Streaming services across the globe are working overtime right now, keeping people occupied or distracted … or both as we live through these challenging times.
With this in mind, we’ve done a quick poll around our working-from-home team in the hopes that we can save you hours of scrolling through Netflix or Stan or Prime Video (Amazon) and cut right to the good stuff.
Platform: Prime Video
“Escaping to the early 1900s seems like the only reasonable response to all the crazy out there. Even if it does include World War 1.” – Ella Walsh, Group Managing Editor and mum of three
(Ella’s also recommending The Bold Type on Stan – “Because we should all be hanging out in the fashion closet at Scarlett magazine!”)
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“This is the most wholesome, sweet and genuinely funny show!! The episodes are short and quite light-hearted, so they’re very easy to watch (or binge). All the characters are likeable, there’s none of the unnecessary and over-the-top drama that you’d usually find in American TV and it’s overall very heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny. I love it!!” – Steph Wu, Head of Implementation and mum to one fur baby
“It’s cleverly written, diverse, hilarious and heart wrenching all at the same time – a modern take on the coming-of-age of both teens and parents. Plus Gillian Anderson (of The X-Files fame) plays the brilliantly sassy sex therapist mum we all wish we could be.” – Suze English, Social Media Editor and mum of two
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Platform: Prime Video (Amazon)
“Its funny and quirky and filled with fabulous dresses and coats (that I would love to try on) and really is a world away from the one that we are living in right now.” – Kylie Little, Babyology Managing Director. Mum of two girls and one dog
“It is pure fantasy escapism. Time travelling romance with a handsome Scot. What’s not to love?” – Shevonne Hunt, presenter of podcast Feed Play Love and mum of two
“It’s off-beat and quirky, just like it’s main character, Sam, who has ASD. A very cool portrayal of a kid coming of age and how his autism impacts this and those around him. Entertaining, funny and heartwarming.” – Lana Hallowes, contributing writer and mum of two
Kath and Kim
“What could be better than disappearing back into the world of hornbags, Irish dancing, sneaky ciggies, speciality sausages and g-string leotards? NOTHING, that is what.” – Pip Lincolne, contributing writer and mum of three
Happy bingeing everyone!