With all the Spring Carnival partying, we all need some down time. What better way to do it than with some tv? With Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime and a host of other viewing platforms and so many shows out there, it can be hard to figure out what to watch. Here we take the hard work out of the equation and give you our suggestions for shows to watch.
Netflix’s latest satirical comedy comes from Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy. Boasting an impressive cast of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Lange, it follows 12th grader Payton who is determined to be US President. First he has to conquer becoming his high school student body president and all the scheming that goes with it. These are rich kids and their conniving tactics are nothing to be laughed at. This show is clever and funny, making American politics a little too relevant.
Although this excellent series has come to an end after 2 seasons, you can catch up on Amazon Prime. The Emmy award winning series follows trainwreck 30 something year old Fleabag as she navigates life, love, sex and family following the death of her beloved best friend Boo. She breaks the forth wall and addresses the audience directly, allowing us a glimpse into her dark mind. This dark comedy is well worth binging, especially for the hot priest in season 2 and Olivia Coleman’s scene stealing godmother. Watch, or else!
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
RuPaul’s Drag Race has been entertaining the masses for years, winning a heap of Emmys in the process. The always entertaining show searches for the next big drag queen with the most charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent by putting them through challenges and performances. This year, the show has gone to the UK to find the next big talent and the series promises to be as entertaining as the American version. The judging panel is made up of regular judges Graham Norton and Alan Carr and joined by guest judges Twiggy, Geri Haliwell and Maisie Williams to name a few. We’ll be tuning in to Stan to watch this for sure!
A show about love. There’s nothing new about that is there? Wrong! This series is anthology of 8 different tales of modern love in all it forms. Based on a New York Times column, this series tells wildly different stories of love and relationships in all different walks of life. There’s the bipolar lawyer struggling to make connections, the gay couple seeking to adopt from a homeless woman and a married couple struggling with their relationship. The series boasts a stellar cast including Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, John Slattery, Dev Patel and the hot priest from Fleabag. We are definitely watching!
Living With Yourself
Imagine going to a spa and emerging a better version of yourself? Well that’s the premise behind this Netflix show starring Paul Rudd. Paul Rudd’s character is stuck in a middle aged rut with a troubled marriage and floundering career so he follows a workmate’s suggestion to improve himself. Unfortunately he wakes up in a plastic bag in a forrest only to find that a better version of himself, a clone, has resumed his life with a zest for life that only a true optimist could have. What follows is mayhem, as the two come face to face and confront Rudd’s Miles life. Well worth a watch.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard of Netflix’s excellent series The Crown. Season 3 is about to start airing on 17th November but for those of you have missed out, I highly suggest binge watching this series that follows Queen Elizabeth and Downing Street from the 1940s through to the modern era. This series is packed full of drama, intrigue, romance and scandal, definitely worth watching. Academy Award winner Olivia Coleman takes over as Queen Elizabeth and if the trailers are anything to go by, we are in for a drama full season.
The Good Place
This show has been around a while, but its a goodie! The Netflix series follows Eleanor, who has been mistakenly sent to the Good Place, a heaven like place after her death. She must hide her bad behaviour and must try live a better, more righteous life whilst she is there. Eleanor must now navigate this new life with the help of 3 others also mistakenly sent there. I won’t reveal too much about what happens but the comedy series does pose some interesting questions about the meaning of life. Catch up stat whilst the fourth and final series airs now.
We love a good crime series, and Unbelievable hits the spot. Teenager Marie files a police report alleging that she has been sexually assaulted in her home. What follows is doubt about the accusation from both her foster parents and the investigating detectives. After severe questioning, Marie retracts her statement only to be threatened with jail time. Meanwhile, detectives miles away are investigating a serial rapist with the same MO as Marie’s case. Watch this show on Netflix to find out what happens. This is based on a true story.
Will & Grace
A classic sitcom that we all know and love. We’ve followed Will, Grace, Jack and Karen for years and hilarity always ensues. The old classics are available on Stan but the reunion series launched a couple of years ago and we’ve been happy ever since (also on Stan). We are now up to season 3 and spoiler alert, Will is engaged and in a long distance relationship, Grace is pregnant, Jack is married and Karen is divorced and still up to to her usual tricks. Tune in to see what happens in this final season!
The Bold Type
We’ve seen shows about working at magazines before (think Ugly Betty) but The Bold Type feels fresh and new. Inspired by a real life Cosmo editor, the series follows 3 millenials working at fictional women’s magazine Scarlet. The series set in new York follows love life entanglements and career issues, something that we can all relate to. The three women all support each other rather than bringing each other down, making for a beautiful display of friendship. The series doesn’t shy away from controversial issues too. Definitely worth watching.