Painsomia and pain flares are a the absolute worst right? One of my absolute favorite ways of dealing especially when the meds are taking forever to kick in or I can’t find a comfortable position to sit or lie in is to obsessively watch The Great British Baking Show. Seriously as much as I love and adore reading (my TBR piles are arranged in particular orders and I have a Yearly Goodreads challenge) on those nights and sometimes days my brain is mush and can’t function or deal with storylines and words plots. So documentaries and reality tv comes in handy. The various Alaskan tv shows also are excellent and are a future post. But GBBS or as it’s sometimes called The Great British Bake Off (GBBO,) it’s a frequent fav and I need more than 15 episodes up on Netflix. I’ve also binged the Masterclass multiple times. It’s calming and sweet, even though i know the show is stressful for the Bakers it’s not stressful for the watchers. They all help each other. They are kind to each other. Which as a person living with chronic pain who struggles still with asking for help when i need it is an object lesson that I can revisit in tv form when I’m at my weakest mentally and physically.
End of the day, what I’m saying is, how the bloody hell did we all survive before Netflix and Hulu? And more shows that exhibit kindness and people helping people and not plotting to backstab (though those are fun too in doses) can possibly make the world a better place long term. But then I also binge Reading Rainbow and Julie’s Greenroom when I don’t feel well.
My shows I’ve got up on my queue right now for plots all twisty and fun are Call the Midwife and Riverdale. And I can’t wait for Supergirl season 2 to drop on Netflix as I missed a lot of episodes over the season.
Anyone have a preference for the next SideQuest? Call the Midwife, Riverdale, or Supergirl? Or option D which is random surprise.