Spell Saab

I LOVE TELEVISION. I get so invested in my TV series that I can’t just watch something and stop watching it altogether. So here are the TV series I watched this year split into three categories. Don’t worry, I tried not to give any spoilers. Hahaha!

THE BEST

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This category is for TV shows that are so good, I have to watch them with Jim (and vice versa) or we’ll get pissed off if one of us watches it without the other. Haha. It’s nothing crazy, we just like to discuss our shows, ok?!?

  • Game of Thrones Season 4 – UGH. GO ARYA.
  • MasterChef Season 5 – We are big fans of the show and this season I was rooting for Leslie and Elizabeth, while Jim had a huge crush on Courtney. I was so annoyed by Courtney and how cocky she was from the very start.
  • Grey’s Anatomy Season 8 – We’re so late in the game but OMG we’re not ashamed to say we both love this show hahaha. You love and hate the characters and this season, Meredith seems to be extra lovable.
  • Modern Family Season 6 – Still love this family.
  • Orange is The New Black Season 2 – Season 3 please come sooner.
  • Parks & Recreation Season 6 – I can’t believe the next season will be the last one!!! I will miss you so much, Leslie Knope!
  • Silicon Valley – This was a really good show! Can’t wait for more! It’s about a group of nerds trying to make the next big thing in the world of apps and technology haha.
  • Mad Men Season 7 – Rooting for Peggy and I’m so sad because I love Meagan Draper.

THE BACKGROUND

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Stuff I watch and keep in the background while I’m surfing the web, washing the dishes, etc. It’s mostly girly stuff I can watch without Jim haha. I’ve tried to force these shows on my other girl friends just so I have other people to talk to about it haha.

  • Downton Abbey Season 5 – This show continues to fascinate me with their first world problems. Hehe.
  • The Mindy Project Season 2 – OMG I just found out that season 3 is out WTF. Hahaha will start watching it now. Season 2 was so much funnier that the first season and I’m so happy because I love Mindy Kaling!
  • How To Get Away With Murder – Another Shonda Rhimes hit. It’s not as exciting as Scandal but it sure kept me guessing! Viola Davis stars as a law school professor with very attractive students hahaha.
  • Jane The Virgin – I reaaaaally liked this show! It’s about a virgin who gets artificially inseminated by accident. So funny and I like that it doesn’t try so hard. Jane also reminds me of my grade school seat mate. I wonder where she is now.
  • Marry Me – When Happy Endings got canceled, it broke my heart. Funny girl Penny Hartz (Casey Wilson) married Happy Endings creator David Caspe and went off to star in his new show about a new marriage. K lang siya. I only like the lead characters, everybody else seems so fake. I’ve only watched `til the 3rd episode though. Maybe it gets better?
  • Revenge Season 4 – Emily’s face is so peg-able. And I’m still super in love with Daniel! What the heck is happening with this series?? I love everybody and don’t want anyone to take the fall for all of their shit. Go Victoria Grayson!
  • Scandal Season 4 – I am so into this show hahaha. Ang ganda ganda mo, Olivia Pope!!
  • Pretty Little Liars Season 5 – OMG, Mona!!
  • Devious Maids Season 2 – Hahaha I watched Season 1 and 2 this year and I got hooked. Created by Marc Cherry and produced by Eva Longoria of Desperate Housewives so it’s got a lot of those elements that made DH really fun to watch.
  • Mistresses Season 2 – I watched the first two seasons of this and I’m not sure I’d still watch the next seasons. I’m just mesmerized by that Asian girl who played Sun in my favorite TV show LOST.
  • Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons – Can’t stay away from these girls.

WHAT I MISSED

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  • The Leftovers – From Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof. Need to watch this HBO show.
  • Penny Dreadful – Is this any good? I just know Josh Hartnett and Eva Green are in it.
  • Gotham – I need to get on this!!! Jim Gordon tries to figure out who killed Bruce Wayne’s parents.
  • A to Z – They say this romantic comedy is really good. It stars the mother from How I Met Your Mother, Christin Milloti. No idea what it’s about.
  • Black-ish – This has gotten good reviews and has been likened to Modern Family.
  • True Detective – I know. I know.
  • Orphan Black – I’m intrigued.

What did you watch this year? I feel like I’m missing some shows!

