Are there any shows or video series that are good supplements for picking up Mandarin? I feel like some extra material like that would be really useful for getting my vocabulary up and memorizing the context of words/phrases etc.
Skritter is great for learning characters and vocabulary. It can test definition, pinyin, tone, and character drawing.
Check out Happy Chinese on Youtube. It's great. It has subtitles in Hanzi and English. It's made for Chinese learners so the characters speak pretty intelligibly. The Hanzi are traditional though. It also has a couple little lessons within each episode where it teaches you phrases and sentence structures. The lessons start pretty simple but it gets a little more intricate a few episodes in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svdnzVJ9KA4
I've made it to episode 8 so far. I'm really enjoying the show and the lessons! Thanks for the suggestion! I'll pause it after they show the characters but before they give the english translation so I can see if I get it right! :D