TV Shows I’ve watched during my self-isolation 🏠

Self-isolation has become a normalcy for everyone around the world due to the spread of COVID-19 (aka coronavirus). To keep busy, most have stuck to streaming services for salvation.

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I thought I would share some of the less recommended shows I’ve watched during this period, that isn’t Tiger King (2020) or TikTok videos. Below is a non-exhaustive list of television series I’ve watched since late-March.

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Movie Review: Love and Monsters ❤️🦀

Love and Monsters is an apocalyptic movie that feels a bit antiquated in 2020.

Dylan O'Brien stars in Love and Monsters. CREDIT: Paramount Pictures

Dylan O’Brien stars in Love and Monsters. CREDIT: Paramount Pictures

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One has to wonder why would Dylan O’Brien star in another dystopian-esque movie, having been in The Maze Runner franchise a few years back. Set in the post-apocalyptic period, Love and Monsters (2020, directed by Michael Matthews) depicts a world where mutated insects roam the earth and humans have been tucked away in different bunker colonies for survival.

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TV Review: The Haunting of Bly Manor 👻

The Haunting of Bly Manor is a perfectly splendid gothic romance story.

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Victoria Pedretti stars as Dani Clayton in The Haunting of Bly Manor. CREDIT: Netflix

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The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020, created by Mike Flanagan) is the second season of the anthological Haunting franchise by Netflix. Bly Manor is set in the late 80s and follows a rich family, their staff, and their lives in the countryside of Bly Manor.

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TV Review: Emily in Paris Season 1 🇫🇷

Emily in Paris is a dated television series that fails to stand out in 2020.

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Lily Collins (left) stars as Emily Cooper and Ashley Park (right) stars as Mindy Chen in Emily in Paris. CREDIT: Netflix

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Hoping on the trend of social media marketing, Emily in Paris (created by Darren Star) follows Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) who moves to Paris, France for a year to work in a marketing agency.

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TV Review: Julie and the Phantoms Season 1 🎸🎤👻

Julie and the Phantoms is a music-filled series that stands tall on its own.

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From left to right: Jeremy Shada as Reggie, Madison Reyes as Julie, Owen Joyner as Alex, and Charlie Gillespie as Luke in Julie and the Phantoms. CREDIT: Netflix

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Julie and the Phantoms (2020, created by Dan Cross and David Hoge) is a pleasantly good teen musical series from Netflix under the streaming giant’s Family collection. It follows Julie (Madison Reyes) who is motivated to pursue music again after meeting three musician ghosts—Luke (Charlie Gillespie), Alex (Owen Joyner) and Reggie (Jeremy Shada)—from a has-been boy band called Sunset Curve.

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Movie Review: Mulan (2020) 🥋⚔️

Loyal, brave and true is what the live-action Mulan teaches audiences.

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Yifei Liu stars as the titular character in Mulan (2020). CREDIT: Disney

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Filmed in the backdrop of New Zealand and China, Mulan (2020, directed by Niki Caro) is a stunning live-action remake of the beloved animated film Mulan (1998). Following the story of the Hua family, Mulan (Yifei Liu) sets out to represent her father in the imperial army under the disguise of a man.

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TV Review: Trinkets Season 2 🎤📷🤖

Trinkets’ Season 2 is utterly unnecessary.

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From left to right: Quintessa Swindell stars as Tabitha Foster, Brianna Hildebrand stars as Elodie Davis, and Kiana Madeira stars as Moe Truax in Trinkets. CREDIT: Netflix

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Following Season 1’s premiere last year, Trinkets Season 2 (2020, created by Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer, and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith) picks up exactly where the show left off a year ago. Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand) is a high school runaway; Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell) comes to terms with her parent’s divorce and new found identity; and Moe (Kiana Madeira) takes her relationship with Noah (Odiseas Georgiadis) a step further.

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