For me, cooking and entertainment go hand in hand. I enjoy cooking so much more when I’m distracted by my favorite shows. If I’m cooking, I’m also watching TV- no matter what.
Every Monday, I’ll be posting what TV shows or podcasts I’m enjoying while cooking meals for the week.
I’d love to hear your recommendations on what to watch or listen to while cooking. I’ll try just about anything and I’m open to all suggestions.
Also: this is a no spoiler zone. If you haven’t watched these shows or episodes, you’re safe!
‘Orange Is The New Black’
I’m not a marathon binge-watcher, so I’m only on episode 7 of the new season of ‘Orange Is The New Black.’ Compared to some TV-watchers, I’m really behind. Thank god the show hasn’t been spoiled for me, but someone told me that there’s a huge death in the season that’s blowing people’s minds. So I’m preparing myself for that.
So far, this season is decent. OITNB has never been my favorite show, but it’s entertaining enough for me to stick to. I like that it confronts issues like race head on, but sometimes it’s a bit too on the nose.
Either way, I can’t get enough of Danielle Brooks and Adrienne C. Moore. They’re my favorites.
I’ve already seen the entire show, but my boyfriend is going through it again, so I’ve been watching on and off.
We’re in season two, and watching everything that happens early in the series while knowing what happens at the end is a total game changer. I don’t love to repeat shows either, but maybe ‘Breaking Bad’ would be worth it.
I’m not ashamed of this, but I’m a pretty big Adam Sandler fan. Most of his movies are made for 13-year-old boys, but there’s something so dumb about them it just makes me laugh.
If you’re not familiar, the premise of ‘The Do-Over’ is two buddies from high school who have crappy lives fake their own deaths, and get wrapped up in some crazy trouble with their new identities. It’s your classic buddy comedy, complete with Adam Sandler boob jokes and terrible David Spade acting.
‘Game of Thrones’
Of course, I watched the season six finale of GoT. It was mind boggling-ly dramatic and I’m still not over it, even two days after watching.
I’m really sad that I have to wait almost an entire year for season seven. Then again, I just caught up this year, so I shouldn’t be complaining.
So that’s what I’m watching this week.
For me, entertainment is an incredibly important factor in enjoying the (sometimes long) process of cooking. It’s prime time to start new shows I’ve never seen before too.
What do you love watching? I’d love to hear your TV suggestions in the comments below!