7 of Emily’s Favorite Shows

Hello, my friends. These are a handful of my favorite shows (not an exhaustive list by any means). If you haven’t watched them, I think that you should, because they are really a treat for the eyes and the heart.

1. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

  • Based off of Douglas Adams’ series of the same title
  • I love this show
  • I can’t even tell you why I love it without spoiling it
  • But it’s like nothing you’ve seen before
  • I can guarantee if you watch this show, you will not regret it even once so long as you will live, unless you were watching it while your sweet little niece was being born instead of being with your sister while she’s in labour, in which case, you might regret it, but technically this could apply to any show. Please watch tv responsibly.  


  1. The OA
  • Also a very original concept
  • Interesting plot
  • One of the people looks like the guy from Mad Men but actually isn’t
  • It made me cry a couple times
  • But not because I was sad
  • Don’t start watching unless you’ve got 8 hours to finish the whole thing because once you get started, you might as well just watch the whole story.


  1. Breaking Bad
  • It’s been almost 10 years since this show aired so if you haven’t seen it yet, I am judging you. (Not even just a little. I’m judging you a lot.)
  • I mean, no spoilers (but also it’s been 10 years so you can’t really pull that card and I am not sorry) but there are no good guys. Nobody in this show is a good person by the end of season 5, but we like some of them, and we don’t like others, so it puts a nice little moral twist on things.


  1. Dance Academy
  • Australian Teen Drama at its finest
  • Just when you think it can’t get pettier, it does
  • When you think they’ve exhausted the combination of people who can date and break up in a single episode, Dance Academy shocks you again.
  • You want to hate the show, but you can’t stop watching because deep down, you love it. You’ve been loving it from the start and you just didn’t realize it.


  1. Parks & Recreation
  • In a similar vein to The Office, Brooklyn 99, Community… this is one of those types of shows
  • But it is my favorite one
  • Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen the others and I like them too, but Parks & Rec has my heart
  • This could very quickly turn into a list of all my favorite parts and that would eat up a lot of space and would give too many spoilers so I will contain myself
  • But if you’ve seen this show and are thinking about that Lil Sebastian memorial concert pls come and talk to me


  1. Stranger Things
  • Spooky
  • Very realistic 80s vibes without trying to shove nostalgia down your throat
  • 2nd season has some cringy conversations but overall still a very good addition to the first season
  • No tears. Actually, some tears.


  1. The Get Down
  • Similar to stranger things, there’s some sweet 70s vibes
  • Also a few cringy conversations (esp. In Season 2), but I am willing to forgive them for the overall quality of the show
  • Cool tunes. Cool scenes.
  • I am rooting for every character and I hope they’re happy wherever they are