Friday, May 15, 2015

5 Fandom Friday: 5 Most Binge Worthy Shows

This week's prompt from TheNerdyGirlie, SuperSpaceChick and @SoMelificent is a tough one. I binge watch tv shows constantly. Choosing just five shows is an Herculean task. So I basically just pick the first 5 that popped into my head. I know I will regret this later because there are too many binge worthy shows. Ahhh! 
And now for my clever use of Youtube trailers

1. Outrageous Fortune

I was really lucky to binge watch this entire show before it went off Netflix. It is a comedy-drama from New Zealand and almost impossible to watch in the US. It is about a family on the other side of the law trying to go straight after the patriarch goes to jail. Also if you watch Banshee on Cinemax, Antony Starr plays twin brothers in this.

2. Shameless (The UK version)
(Video above a bit PG)
I absolutely love this show. It is gross, gritty, dark and funny as hell. It starts off centered around the Gallagher family but as the series progress it encompasses many members of the "Chatsworth Estate" which is apparently full of the weirdest people alive. I wish I lived there. In the first 2 seasons James McAvoy (As in X-Men) plays a large role as the boyfriend to the eldest Gallagher, Fiona.
I am actually currently binge watching this show because they finally added the last season on Netflix which means I have to watch the whole thing over again...loving it.

3. Battlestar Galactica

Again I had two weeks to watch this entire show before it expired from Netflix. Why must you toy with us Netflix?! I had started watching this when it premiered years ago but then school work and writers' strikes got in the way. Finally getting the see this entire series from beginning to end was great. There was a lull towards the middle but the final few episodes just worked so well. Yes I have many unanswered questions but overall I was pretty happy with how it turned out. I would love to watch it all over again though, come on Netflix!

4. Pushing Daisies

I've mentioned Pushing Daisies many times on this blog. This was just a great show that I wish had continued. I had never seen anything like it and have yet to watch anything that I can really compare it to. This show was just special. And it introduced Lee Pace to the masses. Oh Ned, how I adore you. 

5. Farscape

One of my absolute favorite science fiction space shows. Imagine your just going for a little ride in a space ship for a science experiment and then BAM your on an alien ship, which is alive, and you are surrounded by a variety of alien species that are also fugitives. That is what happens to John Crichton. Add Crichtonisms, farting Helium puppets, witty banter and characters that you can't help caring for and you have the masterpiece that is Farscape. 

Okay, now I am sitting here after completing this list with at least ten other shows bouncing around my brain. I will refrain for editing this...I hope. 


  1. Pushing Daisies is popping up on a lot of lists. I really need to check that show out, if only for Lee Pace's eyebrows. ;)

    1. Yes! It was a great show. Lee Pace's eyebrows deserve their own star billing

  2. I love Pushing Daisies and Farscape! Oh Rygel Although, I have to admit that while I'm usually a fan of British originals I actually like the US Shameless better.

    1. I haven't seen the US version yet. If it ever gets on Netflix I will check it out

  3. Hi Melissa! I saw your blog on Female Geek Bloggers. I couldn't agree with you more. Great list. The only one I hadn't heard of is 'Outrageous Fortune.'

    1. Hi MsMariah. Yea for Female Geek Bloggers! It seems like watching all seasons of Outrageous Fortune is almost impossible to see outside of New Zealand and Australia. Luckily the first season is on Hulu so maybe they will all get on there.


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