Aside from managing symptoms (knock on the wood if you’re negative!) and hoarding on food and medicine, everyone we know is bored and looking for something to do. The crisis is not abating, grab some popcorn, slip into your jammies and bookmark this post for great content to stream on Netflix while you’re hauled up inside…
Shonda Rhimes has done it yet again! Creating another widely successful TV series that will have you hooked from beginning to end. Loosely based on the true story of con woman Anna Sorokin, known as Anna Delvey, a Russian-German socialite who posed as a German heiress with a bottomless cashflow and quickly made herself known within New York’s high society. In 2017, at the age of 26, she made headlines for single handedly defrauding major financial institutions, banks and hotels in New York and was sentenced to four years to 12 years in prison.
Love is Blind (Season 2)
Singles across the US have once again gathered to participate in this dating experiment, hosted by pop star Nick Lachey and wife Venessa Lachey, all for the sake of finding true love. The show invites 15 men and 15 women to participate in a blind-date within “the pods” for 10 days, getting to know each other without ever having seen one another. Ultimately, the participants will choose to propose to or leave without their soulmate. Throughout the 25 episodes, the walls of these people (figuratively) come down as they learn to build emotional connections with one another. Already trending on every social media platform, viewers might just find themselves emotionally invested in these relationship as much as the participants are. Perhaps finding a favourite couple to root for (or hate).
Bridgerton (Season 2)
Another one from Shondaland, the long-anticipated second season of Netflix’s second most successful show, Bridgerton, finally arrives with more drama, more extravegant balls and, of course, steamy romance. Based on the book series, and set in 1813 Regency London, the second installment follows the love-hate affair of Daphne’s eldest brother, Anthony – the elusive bachelor is to marry, and headstrong Kate sharma, the elder sister of whom he is to be bethroed. Scandelous indeed.
Pieces of Her (Season 1)
Based on the 2018 novel of the same name, and from the Producers of Big Little Lies and The Undoing, Pieces of Her is a thrilling suspense action genre that will have you gripped to the edge of your seats. Starring Toni Collete and Bella Heathcote, the series follows Andy as she uncovers the truth about her mother following a shocking chain of events triggered by a random act of violence. Not everything is as it seems.
Forecasting Love & Weather (Season 1)
Among the many promising shows slated for this year, the South Korean office-theme romantic comedy Forecasting Love & Weather is likely among the top worth bookmarking. Who would have thought Korea’s national weather service would serve as the catalyst of a romance between two coworkers. The story revolves the relationship of reserved Jin Ha-Kyung (played by South Korea’s rom-com Queen Park Min-young) and free-spirited Lee Shi-woo (played Sweet Home’s Song Kang). It would seem that falling inlove in the workplace is just as challenging as predicting the weather. New episodes every Sunday.
Lies and Deceit (Season 1)
A Spanish remake of the British series Liar, Lies and Deceit (Mentiras) is a psychological thriller that will have tensions on high and your interests piqued throughout the six-episode mini-series. Newly single Laura goes on a date with widower Javier but wakes up to find that something horrible had happened. Unlike most shows in which the facts are revealed towards the end, this show lays it bare early on. But just as you think you know who’s guilty, each character takes their turn in pleading innocence and manipulating the truth – making viewers second guess their judgement and perhaps the person next to them the entire season through.
Queer Eye: Germany (Season 1)
A spin-off series to Netflix’s Queer Eye, fans of the reality show will meet a brand new Fab 5 in this German edition. Joining Ayan, Aljosha, Leni, David and Jan-Henrik as they transform the lives of men and women, one makeover at a time. Making their way across across the country and into the homes, and the lives of their lucky participants, we get a close up into the inspiring power of love, positivity and self-care. Picking up a styling tip or two is just the bonus.
The Last Kingdom (Season 5)
Possibly one of the best historical drama to have streamed on Netflix, The Last Kingdom is set during the Danes’ invasion of England. In the first four seasons of the show, we watched Uhtred, the young successor of Saxon earldom, who was captured and adopted by the Danes lead an army to avenge the death of his adoptive father then leading an army to fight for his rightful place as the lord of his birth home Bebbanburg. As a truce between the Saxons and Danes are established towards the closing of season 4, Brida, Uhtred’s rival and former lover, come face to face once again ending with Brida’s vow to be Uhtred’s undoing. In this final season, several years have passed and though Brida is rumored to be dead, Uhtred believes otherwise. If you haven’t seen the first four seaosons, now will be a good time to catch up before closigng the book on this hugely successful show.