For the past few months, I have been influenced by a really close friend of mine to watch TV series again. I used to watch a lot during my college days but then when I started working, I stopped watching already because I’m always soo busy. But then this love for watching series has been reborn again when he encouraged me to watch How I Met Your Mother.
And then just like that, I’m hooked again! 🙂
So there’s my TV Roundup after I finish HIMYM.
The series follows obstetrician/gynecologist Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) as she tries to balance her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small medical practice in New York City. The character was inspired by Kaling’s own mother, an OB/GYN. Mindy explores through life with the help of her co-workers: Danny Castellano, her best friend and love interest, whose religious sensibilities and mother issues occasionally cause some tension; Jeremy Reed, the English doctor with whom Mindy slept in Season 1, and who now heads the practice; Peter Prentice, another handsome doctor who was fraternity jock while attending Dartmouth; Morgan Tookers, a wacky registered nurse who is also an ex-con because he was framed by his career criminal cousin; and Beverley, a libidinous older woman who is the office receptionist and has a heavy Southern accent.
Aspiring writer Hannah gets a shock when her parents visit from East Lansing, Michigan, and announce they will no longer financially support her as they have done since her graduation from Oberlin College two years before. Left to her own devices in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, she navigates her twenties, “one mistake at a time”. Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver and Alex Karpovsky co-star as Hannah’s circle of friends.
3.) Jane the Virgin
Set in Miami, the series details the surprising and unforeseen events that take place in the life of Jane Villanueva, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman whose family tradition and a vow to save her virginity until her marriage to a detective is shattered when a doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during a checkup. And to make matters worse, the biological donor is a married man, a former playboy and cancer survivor who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works, but was also her former teenage crush.
The series follows the life of Eliza Dooley, a woman obsessed with the idea of achieving fame through the use of social media platforms, including Instagram where she posts selfies. She begins to worry that “friending” people online is not a substitute for real friendship, and she seeks help from Henry Higgs, a marketing image guru.
The character names are a reference to Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, the main characters of the 1912 George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, further popularized by the 1956 musical My Fair Lady. In the play and musical, Henry is tasked with improving Eliza’s social status, and ends up succeeding all too well; an eventual romantic relationship between the two is hinted at, but never shown.
5.) Web Therapy
The popular online show, now a television series, features Fiona Wallice who is branching a new type of therapy. She decides that 3 minutes over web cam is better than 50 minutes of patients rambling on. By dramatically shortening session time, she hopes to get results more quickly. Her sessions take place via web cam over the Internet and are taped in the hope of attracting investors into promoting her new technique as a worldwide therapy option.
What about you? What are the TV series that you are hooked into right now? 🙂