I thought today I would share a bumper list of things I would recommend watching since we’re all at home social distancing, making it the perfect time to catch up with some series.

I have picked fairly easy to watch, happy (for the most part or at least that don’t too closely resemble our current situation) shows which are available on a variety of platforms, some of which are free. I have either watched these recommendations or someone I trust has watched them and they’re therefore on my own to watch list. I have not included anything that was too Coronavirus link, as I feel we all need a break, so I skipped all hospital dramas. I also marked my top picks with a *.

NETFLIX

Friends*
Sex education*
Schitts Creek
Love is Blind
The Crown
Atypical
Suits
Cheer
After Life*
Next in Fashion
Queer Eye
Gilmore Girls

BBC IPLAYER

Shrill*
Noughts + Crosses
The Split
Fleabag*

AMAZON PRIME

The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel*
Modern family*
The Office
The Bold Type
Ugly Betty
This is Us*
The OC
One Tree Hil

NOW TV

Big Little Lies *
The Good Doctor

ITV HUB

Liar

It’s the perfect opportunity to start that really long series that you’ve been meaning to watch. Let me know what you’re currently watching and let me know if you’d like to see my film picks too!

Finally it’s Friday! It’s been a long week back for most of us and I have a cheeky suspicion it’s going to be a long month. If you’re staying home this week, wether that’s because you’re trying to save a little money or you just fancy relaxing, then I thought I would share my 5 top films/series to watch this weekend. There is a mixture of new and old but I hope you enjoy them… 

Schitts Creek, Netflix

If you’re wondering what I have spent far too much time doing this month, it’s watching Schitt’s Creek and I have been loving it. It’s a comedy series with five relatively short seasons: it follows a well-to-do family who suddenly became bankrupt and are left only with a depressing and small middle American town named ‘Schitt’s Creek’ – a practical joke gift given from the father of the Schitt family a few years before we are introduced to the story, to his son. It’s really easy to watch and funny! Episodes are only 20ish minutes long so it’s a good one to get through without huge commitment. It’s been a great alternative to Friends for days where I just want to relax. 

Two Popes, Netflix

When I first heard all the hype around Two Popes I was a little unsure it was for me as I’m not religious, but I decided to watch it anyways. It’s a fictitious yet seemingly accurate look behind the scenes of the Vatican walls as it follows Pope Benedict and Pope Francis and their unlikely friendship. This will probably be the one time I recommend something quite as religiously themed as this but its a rare look into the leadership of the Catholic Church. It’s also a comedy and throughly enjoyable and entertaining.

Sex Education , Netflix 

I plan to personally spend my weekend watching Sex Education as season two has been released today. Michael and I were really unsure we’d enjoy this when we started season one, as we thought it was more aimed at teens, but I’d recommend it no matter your age (not for children or early teens). It follows a high school boy whose mum is a sex therapist and who then sets up his own secret sex therapy clinic in school to help with his class mates, despite not having much experience himself. Since there are only two seasons, it’s a great one to watch without getting lost in weeks worth of shows.

Call Me My Your Name, Netflix

I don’t typically watch many films and this one had been on my to-watch-list for a while and I regret not watching it sooner. It’s based on a book (which I am yet to read) and follows a teenager’s journey with his sexual orientation and the relationship he forms with his father assistant. Its by far the best romantic film I have seen in a very long time! I laughed, I cried and I’ve rewatched it over and over again. 

The Marvellous Mrs Maisel, Amazon Prime

I have been recommending ‘The Marvellous Mrs Maisel’ to everyone: it’s the best series I have seen in a while. It is set in the late 1950’s as we follow the ups-and-downs of recent divorcee/newbie stand-up comedienne Midge Maisel’s journey through her life-changing moments The series was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino who also created Gilmore Girls, it’s a bit like a jewish 1950’s version of ‘Modern Family’ and I love ‘Modern Family. 

What will you be watching this weekend?

PS. Huge thanks to Joe & Seph’s for sending me popcorn, which I’ll definitely be enjoying this weekend whilst watching Sex Education. They’re popcorn is the absolute best!