What I’ve Been Watching Lately

One of the things I was told about having a baby has not held true for me (at least so far). I was told multiple times I wouldn’t have time to read or watch TV. Now, I can only speak for the first 3 months of course as that’s the only experience I have so far. I know it does get harder as kids get older. However, in the past 3 months I have watched more TV than I did in the whole year previous to Olivia being born and I have read an equal number of books as I did before she was born.

Unless you’re one of those ‘crazy’ people who sleeps when the baby sleeps – trust me, you will have plenty of time to watch TV and read. I’m totally kidding about being crazy to sleep when the baby sleeps, by the way. I WISH that was me some days. Other than the very first week after she was born and when I had mastitis I literally cannot sleep when she sleeps – trust me, I’ve tried. Even when I’ve only had 4 hours of sleep the night before I am a terrible, terrible napper. I have spent many an afternoon laying in bed frustrated that I can’t catch up on some much needed sleep while she naps.

Luckily, I find laying in bed watching a great TV show and / or reading a book almost as relaxing as sleeping and I have spent A LOT of time doing that. So today I thought I would share with you some of the TV shows I’ve watched over the last 3 months. I should say that I am not really a movie person at all. I have too short of an attention span I think. Also, I really like dipping in and out of TV show episodes. If I start an episode I don’t necessarily have to finish it all in one sitting. I am fine to watch 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes of it and then turn it off and pick up where I left off a couple of hours or even days later. Very similarly to how I listen to podcasts.

So here are the shows I’ve been watching and enjoying over the last 3 months…


I actually watched the first few seasons of Scandal years ago when it first came out but started watching it from the beginning again in early December.  This was my go to show in those early early newborn days. I would sit on the couch with Olivia alternating between nursing her and having her sleep on me and would watch episode after episode, which is probably how I managed to watch 7 seasons in around 8 weeks.

It’s a bit corny, and it got really dumb there for a bit around season 6, but I really like where they are going with Season 7 now (which is the last season). I became quite attached to the characters and I enjoy the political stuff.

Side note: the last time I did a What I’m Watching Lately post was in 2014 and I also referenced Scandal then – ha!



Oh my god you guys, this show. SO FUNNY. I got my entire family watching it as well. I love how each episode is split into four short stories – it’s such an easily digestible show that way. I have startled Olivia by laughing out loud so hard while watching this show when I am nursing her! Only seasons 1 and 2 are on Netflix. I can’t wait to watch season 3! Just do yourself a favour and check this show out, especially if you are looking for something laugh out loud funny to watch. Family Bingo and the Tiny House episode are my favourites so far.



I watched season 1 as it came out last year and I was planning to wait for season 2 to be on Netflix but then everyone and their dog was talking about it and I finished Scandal sooo I ended up buying season 2 on iTunes! So glad I did. It was such a nice treat and I loved season 2 100x more than season 1. I think there are two or three more episodes coming this season as well. This show makes me feel all the feels and cry all the tears. I love the Pearsons!



This show is on Amazon Prime Video and I binge watched 7 of the 8 episodes over the last couple of days. This is written by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who is the writer behind Gilmore Girls. It’s very very different from Gilmore Girls but it has the fast, witty dialogue that GG is known for. I also really enjoy watching a show in a different time period, and find myself feeling very grateful I don’t have to live as a woman in the 1950’s!

Next show I plan to check out is Shameless, I have heard so many people talking about it!

What’s the last show you binge watched? Any reccomendations for me based on what I’ve shared above? 

7 Responses

  1. I’ve been watching a lot of “Call the Midwife” on Netflix over the last several months. It’s a weird show to watch when you are pregnant as it’s mostly about child birth and some of the births are pretty traumatic. But I love the show and the characters! I tried watching Marvelous Mrs. Maisy and I felt kind of ‘meh’ after the first episode so didn’t go any further… but maybe I should give it another shot!

  2. We used to call it being “b.o.b.” – baby on boob. You end up with so much time just sitting to relax while the baby is feeding or sleeping! There’s no energy to do anything else. With the first one (totally giving away my age here) we watched the entire Sex & The City series on DVD because they had just come out. 2nd kid, we tried to plan something but the elder kid ended up dominating the time frame.

  3. becky says:

    I’m with you, I watched SO much TV in that first year, the first few months especially because of being trapped under a nursing or sleeping baby.

    I love Scandal and agree that Season 5 and 6 were getting stupid but I’m sad this is the last one. I’d recommend How To Get Away With Murder, although I haven’t been keeping up with it. But they’re doing a crossover episode between that and Scandal.

    Suits is another favourite for me.

    I just started Gossip Girl from the beginning, I watched it when it was originally airing. And I just started Queer Eye on Netflix after everyone was raving about it. It’s SO good. You just can’t be unhappy watching it.

  4. Kelly says:

    I feel like if anything I have more time for reading and TV now because it’s harder to leave the house, lol! Anyway, according to goodreads I read about the same as I read before kids 🙂

    I am in the middle of binge watching Broadchurch at the moment. I’m not the best binge watcher though because I haven’t watched a single episode in probably 2 weeks ha ha. I just always end up doing something else with my free time!

    I’m so glad you started watching Life in Pieces though- that’s definitely my favorite show of the last few years! So funny!

  5. Stephany says:

    I can’t remember – have you watched The Good Place? Season 1 is on Netflix now! That’s the perfect watch.

    I’m jealous that you have season 2 of Life in Pieces on Netflix! We only have the first season here. I’m dyingggg to watch season 2. Argh!

  6. I love Scandal and This is Us, but Shameless is by far my favourite of the ones you mentioned. It takes a couple episodes to get into it if I remember correctly, but now we watch it when it airs on TV, and it is the show I look most forward to.

    Also, one of my all-time favourite series was Californication. It’s over now, so it’s a good one to binge watch, since all seasons should be on Netflix.

    We are re-watching The Office when we want something quick, as it is just too funny, and it has been long enough that we don’t really remember the episodes.

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