What to stream this weekend, according to 6 people whose taste I admire
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If you’re in Melbourne and in full lockdown (again), there’s no better time to lay your tired bag of bones on the couch (it’s exhausting doing nothing, right?)
Even though I’m not in Melbourne, I feel for everyone there, and in solidarity, I’ll also be staying indoors on weekends, trawling Netflix like it’s my full-time job. With 28 new original series Coming to Netflix in June, you better believe I will absolutely be reviewing Annibal again because i taste amazing, thanks.
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But to save you time, I found six people with even better (frankly, the best) taste on what they think you should be streaming this weekend. There are comfort watches, shows that will destroy you emotionally, and plenty of housewives.
Mahalia Chang, Head of Digital Content and Growth at Vogue Australia
I’m counting the days to LupineThe return of season two of, so revisiting the first series is planned for me – and should be on everyone’s cards as well. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention everyone and their dog’s current obsession, Easttown mare. Therefore. Easttown mare. If you haven’t watched anything, set aside a whole day and thank me later.
Matt Galea, Entertainment Editor-in-Chief at Pedestrian
What better way to shake off the feeling of being confined than by exploring the lavish mansions of Beverly Hills, New York, Atlanta, Orange County and New Jersey via The real housewives? During iso, I became obsessed with the spicy reality TV franchise, not only because it’s a glorious glimpse into the lives of the rich and shameless, but because watching the on-screen drama was an escape. very welcome from my own personal dramas.
Cait Emma Burke, Digital Writer at Fashion magazine
I’m a TV junkie, but I get bored incredibly easily – it takes a lot for a show to really grab my attention. The drama of Russell T. Davies, It’s a sin, is the last show that really managed to keep me glued to my laptop screen. I should point out that it also destroyed me emotionally, which the best TV shows tend to do (I’ve documented this in excruciating detail here). The five-part series centers on the lives of Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin, three 18-year-olds who are leaving home for the first time to settle in London.
It is 1981, and unbeknownst to them (and without their knowledge), the HIV / AIDS epidemic is about to irrevocably change their world. With our firsthand experience of living with a pandemic, this series strikes even harder and makes the appalling treatment that people with AIDS have endured all the more painful to watch. Despite the dark subject matter, the series is interspersed with sparkling moments of pure joy, love, and connection, and the characters feel like fully fleshed out people. In the end, you’ll cry, but hey, it’s living baby.
Maggie Zhou, influencer and slow fashion activist
If you’ve also fallen under the spell of singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, you just need to tune in. Lycée Musical the musical series. It stars herself and the subject of her ballads of love (and ensuing heartbreak), Joshua Bassett. While I hardly expected a TV series that clings to high school history Musical High School the current high school musical Musical High School was filmed at (try saying this three times) it worked somehow.
It contains enough self-awareness and sweet self-deprecation that figuratively and literally shatters the fourth wall on many counts. It provides the perfect dose of nostalgia familiar to OG Disney shows like Hannah montana and Wizards of Waverley Place. It’s easy to binge and easy to love.
Sabina McKenna, curator, model and writer
i would recommend watching She must have it. Directed by iconic African-American filmmaker Spike Lee, the comedy-drama series follows Nola Darling, a struggling (but talented) artist in her twenties living in New York City. She tries to find herself by pursuing her passions and exploring very interesting friendships and lovers.
The funniest moments are the continual squalls and catastrophes that emerge from all of these things as well as seeing his career explode amidst all the chaos. It is a very accurate description of life in New York from a perspective that is not as widely documented as others. It also features beautiful cinematography and New York City scenery in the spring / summer.
Izzy Wight, editorial assistant at Fashion magazine
Granted, I tend to watch a lot of comfort TV like Friends reruns, Parks and recreation reruns and anything with a Kardashian or a real housewife. I have two categories of streaming: background TV (as above) and toothy viewing, at the edge of your seat. No between the two. The last show I went through in almost one sitting – eyes glued to the screen – was The stewardess on Binge.
I like anything that falters about being scary (think psychological thriller, no gore) without keeping me awake at night, mainly because I’m a big baby. It stars Kaley Cuoco as Cassandra, an alcoholic flight attendant who wakes up next to a dead man with no memory of his evening. The way Kaley portrays the character’s vodka-fueled downward spiral is just brilliant and I’ve been nervously bingeing all season. Go look, scary cats.
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