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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Movie Review: He’s All That 🤳🏻🐎📸

He’s All That is basically a makeover show involving influencers and TikTok.

TANNER BUCHANAN as CAMERON KWELLER and ADDISON RAE as PADGETT SAWYER in HE'S ALL THAT.

Tanner Buchanan (left) stars as Cameron Kweller and Addison Rae (right) stars as Padgett Sawyer in He’s All That. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for He’s All That contains spoilers.

He’s All That (2021, directed by Mark Waters) is a remake of 1999’s She’s All That, though I’m pretty sure that the former just gender swapped the main characters and borrowed the makeover plot point. Aside from that, the 2021 movie has been Gen Z-fied with social media and influencers. 

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Movie Review: Black Widow ⚫️🔴

Marvel’s Black Widow has been a long time coming—and it was certainly worth the wait.

Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) escaping from their enemies in Black Widow on a motorcycle..

From left to right: Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) escaping from their enemies in Black Widow. CREDIT: Marvel Studios

This post for Black Widow is spoiler-free.

Marvel Studios has been promoting Black Widow (2021, directed by Cate Shortland) for over a year now with its first official teaser trailer being released in December 2019. The second female-led movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was delayed multiple times due to COVID-19, but it finally settled on a release date in July this year.

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TV Review: Sex/Life Season 1 🏍🤷🏽‍♀️👔

Sex/Life fulfils the inner sexual desires of people who don’t have one.

SEX/LIFE (L to R) SARAH SHAHI as BILLIE CONNELLY and ADAM DEMOS as BRAD SIMON in episode 101 of SEX/LIFE Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021

Sarah Shahi (left) stars as Billie and Adam Demos (right) stars as Brad in Sex/Life. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Sex/Life Season 1 is spoiler-free.

Sex/Life (2021, created by Stacy Rukeyser) is a television show that I never intended to watch, but a Just Jared Instagram post had piqued my interest of this Netflix series because apparently Adam Demos, who stars as one of the leading men Brad, went full frontal in one of the episodes.

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Movie Review: The Woman In The Window 👩🏻‍🦰🪟

The Woman in the Window disappoints with a lacklustre plot twist.

Woman in the Window, Amy Adams as Anna Fox

Amy Adams stars as Anna Fox in The Woman in the Window. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for The Woman in the Window is spoiler-free.

Delayed multiple times since 2019, The Woman in the Window (2021, directed by Joe Wright) is based on the novel of the same name by author A. J. Finn aka Daniel Mallory, and follows an agoraphobic child psychologist Anna Fox (Amy Adams) who claims she witnessed her neighbour (Julianne Moore) being murdered from her window.

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Movie Review: Songbird 🚴🏻‍♂️📦😷

Songbird mimics real-world events with an uninventive dystopian twist.

KJ Apa stars as Nico in Songbird.

KJ Apa stars as Nico in Songbird. CREDIT: STX Films

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As one of the first major feature films to be produced, filmed and edited during the COVID-19 pandemic, Songbird (2020, directed by Adam Mason) is set in 2023, where the world is in full pandemic mode and quarantine camps are in existence; “munies” (people who are immune to the virus aka COVID-23) like Nico (KJ Apa) are the only people who get to roam the streets in the new normal.

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TV Review: The Flight Attendant Season 1 🛄🐇🇹🇭

The Flight Attendant is a stylish thriller dramedy that is about addiction, trauma and espionage.

Kaley Cuoco stars as Cassie Bowden in The Flight Attendant.

Kaley Cuoco stars as Cassie Bowden in The Flight Attendant. CREDIT: HBO Max

This post for The Flight Attendant Season 1 is spoiler-free.

The Flight Attendant (2020, created by Steve Yockey) follows Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco), a flight attendant for Imperial Atlantic, who gets stuck in a messy situation after waking up next to a very dead Alex Sokolov (Michiel Huisman) in a hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand. The drama also explores Cassie’s addiction and haunting childhood trauma, as she investigates the incriminating situation that she has got herself into.

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