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May 26, 2020

The world is in lockdown, a situation that most of us never imagined happening in our lifetime.  Crazy stuff.  The ramifications from the Covid-19 outbreak is changing the world as we know it.  While being stuck in your house with your “bubble” of occupants our regular daily behaviours have had to change drastically.

With the extra time we have been granted there has never been a better opportunity to narrow our focus to build strong daily habits.  From mindfulness, physical fitness, up-skilling & new hobbies.  Maintaining a solid routine is key to making it through the lockdown stronger than when you went in.
 In saying this though, making sure you put aside adequate time to unwind a relax is key especially with the underlying feeling of unease that a lot of people are feeling.
As we all know there is no easier way to do this than getting into a solid Netflix series.  From reaching out to Clooney Club members and compiling lists for our personal favs we have come up with the following options to get you through lockdown.  From action, thriller, horror, comedy, animations, super heroes, documentaries and sci-fi there is options for everyone.  Here is our list in no particular order:

1. Narcos (Drama)

This raw, gritty series chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the many, often-conflicting forces - legal, political, police, military and civilian - that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world's most valuable commodities.

2. Master of None (Comedy - Drama)

Comedy following the personal and professional challenges that face a 30-year-old New York actor, whose trials range from the immigrant experience to what pasta he should eat for dinner.

 3. Altered Carbon (Drama)

Is set in the 23rd century when the human mind has been digitized and the soul it self is transferable from one body to the next. Takeshi Kovacs, a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 250 years, is downloaded into a future he'd tried to stop.

4. Rick & Morty (Comedy)

Mad scientist Rick Sanchez moves in with his daughter's family after disappearing for 20 years and involves them in his wacky adventures in this animated comedy.

5. Drive to Survive (Documentary)

Is a documentary series produced in collaboration between Netflix and Formula One to give an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the drivers and races of the 2018 and 2019 Formula One World Championships.

6. Ozark (Drama)

A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss. The Byrdes and their teenage kids, Charlotte and Jonah, are, for all intents and purposes, an ordinary family with ordinary lives.

7. Black Mirror (Drama)

In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone--a black mirror of our 21st Century existence. Black Mirroris a contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.

8. You (Thriller)

The first season of the American psychological thriller television series You, based on the novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes follows a tech-savvy young man utilizes modern-day resources to lure a woman into falling in love with him.

9. Peaky Blinders (Drama)

A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, is led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost.

10. Big Mouth (Comedy)

Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.

11. The Haunting of Hill House (Horror)

Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

12. Dirty Money (Documentary)

Dirty Money is a thrilling investigative series from Oscar Award-winning director Alex Gibney, which provides an up-close and personal view into untold stories of scandal and corruption in the world of business.

13. The Punisher (Superhero)

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York's criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

14. The Witcher (Drama)

The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

15. Stranger Things (Horror)

A love letter to the '80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.


BONUS - AMAZON PRIME MUST SEE

The Boys (Drama)

A fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's the powerless against the superpowerful as ''The Boys'' embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about ''The Seven'' and Vought -- the multibillion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes.

 

BONUS - DISNEY PLUS MUST SEE

The Mandalorian (Action Fiction)

Is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The series depicts a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.