5 TV shows to watch during lockdown

When a third national lockdown was announced in January, the nation uttered a collective sigh. Here we go again thought everyone, as the shops, pubs, and restaurants closed once more. Fortunately, TV hasn’t let us down this winter, with an impressive selection of on-screen entertainment to keep us occupied. Read on to discover the five best shows to watch on your TV or tablet during lockdown.

The Serpent, BBC

True crime dramas are all the rage, and BBC’s The Serpent is the latest to be binge-watched during lockdown. The shows tells the story of Charles Sobhraj who murdered several hippy travellers back in the 1970s. The serial killer, played by Tahar Rahim, keeps us on the edge of our seats throughout the gripping eight-part series.

The Dig, Netflix

With an impressive lead cast consisting of Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes and Lily James, The Dig is a must-watch. The show tells the fascinating story of the excavation of the Sutton Hoo burial site in 1939. Adapted from the 2007 novel of the same name by John Preston, the movie looks at how an amateur archaeologist called Basil Brown unearthed an Anglo-Saxon wooden ship. The film is a must-see for history buffs!

Bridgerton, Netflix

Bridgerton quickly became one of Netflix’s biggest success stories, with millions of us binge-watching the drama in January. The show follows Daphne, who is the eldest daughter of the Bridgerton family, as she debuts on the marriages market in Regency London. Whilst she aims to find a match who she truly loves, her romantic entanglements reveal that finding a potential suitor isn’t all that easy. This quick-witted romantic drama is the perfect lockdown watch!

WandaVision, Disney+

Marvel Studios’ enthralling new series WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. Wanda and Vision appear similar to any another young couple, yet they have a big secret. Vision is a sentient robot!  The series picks up after the epic Avengers: Endgame, a movie in Marvel’s phase three of the Infinity Saga film franchise. Still, the series is still fairly easy to understand even if you haven’t seen all the Avengers movies.

It’s a Sin, Channel 4

Channel 4’s It's a Sin follows a group of gay men at the peak of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. As they leave their old lives behind to explore the flourishing 1980s London gay scene, they find friendship, family, and lots of sex. Produced by Russell T Davies, whose works also include the popular, 1999 series Queer as Folk, It’s a Sin is warm, funny, and at times, totally gut-wrenching.

 

Technology has made watching great TV easier than ever, with services like iPlayer and Netflix allowing us to watch the best shows on demand, whenever we like. You can watch these must-see shows on your television, computer, or even your tablet, allowing you to get lost in mystery and adventure at the click of a button. Lockdown #3 doesn’t have to be boring when there’s no much fantastic TV to watch.

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