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5 Things to Binge Watch for Galentine’s Day

For those of you who don’t know just how special Galentine’s day is, please read about the beauty of it here.

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If you’ve never even heard of it, please refer to season 2, episode 16 of Parks and Recreation. I’ll wait.

Did you watch it?
You’re just watching all of Parks and Rec?
Just couldn’t help yourself?
I get that. Enjoy your waffles.

For those of you who came back, hello.

February 13th, a.k.a. Galentine’s Day, falls on Fat Tuesday, a.k.a. Mardi Gras meaning I don’t have work that day because I live in Louisiana and that’s how they roll here. So I thought what better way to spend my day then binge watching a lady show. And I figured I’d share my list, for any of who you may have that day off as well. Or for whenever you need a good female pick me up. These shows can be enjoyed all days of the year.

Some of these have too many seasons to watch entirely in one day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try.

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Anyway, happy Galentine’s Day my friends. (I have not included Parks and Recreation, but of course it’s on the list. It started the list.)

In no particular order:

Image result for good girls revoltGood Girls Revolt

Where you can watch it: Amazon Prime

What it’s about: Women working at News of the Week in the 70’s, decide to file a complaint against the magazine for not letting them write.

Why you should watch it: I can’t sing this show’s praises enough. It’s truly amazing. There’s only one season, but God I hope enough people make some noise for it and it gets picked back up. I think a lot of people weren’t keen on this when it premiered because it came out as Mad Men was ending and visually was a little bit similar. But the story is so different, and better in my opinion. If you don’t trust my taste, George R. R. Martin also liked the show.Good Girls Revolt Tweet

Image result for gilmore girls posterGilmore Girls

Where you can watch it: Netflix

What it’s about: A single mother, Lorelai Gilmore, raises her teenage daughter, Rory Gilmore, in the small Connecticut town she fled to as a teen mother to escape her wealthy overbearing parents.

Why you should watch it: If you’re already a huge fan, you could just watch your favorite episodes, or just watch the Year in the Life season. If you’ve always wanted to start the show and haven’t had a big push to do it, here it is. WATCH IT! It’s a lot of fun, even if you don’t get every reference they’re making. Even if you fold 8 mountains of laundry while you watch, you’ll still get something from this mother daughter duo. And if you have a teenage daughter, watch it together. I know my mom struggled to find things we would both enjoy watching, but this was a big hit for us.

Image result for younger posterYounger

Where you can watch it: Hulu

What it’s about: After her divorce, Liza Miller, struggles to get a job that doesn’t scoff at the 18 year break from work she took to raise her daughter.  With the help of her artist roommate, she becomes 26 again, and lands a job at Empirical Publishing. She then navigates 2 lives trying to be sure they never intersect.

Why you should watch it: First and foremost Sutton Foster is an amazing actress. She’s currently 43, and could easily pass for 26-30 years old. So this was the perfect story line for her. Watching someone go through their 20-something struggles with all the knowledge of what’s on the other side is so refreshing, and hopeful.

Image result for marvelous mrs maisel posterThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Where you can watch it: Amazon Prime

What it’s about: When her husband, Joel, leaves her for his secretary, Midge gets drunk and inadvertently preforms her first stand up routine. In the same club she watched her husband try to preform his every week. Except she’s funny. Finding her footing as a single mother in the 1950’s she moves back in with her parents, gets a job, and begins to pursue comedy.

Why you should watch it: The jokes, oh man the jokes. I’ve always admired the funny writings of Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls), but this is her funniest work yet. Taking a look at the expectations of women in 50’s, the pressures from her parents, the Jewish traditions she breaks, and the kind of woman Midge wants to become and how that fits with everything she knew up to that point in her life, well, that’s a lot of material to work with. My favorite character is Susie, her place in the 50’s wasn’t familiar but it was important. And I appreciate her encouragement of Midge, and her judgement of Joel.

Image result for grace and frankie  posterGrace and Frankie

Where you can watch it: Netflix

What it’s about: After their husbands leave them for each other, Grace and Frankie become friends, roommates, and business partners. While their ex-husbands learn to live life out in the open together. The couples’ 4 adult children adjust to the new parental set up, while dealing with their own shit.

Why you should watch it: The children’s take on what’s happening with their parents is nothing short of hilarious. Watching hippie Frankie and uptight Grace try to instill some of who they are in the other woman is both funny and heart warming. This new family dynamic for everyone is engaging and interesting. But the support from everyone is admirable.

Honorable mentions:

Bunheads– Freeform App. A Las Vegas showgirl starts working along side her mother-in-law to run a small dance studio. I’m not kidding when I say I love Amy Sherman-Palladino.

Revenge– Netflix. After the Grayson’s framed her father, a young woman sets out to ruin their lives. I only loved season one, but I did finish the show.

30 Rock– Netflix. This show is basically a behind of the scenes of a Saturday Night Live style show called TGS. Liz Lemon is the crazy food grandma of my dreams.

The Golden Girls– Hulu. These ruthless old ladies are hilarious, but also there for each other. I like to think I’ll be this hilarious when I’m older.

Be sure to let me know what other lady shows or movies are perfect for you and your Galentines. ❤

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