How one consumes entertainment and media has changed so much over the last decade. Sure, it is always going through constant change, and how our parents or grandparents viewed Television, movies, etc., back in the day, waiting weeks on end for the broadcast of a new episode of their favorite show was the norm. For the ones that grew up in the digital era, though, shifting from a case full of CDs of your most loved movies and shows to one application that holds a plethora of content for viewing has been relatively swift.
The rate at which we now consume content through OTT platforms like Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video is so different from what it was merely two years ago. Today, we plan Netflix nights with Family, friends or in one’s own company with snacks and drinks, snuggling under the blanket, ready to binge-watch movies, the much anticipated latest season of a beloved show, series, etc.
And, if you are looking forward to having a chill, lazy, breakfast-in-bed kind of weekend soon and spending time indoors, here is a list of movies, shows and series you can binge the coming weekend. The list is curated to give you similar recommendations to something you would’ve watched and liked in the past that will have you re-energized for the week.
If you liked Friends, watch the Big Bang Theory
While this isn’t the newest show, the UAE residents who haven’t had a chance to watch this long-running sitcom can finally catch it on Netflix; being one of the many shows to be recently added to the platform. Like Friends, this is a show about a couple of close friends who, over time, become each other’s family of sorts, standing with you in good and bad times. It’s a perfect mix of comedy, emotions and science.
If you liked Dubai Bling, watch Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives
A first of its kind, this show revolves around the glitzy, glamorous lives of, as the name suggests, Bollywood Wives. Focused around the lives of four ladies- a Former Bollywood actress, a Jewellery designer, a Fashion designer and a socialite who are also spouses to some known names in the Hindi Film industry. Four ladies, poles apart from each other but all each other’s confidants. It focuses on their lives together, their friendship, the drama and what not. Unlike Dubai Bling, which just came out, you can watch 2 seasons of the Fabulous Lives of Bollywood wives.
If you liked Brooklyn 99, watch Superstore
If lighthearted and comforting shows attract you, Superstore is just the show for you. Similar to Brooklyn 99, this also revolves around the employees’ lives and their place of work. In this case, the workplace is a large departmental store with daily bizarre comedic situations that the employees put their best foot forward to tackle.
If you liked Grey’s Anatomy, watch New Amsterdam
A medical show based on the hospital and the doctors that serve there, New Amsterdam’s Dr. Max Goodwin, also the New Medical director, aims to positively reshape the American Medical practice, starting with his hospital.