Shows We’ve Loved + Shows You’ve Recommended

In Family by Madison MayberryLeave a Comment

I put a call out to social media asking for recommendations on shows that you all have loved and would recommend. While Joe and I don’t watch a lot of television, we do really enjoy winding down at the end of the day with an episode of a good show we both enjoy.

The only problem? My capacity for taking in anything too dark/evil/heavy has severely diminished in the last few years. Some of the shows I’ve even had the capacity to watch a few years back. As I get older, I think that the world’s heaviness and the intensity of regular life has made it such that I just can’t enjoy something that adds more intensity/stress/darkness to my daily life as a form of “entertainment.”

But also: neither myself nor Joe particularly like “sitcoms” or other comedy type shows either. So I asked you all for some recommendations! Below I’ve compiled a list of shows we have enjoyed over the years and the shows that you recommended. I hope this is helpful!

Shows We’ve Loved
Jack Ryan
The West Wing
Madam Secretary
Downton Abbey
Ted Lasso
The English Game (Netflix Mini Series and SO good!)
Friday Night Lights
The Good Wife
Sneaky Pete
The Crown
The Lincoln Lawyer

Shows You Recommended
Note: I have not personally vetted each one of these shows so do your research to see if it’s a good fit for you!

The Night Manager (just started this and love it so far!)
Masters of the Air (recommended by many of you!)
Only Murderers In The Building
White Collar
All Creatures Great and Small
This is Us
The Good Place
Drops of God (Apple TV)
The Rookie
The Diplomat
Endeavor (PBS)
Miss Fishers
The Recruit
Lupin (many recommended this!)
A Small Light
Lessons in Chemistry (Apple TV)
Gilded Age
Virgin River
The Resident