Yes - this week includes another sitcom
In the last seven days, the world has united to find justice for George Floyd and Mcdonalds finally reopened its drive-thru doors to the public. Here's what I have been enjoying for the past week:
I'm sure you are completely shocked to find another sitcom in this week's Rebecca Recommends but I just can't help myself. The Goldbergs is brilliant in that it's a period sitcom, following the childhood and family of the show's creator Adam Goldberg. What era is the show's premise set in you ask? Only the bloody eighties! The nostalgia is amazing for anybody that either grew up during this time or is just a fan of all things 80s: the film references, the costumes, the pop culture, it's just awesome! The cast is really strong, presenting a perfectly dysfunctional family dynamic that is simply hilarious. Fun fact - the series was originally produced by Adam Sandler's production company Happy Madison Productions. You can watch all seven seasons of The Goldbergs on All4.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
I have watched and rewatched this series many times. It's moved from Netflix to Amazon Prime (I believe it's still available to watch on this service) and now it's arrived in the UK exclusively thanks to Channel 4. Buffy is a huge part of nineties and early-noughties pop culture and has been labelled by many institutions as one of the best TV shows of all time. Buffy the Vampire Slayer features Sarah Michelle Geller (you most likely know her as Daphne in the Scooby-Doo movies) as Buffy Summers, a young woman selected by fate to become "the Slayer". In every episode, Buffy is most likely to be battling "vampires, demons and forces of darkness" with the help of her friends who become collectively known as the "Scooby Gang". If you're a fan of supernatural fantasy or the drama of 1990s high-school, you are sure to enjoy the adventures of Buffy and her pals. Depending on your watching habits, you can find Buffy on E4 daily in the late evening (usually 11pm) or you can just binge-watch it like I have been doing on All4.
Sh**gged, Married, Annoyed
Being a fellow Northerner, I've always been a huge fan of Chris Ramsey so getting to hear his comedy chops every week is a huge plus. He is joined by his wife Rosie as they simply chat all about life, including topics like relationships, growing up and parenting. Unlike other celebrity podcasts, it shouldn't be underestimated because of the oversaturation of stars exploring the podcast world. It's recently just reached 25 million downloads and the pair are awaiting the release of their book in September. It was recommended to me by my sister and after listening to the first episode, I was completely hooked. I didn't think I would find myself crying with laughter as the two of them give advice on how to have a foursome! It's the perfect entertaining escape for an hour of your week and you can find it on your preferred podcast platform.