My Mad Fat Diary
Drama, Romance, Comedy
I don’t even know where to start with this show…It has some really funny parts, but it can also be very frustrating. It’s a story about Rae, a troubled teenaged girl, who just spent several months at a psychiatric hospital after attempting to kill herself. The show starts off with her having to rehabilitate back into society, making new friends, and reconnecting with old ones.
The show does a really good job of portraying mental illness to the point where it actually gets a bit frustrating. You’ll see Rae fall back into the same pattern time and time again, but that’s just how it is. People with mental illness don’t magically get better.
This show reminds me a little of The Office. It’s what people call cringe comedy. It’s a bit of an acquired taste, so it’s definitely not for everyone. There aren’t really any laugh out loud moments, but it’s still pretty entertaining.
United States of Tara
I’ve already written a blog post about this show, but I thought I’d include it on here as well. It’s a very interesting show about Dissociative Identity Disorder or what some of you may know as Multiple Personality Disorder.
The Returned (Les revenants)
Drama, Thriller, Fantasy
This was probably my most favorite show from this month. I was actually a bit hesitant to watch it at first, because it looked scary, and I’m a big scaredy cat lol. But it wasn’t really terrifying like I thought it was going to be. It was just creepy in the most amazing way. I am a bit disappointed by how the first season ended. It left so many questions unanswered, but I’m hoping that the second season will shed more light into what’s really happening.
How Not to Live Your Life (honorable mention)
This show has its moments. It’s pretty funny, but unfortunately, it didn’t completely suck me in, which is why it’s only getting an honorable mention. The cast is pretty weird, but in a really good way. They get into all sorts of ridiculous situations, which just makes the show all the more entertaining.