These past few months have been an uncertain time for people all around the world. Navigating and coping with life amidst the looming danger of COVID-19 can be very stressful. Now that most things are closed, and citizens are expected to isolate and stay home, people are forced to find new ways to occupy their time. What more natural way than binge-watching television? Here are five television show recommendations for this week:
Killing Eve is a comedy-drama spy-thriller. The series follows MI5 agent, Eve Polastri, as she hunts down a ruthless lady assassin known as Villanelle. As the investigation develops, the two women become obsessed with each other in a twisted game of cat and mouse. The series explores the complicated relationship between the two dynamic characters and reveals a sinister conspiracy.
The show stars Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jodie Comer. Both actresses have been awarded Primetime Emmys for their portrayals.
Viewers can stream the television series on Hulu.
High Fidelity is a television adaptation of the Nick Hornsby novel of the same name. The book was also previously made into a film starring Lisa Bonet and John Cusack and a Broadway musical. The series follows Rob (Zoe Kravitz), a millennial record-store owner living in Brooklyn, “who revisits her past relationships through music and pop culture while trying to heal from her most recent heartbreak.”
Based on the novel of the same name by Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere is set in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and explores the interconnected lives of the “picture-perfect,” wealthy white Robinson family and struggling, erratic Black Warren family. The show delves into the danger of secrets, the complex nature of motherhood, the need for expression, and reconciling one’s identity. It stars Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies), Kerry Washington (Scandal), and Joshua Jackson (Fringe). Viewers can stream this series on Hulu.
Executed produced by Jordan Peele, the series Hunters is inspired by real-life events, the discovery of Operation Paperclip (the U.S. government operation recruiting and relocating Nazi scientists), and the missions of Nazi hunters.
Hunters follow a diverse group of Nazi hunters in 1977 New York City as they hunt Nazi war criminals and attempt to foil a plot to establish the Fourth Reich in the United States. The show stars Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, and Josh Radnor. Viewers can stream this series on Amazon Prime.
Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, the television series The Boys is set in a universe where individuals with superpowers are viewed as heroes and celebrities by the general public and owned by powerful corporation Vought International, which markets and monetizes them. “Outside of their heroic personas, most are arrogant and corrupt. The series primarily focuses on two groups: the Seven, Vought International’s premier superhero team, and the titular Boys, vigilantes looking bring corrupt superheroes to justice.”
The show stars Jessie T. Usher (Survivor’s Remorse), Laz Alonzo (Jumping the Broom), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), and Karl Urban (Ghost Ship). Viewers can stream this show on Amazon Prime.