If your favorite streaming platform is Netflix, then you’re probably on there daily, which means you probably get tired of it too. Even with all the shows and movies being released, there comes a time in one’s life where your new favorite show finishes, you wipe the tears, and then you’re stuck. So you go scrolling and scrolling to find something new … but it all just looks … meh.
Trust me, I’ve been there!
And even though I haven’t been writing much lately, since we’ve been in LA thanks to my daughter’s job, I have still been watching tv in my down time.
Here are a few shows I’ve watched on different platforms over the last few weeks, because when I get tired of Netflix, I have to go elsewhere.
Tired Of Netflix? Here Are 8 Awesome Shows To Watch Elsewhere
1. We Are Lady Parts (Peacock TV)
Geeky biochemical engineering Ph.D. student Amina Hussein becomes the unlikely lead guitarist of Lady Parts, an all-female Muslim punk band on a mission to get a proper gig.
Saira, the band’s fierce and enigmatic frontwoman, sees something in Amina the others can’t. Saira leverages Amina’s desperation to find a husband and offers to set her up with potential matches if she agrees to join. Torn between her straitlaced university friends and members of Lady Parts, Amina tries to find her voice.
We Are Lady Parts is freaking awesome, and a must watch!
2. Ted Lasso (Apple TV)
Small-time football coach Ted Lasso is hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.
It’s as crazy as it sounds, but it’s also incredibly inspiring and way better than I thought it would be. I can’t wait for season 2!
3. Panic (Amazon)
Every summer in a small Texas town, graduating seniors compete in a series of challenges, which they believe is their only chance to escape their circumstances and make their lives better.
The first episode had me so on edge I almost didn’t give this show a fair chance. But it’s not as bad as I thought it would be! The kids don’t die “this time around” so that was comforting.
And I honestly love the concept of this show. We all know stories of how someone from a small town moved to a big city because there weren’t enough opportunities at home for them to grow.
But we’ve never really seen how far kids were willing to go to make it out of their small town! Well … now we get a look of what that desperation is like.
4. Loki (Disney Plus)
Loki, the God of Mischief, steps out of his brother’s shadow to embark on an adventure that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”
And while I almost did fall asleep the first time watching the first two episodes. (I was extremely tired!) This series feels very promising!
I’m actually really loving Loki, the series and the character! So I can’t wait to see where it goes. Of course …
I also can’t wait to discuss it with my Disney Moms of Color girls!
We’re on Clubhouse every Wednesday, and our #DMOCWatchParty is on Twitter every Friday! Can’t make it to one of those events? That’s cool! There will be a spoiler thread posted every Sunday in our Facebook group so you can discuss the show there as well. You’re welcome!
5. Young Rock (Hulu)
As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he takes a comedic look back at his extraordinary life through the outrageous stories of his family and youth that shaped him into the man he is today.
He explores his childhood years living amid influential wrestling icons while his dad rose to fame in the business, his rebellious teenage years attending high school in Pennsylvania, and his football years teamed up with powerhouse players at the University of Miami. In his telling, Johnson explains that while his experiences have been larger than life, he remains a down-to-earth guy who still relates to the American people.
This show is beyond awesome! Not only is it great to get an inside look at The Rock’s life before he became famous, but it’s also extremely entertaining. And did I mention Randall Park was also in this? So yeah … it’s definitely worth watching! And I can’t wait for Season 2!
6. Kung Fu (The CW App)
A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Shen, to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption, and her own parents are at the mercy of a powerful triad.
Nicky relies on her tech-savvy sister, pre-med brother, ex-boyfriend and a new love interest, as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values, to protect her community and bring criminals to justice — all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.
And yes the show is as great as it sounds! For a moment, I did think they were going to disappoint me with a stereotypical white and Chinese romance story, but … they didn’t! And for that I’m grateful.
While the name could have been a bit more creative, the storyline is great, including the BLM scene.
7. Big Shot (Disney Plus)
A temperamental college basketball coach gets fired from his job and must take a job at an elite all-girls private high school.
Long story short, this hot-headed coach, played by John Stamos, gets fired and wrecks his reputation!
Things are “so bad” that the only job he can get is at an all girls High School! (Right!? Imagine!) However, over time we learn that this Coach isn’t as bad as we thought he was and the show is extremely inspiring.
8. Betty (HBO Max)
A group of diverse young women navigate the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding in New York City.
And honestly this show FEELS like New York City!
While I didn’t grow up with a ton of skater friends, everything else about this show feels authentic to NYC teen life. Plus, it’s refreshing to watch a bunch of girls stick up for each other, instead of constantly trying to put each other down.