Lose yourself in the moment. Flick the lights off. Make some popcorn - actually make it with real popcorn on the stove, old-school-style (those microwave popcorn bags are super toxic when you microwave them). And settle in. We'll be here awhile.
One of the best shows on TV right now. Kevin Costner plays a hardcore rancher in Montana and this show highlights the beauty of the countryside and race issues with native Americans but its basically gang warfare between high end businesses who will stop at nothing to get their way. Kind of like a mafia movie only with all Americans and fabulous characters like smart-mouthed Beth and tragic Rip. Highly recommended.
If you haven't got into this show yet I would give it another go. The humour is so understated you really have to pay attention to get it. With absolutely stunning performances from each and every character, this is genius television. Also, it's lovely to have some light relief right now.
Little Fires Everywhere
If you've read the book, be warned: this is different. They've taken the characters to the furthest nook of their personalities and it makes for riveting viewing. With Reese Witherspoon in the role of the most dislikable mum I've ever had the pleasure of watching, and Kerry Washington balancing her out, it just goes to show there is no such thing as perfection.
Cate Blanchett stars as a 70s female politician (just those words feel like an oxymoron) but it's loosely based on the story of the Equal Rights Act and Blanchett plays the woman who opposed it, while Rose Byrne is a very good Gloria Steinem. Fascinating stuff if you like a bit of history with your drama.
This ticks a number of boxes: comedy, drama, sex, with a splash of period fashion. The delightful Elle Fanning plays Empress Catherine next to Nicholos Hoult who is her hilarious but beastly husband and also the Emperor of Russia. You will mostly laugh and also be horrified at the unedited antics from the late 1700s. Seriously good.
This isn't new but a must watch for anyone who appreciates really good teen dramedy. It's English, which I always think is so refreshing compared to American teen shows who cast impossibly perfect looking people. This is more real, gritty, a bit cringeworthy at times but so heartwarming and shot in the glorious Welsh countryside. Starring Gillian Anderson with a very impressive English accent and a number of awkward teenagers, it tackles all the things we wanted to know in our teens.
It's like the anti-superhero series. What superheroes would be like if they were real people, not perfect aliens from another planet. They'd be selfish and use their powers to further advance their social standing and make lots of money. And of course save one or two people to keep up their reputations. It's shocking because this has never been explored and gets quite dark but is entertaining.
Anna Kendrick takes us through a rollercoaster of what it's actually like to date in your 20s. From the good to the bad and the downright ugly, we've all been in at least three of these situations! Not to mention the odd friend drama thrown in. Lighthearted viewing for times when you need it most.
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