The Lucky Onion’s November Watch List
So we’ve got some extra time on our heands….and what better way to spend it than hunkering down and catching up on some classic TV with a bit of newness thrown in for good measure?
So here goes…some reccomnedations for you to watch during lickdown 2.0.
Season 4 drops November 15th on Netflix,
A Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times.
From what we can see in the trailer, season four will focus heavily on two newcomers to the cast, Gillian Anderson as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana.
Viewers get to explore Thatcher’s relationship with the Queen, and the effect of her leadership on the country. We will also see Diana’s journey to becoming Prince Charles’s bride, and their so-called “fairy tale” romance and wedding, and the total disintegration of their marriage during the eighties.
All of the biggest political dramas of the Thatcher years are covered, including the increasing IRA attacks; the Falklands War; and Britain’s turbulant relationship with South Africa, then still under apartheid rule. The tension between Downing Street and Buckingham Palace following Thatcher’s landslide victory in 1979 is also chronicled in detail – culminating in her ousting by her own Cabinet in 1990.
Within The Family, Prince Charles’s courtship of Lady Diana Spencer, their 1981 wedding, and the subsequent deterioration of their marriage is also central to the series – as is the future King’s ongoing devotion to Camilla Parker Bowles. Both the royal couple’s 1983 tour of Australia and Diana, Princess of Wales’s solo 1989 tour of New York city will be given screen time.
In terms of the minor royals, Princess Margaret’s ongoing battle with her mental health is depicted, as is the decline of Princess Anne’s first marriage to Captain Mark Phillips – with both Princesses feeling overshadowed by Diana at various points in the series.
All 10 seasons currently available on Netflix (Thats a total of 84 hours of chandlers one liners). The smash hit sitcom from the 90’s is a feel good classic that is meant to be enjoyed time and time again.
Remember the one where Chandler Can’t Remember Which Sister? or what about, the one with the Chick and the Duck? Who can forget the one in vegas and more importantly, the one after Vegas!
There are simply too many hilarious episodes to count. We’ve pulled together a top ten list of our favourite episodes for you….
10. The One where no one’s ready
9. The one with Ross’s sandwich
8. The one with all the resolutions
7. The one where Ross got high
6. The one where the stripper cries
5. The one with the jellyfish
4.The one with all the rumours
3. The one where everybody finds out
2. The one with all the Rugby
1.The one with Unagi
For those of you intrigued by historical dramas this is one for your watch list.
A netflix original series with 3 seasons now available to watch. The series is based on a political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. The show follows the Medici family, bankers of the Pope during Renaissance Florence. Each season follows the events of a particular moment of the family history exploring the political and artistic landscape of Renaissance Italy.
All 3 seasons are available to watch on both Netflix and BBC iPlayer.
Created and written by Allan Cubitt, the psychological thriller stars Dornan as serial killer Paul Spector, and Anderson as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, who has been drafted from the Metropolitan Police to catch him.
The series is set in Belfast – originally aired in 2013 on BBC Two and received critical acclaim, with the show being nominated for Best Drama at the National Television Awards for all three of its seasons.
SEX AND THE CITY
One for the girls…
All six seasons are availble to buy on Amazon prime or, pick up the DVD boxset online.
Endlessly rewatchable, follow the lives of four female New Yorkers who are cutting edge cool and full of charisma and attitude.
There had never been writing for women like it before SATC launched in 1998, and there hasn’t been another show we’ve loved with such dedication since. Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs, Charlotte York and Samantha Jones have remained part of the female conversation almost two decades later. The show was the birthplace of ‘fizz with the girls’ and it grew a cult fashion following with the effortlessly cool touch of magic thanks to costume designer Patricia Field.