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What shall I watch on mat leave?

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hopinghopefullyagain Fri 19-Aug-16 16:53:04

I've previously not been much of a TV person but the thought of hunkering down with a series / box set is appealing. In the past, I've enjoyed Corrie, Scott and Bailey, Broad church, Bad Girls. Happy to branch out a bit. Definitely don't want horror or anything that takes much concentration.
All suggestions greatly received.

WindInThePussyWillows Fri 19-Aug-16 16:56:51

At the end of my twin pregnancy I watched every episode of desperate housewives, sex and the city and 90210. I usually hate that sort of thing and couldn't make myself sit through it now, but at the time I was in heaven!

Tinklypoo Fri 19-Aug-16 16:59:33

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pennygoodlife Fri 19-Aug-16 17:09:33

I've just got through Stella and Thirteen (that was great!)

fruityb Fri 19-Aug-16 17:11:32

I just did Making a Murderer which I found fascinating. The Louis Theroux selection on Netflix is great as well.

Ebisu Fri 19-Aug-16 17:12:43

Orange is the new black, I love it!

QforCucumber Fri 19-Aug-16 17:14:42

Pretty little liars and desperate housewives are my trash TV choices when I need something easy watch and don't need to concentrate on

melibu84 Fri 19-Aug-16 17:21:35

If you have Netflix, I also recommend The Good Wife as well as Charmed, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Sense8. There is also a new show on Netflix called The Get Down, which is meant to be really good.

I am also on maternity leave, and have mainly been watching quiz shows on Challenge, The Olympics and Say Yes to the Dress on TLC :D

CathFromCooberPedy Fri 19-Aug-16 17:23:10

I watched a ridiculous amount of box sets during my mat leave! True Blood, Gotham, The Good Wife, scandalous, da vinci's demons. More too, just can't think at the mo.

Lou2711 Fri 19-Aug-16 17:31:45

I've used mine to watch devious maids!! It's very desperate housewives-y. I would have used my time to watch desperate housewives if I hadn't watched it all already!

Mummyshortlegz Fri 19-Aug-16 17:33:57

I re watched the whole of greys anatomy

Making a murderer
Scandal
Billions
Pretty little liars
Suits

Whenwillwe3meetagain Fri 19-Aug-16 17:39:14

I also watched the whole of Greys anatomy smile

Lilaclily Fri 19-Aug-16 17:40:04

I rewatched ER and The West Wing

60sname Fri 19-Aug-16 17:45:41

I enjoyed Masters of Sex and, er, Doc Martin blush on Amazon Prime

Mummyshortlegz Fri 19-Aug-16 19:25:03

Mad men I hadn't seen so I watched that.

Mr robot is good, Jessica Jones, stranger things, rosewood all worth a look

QuimReaper Fri 19-Aug-16 20:43:05

Gilmour Girls!

QuimReaper Fri 19-Aug-16 20:48:43

Gilmore, even...

HopefulHamster Fri 19-Aug-16 20:50:25

Gilmore Girls is the correct answer- perfect mat leave viewing.

Good wife good too.
Grey's, Orange, Suits, Kimmy, there's loads!

MauriceMoss Fri 19-Aug-16 20:50:51

Desperate Housewives
30 Rock
Community
Parks and Recreation
Brooklyn Nine Nine
Arrested Development
Kimmy Schmidt

Three lots of maternity leave grin

FreakOfNature Fri 19-Aug-16 21:12:37

Cold Feet is on itv player!

NeedMoreSleepOrSugar Fri 19-Aug-16 21:31:55

Suits
Orange is the new black
Homeland

Badgerwife Fri 19-Aug-16 21:45:54

I'm watching the whole of Gilmore Girls for the first time. It's very addictive.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Fri 19-Aug-16 21:58:41

Snap, Bagder, I'm about halfway through series 4 so far.

Will go back to Once Upon a Time when I've finished. Or maybe Stranger things first.

RozTheSchnoz Fri 19-Aug-16 22:01:16

I also watched the whole of Grey's Anatomy on mat leave with DC2 smile

Coconut0il Fri 19-Aug-16 22:02:05

I watched the whole of Scandal and Elementary for the first time. I rewatched the whole of Grey's Anatomy.

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