8 TV shows and movies for stay-at-home escapism

Not heading out so soon in Phase 2 of post-circuit breaker? Here are some top picks for you to binge on for that perfect escape sitting at home. 

For a good laugh

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Available on Netflix 

One of the all-time favourites, this Golden Globe Award-winning police procedural sitcom, knows how to hold its audience. You’ll experience strong bouts of laughter when you see Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) being at his witty best trying to handle his curt commanding officer. The rest of the crew will just not let you touch the remote (don’t even think of switching channels). 

Extreme job
Available on Amazon Prime

Been a top contender for the best comedy movies of Korean cinema in 2019, Extreme Job gets the audience hooked to it with its hilarious, high energy performances. When the under-cover narcotics detectives suddenly find themselves transformed into chefs at a chicken joint, amusing things happen and you end up laughing out loud. 

For the romantics

Modern Love
Available on Amazon Prime

It’s love all the way in all its forms in this rom-com anthology to make you sit glued to your seats. Each episode makes you shed some tears, share some joy, reminisce your romantic times or rekindle love with your partner. Modern Love is inspiring. 

Dr Romantic 2
Available on Viu

Get ready to be enchanted by the perky Dr. Romantic (played by Han Suk-kyu) once again. May it be the whirlwind events at Doldam hospital or quirky solutions to problems, the series offers complete entertainment. Romance amidst drama, a perfect blend to stream right away.

For the whole family

Available on Netflix

A Netflix original, Okja is a treat for animal lovers. When Mija, a young farm girl finds Okja, her genetically modified super pig, in trouble, she sets on an action-packed adventurous journey to rescue it. Do remember to pick up a tissue for the movie evokes your emotions. 

Inside Out
Available on HBO Go/meWATCH

From grandparents to grand-children, Inside Out takes all on a rollercoaster ride. With the nimble eleven-year-old Riley and her five core emotions - Fear, Anger, Joy, Disgust and Sadness tackling the nuances of life sensitively, it sure is worth a watch for its beautiful animation and screenplay. 

For the ultimate escape

Forrest Gump
Available on Amazon Prime

Who can miss Tom Hanks and his Academy Award winning performance in this masterpiece? A beautifully crafted sensible screenplay makes it a treat for movie buffs. The innocent eyes of the ‘not so smart’ boy say it all and leave us with much thought about life. Something to always keep in your list. 

Available on Netflix

A mind-racking sci-fi thriller bound to make you say ‘wow’. This Academy-Award winner makes you realise the power of the subconscious with its engaging plot and visual effects. Leonardo DiCaprio may not have won the Oscar for this performance, but Inception still remains one of his most sought-after movies. Enjoy the chase into the dream world with Leonardo.  

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