Wednesday, February 25, 2015

5 Girly Shows You Should Be Watching!

Girly Television Series

I'm not sure if you know, but I'm a big movie and tv show buff! Besides all the reading, researching and studying that I have to do on a daily basis, I need some off time to relax. A moment to shut off my brains and just relax. Though I end up watching so many (I always find the time somehow) that I do not remember which movies I have seen.. yikes.. or I can not find anything entertaining to watch because I have seen it all. Oh, first world problems.

My way to "escape" is by watching fun or dramatic tv shows that vary widely in genre. As long as they are entertaining. I am sure I am not the only one so I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the shows that I enjoy watching with you. As most of my readers are females, I wanted to start with five girly shows that you should be watching. I call them girly, because I think these shows really appeal to females and because all the shows have female leads and are about the trials and tribulations of their (love) life!

Jane the Virgin 

When I first saw this trailer I was not completely convinced, but it did pique my interest. Jane the Virgin is about a girl named Jane who is a virgin (doh) and accidentally becomes pregnant via artificial insemination. Yes, this show definitely is as dramatic as the plot makes it out to be (such a telenovela). Then there is the cliche love triangle (team Michael)... but I can overlook that annoyance, because the humor in this show is great! My favorite bits come from the narrator and Jane's father.. Here's the teaser trailer so you have an idea what it is like:


Devious maids 

This show is very similar to Jane the Virgin because it also feels like a telenovela (so much silly drama) and has a mainly hispanic cast. It is about five latin women, who work as maids for the scandalous rich and famous, whilst trying to accomplish their own ambitions or dreams. There is also a murder mystery involved that we, the viewers, will slowly learn more about. The first season is highly recommended because it is filled with glamour, drama and murder! The second season has finished and in June we can expect a third! Here is a preview:



The Mindy Project 

Something entirely different from the previous two series is The Mindy Project. The creator of the show and main lead is Mindy. Mindy is a young obstetrics and gynecology (specializes in pregnant women, child birth, etc) doctor who works at an office filled with the quirkiest people. This is a good thing, because she herself is quite quirky too. She stands out because of her self-deprecating self-love, enormous cognizance of pop culture and her eternal conquest for cliche and romanticized love. Errr, I am not selling it.. am I? Just watch the trailer.. and let's find out if we have a similar sense of humor:



Orange is the New Black

I actually stayed away from this show for a really long time, because it did not look that interesting to me and everyone was raving about it, thus making me think it was overrated. Boy, I was wrong. This was such a fun watch with not only comedy but plenty of heartfelt drama. You really come to care about most of the women incarcerated in that prison.. even the manipulating Piper Chapman (or well, I did). Orange is the New Black tells the tale of a young woman you would not expect to see in prison. Unfortunately for her, due to circumstances she has to serve fifteen months for a crime she committed a long time ago. In prison we learn more about her past and of the other women incarcerated with her. A diverse cast that includes lots of minorities (people of color, lesbians, transgenders, etc) and does not showcase them in a very stereotypical way. Definitely worth a watch!


Hart of Dixie

The last show I am sharing with you has the least humor in it, but it is quite a girly show and surely is worth a mention. Zoey Hart, a doctor from New York, accepts to work as a general practitioner in Bluebell, Alabama (a fictional and remote Southern town) after her dream of being a heart surgeon is no longer a possibility. You can imagine life is quite different in Bluebell and people have a hard time accepting her just like she has a hard time accepting them. In a nutshell, it is about a girl rediscovering herself whilst transitioning from being a city girl to a country doctor. Need another reason to watch it? Wade. He will grow on you. Trust me.


The shows are mentioned in a random order, but my favorite out of the bunch right now is Jane the Virgin because it does not take itself too seriously, but just is silly and funny. The same could be said about The Mindy Project! Now that I am thinking about it... perhaps you might have expected Pretty Little Liars to be in here as well (because it is such a popular show), but I can not consciously recommend that show to you, because we are in season 5 right now and still not much closer to knowing who A is (that is the big mystery of the show). Even though the reveal is coming soon, I have lost all my interest in the mystery aspect of that show and only watch it for the storyline of some of the girls. That is a whole different story, though! The brand new show "Hindsight" should get a mention, because it has an interesting plot! However, I have not decided whether I think it is any good (love triangle cliche), so you should make up your own mind! Were you expecting different shows to be in here? Which girly series would you recommend to me?! And what do you think of the aforementioned tv shows?


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24 comments

  1. I've always wondered what the Jane the Virgin show was all about. I saw the show's commercial but it still didn't look interesting enough to watch. Thank you for summing it up for me! I usually try to stay away from watching TV shows because they ARE addicting! And the last thing I need right now is something to distract me. I would never get any sleep! LOL!

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    1. They are very addicting indeed.. luckily I can stay away from them if necessary haha. It is also nice that you have a lot of episodes left so you can do a bit of a "marathon" :P You know, if there's time for it!

