Look, I know I should be out doing things in this nice weather yeah but it is JUST TOO HOT. This hot weather – paired with a recent promotion at work – has left me almost permanently exhausted. Most days I come home from work, have dinner, put my fan on and just lie in bed watching TV until I fall asleep. Because it’s just too hot to move.

Anyway. Here’s some TV shows I’ve been loving lately.

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ROSWELL
Yes, that corny teen alien show from the 90s. It’s entirely unrealistic and extremely corny, but who honestly didn’t have Max and Liz couple goals?! It’s all about aliens that arrived on earth during the famous Roswell crash, then wake up years later and must blend in as high school students – whilst keeping their alien identities secret. It’s surprisingly addictive, and has the best theme song ever (Dido’s Here With Me). They’ve actually just announced a total reboot, but no one will ever replace the gorgeous Jason Behr as Max. I actually used to date someone who looked just like him!

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
To be honest, I don’t like Orange Is The New Black as much as I used to because it’s not as shocking/new anymore and I struggle to think of where it can go. However, each time a new season comes out I watch it just to see how things pan out and each season is always a little better than I expected. I’m just watching the last five or so episodes of season five at the moment – ready to be up to speed for when season six is released tomorrow. I absolutely love the characters on the show though and love how they’re all so unique and different from one another – it’s really interesting hearing about each of their stories and backgrounds.

FINAL SPACE
Final Space is my new addiction, filling a Rick and Morty shaped hole in my heart. It’s created by Youtube comedian Olan Rogers (y’know, the ‘It’s a Monday guy) and is HILARIOUS. It follows the adventures of Gary, a prisoner astronaut who actually thinks he’s the captain of the ship and is obsessed with cookies. He also has the most adorable sidekick, a planet destroying alien named Mooncake. MOONCAKE IS BASICALLY ME AS A GIRLFRIEND.

DAREDEVIL
I’ve actually already seen all of Daredevil’s two seasons in the past but have yet to watch any of the spinoffs such as Jessica Jones (even though I have a total girl crush on Krysten Ritter) or Luke Cage. I absolutely loved the character of The Punisher in season two of Daredevil and have been itching to watch his spin off show ever since it dropped. But first I need to re-watch and catch up to speed with Daredevil. Charlie Cox is so handsome and the show itself is just really intriguing, so I’m enjoying re-watching it, especially as I’m picking up more this time around.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY
Another show that’s not new! I was an avid fan of AHS for the first couple of seasons then got a little bored. I love the idea behind Roanake, so I’m currently catching up with the season before: Hotel. I’m not sure why as they’re not specifically related, but still. I couldn’t get into Freak Show but Hotel seems to have grabbed my attention. Then, after Roanoke, there’s Cult to watch, then, eventually when it’s released, Apocalypse. So far, my favourite season is still Murder House or Asylum though!

What TV shows are you currently addicted to right now? Let me know!

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Last night, I did the unthinkable.

Drawn in from all the hype over Twitter and all the hilarious meme’s on Facebook, I admitted defeat and sat down to watch *gulp* Love Island. Now if you know me, you’ll know this is not my type of show AT ALL. Even just hearing about it makes me kinda sad about modern society and the sheer fact that we have fame hungry contestants going onto a game show to swap couples, get laid and drink so much ON TV.

That being said, I was curious to see what all the fuss was about – so I caved and watched it. Whilst doing so, I recorded some of my thoughts. Here’s what I (a self confessed Love Island hater) thought of the show.

We begin with a parade of stunning looking girls. What I mean by stunning is thin, big breasted, big hair, fake tanned girls. I.E pretty – but not really real in the slightest.

One of them states, “I’m here for love. I want to meet the real thing.” – ON A GAME SHOW. WHERE YOU SWAP COUPLES, SLEEP AROUND AND PLAY GOSSIP GAMES.

Oh wow there’s actually someone who looks normal and real and down to earth and – oh wait, nevermind, that’s just Caroline Flack.

‘They all look like instagram models in real life’ one male states. Hmmmm I wonder why this is?

‘Your eyes are sick’ another one says to one of the ladies. Well aren’t you just the romantic?!

A doctor is entering! An actual professional – this could be interesting! He’s rather cute too. Oh, wow, as IF no one stepped forward for him, what is this?

…aaand now his lady has picked someone else, thus leaving lovely Alex on the sub bench. Why?! Not only is he smart, he’s cute too. Oh right, yeah, it’s because he doesn’t look like any of the rest of them..

