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7 May 2020 | 6 min read

10 Good Shows To Watch While You’re Social Distancing

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How is the social distancing thing going? Are you already tired of staying indoors? Hang in there, because, with all the strict measures and lockdowns enforced by the government, we will emerge from this real soon. Until then, stay safe, wash your hands, and practice self-isolation. The best thing to do if you have plenty of free time is to binge-watching good shows.

And for those of you who have done ‘n’ number of reruns of F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Game of Thrones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, and other favorite shows, here is a watch guide of shows you can watch next. Ready? Let’s go.

1. Taj Mahal 1989

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Released in February 2020, Taj Mahal 1989 is a show that takes you to the bylanes of Lucknow and Agra in the year, no points for guessing, 1989. Encompassing different generations, the show takes you through what it was to be in love back in those days when Tinder and casual relationships were not the norms. From a college couple in love to a married couple fraying from their marriage, the show will catch you off-guard in its innocent quotes on love and life. Watch it for its intriguing, simple, and well-written plot and, of course, the music. Jane Kya Iski Marzi Hai is still stuck in my head.

Stream it on Netflix

2. Freud

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The author of ‘Interpretations of Dream’ and the Founder of Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, was a renowned Austrian neurologist. He is credited for changing the course of psychology, and if this subject intrigues you, the recently released show ‘Freud’ is perfect for you. The description of the display tells you that it is a bizarre show about Freud, and well, if things aren’t weird enough, then it won’t be about Freud, right? In this intense German drama, Freud is hunting down a serial killer. For the story and other deets, watch the show.

Stream it on Netflix

3. The Forgotten Army: Azadi Ke Liye

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History is often distorted and based on appropriations. Yes, it tells you the truth, but only partly and from one perspective. That is the case of every country’s history, and India’s struggle for independence is no different. While we learned pages on the Salt March, the Jallianwala Wala Bagh Massacre and Mahatma Gandhi, it was the brave hearts of Azad Hind Fauj, who were forgotten and written down as footnotes. Director Kabir Khan’s The Forgotten Army tells that untold story of the Indian National Army, and it is worth a watch. Not just for the heroics and the put-your-nation-first attitude of soldiers (it is still prevalent in all our three forces), but for the direction and story. And how we should never forget the sacrifices made by the few to give us this priceless free nation.

Stream it on Amazon Prime

4. Fleabag

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This Emmy-winning show starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge may not have the most likable characters. Still, it has the most human and relatable characters you will ever come across in recent T.V. history. The main character is a Londoner navigating life after her best friend’s death. The two seasons are based on how she deals with this serious incident, a dysfunctional family, and a failing business.

Everything is written and performed with so much heart and endurance, and you will be glued until the end.

Stream it on Amazon Prime

5. Band Of Brothers

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If you love war movies like Saving Private Ryan and Pearl Harbor, watch this gritty and intense war drama. A 10-part miniseries, the show recounts the stories of an American parachute unit of the Second World War named Easy Company. Directed by Steven Speilberg, it takes you on a journey of how terrible wars are even horrible for the soldiers and fighter pilots who are there defending their nation, not knowing whether they will be alive the next minute.

Stream it on Hotstar

6. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

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Starring the affable Patrick Kravinsky, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is probably the only screen adaptation of the best-selling author’s fictional former US Marine who is now confined to a desk job as a C.I.A. Analyst. However, life has other plans for him as he is brought in the field after he traces a string of suspicious bank transfers. What follows is a high-intense chase to stop a terrorist attack! Unlike other detective thrillers, this one has good acting, writing, and storyline leading the way. Watch it for Kravinsky at his best.

Stream it on Amazon Prime

7. Mindhunters

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The director behind the movie ‘Zodiac’ exec produces this highly intense show on the branch of Behavioral Science in F.B.I. and it studies on serial killers. With intense investigative interviews with the killers of different crimes and top-notch storyline, the show is enough to keep you intrigued for long. It has two seasons worth of drama and psychological discoveries that will keep you wanting for a third season just like everyone else.

Stream it on Netflix

8. Enaaya

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Musicals have always been great fun and engaging to watch. Enaaya is a romantic-musical series is about a fun loving girl who likes to sing. The story is around the regular issues faced by youngsters including relationship issues, family matters, friendship, career and rivalries. Its the perfect weekend binge, when you just want to unwind with television content that is easy to watch, without any extra drama. Highly recommended.

Stream it on Zee 5

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9. The Good Place

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A situation comedy, The Good Place follows a deceased saleswoman, Eleanor, who, through a case of mistaken identity, has gone to ‘The Good Place.’ Having led a morally corrupt life on Earth, Eleanor strives to correct her behavior to escape being boarded off to ‘The Bad Place.’ What happens next is what the series is all about. It is heart-warming with teachable moments that are not too preachy. Oh, and it also stars Kristen Bell as Eleanor.

Stream it on Netflix

10. Conversations With a Killer: Ted Bundy Tapes

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If you are into serial killers and their psychology, you cannot miss out on the docuseries of the infamous serial killer of the 1970s – Ted Bundy. An interview with the serial killer himself in jail, when he was on death row for inhumanely killing 30 women, will give you all the creeps. Of course, it is advisable not to watch it alone. Want to watch more thriller docuseries – we have you sorted here.

Stream it on Netflix

11. Bonus Show – Pandemic

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Given the global situation, watching this might be an uncomfortable thing. Still, if you are a braveheart, this docuseries covering the H1N1 viruses that plagued us in this decade and interviews of people who have dedicated their lives to the cause of coming up with a cure, will to an extent give you some hope. Yes, it might seem scary at times. Still, overall it is educative, informative and gives you a newfound respect for doctors, researchers, and people who put researching a vaccine above their family time.

Stream it on Netflix

Tell us, what are you watching as you practice social distancing?

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