What to Watch on TV this Winter | My 15 Favorites + Recommendations from Local Moms

The kids are finally asleep and now you have time to yourself. If you are anything like me, you eventually turn on the tv and start scrolling. But so often, I never stop scrolling — because I never know what to watch. And then when I finally do find something, I fall asleep minutes later.

I asked our readers what they have watched (and loved) lately – so that the next time you have a chance to unwind, you can watch something that’s tried and true!

My favorite series that I have watched:

Atypical (Netflix) Comedy/Drama

Big Little Lies (HBO) Drama
*I subscribed to HBO just for this… and it was worth every penny. This is still a favorite!

Big Sky (Hulu) Drama

Dead to Me (Netflix) Comedy

Friends from College (Netflix) Comedy
*You’ll wonder why there aren’t more seasons…!

Grace & Frankie (Netflix) Comedy
*Loved, loved, loved this show and cast!

I’m Sorry (Netflix) Comedy/Sitcom
*Unexpectedly raunchy in parts — but light-hearted and funny.

Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu) Drama
*Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon are everything!

Ozark (Netflix) Drama

Schitt’s Creek (Netflix) Comedy/Sitcom
*Short episodes and this show totally fills my cup.

Ted Lasso (Apple TV) Comedy/Sitcom
*Might be the most ‘feel-good’ show I have watched in ages!

The Morning Show (Apple TV) Drama
*The reason I subscribed to Apple TV… patiently waiting for season 2!

The Undoing (HBO) Drama
*I watched the entire series in a weekend – it’s THAT GOOD.

Virgin River (Netflix) Drama

What/If (Netflix) Thriller

Yellowstone (Peacock) Drama

You (Netflix) Thriller

Netflix Movies

These are all mindless and movies in which I watched the entire show. There are plenty of movies that I start, but never finish… and these held my attention til the end for one reason or another! When I look for movies, I look for cheesy or funny (so keep that in mind when taking my advice!).

  • Holidate
  • Love, Guaranteed
  • The Wrong Missy
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Here are recommendations from our audience (in alphabetical order):

9-1-1 (FOX) Action, Drama, Thriller

Bridgerton (Netflix) Romance

Cobra Kai (Netflix) Comedy/Drama

Dark (Netflix) Thriller

Dexter (Hulu) Drama

Flight Attendant (HBO) Mystery

Game of Thrones (HBO) Drama

Kim’s Convenience (Netflix) Sitcom

Lucifer (Netflix) Mystery

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime) Comedy/Drama

Normal People (Hulu) Drama

Peaky Blinders (Netflix) Crime

The Crown (Netflix) Drama

The Great (Hulu) Drama/Comedy

The Last Kingdom (Netflix) History

The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix) Drama

Your Honor (Showtime) Legal Drama

Alisa was born and raised in Iowa before attending Arizona State University. She then lived in Chicago, Georgia and Florida before settling in Madison. From her nomadic lifestyle grew a love for the beach, as well as a fondness for spicy food, sushi, white wine, southern charm, Diamondbacks baseball and idyllic ocean sunsets. Alisa and her husband, Joe, are parents to Ava Mae (August 2012) and twins, Nora & Jacob (March 2014). Alisa is a work-from-home mompreneur with a passion for business, fashion, fitness, community and all things mom. When she’s not enjoying time at home with her family, you can find her sweating it out on the tennis court, training for the next big race, pinning her heart out on Pinterest and exploring Madison with her little ones (and sweet Boston Terrier, Peaches) in tow.


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