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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#StayHome. CREDIT: INTO ACTION

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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TV Review: Dead to Me Season 2 🌲❤️

Dead to Me returns with an emotionally filled second season of guilt, grief and gratitude.

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Christina Applegate (left) and Linda Cardellini (right) respectively star as Jennifer “Jen” Harding and Judy Hale in Dead to Me. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Dead to Me Season 2 contains spoilers.

Dead to Me returns with a Season 2 (2020, created by Liz Feldman) where things pick up immediately from where Season 1 left off. Last season ended off with Jen Harding (Christina Applegate) killing Judy Hale’s (Linda Cardellini) ex-fiancé Steve Wood (James Marsden), and Season 2 shows audiences how Jen and Judy are coping with his death and covering up their own involvement in the crime.

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TV Review: Upload Season 1 🖥🖲️

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Robbie Amell (left) and Allegra Edwards (right) star in Upload. CREDIT: Amazon Studios

This post for Upload Season 1 is spoiler-free.

Upload (2020, created by Greg Daniels) shows us what life can be like after death. Injured in a self-driving car crash and forced to choose between death or upload—young coder Nathan Brown (Robbie Amell) gets seamlessly “uploaded” into a virtual afterlife, where his memories and pre-death body gets to live on perennially.

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TV Review: Hollywood 🎥🎞

The reimagination of the Golden Age of Hollywood in Netflix’s Hollywood is just too good to be true.

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From left to right: Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, David Corenswet and Jake Picking star in Hollywood. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Hollywood contains minor spoilers.

Hollywood (2020, created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan) follows the lives of young actors, writers and directors—Jack Castello (David Corenswet), Roy Fitzgerald/Rock Hudson (Jake Picking), Archie Coleman (Jeremy Pope), Raymond Ainsley (Darren Criss), Camille Washington (Laura Harrier) and Claire Wood (Samara Weaving)—who are trying to make it big in Hollywoodland post-World War II. Murphy rewrites the Golden Age of Hollywood by revisiting old Hollywood tragedies and giving marginalised communities an overly optimistic representation of their struggles.

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Movie Review: The Half of It 🥟

The Half of It is a sophisticated coming-of-age film about first love, sexuality and friendship.

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Leah Lewis stars as Ellie Chu in The Half of It. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for The Half of It is spoiler-free.

The Half of It (written and directed by Alice Wu) follows the straight-A student Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) who is hired by her schoolmate Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer) to write a love letter to his crush Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire).

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TV Review: Never Have I Ever Season 1 🛵

Never Have I Ever is like every teen dramedy ever made, but with a touch of Indian.

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From left to right: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Ramona Young and Lee Rodriguez star in Never Have I Ever. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Never Have I Ever Season 1 is spoiler-free.

Never Have I Ever (2020, created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher) follows the life of high school teen Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) after her dad (Sendhil Ramamurthy) dies of a sudden heart attack. With updated pop culture references and slangs that Gen-Zers are using these days, Never Have I Ever Season 1 explores grief and trauma through the lens of a teenager.  

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Movie Review: Dangerous Lies 💎

Dangerous Lies adds on to Netflix’s collection of Lifetime-esque movies.

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Jessie T. Usher (left) and Camila Mendes (right) star as a married couple in Dangerous Lies. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Dangerous Lies contains minor spoilers.

Dangerous Lies (2020, directed by Michael M. Scott) follows the story of a couple—Katie (Camila Mendes) and Adam (Jessie T. Usher)—who find themselves being given an unexpected fortune. 

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