5 must-watch series of 2020 this quarantine period

Who would have thought that we would have more time on our hands than we know what to do with? As we stay home or self-isolate during this Covid-19 period we also seem to be at a loss of things to watch. Wondering what to binge on this quarantine period? Here is my list of 5 series to watch this quarantine period.

Money Heist (La Casa De Papel)

This Spanish crime drama series is probably one of the most popular in Kenya at the moment. The professor a criminal mastermind plans to pull off the biggest heist in history. The story line is full of surprises and unexpected twists unlike many recent productions that seem to have predictable story lines. Season four dropped on 3rd April on Netflix and is already trending worldwide.

Self –Made

The mini-series tells the story of Madam CJ Walker who was the first African American self-made millionaire. Played by award winning actress Octavia Spence, Madam Walker, a poor washer woman who is losing her hair. Inspired by a hair ointment that restores her bald spots, she creates a line of hair products for the black woman’s hair. This story, set in the turn of the century, tells the journey of Madam CJ Walker as she navigates racism, misogyny, business rivalry and tumultuous marriages to become a self-made millionaire. In my opinion, it’s an exciting show and dare I say, downright empowering.

Noughts and Crosses

This sci-fi envisions a world where the blacks (Crosses) colonise and rule over the white population (Noughts). It explores social, political and economic issues in reverse. To be honest, I experienced some level of dissonance as I watched it because it turns everything that has been conditioned into our minds upside down. It’s weird and oddly satisfying seeing the white society in the series decrying police brutality, unequal opportunities and also having to conform to the black ruler’s way of living.

Virgin River

On a softer note, this series was a welcome relief from some of the intense productions i have been watching. This one is a romance drama series that follows Melinda Monroe who moves to a remote town of Virgin River to work as a midwife and nurse for a fresh start. On arrival, she experiences small town living in a different way. The series is light and enjoyable with moments of sad and happy tears.

Little Fires Everywhere

Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon light up the screen with this Hulu miniseries based on Celeste Ng’s book. Set in a suburb in Cleveland the show explores what happens when a carefully constructed world starts to tear at the seams. When a small, wealthy community is forced to say the quiet part out loud.

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