In need of some light-hearted entertainment?
When the going gets tough, even the toughest could all use a little cheering up. With the pandemic still raging on in other parts of the world, and our travel options remaining heavily limited (though we’re looking forward to visiting Singapore soon), 2020 has really been a massive downer.
If you’re looking for ways to keep your spirits high, we’ve got some suggestions. These feel-good Netflix shows will make you laugh and cry — in a good way — and are almost guaranteed to keep you in a positive mood all through the week.
Our favourite new show is ‘Social Distance’, an eight-part series based entirely on the COVID-19 pandemic. Each episode features a different cast and storyline touching on topics that hit close to home during these uncertain times: relationship drama, loved ones battling the virus, death, frontlines, and the Black Lives Matter movement. These stories are told through the lens of technology as our current means of communication and as this year would have it, connection.
Emily in Paris
Predictable love interests, Paris, and a red beret — the cliches are many and it’s what makes this show work (among other reasons), the break from reality into a fairytale word. The other reasons being mainly the show’s fashion moments, Emily’s upbeat can-do attitude, and a stellar case including Lily Collins who plays Emily, and Kate Walsh who plays her boss, Madeline.
Blackpink: Light Up The Sky
Blackpink is hailed as the most popular K-pop girl group of all time, and that’s not a status reached without the years of dedication and hard work the K-pop training industry is notoriously known for. This documentary takes a look at the group as individuals and the different backgrounds Lisa, Jisoo, Rosé and Jennie come from. You don’t have to be a Blink to appreciate the authenticity the girls showcase in this documentary, nor their music.
While we’re appreciating great music in this list, Song Exploder shines a spotlight on some of the greatest musicians of today’s Hollywood. The show is based on the podcast in which various artists talk about the making of their hit singles. This season includes the likes of Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, R.E.M. and Ty Dolla $ign.
The Cabin With Bert Kreischerem
Haven’t you ever wanted to ditch it all and go live in a cabin somewhere? Comedian Bert Kreischer has, and did. In his new abode he sets out to cleanse his “mind, body and soul”, trying out different therapy techniques and challenges with guest appearances by other celebrities like Caitlyn Jenner, Joel McHale, and Kaley Cuoco.
This story first appeared on Prestige Malaysia
(Main image: Song Exploder/ Netflix; Featured image: Emily in Paris/ Facebook)