Lockdown Binge Watching Suggestions

Now that we are all having to take time out from life and stay home, in order to stay safe. It gives us time to take stock of things and realise that work takes up so much of our life and what mattered before the virus hit, suddenly doesn't matter.

Spend time with your love ones and just binge watch tv, this is one of my favourite things to do when I am home. Now with all of the time we have on our hands, its the perfect time to binge watch. We have so many options to binge watch on different channels like Netflix, Now TV, Amazon TV and Disney+. Today I am sharing some of my favourite binge programmes for you all to watch too.



The Ingredients Of Good Binge Watching

But you need to take this whole binge watching seriously and make sure you have a decent TV to watch it on. Especially as you need to be able to access some of the apps on your television. A HDR TV is the best one to go for. What is HDR TV?  'HDR' stands for High Dynamic Range, meaning that it has an excellent picture for you to watch your programmes on. If you are stuck indoors for the foreseeable future then you want your home comforts.

Binge watching Series You Must Watch

Outlander


You will find this on Amazon Prime TV and it is a time travel drama about a nurse called Claire Randall. She accidentally slips back in time from 1945 to the 18th century where she meets Jamie Fraser. They both fall in love and the drama follows history as it happened in Scotland, including the Battle Of Colloden. The story follows as Claire travels between the 18th and 20 centuries. 

Well worth a watch for a bit of old fashioned love story, and you learn a fair bit about Scottish history too. You can watch the first series 1-5 for free on Amazon Prime. The fifth series is on weekly, so you can't binge watch the last series.


Friends


Isn't this always going to be one of the great TV programmes? Even my 10 year old has become a Friends fan! It takes us back to the 90's and the humour is just as funny as it was back then and no matter how many times you watch it. You still roll around the floor laughing. 

If you have never watched friends, then where have you been? Watch all of the series on Netflix following the comical lives of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler and Joey. The old catchphrases are just as funny and certainly take your mind off the current situation. 

Self Made


This is a new Netflix series for me. It follows the story of Madame CJ Walker, the first woman self made millionaire in America. She was a black woman who started out as a washer woman, Washing peoples dirty laundry for pittance and then rose to open her own beauty salon and sell her own beauty products. Despite the prejudice and negativity that surrounded black women at the turn of the 20th century. It is a film that shows you, you can rise from nothing to prove everybody wrong. 

Grace And Frankie


Grace and Frankie, two unlikely friends in their 70's with completely different outlooks on life. Are suddenly thrown into living together after their husbands announce that they are in love with each other and plan to get married. It is a feel good film and makes you laugh.

Hell's Kitchen


If you like a bit of swearing and tension in the kitchen, then this is the programme for you. You will find it on Amazon Prime. You can binge watch until your heart is content with 15 series on there. First there is a challenge to complete, often its a ridiculous one. Then there is a dinner service, where they serve customers and someone gets fired. Just think of the Apprentice but with food!

Last Tango In Halifax


This is another feel good series. It is about an elderly couple who knew each other at school. Then their paths took another route and they lost touch. Until they met each other again and they rekindled their relationship. They both have families of their own and the series follows the problems that the families have and their daughters both lead completely different lives.  You will find Last Tango In Halifax on  BBC Iplayer. 

Call The Midwife


Another feel good series and this one will melt your heart! It follows the story of a group of midwives in the East End of London in the 1950's and 1960's. It follows the lives of the midwives and the families through life after the second world war. The series is based on memoirs that were written by Jenny Lee. But some of the characters are fictional and names have been changed. You Can find Call The Midwife on BBC Iplayer

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