10 TV Shows to distract you from the Gloom of COVID-19
1. Gilmore Girls (Netflix)
Although the Gilmore family has plenty of trials and tribulations, the world of quaint small-town Stars Hollow is usually upbeat in this beloved dramedy.
2. Jane the Virgin (Netflix)
The telenovela-style story of a virgin who's artificially inseminated by accident started strong and rode high for five excellent seasons. Although the moving series is more a dramedy than a laugh-out-loud sitcom, its moments of joy and levity are plentiful.
3. The Bold Type (STAN)
Delve deep into the lives of three best friends working for the fictitious magazine Scarlet and how they navigate through the struggles and successes of living in Manhattan. Inspired by the editors of saucy Cosmopolitan magazine, get a glimpse into what it’s like in the world of fashion and media.
4. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (STAN)
Heartwarming, genuine and delightfully distracting from all the doom and gloom in the world right now. As for the story? After an unusual event, whip-smart computer coder Zoey Clarke magically begins to hear people's innermost wants and desires through popular songs.
5. Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels (STAN)
Set 50 years after the original Penny Dreadful, spin-off series City of Angels explores the supernatural in LA in the 1930s—a time and place infused with Mexican-American folklore and political tension.
6. Normal People (STAN)
You would have to be living under a rock to have not heard the buzz about this show, and for good reason, it’s seriously good. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, Normal People follows the tender but oh-so-complicated relationship between Marianne and Connell from the end of their high school days in a small Irish town to their university days in Dublin.
7. Gossip Girl (Netflix)
Were you team Serena or team Blair? Relive your teenage years with this cult favourite! Set in Matthehan, an anonymous website tracks the lives of New York’s Elite causing trouble in their perfect little paradise. Fashion, boys, scandal and Chuck and Blair relationship - What could be better to fill your time with?
8. Kath & Kim (Netflix)
Are you even Australian if you haven’t watched Kath & Kim? Take a break away from these gloomy times and enjoy a much more simple one with this obnoxious family. The never-ending diva antics from Kim and basically, Kath's says will leave you in stitches.
9. The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (Netflix)
Put a bit of comedy relief into your day with this new comedy series. Iliza is irreverent, outspoken and absolutely hilarious, think Amy Schumer cross SNL.
10. Working Moms (Netflix)
This Canadian TV series finds humour and commiseration in the challenge of juggling kids and a career. Workin’ Moms isn’t just spilt breast milk or extravagant first birthday parties, although there are plenty of those. Workin’ Moms is based on authenticity and thrives under a microscopic lens about the harsh realities moms face.