Top 10 TV Shows I’ve Binge-Watched Because I Have No Life!

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Not to brag or anything, but I have a SUPER lit social life. I mean, it was just last week when I went….no maybe it was the week before…or the week before that. . . or was it last year maybe?

Anyway – at ONE point in my life, I used to do lots of super cool things with my friends and stuff. But lately, lil Alex has been kinda down lately and i’m too scared to leave my bloody house so I’m vicariously living through all the shows that Netflix have to offer hence this blog post!

So THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY NETFLIX (its really not lol but a girl can dream)

Why don’t we just get into it already??

btw, these aren’t in any particular order – I just though they were all pretty swell so LETS STOP WASTING TIME OMG IM SO ANNOYING

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  • TRINKETS

okay even though I said there’s no bias in this list, this one HAD to come first. I just finished watching it yesterday and I frickin LOVE it. It’s about these 3 girls who have kleptomaniac (SHOP LIFTING to be specific) tendencies that attend a support group where a friendship is formed. It displays the ups and downs of their friendships, education and personal relationships which include abusive partners and an LGBTQ relationship. I think the diversity in the show really enhances its ability to relate to the masses and I love the different storylines of all three female protagonists. LOVE ITTT

Ranking – 8/10

Seasons – 1

Episodes – 10

Average Length – 25 mins per episode 

  • HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

if this show was a person, I’d genuinely kiss it every waking moment of the day. The show revolves around Annalise Keating, Middleton university criminal law professor and actual lawyer and her 5 brightest students who she hires (the Keating 5) who help her on all of her different cases whilst managing a school career at the same time. They get into a lot of trouble however – a murder which is slowly revealed through the first season (don’t worry its not a spoiler haha).

This is honestly probably one of my favourite shows EVER and I never even heard about it until two weeks ago?? I BINGE-WATCHED IT ALLL within those two weeks and now I’m in the middle of season 5 and I am WRECKED. Its funny, sad, bloody and fucking INCREDIABLE ALL IN ONE. Viola Davis is an AMAZING ACTRESS, like TRULY incredible and if you haven’t watched this show then definitely get your head out of your ass. It’s 100000% gonna have tonnes of series like its sister shows Greys Anatomy and Scandal and I CANT WAIT!!

Ranking 10/10

Seasons – 5

Episodes – 15 per season

Average Length – 45 mins per episode 

  • WHAT IF

my Bridget Jones Diary heart is SWELLING because Renee Zellweger is fucking amazing and I love herr. This show comes from the creators of Revenge, another show which is freaking AMAZING. The plot is often confusing but all comes together nicely at some point so don’t give up on the show like I almost did! It’s most definitely a whirlwind but I’d happily watch it 10 more times and SEASON 2 PLEASE???

Ranking 7/10

Seasons – 1

Episodes – 10 

Average Length – 50 mins per episode 

  • KAKEGURUI

You KNOW I had to throw a little bit of Anime in there!! Now one of my friends recommended this one to me and its really….different. Thats the only word I can think of to describe it. It’s about these students at a a school where academic ability means jack shit and to move up the hierarchy, you need to be good at Gambling. Yep, that’s right, you better know how to play black jack because (as like any anime) the stakes are HIGH. As in if you lose, not only do you lose MASS amounts of money, but your LIFE is at stake half of the time too.

When a new student comes to the school who shows no fear when it comes to gambling, she confuses a lot of the students as it seems like the fear urges her to go on and agree to gambles even more dangerous than the last…

I’d definitely recommend to someone new to anime as its quite easy to follow and has dub if anyone is a fake anime fan like MY friends . (#dubisfortheweak)

Ranking 7/10

Seasons – 2

Episodes – 12 per season

Average Length – 25 mins per episode 

  • ATYPICAL

THIS IS AN INSTANT FAVOURITE. It’s AMAZING. OUTSTANDING. And probably the most accurate representation of someone on the autistic spectrum that is out there! It follows the story of (16 or 17???) year old sam who is on the autistic spectrum and his journey to find love AND himself along with his little sister 9who basically acts like his big sister haha), best friend and his parents who are also all working out their own issues in this crazy family comedy/drama.

I think the part I love about it the most is the portrayal of Sam and how it’s a show like nothing I’ve ever seen. The actor does a great job at drawing the line between other silly representations and accuracy and hit the nail on the head. Also, the storyline of his sister and how she is not like a lot of the other girls at her school kinda hits home even though I’m not a superstar athlete like she is. Just being different and sticking out is something I can resonate too and I think A LOT of people can also relate to it too – DEFINITELY CHECK THIS ONE OUT!!

Ranking 9/10

Seasons – 2

Episodes – 8 (season 1) 10 (season 2)

Average Length – 30 mins per episode 

  • BABY

This show is based on the true story of two teenagers whoenterxed the prostitution ring in a very rich area in Rome. The series is a more light hearted rundown of events in the girls lives, leading them to this. Chiara and Ludo go to the most private school in Rome, however live two completely different lives. When they form an unlikely friendship, Chiara ends up attracting the attention of new boy Damiano who previously lived in the poorer parts of Rome.

