Your Hiatus Survival Guide from @kleffnotes

It’s that time of year again, oh no I don’t mean the holidays, I mean hiatus season. We’ve reached the moment where a number of television series are airing their mid-season finales, which means no new episodes until the new year. If you’re like me and watch a number of shows during the week this time of year is when you aren’t exactly sure what to do with yourself. Here are some entertaining ways to get you through until the dreaded hiatus is over.

Read the comics: If you’re watching a comic book inspired series head to your local comic book shop, public library, or scour the internet and check out another side of the characters you enjoy. This is also a really great way to get into the world of comics. Once you check out your favorite characters you might learn that there are more stories out there that you enjoy reading.

Check out related shows: Now when I started working on this I immediately thought of The CW. They just did their big crossover event, which I wrote a little informal thing about on my blog, which opens up a lot of new shows for some people. If you haven’t been watching all of the CW DC shows then give one of the others a watch. With Supergirl starting out on CBS that would be my first suggestion. You can find the entire first season on Netflix. I’m planning on checking out Legends of Tomorrow myself. You could also watch shows with similar themes or that involve a writer you like. For example, if you like Killjoys, then check out Lost Girl.

Try something brand new: Sometimes you just have to take the plunge and randomly pick a new show. Maybe you’ve had friends suggesting shows to you or you’ve seen titles thrown around online, take the time to randomly pick a show. Watch the first couple of episodes and see if you like it. Even if it winds up not being the show for you, you’ll have given it a chance. You can then check out another show until you find a new one to spend your time watching in your free time.

When in doubt, rewatch: You could always rewatch the series so far. If you don’t have access to the entire season you could always check out what is still available on a network’s website. A lot of channels let you watch at least some episodes from recent seasons for free. You could even invite people to watch with you, either in person or online. You could even set up a hashtag for some rewatches until new episodes return.

Share your thoughts with us in the comments or on Twitter, @thenerdygirlexp. You can find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my blog,, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I run The Nerdy Girl Express Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.


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