What to watch once the kids have finally gone to sleep (according to our team!)

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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.

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

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

The Bold Type

(Ella’s also recommending The Bold Type on Stan – “Because we should all be hanging out in the fashion closet at Scarlett magazine!”)

Schitts-Creek

Schitt’s Creek

Platform: Netflix

“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

Gillian Anderson

Sex Education

Platform: Netflix

“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

Marvelous Mrs Maisel

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

Outlander

Outlander

Platform: Netflix

“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

Atypical

Atypical

Platform: Netflix

“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

Kath and Kim

Platform: Netflix

“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!

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