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Procrastination Fuel: What To Watch

Procrastination Fuel: What To Watch

As the last dregs of winter blow through, it’s the perfect time to warm yourself with a cup of hot chocolate and a cuddly blanket in front of the TV. Besides, it’s the middle of semester… and we all need something to help ignore those quizzes and assignments.

Here are some great things to watch, when you’re in need of some good old fashioned procrastination.

The Handmaid’s Tale, SBS

The Handmaid's Tale

Even if you didn’t have to pick apart Margaret Atwood’s novel by the same title back in high school, by now you’ve probably seen this name floating around your feed.

Bringing to life Atwood’s vision of a future where women have no rights, The Handmaid’s Tale features striking performances from some of our female faves including Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men), Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black) and Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls).

True to the ever surfacing reviews, this dystopia is indeed the feminist show we need in the age of Trump. And the best part? You can binge the whole thing now on SBS On Demand.

‘Cable Girls’ (Las chicas del cable), Netflix

Cable Girld

Even if you aren’t looking to learn some Spanish, any lover of drama and flapper dresses (who doesn’t love flapper dresses?) will love this series. Set in the 1920s, this Spanish, working-girl, criminal miscreant melodrama keep you on your toes.

And don’t worry, the series is available on Netflix subtitled or dubbed.

The Good Fight, SBS

Are there really ever enough references to the Trumpian times we live in? This Good Wife spin-off explores perfectly portrayed fake-news and the alt-right to create a thrilling legal drama.

The series stars returning actors from The Good Wife including Christine Baranski (Diane Lockhart),  Cush Jumbo (Lucca Quinn) and Sarah Steele (Marissa Gold), while Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Delroy Lindo (Malcom X) and Justin Bartha (The Hangover franchise) portray new characters.

Catch it on SBS every Wednesday at 9:30 pm, or watch it on SBS On Demand. 

The Crown, Netflix

It is the perfect time for Netflix’s historical drama The Crown, with its second season premiering on December 8.

Featuring Claire Foy, the lavish first season details a young Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne at age 25. This critically acclaimed biographical series is royally gripping and will have you begging for more.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Game of Thrones, showcase

Game of Thrones

A little late to the game if you’re not already watching this one, but GoT is just too good not to mention.

Winter is almost over, but having recently wrapped up the series’ seventh season with the epic finale, it is the perfect time start re-watching this twisted war-ridden, dragon-fantasy drama. Watch Seasons 1 – 7 now on Foxtel.

Oh and did I mention, there are dragons?!

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About Cheryl Till

Cheryl loves not knowing what to do, including what to write for this bio. She occupies her time with different hobbies, although she isn't entirely sure if reading and watching Netflix for hours on end as a form of procrastination count as hobbies. You can probably find Cheryl in a comfy chair somewhere, pretending to be productive.

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