Won’t it be fun to be able to learn and enjoy at the same time? Watch your favorite TV series and develop your personality side by side. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!
Having written the 5 must-watch movies to develop yourself earlier, we got many requests on writing about the top 5 TV series as well. We’re thankful to all those who suggested writing about this, and of course thanks to you for choosing to read this.
Before you start reading this, beware – Spoiler alert…
TV Series we’ll be discussing:
1. Shark Tank
Shark Tank is a reality show where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business to persuade a group of investors (aka Sharks) to invest in their businesses. It is currently in its 12th season and is fresher than ever.
Shark Tank has been my go-to series for personal development during this coronavirus pandemic. This show encourages you to think about your own business ideas. I have always wanted to start my own business, and I’m sure you have also thought of the same possibility. From Shark Tank, I have been able to understand the requirements for a business to succeed.
You will also develop your marketing and communication skills while watching Shark Tank. This series helps to build up your negotiation skills that are essential to maintain your growth. After the pitch, the Sharks ask the entrepreneurs a series of difficult questions. Even a slight hesitation could mean missing out on the opportunity to work with the Sharks.
“Work like there is someone working 24-hours a day to take it away from you.”Mark Cuban
P.S. Mark Cuban, having a net worth of about $4.3 billion is also the part of the Shark Tank investors.
With one of the highest IMDB rated series (9.1/ 10), it had to be on this list. Sherlock is a detective based series where Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson attempt to solve the most unusual crimes.
I was astonished by Sherlock’s observation skills. He has a great short term memory, and it’s marvelous to watch his use of memory to find the connections and patterns that seem hidden to the naked eye.
Sherlock approaches problems with an open mind. He doesn’t form any preconceived theories that could cause any disruptions in his analysis. Many times, we tend to pre-judge information, which leads to false conclusions. If our friend doesn’t arrive on time, we are quick to judge that he doesn’t care about our time, he’s always late and so on. In fact, he could have been in a traffic jam or could have faced an emergency situation.
“My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.”Sherlock Holmes
P.S. It has only 15 episodes, so you could consider binge-watching it!
The 1990’s sitcom has everything a great comedy series needs to have – humor, connections, relationships, experiences.
What separates Friends from other TV series is the deep connection among the friends. The 6 groups of friends remain very close to each other maintaining a strong bond.
In life, we’ll face a lot of problems. If we have the right group of friends, then our problems won’t threaten our mental health. We can share our feelings with our friends without having any guilt of doing so. They will always be there for us.
Friends has also taught me a lot about love and relationships. There were many on and off relationships in the series. The important part is that no matter what, the right ones will stick with us.
“Donald Duck never wears pants. But when he gets out of the shower he ties a towel around his waist. I mean, what is up with that?”Chandler, Friends Cast
Before discussing its lesson, if you have watched Game of Thrones, then I’m sorry for the ending (even I was devastated).
Okay, back to the topic…
Game of Thrones has been the most popular TV series of the 2010s. As the name suggests, the show is about different groups of families trying to take the “Iron Throne”. It captures the story of a medieval nation’s civil war.
This series has demonstrated that we always perform better when we are in a team. No matter how good we might be individual, the people that become successful are the ones that have a fierce group, with all having the same vision.
You can win the battle but still, lose the war. This has been shown many times throughout the series. In life, while you are enjoying the small victory, you might be losing something that’s more important.
“Winter is coming.” It’s one of the most popular one-liners in Game of Thrones. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. So we should prepare for it in advance. We are likely to be able to perform much better when we plan and prepare for the worst.
“The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.”Lord Tywin Lannister, Game of Thrones Cast
Suits is a TV series about a fictional New York legal firm. The main character in the series is Mike, a college dropout who works for that firm despite not having attended the law school.
One key insight from Suits is that the first impression matters a lot. You will never get a second opportunity to make that first impression again. Also, research supports that people are most likely to remember your first impression more than anything else.
When there’s a problem, you should be spending most of your time solving it rather than talking about it. A talker never does and doer never talks. So from next time you have an issue, work on it before disclosing it to other people.
In the series, Harvey, one of the main characters, has learned the art of reading people. He plays pokers during his break days from where we acquired that skill. If you are able to understand the other person and use empathy with them, then you will be able to reap huge benefits. This lesson was also covered in the book How to Win Friends and Influence People.
“Ever loved someone so much, you would do anything for them? Yeah, well make that someone yourself and do whatever the hell you want.”Harvey Specter
All these 5 TV series are wonderful to watch. You will be able to develop your personality alongside while enjoying watching them. So take the steps to start your personal development journey.
Have you watched any of them? If yes, what’s your favorite one? Also, is there any other series that deserves to be the 6th one in this list? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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