Now that Sydney is going into a seven-day lockdown, it’s time to once again binge movies and TV online. So, what to watch?
Kath & Kim
If you’re after some nostalgic Aussie humour, then you can’t go wrong with Kath & Kim. It’s hilarious, it’s Aussie, it will remind you of the time before COVID. The only downside is that there are only a handful of seasons, but all the episodes are quality.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
If you are going for something a little longer then the Lord of the Rings trilogy is up your alley. Each film in this epic is at a minimum of three hours long, so if you’ve ever wanted to watch the trilogy but never had the time, well, I guess now you do.
Blood of Zeus
Made by the same studio that brought you Castlevania, this anime series is set in ancient Greece and comes with monsters, gods, and tonnes of action. The animation can dip at times, but the budget was a little low but when the animation is good, it’s great.
The Austin Powers Films
These are just fun right? Each film will make you laugh and forget about your troubles for a few hours. It’s perfect escapism that is worth revisiting and if you haven’t seen them then do yourself a favour and watch them.
Now this is a great show. A great show. But it can be depressing despite its charming and cute animation. If you don’t want to deal with some of the heavy stuff the show deals with, especially mental health issues, then steer away from this. But if you’re after some quality storytelling told in a unique style, give this a go.
Bo Burnham's Inside
Again, this can be depressing. But it is interesting and it’s all about COVID and lockdown. It may be a comfort to some to know that someone else has gone through or is going through something similar. It deals with the anxiety and depression that can accompany a lockdown. But if you aren’t ready for something like this, be careful. Also, it’s pretty funny at times.
This a fun one. It’s a very popular anime series that tends to get a lot of people into the medium and for good reason. It’s a lot of fun, it’s a great detective cat and mouse story told with a twist. I’d highly recommend it. But avoid the live action remake.
The Twilight Films
These are so fun to binge watch. They’re not good but they’re like the female equivalent of the Fast & Furious movies, they’re great popcorn movies. Even if you don’t like them, they’re fun to laugh at and make fun of if you’re into that kind of thing.