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Life | What I've Been Watching

In an effort to procrastinate (or at least lighten) all things degree, I've been heading off for some quality time with my television. A past time I haven't taken part in since discovering Youtube back in 2008. From Charmed to Jump Street, here's what I've been watching lately.

An oldie but a goody. I adored this show whilst growing up and make sure to re-watch it every few years or so (on its fourth rotation, second to Buffy and Angel of course). At the time I loved it because it was something different to all that princessy and pink rubbish I was subjected to during my childhood. But not I love it for the strong female characters and gooey lovey-dovey scenes (Read: what the hell happened to me?). For those of you who have watched the show, you know who I mean: Leo, Piper, Phoebe, Cole, Drake.

Eat Well for Less?
I want to define this as my guilty pleasure show, but in all honesty, unlike the other GP shows in my life (Pretty Little Liars, Storage Hunters, American Pickers, Millionaire Matchmaker, Jezza) this might actually do me some good. If you haven't caught it yet it's all about the food we buy, the brands we gravitate to, when we should save and where we can splurge - and, if you haven't dozed off yet, it's genuinely worth the watch and may just redefine your shopping habits. It's already inspired me to eat up a lot of what's in my cupboards!

The Musketeers
I'm a fan of the books. I'm a fan of the nineties Charlie Sheen remake. And now I'm a fan of the TV show thanks to good old chivalry, heroism and charm (and oddly a main character who resembles my best friend). I polished off season one in a matter of days and now have to wait the agonising week between episodes, all just so I can see whether D'artagnan and Constance or Aramus and the Queen will finally hit it off. At the moment, these will they won't they dramas are basically what I live for outside of my degree.

The Other Boleyn Girl
I'm a huge history buff, especially when it comes to good old Henry VIII, but this was admittedly a bit of a let down in comparison to the Tudors and the likes of Game of Thrones. Why that last comparison? I feel the scandals and sex of the show are probably on par for how the world was ten year ago, but I was left feeling left wanting more. After all, we do live in a world where Fifty Shades of Grey made it to the big screen.

21 Jump Street

I feel like this is one of those movies every teenager and twenty something has seen, like it's this decade's American-Pie-style right of passage film. Bromance - check, explosions - check, general nerd chic - check. It's a completely hilarious - if slightly inappropriate - film to watch on the train and I'd recommend it from teenage boy to all.

What have you been watching?

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