As you can probably guess from my procrastination with reading books, when my head is not in a book, it's because I'm watching a show. I've actually amassed a huge list of TV shows that I think are worth watching no matter how old you are.
One special series that I really would like you to check out is Please Like Me. I think the show is fantastic. The show follows a young man exploring his sexuality while growing into an independent adult. Tryna be all fancy but really he's in his twenties and he's just a dude living a regular life.
What I love about the show is that he actually lives a regular life ... mostly relatable and he really is not glamorized in anyway. By that I mean, often when you watch TV shows, you may feel connected to the main character but so much drama and random extraordinary things are happening all the time that you may not really be able to connect with the story. But this show is just about the life of an ordinary boy with few friends (the side of society that no one ever wants to recognize for some reason). He's just living his mundane life the way he wants to and he is not apologizing for anything. He's slightly antisocial, selfish, yet selfless when it counts, completely insecure and again so so relatable. I love his honesty and the frank way by which he talks, it's so refreshing.
Lately since I've been reading more, I've found that I'm able to better articulate my thoughts but I feel like this show does the same thing for me. He is so well spoken in a way that makes me stop and replay some parts of the show because of how well he was able to convey his feelings in moments when I often struggle to find the words for my thoughts. So for me, it's also an education.
Basically I just really jive with the show. But I think others could as well. I literally laugh out loud while watching the show. A small caveat though is that it takes a little while to get into the humor since dark and serious social issues are addressed, but hang in there because it's all worth it.
Likewise the supporting characters in the show took a little while for me to like but now I think their a hoot. I love Mae with her spunky and blunt personality and yet supportive and friendly sides especially. I have really grown to enjoy her character because of how different they make her. She's not a woman who is insecure, she is strong, well aware of her worth and though she sticks around with Josh's father while he struggles with his feelings for his ex, it's not because she's lost without him. It's because she recognizes that he's a person and that he needs to work through his feelings to be a better partner for her. I didn't understand it at first but I definitely got it as the show went on. Also, she says no to marriage, which shows that she has a different outlook on partnership and that she's independent. The way that topic was approached made it seem so regular, even crazy for Josh's dad to assume that she would want to get married and it takes away the taboo that she shouldn't stay in a long term relationship without marriage. It encourages the idea that there are different ways to live your life and one way is not right for all, and for some marriage isn't the answer and not an achievement.
I love that the show explores sexuality, and different issues in such a clever and funny way. It's comedy gold and with that I rate the show a 4 out of 5. I won't ruin other details of the show but trust me when I say you will laugh out loud watching it. You can stream the show on Netflix, Primewire, TV Links or 123movies. Yeah I got you!
Comment below, tell me what you think of the show if you've seen it. If not do you think it's something you could enjoy? Don't be stingy with your thoughts.