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Social Distancing & Netflix Binging

Keeping Occupied In Quarantine

When your home office shuts up shop for the day and you’ve already exhausted that cherished exercise allowance, naturally, your attention will soon wander to remaining sane in the evening time when faced with the virtually unheard of, until now, prospect of social distancing. Even before these unprecedented times, Netflix very graciously geared up a space that allowed our minds to unwind – serving up some well earned downtime from the constant hustle and bustle of daily life. So with that said, and given the amount that we’ll all be leaning on the streaming service in the coming weeks, we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up some seriously good Netflix binging to be had whilst living solo… Thank us later!

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

New to Netflix for March and already causing quite the stir on social media in the short time since its release, ‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness’ introduces us to the celebrity of ‘Joe Exotic’ – real name, Joseph Maldonado-Passage. Not your ‘average Joe’ by any means, Exotic is a mulleted, Hulk Hogan-meets-country western character described by his real-life peers as truly ‘mythical’. The narrative uncovers America’s unbridled problem with big cat captivity, following the industry’s ‘misfits’ as they strive for commercial reign and play with some serious fire. Eventually hitting a dark twist, this true story captures Exotic’s murder-for-hire arrest against one of his biggest rivals and the so-called ‘Mother Teresa’ of the big cat market, Carole Baskin. 

  • All 7 episodes available now on Netflix.

Sunderland ‘Til I Die Series 2 (or series 1 if you’re yet to catch it)

For anyone that doesn’t know, we’re proud Sunderland natives and the official team news sponsor of Sunderland Association Football Club, so this one’s particularly fitting for us and our immediate customer base. The sports documentary series, first released at the back end of 2018, followed the club on its journey through the 2017-2018 league season, with exclusive behind the scenes footage following the highs and lows of SAFC and its fans through pretty pressing times. On the contrary, series 2 promises more uplifting notes and better odds than the last; the lads race for league promotion under the helm of new ownership, a new manager and the same staunch fans as always. No matter what unfolds this time around, Sunderland we can’t help falling in love with you… Let’s have it.

  • Returning to Netflix April 1st, 2020.

Power Series 1-6

With a total of six seasons to devour at the drop of a hat, 50 Cent’s crime drama series ‘Power’ ticks every binging criteria about. Crowned one of Netflix’s most highly rated shows, ‘Power’ follows the rogue lifestyle of James St. Patrick or ‘Ghost’ as he’s better known in the streets, alongside his partner in crime, Tommy Egan, as they negotiate the underground drug scene in NYC. Though trying to maintain legitimate enterprise on the surface, Jamie and Tommy quickly find themselves drowning in the conflicts of thug-life. Expect a heap of renegade behaviour and criminal shenanigans.

  • All six series’ available for Netflix binging now.

The English Game

Also new to Netflix for March and from the fabled creator of ‘Downton Abbey’, writer Julian Fellowes takes us on a trip back in time with 19th century drama ‘The English Game’, centred on two gifted footballers flanked by intense rivalry and eye-opening class division. Based upon true events, the series unveils the industry’s profit-making origins while showcasing the game’s now seldom-seen formations as its characters hog the ball as if bees around honey. Both informative and staggering, the show’s standout star ‘Fergus Suter’ – real name Kevin Guthrie, is an up and coming actor that we reckon is destined for greatness.

– Catch all 6 episodes on Netflix now.

After Life Series 2

British comedy series ‘After Life’ is back on our screens come April 24th, so, if self-isolation is still a thing by then, count our Netflix binging down as sorted for the foreseeable. Directed and produced by the legendary Ricky Gervais, series 1 shone light on his character Tony Way through life’s trying times. Having sadly lost his wife to breast cancer, Tony unleashes his fury on the world and the surrounding cast as a coping mechanism for his grief. Though a somber situation remains at the core of this sitcom, the sarky, dry-wit of Way’s personality and his beloved four-legged friend, Brandy, make it an unmissable watch. Catch up with Tony’s brazen ways later next month.

– Returning to Netflix April 24th, 2020.

Stay safe and stay sane guys, we hope to see you soon – Aphrodite Team.

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