Hey guys! Sorry I dropped off the face of the planet! Anyways, I’m back with some recommendations of TV shows I think each type might like. Granted, I’m an ISFJ and I like all of these shows (I watch too much TV, I know, I know), so it’s not as if they’re specific to a single type. Watch what looks interesting to you, even if it’s for a totally different type.
ISTJ- The Middle
The chaos that is the Heck household is sure to make the ISTJ both cringe and feel 1000% better about their life choices. These people are clearly not the organized and put together individuals that Si and Te make ISTJs, but watching the Hecks misadventures never gets old.
ISFJ- Parks and Recreation
Parks and Rec is not only ridiculously funny, but also has the most heart of any other recent comedy series. The show is clever and warm, with a plethora of unique characters that ISFJs will enjoy getting to know and love. I can’t say enough good things about this show, because it combines humor and emotion in a truly fantastic way.
INFJ- Orphan Black
Oh man, this show. So good. Probably my favorite on this list at the moment. Anyways, Orphan Black has an intricate and deep plot that the INFJ’s Ni will love unwinding. It also raises a number of questions about the moral implications of scientific advances, which would appeal to both Ni and auxiliary Fe.
The intensely complex plans of vengeance Emily Thorne takes are sure to excite the INTJ’s Ni and Te. Unfortunately this show went a bit downhill from the second season onwards, but the tightness of season one is really something to behold. Later seasons aren’t terrible by any means, just not as strong as the first one.
ISTP- The Amazing Race
Every leg of the Amazing Race features teams traveling to different countries, completing tasks that test their nerve, intelligence, and social graces. All of these things would excite the ISTP’s Se, and trying to figure out the most efficient ways to get around the world would be perfect for a dominant Ti type.
ISFP- Grey’s Anatomy
Grey’s Anatomy is always great for a bit of romance and a bit of excitement, whether that comes in the form of a hospital shooting, a plane crash, or a flash flood. These will appeal to the ISFP’s Fi and Se, and title character Meredith Grey is an ISFP as well!
INFP- Happy Endings
Very kooky show that was gone too soon. The oddball humor will surely appeal to the INFP’s auxiliary Ne, but the show is understated enough to suit the style of an introvert. So sad that this show only laqsted three seasons, but at least the episodes are so packed with jokes that they necessitate rewatching.
INTP- 30 Rock
Another very strange, very layered show. Arguably the wittiest show on TV in the past few years, which will work well with the INTP’s Ti. Also does a great job satirizing and skewering societal trends and illogicalities, which smart-asses will find wildly entertaining. Oh, and Tina Fey is an INTP too!!
Survivor is the ultimate adventure, which is exactly what Se craves. What’s really interesting about the show (which I have devoted far too much time and thought to lol) is how variable every season is, which would similarly excite the adaptable and quick-thinking ESTP. Some seasons are stronger than others, and for first time watchers I would recommend Borneo (1), Amazon (6), Pearl Islands (7), China (15), Philippines (25), or Cagayan (28).
A classic show about, well, friends, which are extremely important to the social butterfly ESFP. The ESFP will appreciate the flawed but lovable group living in the ever-exciting New York City and can indulge in the constant humor of this television titan.
ENFP- Gilmore Girls
Another personal favorite, the ENFP’s Ne will give it as good a chance as anyone of keeping up with the wicked-fast paced dialogue on Gilmore Girls. The show also has a ton of emotional moments, often centered around familial matters, which will operate well with Fi.
ENTP- Summer Heights High
Incredible, incredible satire, which will be immensely appealing to the Ne-Ti combination of the ENTP. The format of the show itself is intriguing, with Chris Lilley playing the three main characters, and the ENTP is sure to appreciate his ability to embody such cutting caricatures.
It’s realllllllyyyyyyy satisfying watching Olivia Pope get shit done, and I don’t even use Te like the ESTJ does. Scandal will also appeal to Si because of its monumental, presidential nature and the characters’ attempts to navigate through the bureaucracy of Washington.
SO. MANY. FEELS. Every episode of Parenthood is packed with family drama and emotion, which suits the ESFJ’s dominant Fe and auxiliary Si. Additionally, the acting on this show (especially that of Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman) is absolutely beautiful. A fantastic drama about family and life in general.
A show that is devoted to the idea of having a greater purpose for the good of humanity, Heroes works perfectly for an ENFJ with Fe and Ni who feels like they’re meant to do something big. Like Revenge, this is a show that kind of crashed after the first season (Season 4 made no sense. To anyone. At all.), but man was it amazing in its prime.
ENTJ- How to Get Away with Murder
Rounding out the Shondaland trifecta is the newest show of the bunch, which the ENTJ will find appealing for its intricate plot and intensity. Annalise Keating is BA, like the ENTJ is, and she refuses to back down from anything or anyone. This one only has 15 episodes, so you could finish it by tomorrow!
So those are my suggestions!! Hopefully you’ve found something that looks interesting to watch this summer. I really love all of these shows and think any of them would be a great choice.
After reading the article about the nine underrated female driven comedies, I couldn't help but to notice all of the leads seem to be white. Aren't there any underrated female driven comedies on netflix that also star women of color? I can't help but think that there are women out there "looking for more stories about women" that are just like them. Thanks! :)
Thanks for reaching out! Netflix, just like Hollywood in general, is fairly limited by the fact that women of color are wildly underrepresented. That’s not to say there aren’t fantastic, hilarious movies and shows driven by women of color.
A quick search brought up ‘Beauty Shop,’ ‘Peeples,’ ‘A Different World,’ and stand up specials from Leslie Jones, Sommore, Melanie Comarcho and Monique Marvez. And of course there’s ‘Orange Is the New Black.’
We’re sure there are many more out there and would love if anyone had recommendations!
