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.
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