We know you’re just waiting for CMCO to be over with so you can have a normal life again. With daily cases going down, it’s just a matter of time ’til that happens, so if you’ve achieved your fitness goals why not drone out the next few weekends over some of the most intriguing TV series you might have missed because you were too busy doing push-ups?
Here are the most interesting series to binge-watch before you go back out there…
The Good Place
Ever questioned your entire existence because of a show? No? Well, if you’d like to, here’s a great pick for ya!
The Good Place is one of the best comedies of our generation and it’s available to stream on Netflix. A show that depicts an interesting new outlook on the afterlife, this whacky comedy filled with endearing characters is surely to make you laugh, cry and of course, question the way you live your life.
The plot is deceptively simple – four people wake up in what they think is Heaven, but soon find out that the afterlife is way more complicated than living.
A rare gem that sticks its landing in the final season, The Good Place is short, sweet, and doesn’t outstay its welcome.
Attack on Titan
Get rid of your vendetta against subtitles and animation because you need to watch this show!
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’re surely aware of the existence of Attack on Titan since there are memes and fan art of it everywhere on the internet. However, if you’re hesitant to watch it, for whatever reason, let me be the one to tell you that it’s worth all the hype.
The show depicts a society ravaged by a war against cannibalistic titans and of course, it’s up to the main characters to save the day. Coloured by political intrigue, stylistic fight choreography and loveable characters, this show is one you cannot miss especially since it’s at its final season on Netflix.
Okay, we know what you’re thinking but hear us out! While it did have some flaws; some of the scripts can be a bit too cringy and some scenes were just irrelevant – but for as long as we remember, we haven’t enjoyed a romantic historical fiction as much as this.
Bridgerton is a Regency-era saga on Netflix that follows the love lives of the eight Bridgerton siblings, a wealthy high-society family living in England. Think balls, coy glances, ladies indulging in snark over feathers and a lot of bodice-ripping.
Speaking of ripping off clothes, its sex scenes are framed very tastefully, you never feel like the gaze on the characters are exploitative and there are no unnecessary zoom-ins on breasts and such. In fact, we think we saw more women clothed than men, which was a refreshing first.
It’s basically a fantasy love letter for the female gaze and just great for blatant escapism.
The Boys on Amazon Prime is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good.
It combines hero-worship, celebrity culture, unhinged capitalism, and diseased politics into a view of a country where superheroes become fascists hiding in plain sight.
So, instead of the superheroes fighting off an evil villain who wants to take over the world, you have a group of human vigilantes called The Boys taking on corrupted superheroes, The Seven. In short, it’s about non-powered people making sense of a world with powered people in it.
The series makes fun of typical tropes seen in DC or Marvel films and puts a spin on what being a superhero in real life might look like, as well as tackles major societal issues in unconventional ways. It might just give you a whole new perspective on superheroes and what could happen if powers fell into the wrong hands.
Sit back, relax and enjoy some kung fu fighting. Lots and lots of kung fu.
Warrior follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy that gets on a boat from China to San Francisco, California in the late 1800s to find his sister after a tragedy in their homeland.
His rescue mission quickly turns into a colourful journey of identity, pride, and survival as he discovers who his family, friends and enemies are as the series progresses. Ah Sahm is also not much of a talker, so sometimes a question is best answered with a fast kick to the head. Yep, that oughta do it.
It’s based on a treatment by Bruce Lee some 50 years ago and was originally going to star the man himself, but we know how Hollywood was back then.
The show does a good balance between strong moments that touch themes of race, immigration, class and power as well as big action sequences that are shot and choreographed beautifully.
Warrior seasons 1 and 2 originally aired on Cinemax but are now available on HBO Max.
Okay, that’s a lot of hours of TV… To protect your eyesight, make sure you watch these series on something that doesn’t strain your eyes like with an OLED display on a latest TV monitor or laptop.
OLED displays, due to special organic light-emitting compounds they use, can reduce the harmful blue light by up to 70% compared to LCD displays, making them extra gentle on your eyes to reduce the risk of retinal damage.
Blue light is known to cause visual discomfort thus will disrupt your sleep quality.
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