We all suddenly have a lot of time on our hands, and as much as we want to stay productive, tidy every draw in the house, make banana bread and start crafting… Let us be honest, we all love a good binge-worthy series. There is nothing better than slugging out on the sofa in your comfy clothes and watching some gripping telly. So take a look at our top picks and see what takes your fancy, we guarantee you will get your teeth stuck into at least one of these Netflix gems! If you can't beat em, join em!
Hopefully, by now you are well and truly settled into your isolation inspiration station. You have accustomed to the art of lone working and are getting pretty good at it. But there is a secret part of you, deep down, that misses the comradery of the office. You miss the office banter, and that is not something you can enjoy on your own. Or is it? Thanks to The Office UK on Netflix, you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the working day, right on your sofa. Enjoy the insufferable middle management of David Brent and his completely fed up team in the day to day life of the office.
The English Game
Sport may have been put on hold for the time being, and there may be a football shaped whole in your heart. The English Game is a beautiful collaboration of Match Of The Day meets Downtown Abbey. This series focuses on the true story of how football transformed from what was just a gentleman’s game to a sport for the working class and how it became a key aspect in society. The series focuses less on the game and more on the people who made it what it is today. It is a beautiful game, with a sometimes quite ugly history.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Series 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race is here and these queens did not come to play, they came to SLAY. For those not in the know, Drag Race is a bit like America’s Next Top Model, however not only do they sashay down the runway they act, sing, and dance and participate in comedy challenges. These queens know how to WERK and SASHAY AWAY. If you want a show jam-packed full of LEWKS, laughs and drama, this is the one for you. May the best woman win!
Love Is Blind
Okay. Imagine Love Island… and now times that drama by TEN! And you still won't have reached the full capacity of Love is Blind. A handful of singles participate in a blind dating game where if they are successful in their mission for love, they get married. It’s drama fuelled, cringe-worthy, and completely ridiculous! Of course, it is a must-watch. By the end of it, we guarantee you will be fully invested in every couple and will be screaming at the telly as they walk down the aisle.
The Good Place
The Good Place is a show that focuses on Eleanor, a deceased saleswoman who has lived a morally corrupt life. She has been pretty bad her whole life, and doesn't really give a damn for others. However, when she passes, she finds herself in a heaven-like afterlife due to a case of mistaken identity. She then tries desperately to hide her past in order to stay there! This show is full of colour and fun! It is perfect if you are in the mood for something a little bit silly.
The Tiger King
If you are in the mood to watch something absolutely insane, then look no further. This show will have you rapidly winding around every twist and turn there could be! The series focuses on a man who likes to call himself Joe Exotic, he owns a big cat zoo, full of lions and tigers and many, many more exotic animals. We see his feud with animal rights activists unfold through the 7 episodes. Warning!!! There are a lot of references to violence, crime, a hell of a lot of mullet and a massive dosage of country singing. This tale could be one of the craziest things you have ever watched!
Pose is a series based in New York City, inspired by the underground LGBTQ+ community that paved the way for the drag world that we know and love today. This series dives into the lives of those involved in the subculture during the 80’s and addresses some tough topics such as prejudice, age, race, sex and aids. We also get to see lots of extravaganzas - Ball's for the outcasts of society. This series is hard hitting at times, but is a great celebration of the underdogs!
There is something extremely satisfying and calming about watching the wonders of nature at work especially when it is voiced by Sir David Attenborough. The therapeutic videography shows the wonders of the world like never before. It took over 600 people to create this amazing series, so you can only imagine the fascinating visuals you will see. Let's be honest we all need to relax and enjoy the soothing powers of nature! Travel the world from the comfort of your sofa!
If you love food, then Ugly Delicious is the series for you. Find some inspiration for your next culinary masterpiece as we follow restaurateur David Chang on his travels around the world where he discovers awe inspiring mouth–watering food. This series can be your little vacation that abides by the social distancing rules! See the beauty the world has to offer, and all the vibrant flavours it holds!