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Self isolating? Here’s what to watch

Posted by admin on May 15, 2020 · Stay Home Hub

There is some good that can come about from self isolating: you can finally binge watch that TV series that you have always wanted to start but have never had time to!

We’ve put together a list of all the TV series that we personally recommend you give a go if you haven’t already and also for those who are stuck/need ideas for one to start!

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The Handmaid’s Tale

What’s it about:

A religion-based autocracy has taken over most of the United States, renaming the country Gilead. In this country women are second-class citizens. Anyone trying to escape is punished. One such person is June, who is captured while trying to escape with her husband and child and is sentenced to be a handmaid, bearing children for childless government officials. As a handmaid, June is renamed Offred. This is her story.

Genre: Sci-fi | Network: Hulu | Age certificate: 15

Number of seasons: 3 |Number of episodes: 36 | Episode runtime: 45-64 minutes

Ratings: IMDB = 8.5/10 | Rotten Tomatoes = 88% | TV.com = 8/10

Hunters

What’s it about:

Nazi hunters discover hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials in 1977 New York City, conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The Hunters set out to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.

Genre: Crime/Drama | Network: Amazon Prime Video | Age certificate: 15

Number of seasons: 1 | Number of episodes: 10 | Episode runtime: 60 minutes

Ratings: IMDB = 7.2/10 | Rotten Tomatoes = 64%

The Stranger

What’s it about:

A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to discover the truth about the people closest to him.

Genre: Thriller | Network: Netflix | Age certificate: 15

Number of seasons: 1 | Number of episodes: 8 | Episode runtime: 42 minutes

Ratings: IMDB = 7.4/10 | Rotten Tomatoes = 86%

Succession

What’s it about:

The Logan family is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment companies in the world. However, their world changes when their father steps down from the company.

Genre: Drama/Comedy | Network: Season 1 – Amazon Prime, Season 2 – Sky | Age certificate: 15

Number of seasons: 2 | Number of episodes: 20 | Episode runtime: 60 minutes

Ratings: IMDB = 8.5/10 | Rotten Tomatoes = 92% | TV.com = 9.1/10

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Cheer

What’s it about:

The series follows the nationally ranked 40-member Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer Team from Corsicana, Texas, under the direction of coach Monica Aldama, as they prepare to compete in the National Cheerleading Championship held annually in Daytona, Florida.

Genre: Docuseries | Network: Netflix

Number of seasons: 1 | Number of episodes: 6 | Episode runtime: 58 minutes

Ratings: IMDB = 8.2/10 | Rotten Tomatoes = 96%

Wisting

What’s it about:

Norwegian homicide detective William Wisting is challenged by the two most difficult cases of his entire career, and his investigation into a serial killer crosses paths with his crime-writing daughter’s news story.

Genre: Drama/Crime | Network: BBC iPlayer

Number of seasons: 1 | Number of episodes: 10 | Episode runtime: 45 minutes

Ratings: IMDB = 7.4/10

You

What’s it about:

What would you do for love? For a brilliant male bookstore manager who crosses paths with an aspiring female writer, this question is put to the test.

Genre: Thriller | Network: Netflix | Age certificate: 15

Ratings: IMDB = 7.8/10 | Rotten Tomatoes = 90% | TV.com = 7.4/10

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Russian Doll

What’s it about:

Nadia, a young woman who is on a journey to be the guest of honor at a party in New York City, gets caught in a mysterious loop as she repeatedly attends the same event and dies at the end of the night each time.

Genre: Comedy/Drama/Mystery | Network: Netflix | Age certificate: 18

Number of seasons: 1 | Number of episodes: 8 | Episode runtime: 30 minutes

Ratings: IMDB = 7.8/10 | Rotten Tomatoes = 90% | TV.com = 7.4/10

Brooklyn nine-nine

What’s it about:

Ray Holt, an eccentric commanding officer, and his diverse and quirky team of odd detectives solve crimes in Brooklyn, New York City.

Genre: Comedy | Network: Netflix | Age certificate: 12

Number of seasons: 7 | Number of episodes: 135 | Episode runtime: 22 minutes

Ratings: IMDB = 8.4/10 | Rotten Tomatoes = 97% | TV.com = 7/10

The Office (US)

What’s it about:

A motley group of office workers go through hilarious misadventures at the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

Genre: Comedy | Network: Netflix | Age certificate: 15

Number of seasons: 9 | Number of episodes: 201 | Episode runtime:  22 minutes

Ratings: IMDB = 8.8/10 | Rotten Tomatoes = 81% | TV.com = 9/10

Pretty Little Liars

What’s it about:

The series follows the lives of four teenage girls – Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily; four estranged friends whose darkest secrets are about to unravel.

Genre: Drama/Mystery/Romance | Network: Netflix | Age certificate: 12

Number of seasons: 7 | Number of episodes: 160 | Episode runtime:  60 minutes

Ratings: IMDB = 7.4/10 | Rotten Tomatoes = 81%

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If you’ve got some recommendations of your own for us or our readers, let us know on social media using the hashtag #StayAtHomeHub!