Yeah- us too, and don’t even recommend Tiger King to us- that was binged in two nights and left us feeling a little, no, a lot dirty. That said, we did a little research to find the best new shows to watch that will help you escape from reality while you wait for Covid-19 to die down.
Unorthodox on Netflix
In pursuit of self-determination, a young woman leaves her ultra orthodox Jewish community in New York City to start a new life in Berlin. But just as she starts to find her own way, the past begins to catch up with her.
This Netflix Original Series inspired by Deborah Feldman’s New York Times Bestselling book ‘Unorthodox’ starring Shira Haas, Jeff Wilbusch and Amit Rahav has everything- great actors, a taut storyline and a peek inside one of the most insular societies in the world.
Narcos on Netflix
I absolutely love this series- what originally started as “the Pablo Escobar story” has evolved into so much more as Narcos: Mexico enters its second season and the fifth overall in the Narcos franchise. You want great actors? Wagner Moura, Pedro Pascal, Michael Pena, Diego Luna, and Scott McNairy are here for you. You want violence? Oh, there’s plenty of that. You want to learn? The narration often provides as much education as a history book could.
Undone- Amazon Prime
UNDONE is a half-hour, genre-bending, animated series that explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character Alma, a twenty-eight-year-old living in San Antonio, Texas. After getting into a car accident and nearly dying, Alma finds she has a new relationship to time. She develops this new ability in order to find out the truth about her father’s death. Well written and with art direction rarely seen in a long-format series, it is a joy to look at- you won’t want to miss this series.
Upload Amazon Prime
From Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) comes Upload, a new sci-fi comedy. In the near future, people who are near death can be “uploaded” into virtual reality environments. Cash-strapped Nora works customer service for the luxurious “Lakeview” digital afterlife. This futuristic series explores comedic elements that gently obscure a very dark vision familiar to Black Mirror fans.
Speaking of Black Mirror, if your kids haven’t turned you on to this revamped Twilight Zone that illuminates the dark side of our near-worship obsession with technology, this is your chance. Each episode centers on a different storyline terrifyingly exhibiting the dark side of ourselves and our electronic toys. SOOOO bingeworthy!
Red Oaks Amazon Prime
Set in suburban New Jersey in 1985, Red Oaks centers around college student David Meyers—a young man at a crossroads as he tries to figure out who he is and what he wants to be in this world. He gets a summer job as an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club and while there, David finds himself the recipient of unsolicited life advice from a colorful group of coworkers and club members on his journey of self-discovery.