TV Show Recommendation: Reply 1997(Answer Me 1997)
ANYBODY WILL LOVE THIS SHOW. ANYBODY.
it is about growing up(90s), lots of flashbacks and present time things, it is about first love, friendship, intense fangirling over a band, family, and it is one of the greatest shows I have seen all year, or maybe including last year too.
Anybody would like this show, even non-kdrama watchers.
online synopsis for the pilot: The throwback drama features a group of teenagers who are all 18 years old in the year 1997, and while the story unfolds there, we get a How I Met Your Mother-esque flashforward, where we meet them all again in 2012, as 33-year old adults. They gather for a small high school reunion dinner, and there, one couple will announce that they’re getting married. We just don’t know which pairing survives the 15-year gap.
but it goes soooo much more beyond that. I love this show. Some gif teasers and pics to get you pumped:
BBC Three aired a three-part drama series set in a post-zombie apocalypse world where a treatment for zombification has been found, and the government is rehabilitating Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferers back into society.
After his untimely passing and eventual treatment, Kieran Walker (played by Luke Newberry) finds that life in his home village of Roarton has changed dramatically - and not everyone is ready to greet him with open arms.
If you invest your emotions in one new thing in the near future, let it be BBC Three’s In the Flesh. The story is short, but the storytelling is beautiful, without falling horribly into over-used zombie genre clichés. It addresses the big issues acceptance, tolerance and social stigmas attached to people who are seen as ‘different’ from the norm all using the zombie theme as a metaphor. The audio is also totally different from the metallic, 'screechiness’ akin to other zombie apocalypse shows and movies (looking at you, The Walking Dead.)
If you’re looking for a new comedy to watch, I suggest the 90′s comedy Newsradio.
When I think of this show, I think of how it was cited by Dan Harmon (I believe; the creator of Community) for how every character pairing was completely distinct – Matthew talking to Bill was different than when he talked to his boss Dave.
The setup is a radio station in NYC, but that’s an unimportant detail. It’s an ensemble piece that’s more theater than anything. It’s about keeping the rhythm of the jokes going by having someone new walk in right as someone else has walked out. It’s about the collective insanity of a group of completely different people.
There’s Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall alumni; famous sketch comedy from Canada) as the new boss Dave, just in from Wisconsin; there’s the station owner Stephen Root (you know him as MIlton from Office Space) as the eccentric rich guy Jimmy; there’s the workaholic Lisa, played by Maura Tierney, who you would assume would engage in a long will-they-won’t-they Sam and Diane/Jim and Pam courtship with Dave but they fuck in the second episode and kill that TV cliche; there’s the legendary Phil Hartman as on-air anchor and blowhard Bill; Vicki Lewis plays the open and quirky secretary Beth; Andy Dick (yes, him) is Matthew, the village idiot and schlemazel; Khandi Alexander is the other anchor Catherine, a foil for Bill and the office’s heart; and then you have Joe Rogan (I know, but he’s great in this) as the handyman who’s a conspiracy theorist with crude manners but is a genius with anything that needs a tool.
Sadly, it’s not yet available to stream easily anywhere. You’re best off finding DVDs or illegal means, but it’s a pretty timeless cleverly written sitcom with great characters and dozens of strong episodes. Plus, one episode is randomly in fucking space. And another’s on the Titanic.
Note: don’t dismiss comedy shows with audience laughter/laughtracks. It’s well-written, and the multi-cam setup is important. The office setting is like a stage, and the steady frames are part of the comedy – it’s part farce with visual gags and characters entering/exiting like a play.
There are also a number of eerie coincidences with the show Community, from having 97 episodes on NBC before cancellation, having a former SNL star who’s killed on the show in season 5, using ensemble casts of very different people, having some episodes in wildly fantastical settings, etc….
Netflix has released the entire first season of Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I have already binged the entire season. Need the second season now. Lots of laughs, endearingly flawed characters, great guest stars. Love Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess – they are FANTASTIC. So is Jane Krakowski. Very sad I’ve already watched everything. May have to watch again. #newtvobsession
If you like badass ladies in traditionally male careers taking charge of their own destiny and sexuality, please watch The Fall
If you enjoy Gillian Anderson or Irish accents, please watch The Fall
If you like cute lesbian police officers, please watch The Fall
If you like crime shows, mysteries, ladies solving mysteries with other ladies and taking no shit, strange psychology, compelling leads, or Jamie Dornan being really fucking creepy
Please watch The Fall
((Makes me wonder why this guy from Lost Girl is talking about Fae… maybe I should look into this show? XD))
It’s a great show from Canada! I mean some of the episodes are hit and miss, but for what it is, and the characters, it is really awesome, has super wicked female characters (the two main cast members are women - and Kenzi is my hero, and the lead woman - Bo - is bisexual and not judged for it), and yeah, it’s great. It deals with fae in ways that I wouldn’t necessarily, but man it’s a great interpretation of the fae world, and I really like here how the fae / humans interact with each other. :D :D :D
You see, I recently finished watching all of it since the wonderful Laura let me borrow her DVDs. And now I completely understand the awesomeness of this show! A part of me thinks it’s highly underrated due the fact it’s a lawyer show. But it’s so much more than that! It’s quirky and witty and you’ve got this long list of interesting characters played by amazing actors! It’s just a very unexpected beautiful show. I hope more people will see that. If you’re looking for a new show to watch that’s fun and smart, I highly recommend you give Franklin & Bash a try. I don’t think you’ll regret it.
Okay, I’m done with my rant. You may go about your day as normal.
Hello. This is going to be less of a master post and more of just a list of my recommendations. The sites, shows, books, media etc. are not all perfect, many are flawed but they all include representation or information about same-sex attracted girls and have all helped me love myself more. I hope this post can help you with that too.