Saab

61 Comments

  1. Reply

    April

    December 11, 2014

    I’m so glad to know you watch the entire Shondaland and Downton Abbey! (They’re my favorites) I don’t see Suits on your list, so you might want to consider? :) And ALSO, HOMELAND! Claire Danes is A+++ in here :D Haha I’m a little bit geeking out on this post of yours, Saab! :)

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      Saab

      December 11, 2014

      Sobrang kinebs ko na yung Suits somewhere after season 3 started.. Hahaha. Is it still good ba?!?! Homeland OMG I haven’t seen season 3 and 4!!! Thanks for the reminder haha! Thanks!

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    Cha_JN

    December 11, 2014

    You could also try Forever – about an immortal medical examiner/doctor; Stalker – stars Maggie Q and she leads the unit handling stalking cases.

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      Saab

      December 11, 2014

      Will check them out too thanks!!:)

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    Rose

    December 11, 2014

    Try watching Forever. It’s like a mellowed down crime show but with very like-able characters. :) Jim might even like it too.

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      Saab

      December 12, 2014

      Ooooh sige!!

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        Rose

        December 12, 2014

        Ohhh, and how has no one ever recommended Sleepy Hollow yet?!? :) The show maybe rooted in the story’s mythology but it’s amazing how the writers have tied it up to American History. Plus funny pa ang mga hirit ni Ichabod Crane. (Tom Mison is <3!)

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          Saab

          December 14, 2014

          I always see the commercial for that! Parang funny nga in a dark way hehe. Is it scary? I don’t want to watch something scary alone!!

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    Louise

    December 11, 2014

    I watch almost all the shows on your list haha. Mindy Project season 3 is hilarious!!!! Funnier than 1 and 2. Mindy Kaling is my life hero <3

    GIRL YOU NEED TO WATCH ORPHAN BLACK!!! IT. IS. AH MAH ZING (he he). Season 1 was great (medyo dragging at times) but season 2 is 1 000 000 gazillion trillion x better!! Tatiany maslany is phenomenal she deserves all the acting awards on the planet

    You should also watch Brooklyn 99!! It's hilarious + perfect cast!!

    I want to comment on each show kaso ang dami and i have to review pa for my finals hahaha

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      Saab

      December 12, 2014

      SHET NA-EXCITE AKO SA ORPHAN BLACK!!! Hahahaha!! Oh yes, I forgot to put Brooklyn Nine Nine on my list! I love Andy Samberg <3

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    Shaunne

    December 11, 2014

    I highly recommend Penny Dreadful! Nakakaloka siya and super creepy ni Eva Green. Also, Scorpion! Super ganda. And fun fact: the lead actor played Rakharo in GoT. :) If you want something light naman, I recommend Selfie because: Karen Gillan. It got cancelled but they released the remaining episodes online. And OMG the winter finale of HTGAWM tho!!

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      Saab

      December 12, 2014

      Eva Green is my body peg!!! Hahaha!! YES the finale of HTGAWM was crazy!!!!

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    AYA

    December 11, 2014

    You should try Arrow and The Flash! :)

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      Saab

      December 12, 2014

      My guy friends are super into Arrow!! Hahahaha sige na nga!!

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    Laarni

    December 11, 2014

    Walang The Walking Dead? haha! I also watch TBBT, Comic Book Men, Stalker, Criminal Minds, Two Broke Girls, The Mentalist, Gotham, Switched at Birth, and some of the series you mentioned here.

    What do you think Emily meant when she said, “It wasn’t a lie” to Daniel? I thought their winter finale was great!

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      Saab

      December 12, 2014

      I re-watched pala the first season of The Walking Dead with Jim this year. Keri lang naman! I just can’t watch it alone kasi natatakot ako hahahahaha. UGH I love Emily and Daniel I hope they end up together, umaasa pa rin ako!!

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    krishaaa

    December 11, 2014

    The mindy project & Jane the virgin! Yaay! I just love those women. Hahaha. Well for me, Hart of dixie, Red band society, scorpion, Murder in the first, Big bang theory.

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      Saab

      December 12, 2014

      Iffy about Scorpion cos I’m not a fan of Katharine McPhee although I /did/ watch both seasons of Smash!! HAHA!!

