The 5 tv shows you should be watching

The past few months has been a pretty good time for TV, so much so that I haven’t been able to digest just one show to write a review on because there seems to be so much on at the moment. I could write existentially about this, considering it largely feeds into the hamster wheel that production companies seem to be on, however as I’ve been lapping up the vast amount on offer, instead I am going to feed your own addiction to TV by giving you more to watch!

From multi-million dollar budgets to prequels and under the radar shows, I think I have pretty much everything in this rundown, so if you’ve been desperate for something new, you don’t have to look much further.


Citadel, the show I featured in my post on what to watch out for in 2023, recently came to Prime with new episodes being released every Friday. As I has mentioned before, this show was no joke when it came to its budget, cast and directors. The Russo brothers are at the helm of this action packed blockbuster and to say it fits the action stereotype, would be an understatement.

Does it have anything revolutionary in it so far.. no I wouldn’t say so. But, if you are a fan of gadgets, lots of locations, big scenes and explosions, then you’ll enjoy this. Will I have more to say once its finished, possibly, but for now, I’ll let you make your own mind-up. However, what I will say, is Stanley Tucci, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas and Richard Madden are a formidable set of actors, which should surely set it up for success.

Catch it on Amazon Prime.

Tell Me Lies

Tell Me Lies is a show I have seen very little about and to be honest, I was surprised to find it on Disney +. Its a scandalous show that mixes Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl with 13 Reasons Why. It centres a toxic relationship between Lucy Albright and Stephen DeMarco and their college journey alongside the consequences that come with their actions.

It’s a beautifully shot show with some very hard hitting topics. So, if you’re looking for the adult version of some of your cult favourites, then maybe this is the one for you.

Tell Me Lies has been renewed for a second season, you can watch the first one now on Disney +.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Yes, we are back in our Bridgerton era, but this time with Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Now, when it comes to prequels, I am a firm believer that they never quite meet the scale or success of the originals and in a lot of cases, they come off as a way for those involved to make more money. However, with Shonda Rhimes at the centre of this project, I knew my expectations were most likely going to be subverted.

I must be honest, I did in fact watch the show in a day and was left an emotional mess at the end. Not only are Charlotte and King George perfectly cast, the story has so much depth and nuance to it, that you are left wondering if it actually shapes up better than the original. Shonda has done it again, and once more, I am left speechless.

Watch the full series on Netflix.

The Night Agent

The Night Agent, is another action packed masterpiece, one which hangs more on the side of ‘switch your brain off’ shows than something with Oscars written all over it, but all the same, worth your attention.

Similar to a previous favourite of mine, Designated Survivor (well worth a watch if you enjoyed this), it fulfils the turbulence of American Secret Service stereotypes to a T, which Netflix apparently loves. So, if you’re looking something with mass appeal and turbulence in practically every episode, then this is the show for you.

The Night Agent is available on Netflix.

Carnival Row

Talking about prequels, we also have the comeback of another show, but this time in the form of season 2. Cara Delevingne and Orlando Bloom have transported us back to Carnival Row with another season featuring love, conspiracies and division – all of which I hope is wrapped up in some great performances and less cheese (with which I think too much featured in the first one).

I must admit I am only a few episodes into the second season, but I am glad it has made a reappearance as I think I could do with escaping into a world filled with mythical creatures and complex mysteries.

Watch it on Amazon Prime.

So, as you can see, there’s been a lot of big production shows on the go, so much so films have been on the back burner of my viewing experiences. In that sense, you can see where a lot of the effort is going into; gone are the days of lack lustre shows where people would dream of budgets fit for Hollywood movies. Now you can get them in your front room, in hour long chunks.

Its a good time for streaming services that’s for sure, and with my recent addiction to Scandal, I can now take a dive into the archives and pick out some fan favourite shows too.

What have you been watching? Let me know below!

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