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Netflix series to watch while stuck indoors during lockdown 2.0

Since we’re in lockdown, again, and the weather is gloomy and wet, I thought I’d share a list of my favourite Netflix series to watch.

So grab a blanket and a hot chocolate or two and enjoy!

  1. The Good Place

A feel-good comedy series set in afterlife, where a person is sent to either the Good Place or the Bad Place. The story follows Eleanor as she tries to understand why she is in the Good Place. There’s a little bit of ethics sprinkled in each episode, it’s a show that gets you thinking but not so much that your head hurts.

2. Gilmore Girls

Set in the fictional town Stars Hollow, the show follows mum Lorelai and daughter Rory as they navigate their way through life. With an abundance of coffee, cosy sweaters and many pumpkins, Stars Hollow always seems to be in Autumn or Winter. Gilmore girls screams a cosier vibe, filled with laughter and sometimes a few tears.

3. Haunting of Bly Manor

American au pair Dani is hired to nanny the young Wingrave children in the creepy English country estate, Bly Manor. But it isn’t the great experience she was expecting as the hauntings of Bly Manor is revealed. Bloody frightening is what I thought, but if someone who hates horror like me can love it, I’m sure you can too.

4. Haunting of Hill House

The original of the Haunting series. Alternating between 1992 and present day, five now-adult siblings are still haunted by their paranormal experiences in Hill House as children. The series follows each sibling and how they cope with the aftermath of their childhood haunting trauma.

5. The Umbrella Academy

Think superheroes. Now think dysfunctional family. Now put them together, you get The Umbrella Academy.  Seven estranged crime-fighting siblings, with superpowers, come together to solve the mystery of their adopted father’s death while also planning to save the world while they’re at it.  Humour, supernatural, villains and sibling bickering, what’s not to love?

6. Emily in Paris

Emily is an American marketing executive who gets the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move to Paris for work. It’s not all glamourous as she struggles to succeed at her new workplace. Yes, there are cliches, it’s unrealistic and totally romanticises Paris but it’s funny and we all need a bit of a laugh right now.

7. The Crown

If you haven’t watched the series, now’s a good chance before season 4 comes out on 15th November. The Crown follows the story of Queen Elizabeth II. The cinematography, acting and writing is opulent and gives viewers an insight into the life of Elizabeth II and the historic events during her reign.

8. La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)

The Professor recruits a team of 8 people all with a city code-name, together they launch a meticulous heist at Spain’s Royal Mint. You’d be on the edge of your seat as the series unfolds. Insanely incredible is my opinion, if you haven’t seen it, now’s your chance to binge in our 4-week lockdown.

9. Modern Family

Modern family is about an extended family, the story revolves around father Jay, his daughter Claire and her family and his son Mitchell’s relationship. Its light-hearted, funny and explores the ups and downs of a large modern family. A whopping 11 seasons show that is bound to keep you entertained.

10. Friends

I mean, it is a classic. I don’t know about you, but Friends is always a show that I can turn to for a little entertainment, especially when it’s cold and raining. It’s just one of those shows you can put on and half focus on while you unwind.

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