There are few situations that can’t be solved by sitting down in front of a good TV show. Fighting with a friend? Invite them over and let Monica and Chandler do the talking. Your partner angry with you? Pull up any episode of Married At First Sight and they’ll realise just how lucky they are in no time.
So for whatever you’re going through this week — heartbreak, jealousy, or just plain boredom — we’ve found the perfect cure for it. From a jovial rom-com/musical to a Nazi-slaying drama, we’ve found the show that you need.
All you need to do is sit back, relax, and let the TV do the healing.
Love Is Blind
If you’re loving the latest season of MAFS but find all the drama a little tricky to digest, follow that shot with a chaser of Love Is Blind, the controversial social experiment’s more innocent younger cousin. It could also be described as the lovechild of MAFS and the reality hotshot show The Circle, with all the feels and just the right sprinkling of drama to keep you hooked.
What: Love Is Blind introduces you to a host of singles trying to find love, and sets them up with another contestant — without having them meet face-to-face. Through a series of episodes, the would-be lovers are able to communicate through talking while they’re situated in ‘pods’, and share their innermost thoughts and feelings, and (hopefully) slowly but surely, start to fall in love.
The tough stuff comes when the contestants do end up meeting, and they’re forced to piece together a relationship in the ‘real world’, ultimately deciding whether or not to take the big leap with one another, and get married.
Bonus: It’s hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey.
Where: Love Is Blind can be found on Netflix.
When: This sweet dating show dropped on the streaming platform this week, and is ready for you to fall in love with it right now.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Have you ever wanted to know exactly what someone is thinking? How would you feel if you could do just that, and have it conveyed to you in (cue jazz hands) musical numbers? Yep, didn’t think so. Luckily, you don’t have to endure that, but poor Zoey Clarke does.
What: Zoey just needs to catch a break. She’s trying to get a promotion at work, and dealing with the decline of her father as he suffers from a terminal neurological condition. You would hope that this break would come in the form of a relaxing holiday or chance encounter with ‘Mr. Right’, but no: after a strange event at a doctor’s office, Zoey starts to experience bizarre hallucinations, revealing the innermost thoughts of the people around her through popular songs. Basically, it’s going to be a really tough year.
Where: This whimsical musical series is available on Stan.
When: You don’t need to sing about it, but the show is ready to stream right now.
Oscar winner Al Pacino takes on his first series role in this original Amazon Prime Video drama with an ensemble cast that includes Logan Lerman and Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother). The show is executively produced by director Jordan Peele (Get Out and Us) and was created by David Weil.
What: The scene is 1977 New York and there’s a group of hidden Nazis conspiring to establish a Fourth Reich in the US. But wealthy concentration camp survivor Meyer Offerman (Pacino) has his own secret weapon: a ragtag group of Nazi hunters known as, well, The Hunters. With more murders taking place, the police then get involved, and the Hunters are forced to look at themselves and wonder whether they’re any better than the people they’re hunting.
Where: Only on Amazon Prime Video.
When: It premieres on Friday, February 21.