As many of us are now spending more time at home, the question is: how do we stay inspired?
We’ve put together a list of 9 shows and films worthy of binge-watching. They will keep you inspired, make you laugh and ensure we all keep looking to the future. Snacks at the ready!
9. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Our first recommendation is a show all about tidying your house. While that might not sound inspiring on a first thought, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo will have you cleaning out your drawers in no time at all. Marie takes us on a learning experience throughout eight episodes of de-cluttering greatness. What better time to have a spring clean and de-stress than now. On the surface, this show shouldn’t be as entertaining as it is, but in reality it’s a global phenomenon. It brings us joy.
8. Taco Chronicles
This documentary has been beautifully crafted and explores the deep history of one of the world’s most beloved handheld snacks. This is a great show to watch if you’re currently brushing up on your Español, as it’s all in Spanish. So if you’re missing the tastes and sounds of Mexico, be sure to give this a bite. Be warned, do not watch if you’re hungry.
7. Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father
One the UK’s most recognizable comedians embarks on the gap year of a lifetime at the age of 28, after missing out on travels earlier in life. The programme has run for three series, totaling 13 episodes, and sees Jack explore the world with his father at his side. This witty, deadpan show has some very questionable, and memorable moments that are sure to keep you roaring with laughter throughout.
6. Our Planet: Narrated by David Attenborough
Filmed over four years, this eight-part series combines spectacular cinematography with the soothing and philosophical voice of a national treasure. Filmed across 50 countries, Our Planet is sure to give you a healthy dose of worldwide adventure, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the immense landscapes of Africa and the jungles of South America. This series really highlights the beauty of our planet and the steps that we must take in order to preserve and heal it. Be sure to watch the behind the scenes for some extra magic.
5. Paul Hollywood's Big Continental Road Trip
This one is for the race-car driving, travel-loving enthusiasts. Following Britain’s very own blue-eyed baker Paul Hollywood, this series takes Paul across Italy, France and Germany on an exploration through the history of sports cars on the continent. It’s a must-watch for any car enthusiasts.
4. The Terminal
Our first film on the list, The Terminal stars two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks. The Terminal sees Hank portray a traveler from a fictional Eastern-European country stranded at Kennedy Airport due to a coup in his homeland. This a light, funny and heartfelt film with enough scenes in an airport for any of those who might be missing the luxuries of duty free. It’s a well-recommended watch for all the family.
3. The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes
If one thing is for sure, we wouldn’t mind spending more time indoors in one of these homes. Presented by Men Behaving Badly star Caroline Quentin, this show explores every kind of extraordinary home imaginable. From the beauty of Spain to the eccentricity of Japan, Caroline takes us on a beautiful architectural journey across the world.
2. David Beckham: Into the Unknown
Veteran football icon David Beckham journeys to the centre of the Amazon rainforest in this two-part series. It features intimate footage of David and three friends traveling through deepest Brazil by bike, foot and boat. This series has certainly got something for every type of travel enthusiast. It’s a great happy-go-lucky journey following a fish out of water on the ride of a lifetime.
1. Planet Earth II
This is yet another documentary series highlighting the beauty of the natural world, married with even more soothing tones of Sir. Attenborough. This series is a spectacular representation of the vast splendor that Planet Earth has to offer; covering islands, mountains, jungles, deserts, grasslands, and cities. Planet Earth II really leaves no stone unturned. We recommend watching in the evening with the curtains drawn and the lights off for the most riveting journey of escapism. For even more enjoyment, the first series is just as captivating.
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