#BoulevardRecommends: Series to watch (part one)

During this time, we want to help with keeping you entertained so we’ve been checking in with our team and asking them to recommend things to sink your teeth into! This week, it’s the best series we’ve been binge watching to get through these crazy times. Take a gander at the list, choose one and settle in for the long ride. Let us know what you get round to watching using #BoulevardRecommends on social media (@BoulevardSoho). We’d love to hear from you!

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Rukaya, Duty Manager recommends

Schitt’s Creek

Hilariously brilliant comedy written by father-son team Eugene and Daniel Levy centered around the Rose family, who suddenly find themselves swindled out of their fortune and flat broke. They are forced to leave their life of pomp and luxury for a motel in Schitt’s Creek. Chaos and amusement ensue as the Rose family get used to their new surroundings, new acquaintances and brand-new life in the ever-brilliant Schitt’s Creek. If you’re looking for a feel-good, laugh-out-loud, easy-watching series, this is your one stop shop. Where to watch? Netflix.

The Good Place

Eleanor (Kristen Bell) finds herself in a heaven-like afterlife and is sure some kind of error lead her to being there. Having lived a morally corrupt and reprehensible life ‘down here’ Eleanor puts everything into hiding her past to stay in The Good Place forever (sounds much better than The Bad Place right?). A wildly philosophical, charmingly funny and insightful series, one to watch when you need a second to chill out. Where to watch? Netflix.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

If you’re a fan of Parks and Recreation, Superstore, Modern Family or New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine should be your next series of choice. Raymond Holt is the eccentric commanding officer of the Brooklyn Police Department who, along with his equally unique and quirky team, set out to solve crimes in New York City. With brilliantly hilarious characters and comedic love stories aplenty, this series is one to add (and then tick off) your lock-down bucket-list. Where to watch? All 4, Netflix or Amazon Prime.

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Emma, Lates and Sundays Line Producer recommends

Feel Good

Written and starring Mae Martin this six-part semi-autobiographical series navigates its way through addiction, love and sexuality. Centred around recovering addict, Mae, and how she controls her addictive behaviours and the intense relationships she can’t seem to avoid. If you’re desperately in need of a love story, watch this. Where to watch? All 4 or Amazon Prime

Upright

Written and starring the ever-talented all-rounder Tim Minchin, this Australian road-trip series is one for the books. The story centres around trying to transport an upright piano across the Australian desert (sounds weird but stick with us here). Thrown together in unlikely circumstances two misfits, Lucky (Minchin) and Meg (Milly Alcock) create an unlikely bond to complete this, the strangest of all tasks. There isn’t much more to say other than watch it, right now. Where to watch? Sky Go or Now TV.

Cheer

Netflix docuseries megahit Cheer follows Navarro College’s competitive cheer squad as they work to win the national championships. Cheer follows head coach Monica Aldama who demands nothing short of perfection from the hard-working, dedicated team in the cutthroat world of college cheer. If you love sports centric reality TV (think Last Chance U, Dallas Cowboy’s Cheerleaders: Making the Team or Wild Wild Country) then this ones for you. Where to watch? Netflix.

Frayed

An incredible English-Australian comedy colloboration that fans just can’t seem to get enough of. Written and starring Sarah Kendall, who plays the incredibly wealthy London housewife Sammy, who is forced to return to her hometown in Newcastle… Australia. Along the way Sammy discovers you can’t run away from your past and is compelled to face her childhood troubles and why she left in the first place. Mostly funny and sometimes heart-wrenching, a show which deserves watching without mindless scrolling. Where to watch? Amazon Prime or rent on YouTube.

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Rossella, Marketing Assistant recommends

2 Broke Girls

An American sitcom which follows Max and Caroline, two women in their mid-twenties who meet when they work together in a Brooklyn Restaurant. Constantly trying to make their dream of starting up a cupcake business a reality, hilarity ensues as they often find themselves without the necessary money to do so… Watch for some light-hearted comedy, well-rounded characters and cupcake cravings. Where to watch? Amazon Prime or rent on Google Play.

World’s Most Extraordinary Homes

An amazing show for the travel, architecture and design enthusiasts among you. Travel from country to country through your screen and see some of the most incredible creations of contemporary architecture, learn how these homes interact with the land and culture around them as well as why they were built. Why not pretend you’re moving in next week? Where to watch? Netflix.

The Black Godfather

An eye-opening documentary following the life of Clarence Avant, the ultimate, uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes money maker in the music industry. Known as ‘the godfather of black music’ Avant managed some of the top people in the business, later finding record labels, organising concerts, producing large events, fund-raising for Democrat politicians and being the all-seeing mentor to several African American execs. Watch to be immersed in his incredible life. Where to watch? Netflix.

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Lucie, Head of Marketing and Sales recommends

Hunters

A show about a rag-tag group of Nazi hunters in 1970s New York. It’s entertaining, gripping and stars Al Pacino – what more could you want? Where to watch? Amazon Prime.

Never Have I Ever

A funny coming-of-age teenage comedy, narrated by none other than John McEnroe. Always bizarre, sometimes heart-wrenching and written by the fabulous Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project). If you need something to lift you up and restore your faith in humanity, this is it. Where to watch? Netflix.

Normal People

Just like the rest of the UK, we are absolutely loving this beautiful adaptation of a beautiful piece of literature and living for Connell’s chain. A love story we’ve all lived through in one way or another, following on-again off-again high school sweethearts as they navigate through life. Have those tissues at the ready. Where to watch?  BBC iPlayer or Hulu.