The story resonates so deeply within me. Even the opening lines which read –

“if you are sixteen and live in the most prestigious part of Rome, you are lucky.

ours is the best possible world 

we are immersed in a pristine fish tank

but we long for the sea

that’s why, to survive

we need a secret life.”

now I’m not gonna get all emotional on y’all but sometimes, I do things that I normally wouldn’t just to stay sane and so I understand the feeling of wanting to escape. With highs, lows, reveals, sex and drama, this show has it all and is definitely for any brooding teens in the back (I see y’all)

Ranking 10/10

Seasons – 1

Episodes – 16

Average Length – 50 mins per episode 

  • SEX EDUCATION

I feel like every sexually active or soon to be sexually active person should watch this show PURELY BECAUSE EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE EDUCATED. Granted, this show doesn’t tell you all you need to know but its a start in looking at other resources to help!

It revolves around a boy named Otis and his friend who are starting their final two years of school with aims to finally be popular. To do this, they set up a sex clinic with the help of grunge chic Maeve who Otis forms a crush on – which isn’t helpful when one of his clients is trying to win Maeve over…

Its just a gem of a show and I wanna rep my country ENGLANDDDD

Ranking 8/10

Seasons – 1

Episodes – 8 

Average Length – 50 mins per episode 

  • YOU

This is another 10 out of 10 show as it is FREAKING INSANE. Gossip girls Lonely Boy Dan Humphrey returns as Joe, a worker at a book store who meets and instantly falls in love with Guinevere, or ‘Beck’ as she likes to be called. There love story isn’t as simple as it seems as it turns out Joe is a complete NUTJOB who begins to stalk Beck and aims to destroy anyone who stands in his way of making sure him and Beck are together.

As the story unfolds, we learn of the past figures in Joes like, exposing his sinister and psychopathic tendencies whilst also managing to trick the audience into praying that he gets the girl…crazy right??

IT IS A MUST WATCH FOR SURE!

Ranking 10/10

Seasons – 1

Episodes – 10 

Average Length – 50 mins per episode 

  • SUITS

Okay, so this is another law based show but this time focuses on corporate law and the lives of Mike Ross – College dropout with no qualifications and a mild drug addiction who manages to be hired by our second protagonist mr Harvey Spector who is a senior partner at the law firm he works in. The show tries to hide the fact that mike is not actually a real lawyer but is able to acquire knowledge weirdly quickly and therefore is able to function as if he is a real lawyer.

With issues of power, love and trust issues, this show has it allll and is getting the Alex stamp of approval!

HOWEVERRR, sometimes it CAN be a lil boring but maybe thats because my attention span is severely limited.

Ranking 6/10

Seasons – 8

Episodes – 12-18 per season

Average Length – 45 mins per episode 

  • A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

This one is pretty self explanatory. I grew up reading these books along with every other kid in the world so the fact that it’s back with a series staring NEIL PATRICK HARRIS??? YES PLEASE

Ranking 7/10

Seasons – 3

Episodes – 8 – 10 per season

Average Length – 55 mins per episode



This was a HEFTY post – I hope it as useful and if you’ve watched any of the shows mentioned then lemme know what was your fave and recommend me some new ones!!

I’ll see you all in the next post!
love,

Alex – the awkward expert!❤️

16 thoughts on “Top 10 TV Shows I’ve Binge-Watched Because I Have No Life!

  1. Bayance says:

    GIRL I LOVE HOW YOU’RE SCREAMING IN THIS POST YES

    And yesss I’m loving the format and trailers and the ratings and ygudgshdy I haven’t watched any of these but might start You & How To Get Away with Murder.

    Woah this comment is short but I couldn’t fangirl with you rippp. Also, the Alex who skateboards at literally 2 am is now binging netflix with Nutella. We stan an iconic queen.

    Liked by 2 people

    • The Life of Alex says:

      ahhsjsbdjb THANKS GIRL
      I think you’d really like YOU and i feel like it’d make you rant a lot and then we could have a massive rant session about it lol.
      Dude Idk what happened to skateboarding Alex – but I need her BACK! (also, who mentioned Nutella?😂#veganlifeeee)

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      • Bayance says:

        Bsbsfsyajhatysbsgjs yesss
        Omg no Nutella? Hold on I get the meat part but dairy? Cows produce 6-7 gallons of milk, no? You’re not harming the cow if you extract it correctly ? Idk just curious

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      • The Life of Alex says:

        all of people actually say this! For me, its because they treat a lot of the cows in extremely poor conditions where they are all cramped up into enclosures with barely any space and forced to pump milk which is extremely uncomfortable for them! Drinking the milk for me is just as bad as eating the beef!

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      • Bayance says:

        YO that needs to be changed. Back then, there were only small villages with so much agriculture but now that most agriculture is stripped and there’s so much more consumption demand, things are really getting out of hand. Yo this gave me a documentary idea – thank you. And I totally respect this answer!

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  2. Gracie says:

    I haven’t actually seen anyyyyyy of these 🥺 but my fav show on Netflix is WHITE COLLAR omw it’s so good and also so is Scorpion and Anne With An E – they are both amazinggggg

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  3. avocadothoughts13 says:

    Love this post! I checked out Kakegurui because of this post and really enjoyed it! When does the next season coming out?😭Also, just to let you know, I created a tag called the Sleep Tag for my 50 follower and tagged you in it! Feel free to do it:)

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