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What we’re watching in lockdown this week

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There’s nothing worse than that dreadful endless browsing scroll—sitting down to watch a new show trying to decipher the titles on all your streaming services.

We know lockdown can be tough and we also know you’ve already seen all the popular series during last year’s lockdown. So hopefully we can make this time around a little easier for you.

Here are six TV recommendations that will transport you into beautiful and fascinating stories around the world.

My Brilliant Friend (Binge or Foxtel Go)

This television adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novel series somehow managed to perfectly convey the beautiful complexity of Ferrante’s words for the screen.

Set in the 1950s in Naples, My Brilliant Friend paints a captivating portrait of Elena and Lila, two young girls living in a destitute but lively neighbourhood and their often tumultuous journey to adulthood.

If you are a fan of the books or not, I guarantee this series will captivate anyone who watches.

The Secret Life of Us (Netflix)

This show has seen a recent revival since our television screens in 2001, arriving on Netflix in June. The Secret Life of Us takes us into St Kilda, Melbourne where a group of 20-somethings share an apartment.

With four, 22 episode seasons, this is a series you can return to time again. Follow the honest and relatable storylines that explore friendships, career ambitions, sexuality, love and more of the endless pleasures and mishaps of young adulthood.

Call My Agent! (Netflix)

Escape to the streets of Paris and indulge in the glamorous and comically vibrant world of Call My Agent!.

This series revolves around a talent firm and the agents who grapple with working with star clients and their dynamic personal lives.

For those wanting to watch something funny and light-hearted this series will not disappoint.

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel (Amazon Prime)

Follow the flamboyant journey as 50s New York City housewife Midge Maisel makes the transition from perfect wife and mother to single, stand-up comedian.

Heartfelt, inspiring and just so very funny, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel is sure to become your new favourite lockdown companion.

With amazing set and costume design and characters you will grow to love this is the perfect show to escape our lockdown reality.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Amazon Prime or SBS on Demand)

Travel around the world and remember the iconic culinary icon that was the incomparable, Anthony Bourdain. You can now stream every episode, exploring the places that we cannot travel to.

From Tokyo to Libya, there are so many fascinating things to learn about culture, politics and delicious food.

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