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  2. I still watch PLL and really enjoy it, just Watching the girls go on with their lives.
    Heart of Dixie is in my Watchever list, but I will have to add Devious Maids and maybe Orange is the New Black.
    At the moment I am contemplating watching The Vampire Diaries again (Team Damon)

    http://www.lindalibraloca.com

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    1. I also watch the show for the story lines.. but whomever A is.. it is becoming more and more ridiculous and their silly impulsive conclusions and actions are just so... silly :P haha but for now I'm still watching! Aww, I also stopped watching TVD and I don't think I'll ever return. I've not "hated" a show as much as I do TVD. Blah. I was team Stefan (and I like Damon solo being a bad ass) but now I'm team-please-don't-bother-anymore. :D

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    2. When did you stop watching? I stopped after she was turned, about midway into the New season.

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    3. Euhm, a while after Elena was turned indeed.. but I was already over it way before that.

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  3. I have been wanting to watch Jane the Virgin, since the trailer did seem interesting but I wasn't sure I'd like it or not. I'll definitely have to give it a try :) I'm still watching PLL but you're right- it's not as interesting anymore since there's been so many twists but we're not any closer to finding out who A is! I hope the big reveal actually tells us who A is! I feel like I've been waiting too long.

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    1. I think you could enjoy it! It is silly good fun ^^ and the show even won a golden globe (I think) for its first season! That's pretty impressive. Yes.. let's see how ludicrous the reveal will be.

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  4. Ik heb enkel naar Orange Is The New Black gekeken. Jammer genoeg heeft het tweede seizoen mijn aandacht wat verloren en is het alweer een hele tijd geleden dat ik heb verder gekeken.
    Ik denk dat je New Girl ook wel leuk zou vinden trouwens! (of misschien kijk je daar al naar). Ik ben ook gek op Revenge, één van de beste series volgens mijn persoonlijke mening. Tegenwoordig heb ik helaas niet zoveel tijd meer voor series maar ik ga mij Netflix aanschaffen dus ik zal wel tijd moeten maken ;) haha

    Liefs,
    Marlies - Golden Mirrors & Pink Bows

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    1. Ah, ik heb wel goed genoten van het eerste seizoen! Jammer dat het bij jou minder goed beviel! New Girl vind ik inderdaad ook een amusante serie en Schmidt is ook echt geweldig! Revenge was heel sterk in het eerste seizoen.. ik vind het nu weer wat minder, maar dat heb je met veel series he! Ze beginnen zo sterk en eindigen zo teleurstellend (als ze te lang doorgaan).

      Ik hoop dat Netflix je bevalt!x

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  5. Wade REALLY grows on ya! Especially when he starts taking his shirt off in every episode ;-) I am also a huge OITNB show. I got to interview Crazy Eyes a few months ago. CRAZY EYES!

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    1. Hahah, yes! That's exactly what I'm talking about :P Wow, that's super cool!! Is it online already?

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  6. ooh ik volg enkel hart of dixie daarvan. Vind ik zo'n hilarische serie eigenlijk :D
    die andere kende ik nog niet echt, behalve orange is the new black, benieuwd wel

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    Karlien

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  7. Hart of dixie vind ik echt goed, en wade is zo een hotttie! Pretty Litlle liars keek ik eerst ook maar is echt te langdradig geworden.

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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    1. Jaa, het blijft de verhaallijnen maar uitmelken he.

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  8. Super leuke series, ik ben echt6 aan het wachten op een nieuwe seizoen van Orange is the new black

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  9. Ik ben heel erg benieuwd naar Mindy Project!

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  10. YES the narrator and janes dad are hilarious omg hahaha! i love them! the script is amazing and its quite new. altho its a little confusing to me cause there are so many things happening all at the same time.
    hart of dixie is one of my all time faves. i love rachel bilson as summer in the OC and she's as charming playing a (sort of) diff character in HoD.
    as for the other shows suggestions, thank you! ill keep them in mind, cause i also get that first world tv buff problem.
    these are not girly shows but i really like... The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Supernaturals, and Agent Carter seems nice :)

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    1. Yeah, sometimes things do get chaotic.. and of course with the mystery/police storyline in there.. you wonder what is going on! Agent Carter is really interesting too.. I really think it looks great visually. Supernaturals should drop the angels storyline.. It's getting old :P So is Dean and his issues haha. I've got some catching up to do this season! Are you all caught up?

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  11. YESSSSSSSSSSS!!! ANOTHER PERSON WHO WATCHES JANE THE VIRGIN! Nearly gasped when I saw this show on the list because SO UNDERRATED. I have a tendency to avoid watching hyped up shows as I pass them off as overrated, but I watched the pilot of Orange Is the New Black and it was quite interesting. I'll get around to it eventually.
    Can't remember the last time I watched Hart of Dixie, but it was a show I really enjoyed!

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry

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    1. Oh yeah! That is why I am sharing the love :D it should be seen more because it is hilarious! Yeah, I was quite wary of it too but in the end it was worth it.. and waiting so long ensured I had a lot to watch at once haha. Thanks for stopping by, Vanessa!

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  12. Oh my god, ik ben ook een héél grote fan van Hart of Dixie én Wade!

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    1. We zouden allemaal fan van Wade moeten zijn :P

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