It's been a little while now since we first began isolating due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And while we've been unable to do much other than stay inside we've been relying heavily on our streaming services to help us get through.
So, if you need any inspiration on what to watch this week, here are some of the movies and shows our team has been watching:
"I know it won Oscars, and I’ve seen people all over my feeds raving about how great it is, but I was still not prepared for what a masterpiece Parasite really is. I had no idea about the plot line (and I won’t spoil it for you now, because I think going in blind is great) but when it dropped on Stan, I knew I immediately had to watch it. It’s somehow so funny, dark, twisted, so sad all at the same time and I highly recommend you watch it with a blanket over you so you can hide behind it!"
Formula One: Drive to Survive and The Last Dance
"This is a really weird one for me and not the kind of show I'd ever normally watch (I guess that's iso for you!), but I recently got into Formula One: Drive to Survive. It was so interesting to see how the sport works and I was so surprised to learn that there are only 20 drivers in F1. The drama that goes on behind-the-scenes is so interesting and the rivalries between the drivers is gripping. Would highly recommend if you like sport or reality TV!
"Staying in the sport genre, I also watched the first two episodes of the Michael Jordan docuseries, The Last Dance, and that was such an interesting watch as well. I can't wait for the next episodes to drop."
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, The Man in the High Tower and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
"I’ve been going between three shows: The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, The Man in the High Tower (both Amazon Prime) and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Stan). They’re all different – divorced woman becomes comedian, what if Hitler won the war and girl hears people’s feelings in song – but the thing they have in common is that they’re all pure escapism. And that’s something we all need right now."
“Unorthodox is one of those rare series that will only ever exceed the expectations an inordinate amount of hype has placed on it. The series is based on the true story of Deborah Feldman who fled her life in a strict Hasidic Jewish community in Williamsburg, New York in pursuit of freedom and independence.
“A four-part mini series shot largely in Yiddish, Unorthodox will suck you into the story of Esther Shapiro, who attempts to leave her life and orthodox marriage by fleeing to Berlin, only to be pursued by her well-meaning, but rigid husband Yanky.
“The series gives an incredible insight into the way a culture rooted in tradition, exists in the heart of the world’s most modern city and what happens when the two worlds collide, halfway across the world.”
If you need any more recommendations, here's what else you should watch:
Money Heist is a Spanish crime TV series that follows a mysterious man known as The Professor who recruits a group of misfits to carry out the biggest heist in history. The show is hugely popular, and the fourth season just dropped. What better time to watch it than right now?
Love, Wedding, Repeat
Jack is trying to make sure his sister's wedding go as smoothly as possible – all while juggling an angry ex-girlfriend, an uninvited guest who knows a huge secret about the bride, an unfortunate sedative situation and the girl that got away.
Too Hot To Handle
Missing Married At First Sight and Love Island? You might be interested to watch Too Hot To Handle, a Netflix dating show which sees a bunch of hot, young people holiday in a tropical location thinking they're taking part in a regular reality dating show. However, they soon find out that they're not allowed to have any kind of physical relationship while on the show, this includes, but isn't limited to, kissing and sex. Unsurprisingly, they don't deal with it all that well!
The Baker and the Beauty
Daniel works in the family bakery, as his Cuban parents expect him to, but one night he meets international superstar Noa and his life changes completely.
First Wives Club
This sitcom is a remake of the 1996 feminist classic sees three scorned wives band together after their marriages fall apart. They find strength in sisterhood, as well as a little revenge.
The Last O.G.
This show follows Tray, a man who has been in prison for the last 15 years and returns to his former life only to find things are completely different. His neighbourhood is now affluent, he is the father of twin boys to his ex-girlfriend, who is married to someone else. Tray attempts to connect to his kids, but realises it's going to be quite difficult to make ends meet in this new world.
This thriller is about Georgia, whose husband died in a plane crash three years ago. Since his death, Georgia has lived as a recluse, but this all changes when she sees her husband on the news one night. This sends her down a dangerous path to prove he's still alive.
Three pre-teen boys embark on an epic journey after ditching school to fix a broken drone before their parents get home so they can avoid being grounded and attend a party with the cool kids. Things go madly awry when they find out they're accidentally carrying stolen drugs while being chased by two teenage girls.
From the creator of Mad Men comes The Romanoffs, an anthology series telling eight stories about people who believe they are descendants of the infamous Russian royal family. Every story is more unpredictable than the last will keep you glued to the screen.
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