What I’ve been watching this week – April 22

Top Chef Canada

Top Chef Canada started their new season a couple weeks ago. I hadn’t watched the show before, but I was excited to give it a try. There’s a contestant from Niagara on the season. I’ve been enjoying it so far, but have had a tough time connecting to the characters.

Derry Girls

I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Netflix’s Derry Girls, a scripted show that follows a group of students in Derry, Northern Ireland in the early 90s. I had even added it to my list of shows I was going to watch this year.

This show is so so so so good. It’s charming and funny in exactly the way I want it to be. It’s bingeable as hell – 6 episodes at 25 minutes each. You can easily finish it on a lazy afternoon. I can’t wait to start a rewatch already.

Schitt’s Creek

This was another show on my aforementioned list. I couldn’t think of anything to watch the other day, and instead of rewatching Great British Bake Off for the 500th time, I thought I would make another dent in my list.

Schitt’s Creek is a Canadian show about a rich family that loses everything and is forced to move to a town they bought as a joke years ago. It’s very clever, and the jokes have me literally LOLing. It’s not something I really want to binge, I’d rather savour it over time.

Love Island

I finished off season 3 this past week (finally!) and moved right on to season 4. I am now really enjoying the show. I like the game element of the show, and I love that the relationships feel genuine, even if most of them don’t last after the show.

Game of Clones

I truly can’t believe I made it through a whole season of this ridiculous MTV dating show where MTV ‘stars’ date 7 people that look like their celebrity crush. And yes it was just as ridiculous as it sounds, but less entertaining than you’d think. Like, I knew Pauly D’s relationship didn’t work out because he got a new MTV dating show, and Kail tweeted about how filming her episode was a waste of time. So it was hard to feign any interest in these relationships when the cast could barely do so.

It was a weird show, and I can’t see it coming back for another season. But if it does, I will probably watch it because who am I kidding I love trash tv.

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