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Cinemas Closed? Time To Binge-Watch At The Comfort Of Your Own Home!

By Chen Shun  /  25 Mar 2020 (Wednesday)

With the announcement from the Singapore Government that from 26 March (11.59pm) until 30 April all bars, cinemas and other forms of entertainment outlets will be closed as it is one of the newly enforced measures Singapore has taken in its fight against COVID-19 as we see a sharp increment of imported cases.

As all entertainment outlets are closed, I am sure most of us will be staying at home and finding ways to keep ourselves entertained (drawing objects with your friends on Instagram Story). For the time being, we have compiled some shows you can binge-watch at the comfort of your own home!

Netflix Original

Freud (Season 1)

Language: German
Rating: R21
Genre: Crime

Struggling with his career and swigging cocaine, Freud is pulled into a gruesome crime, then into an exclusive séance led by a mesmerising psychic.

Money Heist (Season 1-3)

Language: Spanish
Rating: M18
Genre: Crime, Thriller

Originally called La Casa de Papel, Money Heist is a crime and thriller drama. Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.

Season 4 will be released globally on 3 April!

The Crown (Season 1-3)

Language: English
Rating: M18
Genre: History, Politics, Drama

The Crown follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II as a twenty-five-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne....a new era is dawning.

The Rising of The Shield Hero

Language: Japanese
Rating: NC16
Genre: Fantasy, Anime

Originally called Tate No Yuusha in Japan, The Rising of The Shield Hero is a Japanese-Fantasy anime. The anime follows Naofumi, a shut-in, the shield hero that was summoned along with three other heroes to form the Four Cardinal Heroes. Unbeknown to the four, they were summoned from modern-day Japan to the kingdom of Melromarc to become its saviours. Little did Naomi knows, the shield hero is despised and he needs all the power he can get to defend himself.

Busted (Season 1 & 2)

Language: Korean
Rating: NC16
Genre: Variety, Comedy

Seven Korean stars come together in this hilarious variety show Busted to tackle different mystery in each episode. Laugh your hearts out with Korean top MC Yoo Jae-seok, top actress Park Min-young, K-pop heartthrob EXO’s Sehun and many more!


Westworld (Season 1-3)

Language: English
Rating: M18
Genre: Sci-fi

Westworld is an exclusive theme park where those who can afford a ticket can live without limits. Partners Arnold Weber and Robert Ford created lifelike robots that pass for humans called hosts. The hosts allow guests to live out their fantasies (without harming humans) in the park.

Westworld Season 3 was partially shot in Singapore and you can find out more here! The Emmy® winning drama series Westworld continues its eight-episode third season same time as the U.S. on Monday, 23 March at 9 am exclusively on HBO GO and HBO, with a same-day encore at 10 pm on HBO.

Game of Thrones (7 Seasons)

Language: English 
Rating: R21
Genre: Fantasy, War, Politics

Game of Thrones is set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the continent of Essos. The series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the realm's noble families for the Iron Throne, while other families fight for independence from it.
If you binge-watch without moving, you will take proximately two day and fifteen hours to complete all 7 seasons! 

The Complete Harry Potter Franchise (8 Movies)

Language: English
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Fantasy, Friendship

Harry Potter is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies.

Silicon Valley (6 Seasons)

Language: English
Rating: NC16
Genre: Comedy

Silicon Valley focuses on five young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The series follows their lives as they try to make things work.

We Bare Bears

Language: English
Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Comedy

We Bare Bears follows three bear siblings, Grizzly, Panda, and Ice Bear, and their awkward attempts at integrating with the human world in the San Francisco Bay Area. For parents, what is better than a funny cartoon to keep your child distracted while you are busy with chores and work, right?

With all this show to accompany you during these times of perils, I am sure you will be reluctant to leave your house! Remember to practise good hygiene and stay safe. What other shows will you be watching in the upcoming weeks? Let us know in the comments below!
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