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The 10 best series on Netflix to watch during lockdown

The 10 best series on Netflix to watch during lockdown

Ireland has returned to a nationwide lockdown for the next six weeks as the COVID-19 cases rise, and I’ve been informed that other Europeans countries are intensifying measures to protect their population against the spread of the virus and also planning a new shutdown. A lot of people are terrified of the lockdown’s consequences for their well-being. It’s a tough moment, but we can try some ways to make it easier, for instance, I will be spending my time doing things that I love like writing, reading, cooking, and of course watching series and movies. 

Movies, series and TV shows are the best distraction to go thorough this uncertain time and keep our bodies and minds protected. So, I’ve decided to give my tips about “The 10 best series on Netflix to watch during lockdown”. Check it out:

10 – Pure

Marnie is a young girl tormented by disturbing sexual thoughts and begins to question her sexuality, morality and her entire existence. She decides to leave her small hometown in Scotland and moves to London on a journey of discovery.

9 – Ratched

In 1947, Mildred Ratched arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind. Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but that’s is part of a clandestine plan. She begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.

8 – The Crown

The first season brings a plot focused on Queen Elizabeth II as a twenty-five-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. 

She needs to deal with the decline of The British Empire whilst the political world is in disarray, familiar scandals, personal intrigues, romances and sexism for being a young woman who takes the throne to build a new era. 

7 – The politician

The first season shows Payton Hobart, who has dreamed of being elected President of the United States since childhood, is running for student body president at Saint Sebastian High School in Santa Barbara, California, against the popular and athletic River Barkley. Payton, under the direction of his ambitious friends McAfee Westbrook, James Sullivan, and Alice Charles, chooses Infinity Jackson, a cancer patient to be his vice-president. 

Meanwhile, River, under the direction of his girlfriend Astrid Sloan, chooses Skye Leighton, a gender-nonconforming black classmate, to be his vice-president. So, both candidates start running the campaign to get the election, and as a consequence, they want power, success and fame.

6 – Sex Education

The first series follows the story of Otis Milburn, an insecure teenager who is ambivalent about sex because of his mother Jean, a sex therapist who is quite frank about all aspects of sexuality. 

After inadvertently assisting the school bully with his sexual performance anxiety, Otis sets up an underground sex therapy clinic business with Maeve—a confident but troubled classmate—to help their fellow students with their sexual problems. Otis realises that he also needs some therapy of his own. 

5 – Good Morning, Veronica

Verônica Torres works as a police clerk at the Homicide Police Station in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she lives a bureaucratic routine within the system. She finds herself facing the abyss when she witnesses a suicide that brings painful past wounds back. That same week, she receives the anonymous call from a desperate woman crying out for her life. 

She decides to use all her investigative skills to dive into the cases of the two victims: the young suicide girl, deceived by a scammer on the internet, and the subjugated wife of an intelligent serial killer. As she goes deeper into these investigations, Veronica will face a wicked world that endangers her family and her lives.

4 – Kissing Game

In a small Brazilian ranch town called Progresso, after a party, Bel, a girl wakes up the next day with a slightly different hangover. Actually, she was infected by a mysterious virus transmitted through her mouth which hospitalises her and puts her life at risk.  

Other teenagers and Bel’s classmates who went to the rave and kissed her, start panicking about the virus spreading, while Bel’s body deteriorates at the hospital. They fear that they’ve got the virus and their big secrets and conflicts will be discovered by the conservative population.

3 – Stateless

The series is centred on four strangers in an immigration detention centre in the Australian desert: an airline cabin crew member escaping from a suburban cult, an Afghan refugee fleeing persecution, a young Australian father escaping a dead-end job and a bureaucrat caught up in a national scandal.

When their lives intersect they are pushed to the brink of sanity, yet unlikely and profound emotional connections are made amongst the group. The drama is based on an Australian real story.

2 – Unorthodox

The show follows Esther “Esty” Shaprio, a 19-year-old Satmar Jew living in Brooklyn and trapped in an arranged marriage. Her marriage is on shaky ground, as a year has passed without consummation of the union, making the couple unable to start a family. When she reaches a crisis point, Esty flees her home and community to fly to Berlin, where her mother has been living for years. In Berlin, she starts a new phase figuring out herself and her real identity. 

1 – Pose

Pose season 1 is set in 1987–88 and looks at “the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York”: the LGBT African-American and Latino ball culture world, the downtown social and literary scene, and the rise of the yuppie Trump milieu. Blanca Rodríguez, a trans woman, decides to open her own house, the House of Evangelista, to shelter young homosexuals and transsexuals who have nowhere to live, in addition to competitions organised in LGBT ballrooms.

I hope you enjoy it!!!

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