You finished Netflix? No worries here are ten other TV shows to watch

You probably finished watching Netflix by now and you are still searching for some content to fill the days. Here is a list of some interesting TV shows that you still could watch:

  1. Fleabag (Amazon Prime): A hilarious comedy series that created a phenomenon around a ‘hot priest’. The story: A dry-witted woman, known only as Fleabag, has no filter as she navigates life and love in London while trying to cope with tragedy. The angry, grief-riddled woman tries to heal while rejecting anyone who tries to help her, but Fleabag continues to keep up her bravado through it all.
  2. Succession (HBO): The most horrible characters on television, none of them are redeemable and still it makes for incredible television, based on the Murdoch, Mercer and Redstone family. The story: The Logan family is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, their world changes when their father steps down from the company.
  3. Exit (VRT) : Wolf of Wall Street but in Norway: four horrible, but very rich guys show us how they ‘relax’, based on real stories. The story: The series takes place inside this secret, exclusive world, where four friends from the west side of Oslo are looking for an exit from their everyday lives.
  4. Invisible heroes (RTBF Auvio): a true story of how Finnish diplomats saved the lives of thousands of Chileans during the dictatorship. The story: Finnish diplomats Tapani Brotherus and Ilkka Jaamala along with Tapani’s wife Lysa Brotherus helped over 2000 left-wing Chileans escape the military junta’s persecution.
  5. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime): being a woman stand-up comedian has never been easy but imagine doing it in the fifties. A hilarious series that sends you back in time. The story: It’s the late 1950s and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she has ever wanted — the perfect husband, two kids and an elegant apartment on New York’s Upper West Side. Her seemingly idyllic life takes a surprising turn when she discovers a hidden talent she didn’t previously know she had — stand-up comedy.
  6. The Loudest Voice (VRT): Ever been curious how they created Fox News? Russel Crowe gives us one of his best performances as the maniacal Roger Ailes. The story : Roger Ailes rises in the television industry to become the chairman of Fox News, which gives him a powerful position in America. However, allegations of sexual abuse arise and his career suffers.
  7. 1992 (Sky Atlantic): This tv show retraces, through the eyes of different characters how the political situation changed in Italy and how Berlusconi came to power. The story: The events of Tagentopoli which in the nineties shook Italy and erased the old political parties is told through the experiences of six people.
  8. Killing Eve (BBC and VRT): If you love spy thriller with a dash of comedy look no further than this irrational, ironic show. The story: Eve’s life as a spy is not adding up to what she had hoped it would be when she started. She is a bored, very smart, MI5 security officer who is very desk-bound. Villanelle is a very talented killer, mercurial in mood, who clings to the luxuries of her job.
  9. Chernobyl (VRT): If this Corona crisis is not enough for, you can still revisit the horrible disaster that was Chernobyl in this very realistic show about the nuclear explosion. Don’t miss the podcast from the maker of the show, telling the behind-the-scenes of the disaster. The story: In April 1986, the city of Chernobyl in the Soviet Union suffers one of the worst nuclear disasters in the history of mankind. Consequently, many heroes put their lives on the line to save Europe.
  10. The Boys (Amazon Prime): If you are a big fan of Marvel films, well then this show is probably not for you. This is the tale of what happens if Superheroes were the bad guys in the story. The story: What happens when the heroes go rogue and start abusing their powers? When it’s the powerless against the super powerful, the Boys head out on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the Seven and Vought, the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that manages the superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. Based on the comic book series of the same name.

Stanley Berenboom

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