Being safe at home means that we might be spending more time in front of the television, or having Netflix or Amazon in the background and having some dedicated series time. While everyone is obsessed with Tiger King, my husband keeps giving a gentle nudge to start the series, I’m not sure I can quite bring myself to watch the creepy mullet-haired Joe Exotic quite yet. With that in mind I just wanted to highlight a few of the series, films etc that I have been enjoying.
Happiness Continues – Jonas Brothers (Amazon Video Prime)
First up is an Amazon based music based film, Happiness Continues from The Jonas Brothers. It’s almost exactly a year since the brothers announced that they were back together as a band making music. They then released the first feature length Amazon documentary Happiness Begins which delved into the reunion. This went through the band’s history and their own kind of family counselling which was at the heart of the film. This new documentary follows on from that and starts where the last finished. Interlinked with full length versions of some of our most favourite Jonas Brothers tracks from the the band’s first live concert from the epic length 80-date tour this documentary. You can sing along and see some of the behind-the-scenes action and interviews with the brothers and their extended families, so it really is one to watch.
Quantico Series 1/2/3 (Netflix)
On the subject of the extended Jonas Family, the second program is an ABC Series, that can now be watched on Netflix. Quantico features and centres around Prianka Chopra Jonas’ character, Alex Parrish who is a FBI recruit in a training programme to become special agent. In the first of three series, she has to clear her name after being a suspect in a terrorist attack. She has to use her knowledge and expertise and receive help from her friends from the Academy. It’s completely addictive and you’ll want to tear through it.
Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
This comedy series centres around Grace and Frankie, two senior friends played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. They move in together when they find that their husbands of more than 20 years Robert and Sol are in a relationship, had been having an affair for many years and have decided to get married. It tells the trials and tribulations of the duo as they start their individual journeys in dating and love, and their new unfamiliar life as singletons. It’s crazy, fun and with Fonda and Tomlin’s great chemistry it’s seriously funny. The program is on its 6th series on Netflix and is currently still going with another series due to be released soon.
Cheer has got serious traction on social media. It’s a mini six-part series all about the Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer team, a 40-piece nationally ranked team. It gives you an amazing insight to the seriousness of cheerleading and what a competitive industry it is as it follows Coach Monica Aldama as she chooses the team for the world famous Daytona Finals. It gives background and history of the sport and makes you realise that it’s not as fluffy and pom-pom based as you’re made to believe at first glance. It’s a gritty and somewhat uplifting watch and a great mini documentary.
Dance Academy – The Comeback (Netflix)
If you’re a dance fanatic like me then the ABC Series The Dance Academy should be on your radar as it’s definitely one to watch. The Australian based teen series features some well known actors and is set at the National Dance Academy in Sydney. It’s based on Tara Webster and her group of friends and follows their struggles to become professional dancers.
The show finished in 2013 on a super cliff hanger and four years later they decided to continue the story for these much-loved characters. It’s a real heart warmer of a film although it really does show the ups and downs of performance, auditioning and friendship. It’s a great one to watch on a Sunday evening when you want to chill out.
Celebs Go Dating (channel 4/ Netflix)
I was sure that this show would be a dud, and was seriously interested to see what all of the fuss was about but it has quickly became an unexpected go to. The channel 4 programme is based at a dating agency follows around 7 low level celebrities in each of the series. People such as former Towie stars Ferne McCann, Joey Essex, Pussycat Doll singer Melody Thornton as they go on dates to find the one. It’s also narrated by comedian Rob Beckett so is seriously funny. Celebs go Dating is fun, cringe worthy, and totally relatable. Another go to if you need a definite laugh.
Let me know if you’ll be watching any of these shows or if you have enjoyed watching them as much as I did over on Twitter or in the comments below.
Happy tv watching!