All the TV shows you should be streaming this week

Marni Dixit
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

While coronavirus restrictions seem to be easing slightly, many of us are still keeping a safe distance from each other and choosing to continue spending time on the couch streaming all the new shows that are available.

So, if that’s you, here are the shows you should give a go this week:

Normal People - Stan

Normal People, based on Sally Rooney's book of the same name, is out now on Stan. Photo: Stan

Based on Sally Rooney's book of the same name, Normal People follows Marianne and Connell, who are from different backgrounds, but grew up in the same small town in Ireland, as they weave in and out of each other's romantic lives.

It's beautifully acted and very well shot with the two main actors Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal sharing amazing chemistry.

The show covers many topics including first love, mental health, bullying, consent, toxic relationships and much more, and does it all really well.

While it's heartbreaking and frustrating at times, you can't help but want to keep watching and see where Marianne and Connell end up.

Hollywood - Netflix

Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors who set about trying to make it in Tinseltown no matter the cost. Photo: Netflix

A new mini-series from Ryan Murphy, Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost.

Starring Darren Criss, David Corenswet, Jim Parsons and Australia's own Samara Weaving, the show features some characters who are based on real-life figures, while others are pure fiction.

Never Have I Ever - Netflix

Never Have I Ever is Mindy Kaling's new coming-of-age sitcom about an Indian-American girl Devi, who tries to lose her virginity with the hottest guy at school. Photo: Netflix

Mindy Kaling's new coming-of-age sitcom about an Indian-American girl Devi who loses her father and shortly thereafter, quite inexplicably, loses the use of her legs. As she begins to get used to life without her father and with her new disability, her mobility in her legs returns, just as quickly as it left.

Devi now focuses on returning to normal life with the aim of losing her virginity to the hottest guy at school.

Some are calling it Mindy's best show – and that's saying a lot given she wrote for and starred in The Office as well as created The Mindy Project and Champions.

Upload - Amazon Prime

Upload is an edgy sci-fi sitcom set in a technologically advanced future where humans can choose to be ‘uploaded’ into a virtual afterlife. Photo: Amazon Prime

From the Director of The Office, Parks and Recreation and The Simpsons, Greg Daniels brings you Upload, an edgy sci-fi sitcom set in a technologically advanced future where humans can choose to be ‘uploaded’ into a virtual afterlife when faced with near-death situations.

The series follows Nathan, who ends up in hospital after a car accident. After choosing the be uploaded into the afterlife, he must now navigate his new norm.

If you need more recommendations, you can find them here and here.

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