in some areas, but mostly we just think it’s funny and great and everyone should watch.
Gilmore Girls has been on Netflix for almost three months now, so if you haven’t watched the entire series at least seven times yet, I’m really not sure what you’ve been doing with your life. It’s time to step up your game and start watching. And rewatching. And rewatching.
7. Broad City
A show written by smart, funny women Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer produced by none other than the world’s greatest human being, Amy Poehler? Sign me up. And sign you up, too!
If you want to stay on top of the future of TV, check out Amazon’s Transparent, which has been nominated for a boatload of awards in 2015, including Golden Globes for Best TV series – musical or comedy, and best actor in a TV series – musical or comedy (Jeffrey Tambor).
Before you start telling me how Homeland used to be good but now it’s just a big old bunch of garbage and you’ve long since stopped watching, I’ve got some news for you: it doesn’t suck anymore! Or at least that’s what the critics are saying. And don’t you want to find out if they’re right?
10. Black Mirror
This is a show I don’t know much about, other than 1) it’s British, which means awesome British accents 2) it’s available on Netflix, which means maximum viewing convenience and 3) critics love it, which means I can feel good about myself for watching a high-brow show. Those are three pretty good reasons to watch to me.