Get you tv series line up ready to watch for the New Year.
The current temperature in New York City is around 30 to 40 degrees so, what better time to stay in and binge-watch your favorite show. For a New Yorker, one of the best parts of the day is coming home, kicking off your shoes, heating your food, and relaxing on the couch with your favorite tv series.
Some of the most popular shows out right now is You on Netflix (if you’re a thriller gal), This is Us for drama, Ares on Netflix for horror, Grownish and Sex Education for teen drama, The Circle for reality, and Spinning Off for romance. Although these are amazing shows to add to your collection, we have to admit, finding the perfect show is hard and sometimes a hit or miss.
But, with this ultimate guide, you’ll be able to pick the best tv series for your enjoyment.
1. “What Brings you Joy?”
As Marie Kondo would say, “what brings you joy?” Meaning, think of the things that make you happy. Hewn in on that happiness. When searching for the perfect show, ponder on the emotions that brings you joy on the inside. Do you enjoy letting out a good cry? Are you always down for an adventure or enjoy talking about the complexities of life? Once you have the answer to those questions then, you’re well on your way to finding the perfect show.
2. Find Out What’s Trending
It’s always fun to watch a series with friends. Text your group and see what series they’re interested in watching in the future. This will make watching tv shows fun and something to talk about with the crew. Also, watching tv series as a group may guide you into exploring other genres that are out of your comfort zone.
3. It’s All in the Stars
Check out the ratings. The stars make a difference. Find out what the critics and reviewers are saying and use your best judgment to determine what reviews will guide you. The stars are ranked from zero to five. If the number is five then, it’s usually a good sign. Two and a half stars and below usually means that the show is not a crowd favorite; however, don’t use that to ultimately stop you from watching the show and coming to your conclusions.
4. Related Shows
If you’re a “streamer” (i.e. Disney Plus, Hulu, Netflix, etc.) then you might have seen the “related shows” category on your profile. This selection is personalized based on the shows you’ve watched previously. So, for example, if you are a fan of “Queer Eye,” then your related shows might be “Amazing Interiors” or “Dating Around.”
5. YouTube Reviews
There are amazing Youtubers that dedicate their channels to providing you with quality reviews on tv series, movies, and theatrical plays to watch. Type into the search bar the television show that you’re interested in or subscribe to a channel to stay up to date with the latest shows.
6. Watch Trailers or Previews
Commercials are a great way to determine a television show of interest because it’s quick. Within the first few seconds, you can get a quick synopsis of the show, the time, and date of its release. If a quick trailer grabs your attention then it can be a sign that you might have found your next television series.
7. Google It!
Google is one of the best resources that we have at our fingertips in the 21st century (beside New York Gal of course *wink*). With Google, you can find just about anything in regards to television. But, remember, with great power comes great responsibility grasshopper. The information is endless but, don’t spoil the show for yourself!
8. Quizzes and Curated Websites
Lastly, (but certainly not least) articles about the Best Television Shows of 2020 or Best Romantic Comedies of the 21st Century are always great resources. Writers take their time to personalize a curated list of televisions shows that they think would best suit you. Give them a read and you’ll be on your way.
If you want a tv series recommendation from us, be sure to check out our article on Netflix shows to binge-watch.