So I’m currently addicted to US & Korean TV shows. Is that a bad thing?? I’m guessing it’s not, right? I mean what else is there to do in Qatar during your spare time? Though there are malls you can shop at, restaurants / coffee shops to hang out at or eat at and attractions to visit, these are not top options for me because of the sweltering heat. At this point, I’d rather just stay at home and blast on the air-conditioning plus sip on iced tea or binge on some ice cream to help cool me while watching my sitcoms. Added bonus, I get to avoid the traffic in Doha during the rush hour.
I’ll share with you what TV shows I follow but just be aware that there might be some SPOILERS ahead:
US TV Shows
1. Game of Thrones (GoT)
Of course everyone is familiar with GoT since it is a massive hit from HBO. It is actually based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin (which I haven’t read). What I love about the show is that it is so unpredictable with its plot. There are just numerous twists and turns in the storyline and you just don’t know what to expect in every episode per season. Some of my favorite characters on the show have been killed off and the last episode from season five was the most disappointing one with Jon Snow being the latest victim to be written off. It was the saddest episode for me as I was rooting for him due to the growth of the character which was excellently portrayed by the actor Kit Harrington.
2. That 70’s Show
Though this sitcom has ended 9 years ago, I’ve recently started to binge watch the show and I am on season five at the moment (the show has eight seasons in total). I wasn’t really able to keep track of the show when I was in college so I decided to watch the whole thing again. Some of the episodes are uploaded on YouTube so if you are interested to do the same, you can check that out. My favorite love pairing within the show would have to be Hyde (Danny Masterson’s character) & Jackie (Mila Kunis’ character) because they are polar opposites but to see them get together gives me the *kiligs* (feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic occurs). Most of all, Laura Prepon’s character, Donna, would have to be my favorite among the main characters in the show. She is an independent woman who doesn’t conform to the norms of how a lady should be during the 70’s era.
I just love the partnership that Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht’s character) and Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams’ character) have together. In all honesty though, I just love Harvey’s suave moves and his very dapper look. Yes! I have a big crush on him! My sister and I are on the latest season now. Oh before I forget, this is a legal drama about a law firm based in the big apple, New York City.
KOREAN TV Shows
Ok, before you judge me, I was never into the whole Korean wave thing but since I have a sister who is all about the Korean stuff, I cannot deny that she has influenced me into watching 2 Korean shows.
1. 2 Days & 1 Night
Can you guess how my sister discovered this show? Well we were having family dinner at Yee Hwa and we were seated at the private area where they had a TV installed. What was showing was this reality-variety show that follows 6 South Korean celebrities for 2 days & 1 night. They are taken to various locations within Korea (to encourage local tourism) and have to perform various tasks or take part in “bok-bul-bok” (game of chances) where their breakfast, lunch, dinner & sleeping arrangement (sleeping indoors or outdoors) are on the line. Winners get to have the good stuff and of course, losers have consequences or don’t get anything at all. It’s just a feel good show that will surely supply you with laughs. I watch the show on web-streaming via the website kshowonline.com. A new episode for the show is uploaded every Wednesday, just in case you are interested and don’t mind reading subtitles.
2. The Return of Superman
Last but definitely not the least is this South Korean reality TV show in which 4 South Korean celebrity dads are filmed while taking care of their children for 48 hours without any help from anyone while their wives leave their homes for some relaxation. It’s cuteness overload because of the kids and it’s comedic at the same time due to the fact that some of the dads featured are new to the child rearing experience. My favorite to watch are the twin sons of the comedian Lee Hwi Jae, Seo-eon & Seo-jun, plus the triplets of actor Song Il Kook, Dae-han, Min-guk, Man-se. Again, my sister and I watch the show on web-streaming via the website kshowonline.com and a new episode is uploaded every Saturday. The show has subtitles as well which is great since it gives you the opportunity to learn some basic Korean words.
Of course, if you have any good recommendations for me that you think I should watch, please leave it on the comments section below! 🙂
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