Dusting Off My Shelfies

Last night, the Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles and aired for the world to see. The Emmy Awards signal the beginning of première week on television. The Emmy’s say goodbye to the last season as we welcome in the new one.

As a lifelong fan of television, I look forward to September; bringing with it all the new shows I can’t wait to see for the first time to all my returning favorites. Of course, with a million channels, I go through the difficult task of narrowing down what it is I will watch.

Dusting Off My ShelfiesWhen I was a child in the 70s and early 80s, our choice of shows was more limited than it is today. My favorites as a child were Fantasy Island, Love Boat, CHiPs, and Charlie’s Angels. With only three networks, it was easy to catch every show I loved (and that my parents let me watch) without missing one I didn’t.

Television has changed a lot since then. With the advent of cable television and, more recently, streaming services like Netflix, we have a lot more to choose from as viewers. I’ll admit that I get overwhelmed every fall. My poor DVR gets overworked as I try to decide what I want to watch regularly. Of course, it doesn’t help that my husband and I don’t like the same types of shows. 

What inevitably happens is that some shows I wanted to watch never get seen or I only see one episode. Doesn’t that suck? There are lots of great choices but only so much time, especially since I’m a mom to three little ones. 

I am grateful for *Netflix’s streaming service. Not only can I catch up and watch shows I’ve loved in the past (now I’m obsessively watching Medium), but I can also view shows I never got to see the first time around, like The Witches of East End and Sherlock (I highly recommend). 

It is embarrassing, but I have a lot of shows on my shelfies list. Shelfies? Yep, shows I want to watch but haven’t had the chance to see yet. Lucky for me, I can watch them on Netflix. 

Pretty Little Liars

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The Fall

The West Wing


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Ripper Street


Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries




Orange is the New Black

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With a long list of shows I can’t wait to check out this fall (like Blindspot, The Muppets, Heroes Reborn, and Life in Pieces), I imagine this list will only grow. I guess I need to stop watching old favorites and spend more time watching those on my shelfies list. The problem is, which one do I start with?

What are some shows on your shelfies list? 

*Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own.

About Denise

Hi! I'm Denise, a 40+ year old SAHM trying to navigate the world of motherhood. I blog about parenting, food, and have been featured a few times on BlogHer. I enjoys solving mysteries (Okay..reading mysteries or watching them on TV), cooking, and drinking way too much caffeine than I should. Basically, anything I needs to do to survive the toddler years.



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