What’s good to watch during lockdown?

What’s good to watch during lockdown?


So, we’ve found ourselves back in another national lockdown. We’re all trying to keep busy to take our minds off the current situation we find ourselves in. But, there’s only so much exercise one can do before needing to; put their feet up, rest, and watch some of their favourite TV Shows and Films.

You might think that you’ve watched every possible TV show produced while you’ve been spending time at home whether that been on Sky, Netflix or Amazon Prime. But as the second lockdown comes to end, and you’re worried that your screen will be devoid of entertainment, we’re here to tell you that’s simply not true.

We’ve asked the team at The Social Desk to provide you with some of their MUST WATCH recommendations and they came up trumps, we’ve got you covered, from top trending to golden oldies – Enjoy!

James’ Picks

Succession (Sky) – This drama is modelled on what I believe to be the Murdoch media moguls. A billionaire is looking for a successor to his fortune and his business empire. Starts off slow but ramps up quickly, and leaves you wanting more after every episode.

Chernobyl (Sky) – Fantastic series, all about the 1986 Ukrainian Nuclear disaster and the aftermath that followed. Full of lots of facts and gives a timeline of the full event. I watched this over two days all the way through. It was amazing and definitely worth a watch.

The Sopranos (Sky) – This series has been around for years, and thanks to lockdown, I’ve finally managed to watch the series all the way through. If you’re interested in the Italian mafia and the concept of “family” (said in my Italian mafia accent) this is worth a watch. Cliff ending finish which has certainly stirred a few conspiracy theories.

Billons (Sky) – Absolutely love watching this series, all about insider trading and hedge funds, proper financial crime series with lots of drama to go with it. I’d recommend this to anyone who enjoys watching two people flex their power and show how the other half lives.

Marks Picks

Boardwalk Empire (Sky/Now TV)If you’re a fan of the Film Lawless or the Tv Show Sopranos you’re bound to like this gangster classic. A great series that focuses on the prohibition period of the 1920s -1930s, and main character Nucky Thompsons claim to be king of the bootlegging business in Atlantic City and beyond.

Lost (Amazon Prime) – An absolute cult classic, there are many people (including myself) that argue this could be the greatest of all time – so this is definitely worth a watch and you can decide for yourself! Surviors from an airplane crash land on a myserious island somewhere in the pacific ocean, the island is riddled with a monsterous security system, island natives and…polar bears? Get watching!

Band Of Brothers (Sky Atlantic / NowTV) – This mini-series is the perfect show that highlights the sheer intensity our soldiers experienced during the second world war. This is the true story of a single paratrooper company making their way through Europe in the 2nd world war.

WARNING: Have the tissues ready.

Suze’s pick

The Queens Gambit (Netflix) celebrating the rise of women in a male-dominated world this series follows the story of a young orphan who finds herself drawn towards a chess-playing janitor at her orphanage. With determination she learns the complex game and takes on a lifelong love of chess-playing, rising to the top against all odds.

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story (Netflix) – A follow-up series to the critically acclaimed Dirty John Season One. Season two follows the life of housewife Betty Broderick whose husband of 20 years, lawyer Dan, leave Betty following an affair with his assistant, Linda Kolenka. The new Netflix series covers the case from the day Dan and Betty first met, to the day she is sentenced……but for what? No spoilers here, you’ll have to watch and find out for yourself!

The Fall (Netflix) – The Fall has been around for a while but recently sprung to popularity when made available on Netflix. A psychological thriller that examines the lives of two hunters. One is a serial killer who stalks his victims in and around Belfast and the other is a talented Detective Superintendent from the MET who is brought in to catch him. Easy and binge-able watch for sure!

We hope that our list now has you covered for a good while! What have been your favourites in helping you get through Lockdown?

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