THIS WOMAN JUST ASKED WHAT SUPERFICIAL MEANS. REALLY?!

Oh, Dani looks and seems kinda down to earth.

I love Danny Dyer.

PHILSOPHER’S STONE AND CHILL. LOLOLOLOL. I’m done.

Why are they all squealing so much over seeing the beds, plz calm down, I’m getting a headache.

‘My heart feels one thing and then my…sexual things feel things…for him…’ – I think the word you’re looking for is ladyboner.

Why are there so many adverts?

I’m going to make a cup of tea.

I would feel like an alien on this show.

I would LOOK like an alien on this show.

Maybe I should apply out of curiousity and see what happens when they throw a normal, average looking woman into the mix.

I’D NEVER GET PICKED.

I’d probably just get voted off anyway as I’d be ever so boring – all I’d do is nap really.

What the bloody well in hell does prangy mean?

Ok. I’ve survived it. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be but then again it’s only the first episode. I’d be cringing all over the place if it actually got to the interesting stuff.

The thing is, I can’t lie, I’m very judgemental about this type of thing – fake looking/acting people claiming to look for ‘love’ on a gameshow, when really all they’re doing is looking for a sh*g.

But I guess that’s their choice at the end of the day and the contestants have the right to do as they please – who am I to judge their actions?

Still. I’m kind of curious to watch again tonight and see who this new dude picks…

Do you watch Love Island? What did you think of last nights episode? Let me know!

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It might sound boring, but I’ve settled into my own little routine since moving into my own place. I do try and mix it up a bit but on a weekday I tend to get in from work, have dinner, play some Xbox then settle down to watch an episode or two of some of my favourite shows on Netflix.

Although it takes me a while to jump onto the bandwagon of what’s trending, I also tend to have quite a varied taste in TV so thought I’d share with you all some series I’m addicted to right now.

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3%
The second series of this Brazilian dystopian thriller has just dropped, meaning it’s not too far gone to catch up on but there’s enough episodes to watch to keep you entertained for a good few weeks. The show is set in the future and is based around the fact that the world is divided in two; a poor and rundown side and a ‘better’ side called The Offshore. Each year, those who are twenty years old have the opportunity to go through ‘the process’ to reach The Offshore, but only 3% make it. It’s a bit like The Hunger Games meets Lost and will draw you in, especially as you start to wonder if you could pass the tests of the process yourself!

RIVERDALE
Riverdale is ever so corny at points but it gets away with it given the fact that it’s a teen drama. I am a 28 year old who is addicted to this show and I have no shame – it’s hard to not end up liking this show. The first series is based around the disappearance of high schooler Jason Blossom and from the get go you realize this show which includes everything you’d expect from a teen drama (parties, sex, drinking etc), it’s actually got a mysterious twist too!

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER
I’ve been a fan of this show since it first aired but being that season five has just began airing on TV, I’ve been re-watching old episodes and they’re just as hilarious as ever. The premise is simple: every Friday night, brothers Adam (Simon Bird) and Jonny (Tom Rosenthal) return home for a Shabbat dinner (aka a Friday night dinner) with their parents. Hilarity often ensues with the two brothers playing pranks on each other, their slightly deaf and often daft father and their somewhat other bearing mother – and an annoying neighbour from next door too. The episodes are short and sweet and I’ve got friends and even my dad watching now too.

IZOMBIE
It’s taken me a while to get into IZombie, which is unlike me considering it’s based on an uber cool comic book and is all about zombies. It’s probably because their idea of how zombies came about is more or less the same thing that happens in my novel..grr. Even so, it’s a lighthearted take on the genre though the show has plenty of gore and mostly takes place in a morgue. Main character Liv (played by Rose McIver) gets turned into a zombie and to help stop her cravings for brains, she begins to work in a morgue. Only eating the brains of the dead gives her flashbacks of their lives, which means she quickly becomes involved in solving crimes. It’s lighthearted but with a twist – so don’t knock it until you try it.

GHOST WARS
I really like this supernatural show. It’s not as scary as I thought it would be but it has its moments. It’s quite unique in regards to anything else on Netflix right now. It’s based around a remote Alaskan town that has problems with the paranormal. Outcast Roman Mercer (Avan Jogia) – who can communicate with the dead – must try and help, despite pretty much the whole town thinking he’s a freak. The show is gripping – and gory at times – but isn’t too heavy either.

Have you seen any of these shows? Do you have any recommendations? Let me know!

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