Quarantine Survival Guide

No doubt lots of you are stuck either self isolating or "working" from home; so we thought we'd pop together some entertainment to keep you busy while you're stuck in the house. We've got films, series, documentaries and a massive playlist which we'll share with you over the coming week or so.
We're gonna jump in with a few of our favourite serious TV shows that we've watched.

 

The Sopranos

Easily my favourite series. The best thing to ever hit screens and I'll argue that to my last breath. The Sopranos follows New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano as he deals with his personal, family and criminal life. The styling of the character and everything else is perfect. It's great. Give it a watch. All 6 seasons are available on Now TV in the UK. There's 86 episodes so there is definitely enough to last the duration of your lockdown. 

Ozark


Next up is Ozark. Another crime related series that truly gets you gripped. I think I finished this in one weekend after stumbling across it by chance. It's about a financial advisor whose partner has been skimming money from the accounts of a drug cartel they were helping. Marty then has to move his family to the Missouri Ozarks to set up a new life and launder enough dirty cash to pay his new "employers" back. Season 1 and 2 of Ozark are available on Netflix with the third season being launched at the end of this month. Good timing.

Designated Survivor


This is another one which I didn't expect to be as good as it was. Netflix knocked it out of the park with this one. I don't want to say too much without ruining it but if you like a conspiracy, get on this. IMDb only rate this as 7.6/10 but I think it's great. Kiefer Sutherland is excellent and there are so many twists and turns in the three seasons. 

Fargo


Fargo is excellent. Three seasons of deception and murder to keep you asking what's next. Initially, I was thrown off by each season being a completely different story with different characters but it all adds up in the end. This is available on Netflix and apparently there is another season coming however I have no idea when (hopefully soon).

The Wire


And the final series in this list is The Wire. The Wire is highly rated, according to IMDb its 0.1 better than The Sopranos but I'm not having that. The Wire looks at the Baltimore drug scene through the eyes of those involved on both sides of the law. A fun fact here: the name of Idris Elba's character - Stringer Bell - is made up of two real Baltimore drug lords, Stringer Reed and Roland Bell. This is available on Now TV and I'd recommend you do it ASAP.