What We're Watching
Lacey: 8 letters, 3 words. Say it and I’m yours: This Is Us. The storyline is dramatic (just the way I like it) but still believable. This Is Us deals with real-life issues you can relate to and understand. You’ll cry your eyes out, laugh at the wit, and ask yourself daily “What. Happened. To. Jack.”
Tune in if you’re interested in: dramedy, plot twists, intricate storylines, stellar acting, keeping up with the times (this show is all the rage on every social media platform.) Oh, and if you like crying, crying, and crying.
Madeline: I am very invested in Issa Rae’s HBO series Insecure. In all honesty, it is probably the first show that I’ve seen with a black female protagonist and has really offered me an eye-opening experience into the lives of black women. The show is incredibly smart, funny and features very #relatable content for all women.
Tune in if you’re interested in: girl power, acting like you’re smarter cuz you watch HBO, intersectional Feminism (which is why you’re here right?), Atlanta, Better Things
Laura: Netflix trends have become about as important to keep up with as the Kardashians, and thus I binge watched Riverdale before the new season came out October 11. For a teen drama based on 50s comics, the show is surprisingly on point to real issues we deal with everyday: slut-shaming, the stigma of mental illness, female empowerment, and even white privilege. The storyline is mysterious, engaging, and full of shirtless Archie shots, so what’s not to love?
Tune in if you’re interested in: a lovechild of Stranger Things and Gossip Girl, mystery, psychological twisters, hard-hitting social issues dealt with in a light and entertaining manner
Corrin: Currently, I am obsessed with USA’s Queen of the South. It’s the female version of Narcos minus the temper tantrums. The best part is it's based on a true story. Viewers watch as the female lead, Teresa goes from the girlfriend of a drug runner to HBIC of a drug cartel. Binge watch season 1 on Netflix before heading over to USA’s Network for half of season 2.
Tune in if you’re interested in: women making it happen on their own, love triangles, and series where the book is better than the movie
Lillian: Always in search of more girl power inspo, I recently binged on Freeform’s The Bold Type. This bubbly drama is quirky, funny, and not to miss. The Bold Type highlights three young women that work and write for a Cosmo-like magazine in New York City. Struggling with issues like sexual assault, tough break-ups and lack of recognition in the workplace, this 10 episode opening season is off to a great start covering real-world problems for aspiring girl bosses.
Tune in if you’re interested in: standing up to the all white male boardroom, real issues discussed lightly yet appropriately, and feeling the urge to scream out your frustrations in the depths of the NYC subway