One of the perks of working at Two Rivers Marketing is the emphasis on work-life balance. When 5 p.m. rolls around, we go live our lives which, for a lot of us, means indulging in our favorite TV shows. And with Hollywood’s award season in full swing and actors anticipating the Emmys, we decided to share a few shows our associates are watching right now or looking forward to (in no particular order).
Did any of your favorites make the list?
1. The Righteous Gemstones | HBO
This anticipated show is from the same team that created Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, both of which are modern classics. The cast looks incredible. No premiere date yet, but it should be on HBO sometime in 2019.
2. Ozark | Netflix
Laura Linney and Jason Bateman’s characters are so atypical from their usual roles that it makes it interesting to see how they act and build empathy with the viewing audience despite (so far) being pretty nasty people. This is kind of a similar reaction to Frank and Claire on House of Cards.
3. Gilmore Girls | Netflix and DVD
This show mixes humor and pop culture with small-town charm and family drama. If that’s not enough, it showcases the quirky bonds of mothers and daughters, best friends, neighbors, and significant others. The fast-paced dialogue packs a host of emotions in each 40-minute episode. What more could you need?
4. The Simpsons | Cable TV
TV’s favorite animated family. A timeless classic that always remains humorous, topical, and satirical — even after 30 years. The staying power because of its continued creativity is inspiring.
5. Peep Show | Hulu
This is one to watch several times and even an episode now and then — they are always funny. This is arguably the funniest show ever written. The show is over, but you can watch the whole series on Hulu.
6. True Detective | HBO
This is an American anthology crime drama television series known for its dark and gritty stories and self-contained narrative, featuring new A-list cast ensembles each season. If you love a good crime drama with lots of twists and turns, you might find this season’s storyline to be particularly interesting once again because it plays out over separate time periods with the mystery deepening over the decades.
7. Grace and Frankie | Netflix
This classic comedy show is in its fifth season. It’s about two women who seem to be polar opposites, but bond and form a friendship when their husbands leave them for each other. Plus how can you not love the duo of Jane Fonda (Grace) and Lily Tomlin (Frankie)?
8. Great News | Netflix
This takes place at a news station and follows a producer’s (Briga Heelan) journey as she navigates her place in the workforce while working with her mom (Andrea Martin), who’s the intern. If you’re looking for a show to replace the hole that 30 Rock left in your heart, or if you’re looking for a comedy about a woman who works with her mom and has a fling with her boss (Adam Campbell) who happens to be British, this show is for you.
9. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo | Netflix
This show has become a bit of a trend right now. Over the course of eight episodes, Japanese organizing guru and author Marie Kondo helps families declutter and tidy up their homes with her KonMari method, which proves to be an emotional experience for many as she teaches us how to give thanks to our homes and our belongings along the way. If you enjoy the show, you can also check out her books The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy.
Sex Education | Netflix
Workin’ Moms | Netflix
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | Amazon Prime
Hell’s Kitchen | Hulu
The Handmaid’s Tale | Hulu
This Is Us | Cable
The Bachelor (no judgments!) | Cable
Making a Murderer | Netflix
You | Netflix
Game of Thrones | HBO
Shark Tank | Cable
See a show you love? Or did we miss one you think should be on here? Drop us a comment with your favorite TV shows!