So for the past few days, I’ve been spending my time in bed recovering from surgery I had on Tuesday (tonsillectomy), and whilst drifting in and out of sleep and taking four different kinds of painkillers at various points of the day, one of the only things I can do is watch TV. If it wasn’t for the excruciating pain, it would be the perfect situation for me, but the inability to eat or drink anything without feeling like my throat is being ripped open over and over is growing tiresome.
Nevertheless, I’ve narrowed it down to six shows that have helped to take my mind off of the pain and boredom, and if you’re in a similar situation, I suggest trying them out for yourself.
Honestly, this TV show barely needs any introduction. It’s been one of my favourites since I was in primary school, and will always be my go-to show for lifting my spirits. If you’ve never experienced the magic of Friends, you need to rethink your life ASAP.
13 Reasons Why
This show is completely new to Netflix, but the buzz it’s induced on social media is impossible to ignore. It follows a high school student named Clay who receives some tapes from a former classmate, Hannah Baker, detailing the reasons why she committed suicide not long before. I read the book a few years ago, and although I must say the book was slightly better in my opinion, the TV show is incredibly powerful and portrays a great message for those struggling or hoping to help friends in similar positions.
There aren’t a lot of things that sound better than getting lost in New York with the likes of Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass when I’m ill. The scandals and schemes alone are enough to distract me from the miseries of life, and the eye candy is just a solid bonus.
The Real Housewives of…
I’m not too picky when it comes to my housewife faves. Sometimes all you need is a bit of trashy TV to take you away from your spot on the sofa and into a world of unnecessary drama and insane wealth. It’s not a crime to want to immerse yourself in someone else’s issues just to escape your own, right?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Hands down, my favourite TV show of all time. I’m not exaggerating when I say I cried watching the 20 year reunion show that the cast recently filmed for Entertainment Tonight. In case you don’t already know, the show focuses on a girl named Buffy Summers who is ‘chosen’ to fight the battle against evil with superhuman strength and speed along with her trusty companions. I grew up watching Buffy kick ass again and again, and it still to this day makes me feel like I can take on anything – even right after surgery.
Charmed is kind of like Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s cousin. It oozes the same kind of supernatural goodness and everyday drama, yet this one features three sister witches working together to fight evil, instead of only one strong female lead. The show really pushes the importance of family, and in my opinion, the Halliwell sisters are great role models for those growing up watching the show.
Now that we’ve reached the end of the post, I can feel my throat begging for the next round of painkillers, so I must oblige. I hope that you enjoyed this list and it helps to cure your boredom at some point.