Tuesday, March 26, 2024

What To Watch On TV Right Now

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In 2023, I kept a list of all the TV shows and movies I watched. Today, I'm sharing the highlights of the list! Here's some delightful trash to rot your brain. I enjoyed the heck out of these things.

👀  Shows To Watch Right Now  📺

Scripted Shows

Dash & Lily (Romance / Netflix): A whirlwind Christmas romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations around New York City.

Heartstopper (Romance / Netflix): Teens Charlie and Nick discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love.

Shadow And Bone (Fantasy / Netflix): Sinister forces plot against a young soldier after she reveals a magical power that may unite her world.

You (Thriller / Netflix): What would you do for love? For Joe, an intense young man who frequently becomes smitten with beautiful, smart women, this question is put to the test. A charming yet awkward crush becomes something more sinister when love turns into obsession.

The Fall Of The House Of Usher (Horror / Netflix): Siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher have built a pharmaceutical company into an empire of wealth, privilege and power; however, secrets come to light when the heirs to the Usher dynasty start dying.

Miracle Workers: End Times (Comedy / TBS): Taking place in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world, Road Warrior Sid and Warlord Freya Exaltada, along with their War Dog Scraps, leave behind the ravaging Wasteland for a more normal life in Boomtown.


Leave The World Behind (Horror / Netflix): A family vacation on Long Island is interrupted by two strangers bearing news of a blackout. As the threat grows, both families must decide how best to survive the potential crisis, all while grappling with their own place in this collapsing world.

The Naughty Nine (Comedy / Disney): When Andy finds out he's on Santa's "Naughty List," he pulls together a group of "Naughty List" kids to get the presents they think they deserve. 

Nimona (Fantasy / Netflix): A knight is framed for a crime he didn't commit, and the only person who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona, a shape-shifting teen who might also be a monster he's sworn to kill.

Reality Competition Shows

Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix): Inspired by the TV series, "Squid Game," real-life contestants compete in a series of high-stakes children's games in pursuit of a $4.56 million cash prize; their strategies will be put to the test, while competitors are eliminated around them.

The Great British Bake Off (Netflix): Passionate baking fans compete for the title of Britain's best amateur baker.

Survivor (CBS): A group of castaways inhabit an island where they are forced to compete against each other in a series of challenges. They must survive in order to win the million-dollar prize.

The Amazing Race (CBS): Eleven teams of two travel the globe to try to win $1,000,000.

Alone (History): Brave participants are forced to use their wits when left in the wilderness with nothing but a backpack. They struggle with harsh weather, hostile locations, and aggressive wildlife.

The Traitors (Peacock): Twenty of America's most cunning contestants, a mix of famous faces and everyday Americans, play the ultimate murder mystery game. Hosted by award-winning actor Alan Cumming at a castle in Scotland, they will work together on exhilarating missions to build a prize fund worth up to $250,000. But hidden amongst the Faithful contestants are the Traitors, whose goal is to eliminate the Faithful and claim the prize for themselves.

Siren: Survive The Island (Netflix): Twenty-four female police officers, firefighters, bodyguards, soldiers, athletes, and stunt women team up by profession to compete for survival on a remote island.

Floor Is Lava (Netflix): Rutledge Wood hosts a game show in which contestants strive to reach a goal while traversing booby-trapped rooms filled with "lava."

Love Is Blind (Netflix): Singles try to find a match and fall in love—without ever seeing each other face-to-face, as emotional connection attempts to conquer physical attraction.

Other Real-Life Shows

(the ones that no one wants to admit to watching)

The Curious Case Of Natalia Grace (ID): The story of Natalia Grace, assumed to be a 6-year-old Ukrainian orphan with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, a rare bone disorder; her adoptive parent alleged Natalia was an adult who was masquerading as a child with intent to harm the family.

1000-Pound Sisters (TLC): The Slaton sisters, tipping the scales at over 1,000 pounds combined, have always depended on each other for support. Now in their 30s, Amy wants to have children, but cannot due to her weight, while her elder sister Tammy is nearly bedridden. The two are on a journey to lose weight.