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        Krishaaa

        December 12, 2014

        I watched Smash kasabay nung Chuck kaso mas naadik ako sa Chuck kaya nakalimutan kong tapusin yung Smash

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    Jed

    December 11, 2014

    UGH. Watch Orphan Black A.S.A.P!!!!!

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      Saab

      December 12, 2014

      OWEMMMM OKAY!!!

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    Vikky Mavs

    December 11, 2014

    1. I’ve been doing The L Word marathon and I’m almost done with the second to last season. It’s not the typical series people watch but it is really funny (and heartbreaking). I am so hooked with this.
    2. I just finished Season 5 of Fringe. This series has a really good concept, but the ending is kind of… i really don’t know… kulang, i guess.
    3. I am also watching TVD S6, Pretty Little Liars S5, Psych S1 (not so into it, though.

    p.s. I am about to start watching Gotham. They say it is sooooooo good.

    Great post! This topic (next to books) really hypes me up! :-)

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      Saab

      December 12, 2014

      I watched the first season of The L Word!! I-marathon ko nga yun!! Fringe, I watched the first episode. 5 seasons pala yun?! TVD I watched the first season, I can’t get myself to like it D: haha! Okay, let’s watch Gotham na talaga!!!

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    Ruthie

    December 12, 2014

    Hey Saab! I love TV, too! Still waiting on a new show to be obsessed with though (Lost and Breaking Bad </3, can't wait for GoT & True Detective to come back ahhhhhh). Anyway, here are my suggestions:

    BEST
    -Homeland (Last season was torture to get through but this season HOMELAND IS BACK yassss)
    -Hannibal (Suspense is ON POINT. Ewan ko lang if you'd like the content. Masterful visuals and sounds. Creative editing. Very unique storytelling.)
    -Enlightened (Not a current TV show but I just watched it this year. Wish it didn't get canceled!)
    -Masters of Sex (It isn't as "scandalous" as it sounds)
    -House of Cards (The Underwoods are so complex, they keep me watching!)
    -HBO's GIRLS (I have a love-hate relationship with this show. It pains me that it doesn't depict a multi-racial NYC but it's rare to see women's comingof age stories, so I take it)
    -Broad City (OMG they are hilarious and CRASS and everything a woman "shouldn't be"!!! I LOVE THEM)
    -Black-ish (I don't watch Modern Family, so I can't compare it, but it is hilarious on its own! They address microaggressions and some racism in a very subtle and funny way. It's great)

    BACKGROUND
    MTV's Awkward
    Suits
    Key and Peele!
    Orphan Black

    WHAT I MISSED (Promise I'll get on it)
    -The Americans
    -Cinemax's The Knick (It got great reviews on AV Club – you gotta hang here if you don't already. The comments section is the best. It's the wittiest section of the internet hahaha)
    -Fargo
    -The Good Wife
    -Transparent

    And a show I'm excited about: Fresh Off the Boat (based on Eddie Huang)

    Okay, my comment is so long it's like its own blogpost HAHAHA. Obviously I love TV a lot! :P

    • Reply

      Saab

      December 12, 2014

      YES to Homeland, will catch up!! OMG I totally forgot to include GIRLS!!! LOVE!!! Hahaha! I watched the first season of Masters of Sex, I watched the first episode of season 2 pero na-bore na ako D: Should I keep watching it?? I also watched 3 seasons of Awkward!! Thanks for all the suggestions!!!

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        Ruthie

        December 12, 2014

        Yeah, MoS season 2 was slooooowwwww. I watched episode 1 din then waited until natapos yung season. I pushed through kasi I can’t end shows without closure HAHA. I watched an episode a week (I usually do marathons) until it picked up again. Give it a shot again, but not a priority. I’d say True Detective ka na muna!

        +1 sa nagsuggest ng Once Upon a Time. I’m not caught up, tho. I just watched season 1 and it was a fun show.

        I also forgot to suggest House of Lies with Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell!

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    Trina

    December 12, 2014

    Hey Saab! I’m quite sad that New Girl and 2 Broke Girls didn’t make it in your list. And also Suits? :( Haha. I love White Collar too (but it’s their last season :( Oh Matt Bomer!) and PLL so much!

    I tried watching Super Fun Night? one which stars Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) but I found it trying hard to be funny–or I just don’t get it. I occasionally watch The Flash too, and I must say Grant Gustin is such a cutie!

