During the last few months we’ve found a lot more time to entertain ourselves in the evenings which has lead to picking up and finishing those lingering series we’ve been aiming to catch up with. Now we’ve pretty much exhausted most of the series in our top list of things to watch, we wanted to share our top five to inspire you. Let us know if you’ve watched any, or if you are planning too. If you have a top recommended show then we’d love to hear that too.
1. Parks & Recreation, Amazon Prime
I started watching this back in March from season 1 in Netflix. These 20 min episodes got me through the initial adjustment of being at home and added some much needed laughter to our days. I can’t recommend this enough. The show ended after 7 seasons and recently aired a reunion episode in April, which I’ve yet to watch yet because it’s not on Netflix and I don’t know where to view it. If you do, please let me know. I’d love to catch up on it.
The show starts focused on one of the main characters Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat, who wishes to help a local nurse, Ann, convert an abandoned construction site into a community park and tells the story of their struggle and journey to get the neighbours onboard. The political satire sitcom television series created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur ran from 2009 to 2015.
Catch up on Parks and Recreation on Amazon Prime.*
2. Josh, BBC iPlayer
This is a short series but oh so good. Again centred around Josh, Kate and Owen, who share the same flat and face a series of struggles and challenges while pursuing their goals. Jack Dee features in this one and plays the annoying landlord who never leaves. It’s a treat to watch and will have you smiling and wanting more when the series comes to an end. I wish they’d make more of this one. Beeb or Josh… if you are listening out there!
3. James May: Our Man In Japan, Amazon Prime
If you are missing travelling, in need of a holiday or missing exploring new cultures then check out James May: Our Man In Japan. It’s a treat with six hour long episodes. If you are looking for a quirky tour of Japan where you delve into its history and culture with some amazing scenery and backdrop, it’s sure to make you want to hop on a plan and travel to Japan (when it’s safe to do so, of course).
4. Schitt’s Creek, Netflix
This is a recent jewel I’ve found that I’m still watching, but I had to add it in because I already love it after 1 season. Schitt’s Creek starring Eugene Levy from American Pie and Catherine O’Hara from Home Alone, and tells the story of a video store billionaire. Johnny Rose who finds himself and his family broke and forced to leave a life of luxury to remain in their only remaining asset – Schitt’s Creek. The tales and adventures are heartwarming and funny. There’s 6 seasons to get stuck into and you can tell from the first episode this show is well written master piece.
5. Upload, Amazon Prime
Featuring award-winning Greg Daniels, known for his roles in The Office, Parks & Rec, this sci-fi comedy is like nothing I’ve watched before. I was a little freaked out at the beginning of watching this, but the story and characters drew me in so much that I watched all 10 episode of this new series in one go. Upload is set in a future time when people can upload their consciousness to a luxurious digital afterlife. We watch main character Nathan and Nora, his service “angel” grow and develop their relationship in unexpected ways.
6. Instant Hotel, Netflix
I love a travel and home interior show. This little find was enjoyable, enraging and light hearted. Based in Australia, a series of hoteliers come together to compete for the title best instant hotel. There are two series, and I wouldn’t recommend series one because it was a little pointless without any kind of prize, but the show producers clearly learnt from the first series and made some great improvements in the second series that made for a fun easy going watch. It will leave you wanting to travel, but I highly recommend Instant Hotel for switching off and if these type of shows interest you at all. There are a few scenes where you want to raise your eyebrows at some of the cray cray contestants but that’s all part of the fun.
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