Help! I'm In A Secret Relationship (MTV): Travis Mills and Rahne Jones investigate jaw-dropping cautionary tales of people whose closest loved ones are betraying their trust and keeping them a secret.

Expedition Unknown (Discovery): Intrigued by legendary mysteries and driven by curiosity, Josh Gates is on a mission for answers. "Exhibition Unknown" chronicles his global adventures as he investigates iconic unsolved events, lost cities, buried treasures and other puzzling stories.

Kitchen Nightmares (Fox): Chef Gordon Ramsay visits failing restaurants in an attempt to revive their businesses. He and his team assess the damage and help the owners get back into business.

Sister Wives (TLC): The rarely seen world of a polygamist family is documented in "Sister Wives," which follows Kody Brown, his four wives and their children trying to live as a "normal" family in a society that shuns their lifestyle.

Recommend some TV to me! What are you watching?


  1. I love reality tv, even if it's kinda fake most of the time! The Great British Baking Show is one of my favorites. I used the watch the Amazing Race religiously, but fell off after a while. And I will admit, I do watch 1000 Pound Sisters and Sister Wives from time to time!

  2. Oooh, I loved Heartstopper and The Fall of the House of Usher! Shadow and Bone is definitely already on my watch list. Great list! I added a few things to my Netflix queue. :)

  3. My spouse really liked Shadow and Bone.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.


  4. I *adore* Dash & Lily and Heartstopper! 😍 I rarely watch things but they were two of my faves last year!

  5. Welp, there goes all my free time for the foreseeable future! 😂So many shows for me to watch and catch up on! Love is Blind is one of my guilty pleasures, so much drama! I haven't watched the last two seasons, but I've been following the drama on social media and it's so juicy, I love it!

  6. I LOVED Dash and Lilly, Heartstopper and Shadow and Bone!

  7. LOL, to rot our brains with!! We loved The Floor is Lava, we also watched some of The Great British Baking Show, and The Amazing Race. We are currently watching some old seasons of America Ninja Warriors. Have a great week.

  8. Lots of great recs for what to watch. Thanks!

  9. I have not watched TV since 2019, but I am impressed by the variety you featured up there. as far as reality shows, I only really liked the competitions. Those were great and I liked seeing all the crazy things they would do

  10. I enjoyed Leave the World Behind. Good novel and good movie! Spooky. All those deer, lol!

  11. The Great British Baking Show is one of my favorite shows.

  12. Dash and Lily was a sweet watch and I like the cooking based reality shows every so often... used to watch Amazing Race and Survivor years ago but then just stopped watching over time..

  13. I'm not a big tv person, but I say yes to Dash and Lily, I think.

  14. I enjoyed Usher! I feel like I need this post-apoc comedy in my life too, I am definitely checking that out. I cannot believe that Sister Wives is still on, it should be like Sister Grandmas at this point heh. I really want to watch Leave the World Behind too. I started Shadow and Bone but I didn't start S2 because they canceled iit and like... what even is the point? I am so over Netflix's nonsense!

  15. I watched and enjoyed the first three shows you shared, and I watched the first season of You. I need to continue with it! And I recently caught up with Sister Wives after not watching for years. That family is a mess, but so intriguing. Ha!

  16. I love TV & movies, but I am also suuuuper notorious for being like "I simply don't know what to watch!!" and then picking garbage which is, at best, as fleetingly enjoyable as junk food. I'm talking the packaged-snack-cakes kind (speaking of cakes...I actually did really enjoy bingeing Crime Scene Kitchen on Hulu recently. also Cook at all Costs on Netflix).

    Point being, I always appreciated a curated list! Thanks for reminding me about Miracle Workers -- it was vaguely on my mind once,but I didn't have access to it before and now I do. Gotta make time for You, and Leave The World Behind as well!

    But have I watched most of the reality-competition shows on your list? ...yes. Though I've never heard of Siren and OKAY that is definitely, realistically, my next appointment. that or one of the billion international editions of Traitors now that I've finished U.S.

    1. oops, didn't realize I was posting as anon!

  17. Good picks! I tend to binge older shows, because I can't handle being invested in something and then it getting cancelled as a surprise to me. But I really enjoyed Death and Other Details (which I just learned wasn't picked up for season 2, but given how it ended that's fine).