The 6 TV Shows We're Watching Before Bed Right Now
There’s nothing like a bit of a binge watch in bed, and these are the boxsets we’re streaming curled up under the covers now.
You on Netflix
Did you like Gone Girl? What about Gossip Girl? You on Netflix is a series that unites the two in an eerie, unsettling psycho-thriller about a stalker intent on presenting himself as the perfect boyfriend. Joe (Penn Badgley, calculating and cold) works in a bookshop when he meets
Beck (Elizabeth Lail), an aspiring writer trying to live the dream in New York. Beck thinks Joe is a charming romantic, but just under the surface, Joe will do just about anything to get what he wants. This is a seriously compelling thriller for any fans of thrillers out there, and it’s just been renewed for a second season.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel on Amazon PrimeMidge (Rachel Brosnahan) thinks she has the perfect life: nice husband, sweet kids, the picturesque apartment on New York’s Upper West Side. But when that perfect husband reveals he’s been having an affair, everything starts to fall apart at the seams, and Midge finds herself in a comedy club in her nightgown, telling joke after joke in a killer comedy set. With two seasons crying out to be binge-watched on Amazon Prime, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel is a hilarious portrait of what it means to be a woman in the ‘50s. And the costumes are gorgeous, too.
Homecoming on Amazon Prime
Julia Roberts is back! But did she ever really leave, though? The queen of romantic comedies takes on a different kind of genre in this adaptation of the beloved podcast. Homecoming is a program for returning soldiers to help them ease back into day-to-day life, a program that Roberts presided over some ten years ago. Now, she’s a waitress in a small town professing not to know anything about that program… Or its impact on patients. But what exactly went down in the facility? And what, if anything, is she hiding? This mystery will keep you guessing until the end.
Tidying Up With Marie Kondo on Netflix
You’ve read the book, you’ve held things in your hand to see if they sparked joy, now it’s time to watch the television show. That’s right, Marie Kondo has her own reality series, streaming now on Netflix. In it, the tiny, beaming Japanese decluttering guru helps different Los Angeles households streamline their life, one perfectly folded t-shirt at a time. It’s uplifting, heartwarming viewing, but a warning: it will make you want to spring clean your whole house. Immediately.
The Hook Up Plan on Netflix
Looking for something fun, frothy and feather light in bite-sized chunks lasting no longer than 30 minutes? Look no further than Netflix’s The Hook Up Plan, a delightful French original that launched on the platform late last year. In it, two friends despair that their pal, Elsa, still reeling from a devastating breakup, will never get back out on the dating scene again, so they hire her a male escort. Only, Elsa doesn’t know that the gorgeous Jules is being paid to date her and, of course, she falls in love. This romantic is so sweet it will give you a toothache. We dare you to try and watch it without a huge grin on your face.
Dirty John on Netflix
Coming to Netflix on Valentine’s Day (charming choice of date, Netflix) is Dirty John, the television adaptation of the insanely popular true crime podcast series. Starring Eric Bana and Connie Britton, it follows one woman’s relationship with John, a manipulative, controlling doctor who is not at all what he seems. That this story is true is perhaps the most twisted, unsettling thing about the whole series, and judging on reviews from the US, where it premiered last year, it’ll be a TV show you won’t be able to stop thinking about.
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