    I currently am catching up with Once Upon A Time, because I am a huge fan of fairy tales! Also, the bf recommended the new series Selfie to me, because he said I am so like the girl–I too, can not stay away from social media, and my boyfriend is just so annoyed at me for that. Hehe.

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      Saab

      December 12, 2014

      I DON’T FIND REBEL WILSON FUNNY AT ALL!!!!-_-

      New Girl and 2 Broke Girls I watched last year, not so much this year haha! The Flash actually has really good reviews nga!:) Parang interesting nga yung Once Upon A Time. Let me know if Selfie is any good haha!

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        Trina

        December 15, 2014

        Hi Saab! I finally got to watch Selfie’s first episode. It’s funny, it’s like New Girl’s dorkiness + 2 Broke Girls’ sarcasm + Pretty Little Liars fashion. I like it actually. :) So far they have 8 episodes na. :)

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        Jamie

        December 17, 2014

        Selfie got cancelled. :(

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    Von

    December 13, 2014

    Hi, Saab! Sherlock, House of Cards (if you’re a fan of good sarcasm and Kevin Spacey sarcasm hahaha) and Hannibal!

    And, OMG last season na ung season 7 ng Parks and Rec?!?! HUHUHUHUHU :'(

  14. Reply

    JJ

    December 13, 2014

    HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA

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      Saab

      December 14, 2014

      Eh tapos na yun diba?? Meron pa ba nun? I only watched the first season haha

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    ayrin

    December 14, 2014

    stalker

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    Dasha Mones

    December 14, 2014

    OMG. GO ARYA <3 HAHAHA. And Jane the Virgin!!! Rafael Solano

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    Lovel

    December 14, 2014

    Watch Penny Dreadful with Jim! You will need him to be there!!!!

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    Bee

    December 15, 2014

    I agree with Silicon Valley, but in terms of humor, I think Veep is amazing. Louie is also very very good. Not as laugh out loud funny, more thought-provoking.

    Community came out with a good season this year. Same with Archer! Have you seen Rick and Morty?

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      Saab

      December 16, 2014

      Veep and Louie are ace!!! No to Ricky and Morty. Never heard actually

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    Shean

    December 15, 2014

    ORPHAN BLACK IS A MUST!!!! Literally finished watching both seasons in 3 days because its that good. Can’t wait for season 3, which I believe comes out sometime in March.

    OH and watch supernatural and if youre into thriller/suspense ish shows watch american horror story, both are so good!!!!

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    yan

    December 15, 2014

    on masterchef: I was also rooting for Leslie/Elizabeth!!! Sayang si Leslie huhu. Courtney was annoying all over. I hate it how her voice changes (nagiging mellow bigla) every time she’s asked by the judges to describe her dish in front. uuurgghh.

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      Saab

      December 16, 2014

      Ang fake lang hahaha

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    Jamie

    December 17, 2014

    This year, I watched Mom, 2 Broke Girls, Big Bang Theory, Ground Floor (which I love so much huhu I love the chemistry of the leads) and Modern Family, rewatched New Girl and The Mindy Project. I’m such a comedy show lover. Also, HOW. TO. GET. AWAY. WITH. MURER. ‘Nuff said.

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      Saab

      December 23, 2014

      Never heard of Ground Floor before! Hmmmm ma-reseach nga!

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    Val

    December 18, 2014

    OMG Orphan Black is a great show! Props to the lead, Tatiana Maslany. The series is also a great concept.

  23. Reply

    Mae

    December 22, 2014

    SAAB U NEED. TO WATCH. ORPHAN BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m gonna miss parks and rec so much! Such a great cast they have on the show:( Thanks for the suggestions!

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      Saab

      December 23, 2014

      SIGE I WILL!! Hahaha thanks!

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    Sarah

    December 27, 2014

    Ok yung The Leftovers! I read the synopsis of the book online to understand the plot more and the book seems to be interesting too! Some episodes are dragging but overall it’s a fascinating show! Bitin parati hehe!

    Recommended: Agents of SHIELD if you’re into the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Definitely something you and Jim can watch together :D Production value is A+!

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    Sarah

    December 27, 2014

    Ok yung The Leftovers! I read the synopsis of the book online to understand the plot more and the book seems to be interesting too! Some episodes are dragging but overall it’s a fascinating show! Bitin parati hehe!

