The One Show That You’re Not Watching but You Should Be
These days there are so many shows on television. With the addition of newbies like NetFlix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, to name a few creating their own shows, how can you keep up? You can’t! Good TV is all around you. But the one show you’re probably not watching nor have heard of is out for a second season and trust me, you need to watch it.
Catastrophe, a UK Channel 4 series broadcast solely on Amazon Prime for us US folk, focuses on an American man and Irish woman who meet in London, get knocked up, and try to make the most out of it. It’s funny as shit, dirty (not suitable around children at all!), and refreshingly honest. The only problem with it is the seasons are too short as are the episodes! I want more! Leave it to the Brits! They notoriously make amazing shows with a small amount of seasons and an even less number of episodes. Gavin and Stacey, Inbetweeners, IT Crowd, Miranda (Funniest. Show. Ever.) Need I say more…!
I binge-watched season one last year while breastfeeding. Season two is relatively new and I tried my best to take my time. The quick 24 minute episodes are just enough to help me through my day. I watch at nap time while I eat my lunch and laugh at Sharon and Rob…I can so relate. Postpartum depression, breastfeeding, finding like-minded moms to hang with, going back to work, forgetting a breast pump while traveling, ailing parents, and of course your ferocious man standing up for you are just a few comedic themes they tackle.
Plus Carrie Fisher (aka Princess Leia) has a small role in the show. She plays an obnoxious, know it all, bitchy mother-in-law that I’m pretty sure many can relate to!
I watch this show and I just smile. Life isn’t normal; in fact what is normal? I watch this lady on TV being a brave, dysfunctional yet loving mother. I can so relate to her and her husband’s relationship because I married a guy from England. Same language, but very different culture. Life is messy sometimes and very unpredictable yet these two actors show us something fun.
So if you feel like laughing and enjoy the Brit’s dry sense of humor, I suggest you spend the summer catching up with Catastrophe on Amazon Prime. If you don’t have Amazon Prime yet, this is the perfect excuse to get it! You won’t regret it.