Lockdown Binge-watching

I don't know about you but these January lockdown days are dragging! But... We're so nearly into February with the promise of lighter evenings and things to look forward to, even if the end of lockdown isn't quite as close as we'd hoped.


In the meantime, I'm binging on some great TV shows whenever I get the chance (which admittedly isn't very often due to my new frantic work schedule at the surgery and working on the magazine at home in the evenings). Luckily I can do the latter while the TV is on in the background so here are the shows getting at least part of my attention recently...



Unforgotten



I just discovered this on Netflix and already watched two of the three series on there. Gripping crime drama at it's best - they both left me guessing 'til very near the end and I can't wait to watch series 3 but equally want to save it, lol!



Emily in Paris



Proper easy escapism this one - I'm not ashamed to admit that I binged this all in one night til 3am! I hadn't intended to but I was on a roll with stuff on my computer and well, Gabriele, need I say more. If you don't know what I'm on about - watch it! It's like a hybrid of Sex & The City, The Devil Wears Prada and Gossip Girl.

It's very predictable and unrealistic but it's great fun and so pretty to watch - the fashion, the city and the people!



The Crown



So I was late to the party with this one but I'm finally all caught up and eager for the next series. I know it's dramatised and much of it is fiction but I have spent loads of time googling specific events I had no idea about like the horrific landslide in Aberfan and

Plus, again, it's so pretty to watch with such wonderful costumes and settings and I love the lighting too.



The Queen's Gambit



Another one with fantastic lighting and composition especially, and another one we were late to but enjoyed immensely. There's been a lot of hype about this one so you've probably seen it already but if not, do it - it's definitely not a boring drama about chess! The relationships and story threading through it are so intriguing and very well acted.


I think all of those are on Netflix but I have also been slowly working my way through a couple of things on Amazon Prime.



Bones



Another old crime drama I'd never seen, which is shocking as I've always had a massive crush on David Boreanaz! So far I'm enjoying the chemistry and banter between the two leads, and the other characters too. It has just the right amount of humour and emotion and lots of interesting crimes to keep my attention.