After failing to watch much of anything in February, I made up for that in March with a few bingewatching sessions. Sadly nothing I watched was spectacular, but I don't really watch TV to be wowed anymore - it's more when I need to switch my brain off for a few hours and some of the things I've been watching recently are perfect for this purpose. 

Friends, Seasons 1-6
Come on, do I really have to introduce Friends to you?

Like everyone else in the UK, I immediately decided to watch the entire thing in order and from the beginning after the amazing announcement that Friends would be coming to Netflix in its entirety. Whilst I have seen the vast majority of Friends episodes before, I have never seen them in order and as my rewatch has proved, there are a few episodes I definitely haven't seen before. I initially really, really enjoyed my rewatch but I'm taking a break for now because it does get very, very repetitive. However, Friends is perfect for occasions where I need a short episode while I eat a meal and don't want to use too much brain power.

Don't Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23 
June moves to New York to start her dream job and live in her dream apartment, but disaster strikes when the company bankrolling her move goes bankrupt and she's forced to move in with Chloe, aka the bitch in apartment 23

As I was flicking through Netflix in an attempt to find something that wasn't Friends to watch, I stumbled on Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23. I spotted Krysten Ritter and that was it, my decision to watch was made. 

At first, I really didn't get it. One of the main characters is some actor from Dawson's Creek who plays himself and...well, it's weird. I never watched Dawson's Creek so I was left a bit baffled. A lot of the humour in this show is also a little on the uncomfortable side.

That being said, this is perfect brain holiday TV, and I did find myself laughing out loud on many occasions. It was nice to get a New York fix and there's only two seasons, so it doesn't take over your life.

Jessica Jones, Season 2 
The second series of the TV show about "superhero" Jessica Jones, a woman with super strength

I'm actually quite surprised I decided to watch season 2 of Jessica Jones, because, if I'm honest, I don't think season 1 was all that good. I think it was hyped up a lot so when I got round to watching it, it was slightly disappointing. However, I clearly felt like continuing to Krysten Ritter phase I appear to be going through and managed to get through Jessica Jones season 2 over the course of one weekend.

I'm actually very glad I gave it a chance because I really, really liked this. It should have been difficult to go from watching short 22 minute long episodes that require no attention to hour long episodes that need all your attention, but I found my attention span quickly returned because I was invested in the story. Season 2 is much more of an exploration of how Jessica became the way she is, and I love a good back story. There were enough twists and turns to keep me on my toes and I found myself sad when it had ended.

The Good Place, Season 1 
Eleanor wakes up in the afterlife and luckily for her, she's in "The Good Place" - a place reserved for the top percentage of those who have lived their lives caring for and helping others. There's just one problem - Eleanor was not a good person. 

After Jessica Jones, it was time for me to go back to short, easy episodes that required minimal brain power again. I'd seen a lot of chatter on social media about The Good Place and Netflix had forced the trailer on me at some point so I decided to try it out.

Unfortunately the trailer made it look much funnier than it actually is - I only really laugh about once per episode. That being said, it's not terrible TV. I am quite impressed with how season one ended because I was stumped as to how they could continue this story line for more than one season and they actually have pulled that off quite well. I will be watching season 2 eventually, but I've got some other things I want to watch in the mean time.

Have you watched any good TV recently?