    Recommended:
    Agents of SHIELD if you’re into the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Definitely something you and Jim can watch together :D Production value is A+!
    Masterchef Junior Season 2!!! Cuteness overload but super galing nila!

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    Cel

    January 3, 2015

    Saab, I think you’re gonna like You’re the Worst! Medyo off beat na rom-com pero super funny!!!

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      Saab

      January 6, 2015

      Oooh I’ve never heard of that! Will download now hehehe

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    Vanessa

    January 4, 2015

    Cos you introduced me to Modern Family years ago, I wanna return the favor hihi :)

    1. Sherlock = BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH = UGH <3
    One of the best UK series out there! Nakakabitin though, since UK series (or "seasons" in US) tend to have a few episodes lang. And cos the actors are so busy, the 4th season will return in 2016 pa. If you want one with more episodes, there's Elementary. I don't watch it cos I'm so biased already with Sherlock (they've got a bunch of similarities,) but since they've got three seasons already I'm guessing it's got something good going on hahahaha (Lucy Liu is Watson!)

    2. Oh, IT Crowd! Super funny! Although the last few series medyo baduy but the first four were hella good!

    3. Shameless US: As much as I want to describe how great this series is (like I'd end up writing an essay hahaha), I'd rather you watch a trailer of the first season. Season five is coming this January! The original is the UK version, but I think it's too hardcore for me. (Have you watched Skins UK? GANON KA-WILD, hahaha.)

    4. 2 Broke Girls: Season 2 got me hooked on this show. Every season it's so much funnier! Maybe this can be a show you can watch in the background :)

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      Vanessa

      January 4, 2015

      Forgot to say (and I just had to): OMG ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK! YESSSS. SEASON 3 SOON PLEASE!!

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      Saab

      January 7, 2015

      Thank you!!

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    Punky

    January 13, 2015

    You should definitely try watching The Flash! And on that note, Arrow na rin as well since there’s a major crossover. You can still follow The Flash easily ’cause there are 9 episodes pa lang. But Arrow on the other hand though is on its 3rd season. Both are on mid-season break and i think are gonna return in a week or 2. You still have time to catch up. My boyfriend and I watched all episodes of Arrow this Christmas break lang just so we could watch the crossover properly. Enjoy! =)

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      Saab

      January 15, 2015

      Maganda ba talaga Arrow???????? Hmm maybe I’ll give The Flash a try na nga rin haha!

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    marianne nicolas

    January 24, 2015

    You should totally watch Penny Dreadful! I think it’s one of the most underrated tv shows of 2014 :) It’s so gooood! Plus the cast is perfect on so many levels, huhu

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    Ara

    January 28, 2015

    You should try watching The 100!! Sobrang ganda and I think you’ll love it. ♥

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    Jade

    January 28, 2015

    First, congrats on your wedding! Your soooo ganda! And your gown is GORG btw :)

    Alam mo I’m a huuuuuuuge fan of GOT, well I actually just watched it last year nyahaha! Marathon ang ginawa ko and I almost DID NOT STAND na just to watch it ng deretso. Kaya I don’t know if I’m gonna watch S5 on HBO kase mabibitin lang ako :D
    Also in love with The Walking Dead. sobrang duwag ako kaso when I watched it na-take ko na haha. Pumipikit lang ako kapag may issmash nang ulo. :D
    Parks and Rec, Modern Fam the best!!! Super GV and funnyyyyyy! :)
    I watched 2 broke girls kaso S2 lang ata :(
    I also want to watch Arrow and The Flash :)
    Thanks sa list mo ang dami ko na naman iaadd sa list ko! :))

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    tish

    February 6, 2015

    Watched A to Z, the story’s nice but the whole series is justso so.. I’d suggest The Flash, my mum’s too hooked with it that she’s the one I could ask what happened whenever I missed an episode..Hahaha Another would be the only asian tv series (idk if u like asian series) I would love to watch over and over and over again, In Time With You, a story of bestfriends who fell in love with each other pero narealize nila like almost end na ng series or was it nasa half pa, I cant tell na.. Thanks for sharing yours!

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      Saab

      February 8, 2015

      Thanks for the suggestions!:)

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