With the global pandemic in full swing and the majority of us on lockdown at home what better time to jump back into my TV and movie entertainment guide and share with you which shows are helping us get through lockdown...
Grey's Anatomy (Series 16) - Sky Witness
Series 16 aired back in September in the US but there was no UK release date it was looking like it wouldn't appear on UK screens. So you can imagine my delight when new episodes appeared on my digi box last week! Clearly they took pity for us stuck in lockdown and released without warning the first two episodes. Yaay! This series sees Meredith fired from the hosputal and her medical licence hanging in the balance after commiting insurance fraud (to save a patient of course). And whilst the very annoying forced link with spin off Station 19 continues it's still the best programme on TV (Husband would not agree!). Two more episodes aired this week so hopefully this will continue giving me a double hit each week!
Tiger King - Netflix
I think everyone in the country, if not planet, has heard of the now infamous Tiger King aka Joe Exotic. I've convinced several very sceptical people to try this documentrary and all have been spellbound by the pure madness captured on camera. Seriously you couldn't make this up. If you haven't watched it get on it!
Home Before Dark - AppleTV+
My new iPhone came with a years subscription to AppleTV+ and I've scrolled through it a few times but nothing much as caught my eye until Home Before Dark appeared. This 10 part mystery is loosely based on the life of young journalist Hilde Lysiak who is only 9years old. In the TV show she moves from Brooklyn to her Father's small hometown and manages to unearth a cold case through dogged determination and the help of a photographic memory. It all feels a bit far fetched to be honest but it is entertaining enough and is an easy watch on my phone when I am hiding upstairs from the kids...
The World According to Jeff Goldblum - Disney+
We caved and purchased a subscription to Disney+ about a week into lockdown on a day when the kids were being particularly challenging. There isn't a huge amount of movies for adults (ok, yes there is the FULL Marvel and Star Wars back catalogues but I've seen all of those...) but there are a wealth of brilliant documentaries. The World According to Jeff Goldblum takes something seemingly innocuous like trainers and ice cream and delves into the history and symbolism. It's a really unusual idea and a great watch.
Free Solo - Disney+
Another great documentary on Disney+ is Free Solo, which follows free solo climber (that's climbing without ropes) Alex Honnold as he attempts to be the first person to free solo climb El Capitan. Yes you read right - climbing a giant cliff without any ropes. I can't say Alex is the most endearing character but the whole attempt is quite mind blowing!
Knives Out (2019)
If you are a fan of a whodunnit mystery then Knives Out is right up your street. A homage to Agatha Christie, this movie stars Daniel Craig as a detective investigating a death in an eclectic family which is far more complicated than first glance suggests. The ensemble cast is just brilliant with an outstanding performance by Crag. It really couldn't be more perfect.
Brad Pitt is an astronaut. His father was an astronaut, the most famous astronaut who 30yrs ago never returned from his voyage to the edge of our solar system. Brad Pitt goes searching for his father via Mars. He finds him. Brad Pitt comes back to earth. The End. It's that boring.
And on my 'to watch list are: the latest series of Ozark, Altered Carbon and 20 Feet from Stardom
What shows are helping you through lockdown?
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