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Our Recommendations: World TV Day

November 20 2020 by Gayatri Wood

If you’re anything like us, you’ve caught up with your favourite TV shows or even found new ones during lockdown. World Television Day falls during our current Lockdown #2, so we thought we’d share what we’ve been watching recently. Do let us know what your favourites are. We’re always looking for recommendations!

Our tax team (Natalie, Philippa, Kate and Fantasia) recommend: Grey’s Anatomy/ New Amsterdam 

Most people will know of Grey’s Anatomy (the ultimate US medical drama for those who don’t!), but it is our first recommendation as our tax team have been binge-watching this all through lockdown. All seasons (1-15) are available on Amazon Prime – enough to keep you busy for a while! If you’re like them and are also desperately waiting for Season 16 of Grey’s, they also recommend New Amsterdam to get you through the wait! 

Philippa recommends: The Haunting of Hill House

This is one for fans of horror. It follows the same family in two different timelines as they deal with the events of a particularly tragic night living in Hill House and the effects they still face 26 years on. This is available on Netflix as well as the new follow up series The Haunting of Bly Manor.  

Peter recommends: The Defiant Ones

This is a documentary series about Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre’s partnership. Together they transformed contemporary culture and created Beats Electronics. A great story with some really interesting business lessons, combined with an amazing soundtrack. This four-part series is available to watch on Netflix. 

Kate and Aggie recommend: This is Us

If you enjoy stories that flash-forwards and back, this is another show that tells its story in different timelines. It is a family drama following the lives of three siblings and their parents. All five seasons of the show are available on Amazon Prime. 

Kate recommends: Little Fires Everywhere

It tells the story of two families from different socioeconomic backgrounds that collide and change each other’s worlds. This drama stars Reece Witherspoon and Kerry Washington as the matriarchs of the families. It is only one series long and is available to watch on Amazon Prime. It’s also a book recommendation if you would prefer! 

Rory recommends: The Founder

It tells the true story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers’ innovative fast food eatery, McDonald’s, into the biggest restaurant business in the world. He did so with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness while risking his marriage, bankruptcy and reputation. It’s available on Amazon Prime. 

Leo and Aggie Recommend: Modern Family 

A well-known classic sitcom that features a large family joined together. They face a number of comedic situations that many families themselves would have encountered. It is a feel-good way to relax at the end of the day. Seasons 1-8 is available on both Netflix and Amazon Prime. It must be good as Leo self professes that this and his next recommendation are the only shows he watches on repeat! 

Leo recommends: The Last Kingdom 

If you fancy something a bit different, The Last Kingdom is a historical drama about the Saxons and the Vikings. It is also based on the book series, The Saxon Stories. It has recently been renewed for a fifth series, but series 1-4 are available on Netflix. 

Peter recommends: The Edge

For fans of cricket, this is the story of England’s Test cricket team rising from their lowest ranking to becoming world number one. It focuses on the years between 2009-2013 and the group of men that came together to win. What Peter particularly likes about it are the lessons around building a sustainable culture, something the England Cricket team failed to do during this period with stark consequences. It is available to watch on BBC IPlayer. 

Amy and Georgia recommend: How to Get Away With Murder 

This might be a topical one for lockdown when your family members are getting just a bit too annoying! It follows a law professor, her five students and two associates as they get entwined in a murder plot. The first five seasons of the legal thriller are available on Netflix to watch.  

Gayatri recommends: The Last Dance

You don’t have to be a basketball fan to watch The Last Dance which chronicles the rise of Michael Jordan and the1990s Chicago Bulls. Not only is Michael a sporting genius, but he’s also an unreliable narrator throughout. He gives away far more than you expect and you get fascinating insights into one of the world’s best-ever athletes. It’s available on Netflix.

Katie and Kelly recommend: Hallmark Channel 

Depending on what you think, this might be too early or right up your street! The Hallmark channel is here to provide you with a constant flow of Christmas films – you won’t have even realised this many Christmas movies existed! 

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