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What can I watch? (Bored on maternity leave)

(31 Posts)
Penguinandminipenguin Sun 05-Jul-15 19:50:53

Still 3 1/2 weeks until EDD, and I'm boooored! Can anyone recommend any boxsets/baby programmes to watch to keep me entertained? smile

ThatsNotEvenAWord Sun 05-Jul-15 19:53:55

Laughing at the memory of being in the same position before my DS arrived, I ended up buying canvases from Hobbycraft and having a go at painting animals for the nursery just to pass the time! not what you asked for sorry

If you have Amazon prime I recommend Outlander.

coneywonder Sun 05-Jul-15 19:58:16

Breaking Bad
True Detective
The Following

Just a few to keep you going haha I've been off since March and due on Wednesday so had a lot of time to kill!!

chandelierswinger Sun 05-Jul-15 19:59:51

Suits. Loved the first three series!

WhyAspoonCousin Sun 05-Jul-15 20:00:13


FishWithABicycle Sun 05-Jul-15 20:00:16

Again if you have amazon prime, I'm enjoying Turn. I didn't like outlander though.

losthermind Sun 05-Jul-15 20:08:24

american horror story
greys anatomy
game of thrones
true detective

i have watched all these but shall be lurking to see if anyone can inspire me into comitting to a new programme 33+1 and nothing is inspiring me to watch it

Junosmum Sun 05-Jul-15 20:08:45

Netflix? Orange is the new black, breaking bad, buffy hangs head in shame

FlossyCat Sun 05-Jul-15 20:48:32

Blacklist is very good, nothing to do with babies though.

PiercedMrsL Sun 05-Jul-15 21:58:06

Orange is the new black
Person of interest
True blood

I've wasted many an afternoon with these smile

lexyloub Sun 05-Jul-15 22:03:33

Invest in netflix

Penguinandminipenguin Sun 05-Jul-15 23:12:11

Thanks everyone! Hopefully these suggestions will keep me occupied for a while smile

RiverTam Sun 05-Jul-15 23:15:14

Halt and Catch Fire, free on Amazon Prime. Premise sounds quite dull but it's very good.

tinyme135 Sun 05-Jul-15 23:22:22

Hannibal is an epic show, if your into your mythical stuff penny dreadful is good and so is American horror story.

I'm not due to leave till start of December so I'm trying to hold out on all my boxsets till then.

Hope everything ends up going well for you smile x

RiverTam Sun 05-Jul-15 23:36:31

I'm watching Hannibal now, it's very good but very very gory, which you might not be in the mood for grin.

Pushing Daisies is lovely, funny, quirky and sweet.

LilyWasThere Mon 06-Jul-15 09:15:13

Sons of Anarchy! Jackson is sooooooooo hot!

Don't what the story is about though wink

WishUponAStar88 Mon 06-Jul-15 09:18:03

So far on mat leave I've got through walking dead, breaking bad, prison break and bones (time to get back to work haha!)

Alwaysinahurrynow Mon 06-Jul-15 09:27:03

Madam secretary on sky (twaddle but with a sassy female lead)
Spiral (gritty french drama - like the wire but with a female lead)
B/feeding -say yes to the dress (all I could cope with due to sleeplessness)

ThinkIveBeenHacked Mon 06-Jul-15 09:29:28

Modern Family
Broadchurch (1&2)

NoRockandRollFun Mon 06-Jul-15 09:39:06

This film, if you need a break from gritty dramas.

Babies, Filmmaker Thomas Balmès criss-crosses the globe to observe and record the first two years in the lives of four infants and their families. Ponijao is the youngest of nine children and lives in a village in Namibia. Bayarjargal's family lives in Mongolia. Hattie is a San Francisco couple's first.....

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Mon 06-Jul-15 11:10:34

These are the box sets with new series that I'm carefully saving until my mat leave starts in August:

- Blacklist
- House of Cards
- Newsroom
- Suits
- Hart of Dixie

In the meantime, I am re-watching all of House M.D., West Wing and Gilmore Girls and keeping up with Madame Secretary on Sky!

Can't wait for August! Enjoy!

LittleMiss77 Mon 06-Jul-15 11:17:33

Strike Back
Chicago Fire
The Last Ship (this is so bad its good)

im in the same boat as you - ive been off since the 2nd week in June. baby due friday so hopefully wont keep me waiting much longer!

Maya15 Mon 06-Jul-15 11:29:48

House of Cards

Started my maternity leave on Thursday. I am so excited and hoping for at least 3 weeks of chilling, sleeping, watching box sets grin

Number3cometome Mon 06-Jul-15 11:30:01

Get a Netflix free trial and watch House of Cards.

Gripping stuff!

CandyAppleFudge Mon 06-Jul-15 11:48:23

If you've got Netflix then
Lie to me
Criminal minds
Orange is the new black
Breakout kings
Person of interest

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