Friday, May 15, 2015

5 Binge-Worthy Shows

his Fandom Friday post is brought to you by the letter N, for (The) Nerdy Girlie, and, the letter S, for Super Space Chick. And by readers like you!

Today's post is also brought to you by the lovely Meli who suggested featuring our five favorite binge-worthy shows!

Here are mine (in no particular order):


 The Mighty Boosh
Old Gregg the Sea Manster
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This odd, but AWESOME show is one that I had two very different friends tell me "you know, I think you'd love this show called The Mighty Boosh." So I bumped the show to the top of my Netflix list (sadly, no longer streaming :'[ but still DVD) and I was hooked! You've probably seen Old Gregg cosplays at conventions, or the Hitcher. They are all played by Noel Fielding who also plays Richmond in The IT Crowd (PS if you like IT, I would suggest Boosh as its very similar writing...just a little more outrageous). TBH I do have one critique that makes me cringe in this show as it does pull some occasional offensiveness. But overall, I do LOVE this show, and I never just watch "one" episode.


Princess Jellyfish
Moon. Jellyfish. TRANSFORMATION! ;)
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This is a sweet, comedic, and just plain old fun anime. It has one of the more realistic (and HILARIOUS) makeover scenes which is more about "best-foot-forward" than "change-who-you-are"! I remember that the first time I was watching it, I started from the beginning cause the Tenor started some of it and was like: "I think I need to see this from the beginning" he loved it too!

Ouran High School Host Club
This episode cracks me up EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!
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I used to read the Ouran High School Host Club (OHSHC) manga (and actually really want to pick it up again, as I left before it was finished because: moneys) and remember busting up laughing out loud while reading it...regardless of where I was. When I got hold of the anime it was just with subtitles and visually devoured the whole season! Then, Funimation did a dubbed version and I was curious about how it would sound. It was actually pretty spot on! You can enjoy it on Netflix now in either language! This show always makes me laugh, and whenever I don't know what to watch, I pretty much marathon this show! (PS the pic is from a scene I legit go into a laughing fit at every time no matter how often I watch).

Pushing Daisies
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While I don't really remember this being on TV (sad Joie) I remember buying the DVD because it looked interesting...and was on sale. I ended up finishing the first season in about 2 days (no judging), and the next day went back to buy season 2 while it was still on sale!
The narration, colors, wardrobe, story, actors (including Lee Pace & Kristin Chenoweth)...just ALL OF IT is so beautifully executed, and hooks you in! Also, Daisies writer is BryAn Fuller, who writes for Hannibal (my #6 binge show ;] )

Orphan Black
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In 2013, the Tenor's and my friend recommended a little show to us that we should check out on DVD. Little did we know that we would quickly become a part of the Clone Club! The writing is engaging, and suspenseful, and Tatiana Maslany's acting is worth just checking out a few episodes, even if this isn't your thing! Also, homegirl should be winning ALL the awards, because her acting is top notch! Also, there's some mystery each season, leading to one greater one with a natural build in the shows tension. Seasons 1 & 2 are available on Amazon Prime, and since season 3 kind of just started, you're in a great position to marathon!

Honorable Mentions:

  • Hannibal
  • Sherlock (its so easy to watch)
  • Bleach
  • Doctor Who (esp. the Russell T. Davies seasons)

What are some of your more binge-watching worthy shows?

21 comments:

  1. Another geek mentioning Princess Jellyfish! Have it currently favorited on Netflix but haven't started it yet.

    Yaassss, Mighty Boosh!!! What a hilarious show.

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  2. I've been dying to watch Mighty Boosh. I was so sad to see that it wasn't streaming on Netflix. Hopefully that will change, or I can just suck it up and get myself a DVD. I love Noel Fielding so very much.

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  3. yES!! I love Princess Jellyfish! Such a cute show. I need to see the live action film!

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  4. I agree that Doctor Who is a good show to binge!

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  5. YES to ALL! I need to catch up on Orphan Black soon I haven't seen any of the new eps Tatiana Maslany is a queen I'm just in awe of her acting skills xoxo

    ♥ Cateaclysmic ♥

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  6. Princess Jellyfish will always be my jam and YES SOMEONE ALSO PUT PUSHING DAISIES!

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  7. Love this! The Mighty Boosh all the way

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  8. Yes to all of these, my favourites too :)) Booosh!! xx

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  9. I really love Orphan Black (I *ADORE* Cosima!), Pushing Daisies, and Ouran! They're all so fun. I've never seen Princess Jellyfish or Mighty Boosh, but they're both on my to-watch list!

    www.thegeekyseamstress.com

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  10. I LOVE THE MIGHT BOOSH!
    I absolutely want to cosplay as Old Gregg someday.

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  11. Those two shows are so easy to just listen to! I know them by heart I swear!


    Also, at my old job, I'd just sit and listen to Pushing Daisies! It was such a great narrative...and with a GREAT narrator in Jim Dale! I think you might enjoy Mighty Boosh.

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  12. She's AMAZING! And yay! one more Boosh lover!!!

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  13. Totally!!! It's just so long, that I tend to just re-binge the Davies years as I love the writing!
    Have you seen any of the other shows? Do you like anime?

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  14. Me too!!!! I need to remember to hunt it down at SDCC!!!

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  15. Noel Fielding is my spirit animal!!! His hair is so perfect lol!
    And if you can get a hold of one episode, and you like it, go ahead and buy it! It's crazy!


    Some trial episodes I suggest are:
    "The Strange Tale of the Crack Fox" (season 3)
    "The Nightmare of Milky Joe" (Season 2)
    "Tundra" (season 1)
    & of course:
    "The Legend of Old Gregg" (Season 2)


    All of these are in the vein of the show. Also the songs are crazy fun!!!

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  16. OMG! I hope you love it! It's quite cute, and I always end up howling with laughter!

    "Boosh, Boosh, stronger than a moose, don't lock your door, or we'll come through your rooftop."

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  17. YAY! That's a good to watch list! I'll give you a head's up: Mighty Boosh is the very definition of zany!
    But they make their costumes and stuff! I love it! (PS, the songs are crazy and fun)!

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  18. DO IT!!!
    I LOVE Old Greggs! This guy at SDCC had straight up water colors, and a empty bottle of baileys (I'm a bit glad he didn't drink it from a shoe though).

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  19. So many shows!! I really wanna watch Princess Jellyfish and I love Ouran High School Host Club! :D

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  20. I feel like you'll really enjoy Princess Jellyfish, its not the same as Ouran, but, I feel like some of the humor is in the same vein...like the joke execution and such?


    Ouran forever!

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