What to Binge
When you are in the mood for shows that are just guilty pleasures, or just light, funny, and or just entertaining, here are four shows that we’re binging on that fill the bill. No overthinking required.
Call My Agent! (Netflix)
So let me preface this by saying I often avoid shows with subtitles, but I am so glad I started watching this series. It’s a French television series consisting of four seasons for a total of 24 episodes. It is funny, clever, smart and you will love each and every character. The show revolves around the work and lives of the agents who work at a Paris talent agency as they manage their high-maintenance celebrities and are also always competing to sign the next great actor. And the fact that it’s in Paris and many of the women wear fabulous clothes is a plus!
Another series that focuses on high-maintenance celebrities stars Anna Pacquin as Robyn who works for a London based crisis PR firm whose job is to get celebrities out of jams that could ruin their careers. And while she’s a whiz at doing that, her personal life is a train wreck. We love her co-workers, and especially Sophie Okonedo who plays the ruthless owner of the firm. And I love Genevieve Angelson who plays Robyn’s sister eve.
In the Dark
I totally binged this comedy drama series. Blind 20-something Murphy is drifting through life in a haze of drunkenness, and her only friends are her understanding roommate Jess and Tyson, a sweet teenager she met when he saved her from a violent mugging. Murphy’s life is turned upside down when, while out for a walk with her guide dog, she stumbles upon what she is certain is Tyson’s lifeless body in the alley outside her apartment. When the body disappears by the time the police arrive, and they don’t seem inclined to investigate, Murphy clings onto the only thing that can keep her together: figuring out what happened to her friend.
Every episode ends on a cliff hanger, and you will fall in love with Murphy and her friends.
Firefly Lane (Netflix)
This is definitely in the “chick flick” category, but once we got into it we kept watching. It’s based on the novel of the same name it tells the story of best friends Tully and Kate who support each other through good times and bad with an unbreakable bond that carries them from their teens to their 40s. Starring: Katherine Heigl, Sarah Chalke, Ben Lawson. Creators: Maggie Friedman. Katherine Heigl’s performance is a little over the top but then so is her character. But we loved Sarah Chalke as her best friend and the two younger actresses who play the parts as teens were adorable. When you want to turn off the world with something light, this is it.