If you or your friends are still battling with freshers flu and you cannot meet up to hang out, fear not! There is a Google Chrome extensions called Teleparty, (previously Netflix Party), and TwoSeven. Teleparty lets you stream Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and HBO content while also letting all users chat, pause and rewind the movie or tv show. TwoSeven also includes a call function, allowing users to see and hear each-other while watching anything from YouTube to files in your computer.
So now that we got the technical aspect out of the way, here are my recommendations on the best shows to binge-watch!
- Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl tells the story of privileged upper-class teenagers living in Manhattan. It is narrated by the unknown, omniscient blogger “Gossip Girl” (voiced by Kristen Bell), who exposes the secrets of the young and elite. Watch a preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCg1RN-dyQk
2. Lockwood & Co.
In an alternate version of present-day Britain, ghosts who are deadly to the touch have been rising from their graves for the past 50 years. Because of this phenomenon, known as “The Problem”, technological advances have stopped; for example, there is no internet and people still use cassette recorders.
Adults cannot sense the ghosts, but children can, so teenagers have been organised into licensed ghost-hunting agencies to detect and dispose of threats.
Watch a preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-iYxGLpQzo
3. The Real Housewives
TRH is honestly the most entertaining reality television show that I have EVER watched. It shows viewers the lush lives of housewives all across the USA since 2005. Filled with drama, romance, hysterical fights and of course, lavish lifestyles, the show does not disappoint its viewers. Most of you who are often on Twitter and Instagram will be familiar with memes made on the show, including this one and this one. Need I say more?
4. Girls 5 Eva
G5E tells the story of a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s who randomly gets sampled by a young rapper, making the members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can‘t they also be Girls5eva? You can watch a preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlUYv_EtEAg
5. Good Girls
Good Girls is one of the few shows all of my friends have equally enjoyed watching, and thus I’ve saved this gem for last. It follows the story of three broke best friends who just happen to have a total of 7 children combined between them. When they decide to rob their local supermarket, the story takes a wild turn, as the girls accidentally steal a secret gang’s dirty money and put themselves and their families in more danger than they ever thought possible. It is a comedy that will keep you wanting more, even if that means that the girls will have to risk their lives to provide us with quality content. Catch a glimpse of the story here.
I hope this list gave you at least a bit of inspiration as to what you could add to your watchlist! I hope you and your close ones stay safe and still find ways to enjoy each other’s company.