August 13th

TV Show Binge: UK Edition


I write this post by candlelight due to the rain and grey outside my window (well, maybe not candlelight, but it is very dreary and I figured I should set the mood). Therefore, it is the perfect time to binge watch some TV shows from across the pond. Let’s just say the Brits gets me. FYI- all shows are available via Hulu and/or Netflix!

Whites:
Disclaimer: this show only has one season and then was canceled. That being said, it is absolutely splendid! After giving up a promising career, Roland White spends his days as executive chef at the White House Hotel curled up in his office. All cooking, managing and planning is left to his sous chef Bib (Darren Boyd) and the general manager Caroline. Whites is refreshingly unique and definitely worth a view!

Rev:
An adorable sitcom about a vicar (priest) working for the Church of England and his wife, the solicitor. The main character is relocated from a tiny rural Suffolk parish to a decrepit church in inner-city England. 

Moone Boy:
An Irish Sitcom which takes place in Boyle in the late 80s surrounding a young boy’s life with his imaginary friend. Moone Boy is a semi-autobiographical and features Chris O’Dowd, who is both the co-writer and co-star of the series. This show will leave you asking: Where’s my jumper?

Derek:
Derek is offbeat comedy written and starring Ricky Gervais. The mockumentary takes place at a modest nursing home. Derek is a 50 year old employee who has worked at the home for three years. The premise sounds odd, perhaps even off-putting; however, you will love the show because you immediately fall in love with Derek’s character. Derek is positively spirited with child-like naïveté. His life revolves around his co-workers and the residents of the home. Watch a few episodes when you are in need of a pick-me-up!

Call The Midwife:
Set in the 1950s this drama is based on a true story about a group of Midwives who work in the East End of London. Due to high ratings during it’s first season, Call the Midwife was BBC’s most successful new drama since 2001.

The Office:
You have seen the US edition, now it’s time to watch the original. Bonus it stars Ricky Gervais!