We have all been stuck inside and I am sure have binged watched what feels like everything that streaming channels have to offer. This Mother’s Day, I think we all need a bit of a break. My recommendation is to grab your favourite cocktails or non-alcoholic smoothie, log into Zoom or Skype and conference call your girlfriends and have a watch a show. We ditched cable last year and got a Roku streaming box. Here are my group watching suggestions:
Workin’ Moms follows the lives of four women as they juggle love, careers, and parenthood. They support, challenge, and try not to judge each other as life throws them curveballs. Whether it is an identity crisis, a huge job opportunity, postpartum depression, or an unplanned pregnancy – they face both the good and bad with grace and humour.
Dead To Me
A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret. At the forefront is Jen Harding, a recent widower who is determined to figure out who killed her husband in a hit-and-run. She is a high-powered real estate agent living in Laguna Beach, CA, and on top of all of this, she has two young boys to take care of, both of whom are dealing with their father’s death differently. The series begins with her meeting Judy Hale in a group therapy sessions for people who have experienced a personal loss. The two bond over losing the men in their lives (Judy claims that her fiance passed away from a heart attack), but Jen soon learns that Judy isn’t who she says she is.
Iliza Shlesinger- Elder Millennial
Older millennials are truly the last group of kids who will ever have the dual experience of coming of age before and after the internet. Older millennials probably grew up as the most unsupervised group of kids in history. Newly engaged comic Iliza Shlesinger dives into undeniable truths about life at age 35, the insanity of the road traveled and what’s to come.
Too Hot To Handle
The show takes 10 hot singles who are notorious commitment-phobes when it comes to relationships, and it puts them in an island villa together for what they think is going to be a four week sexcation. But when they get there, they’re told there’s prize money involved, and it depends on all of them remaining abstinent for the four week retreat.
Becoming (Michelle Obama)
Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” is quickly becoming this season’s most anticipated streaming release.
The documentary debuts worldwide on Netflix May 6 under the same name as the former First Lady’s best-selling memoir.
This comedy follows Annie, described as an overweight young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to make it as a journalist while juggling bad boyfriends, sick parents and a perfectionist boss, while the world around her deems her not good enough because of her weight.
Broad City follows two twenty-something women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time.
This comedy series follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.
Big Little Lies
Based on Liane Moriarty’s bestseller, Big Little Lies is a dark comedy set in a town by the seaside in California. The story revolves around three women who are emotionally troubled and are suddenly involved in a murder case investigation. It’s a take on how small lies shared amongst the community, including husbands, wives, children, school teachers can backfire and become lethal.
An aspiring writer and her three friends, all in their early 20s, together try to make sense of what life has in store for them after living in New York. Hannah thinks she has what it takes to be a successful writer, if only she would write something. She wants a boyfriend without dealing with an actual relationship, and she wants a job without having to work. Marnie is Hannah’s best friend, a Type A personality who has a serious boyfriend and an actual job. Jessa is a devil-may-care bohemian whose apparent lack of fear hides her own kind of insecurity. Her cousin, Shoshanna, is an NYU student who would love nothing more than to experience a “Sex and the City” life. This show takes a comically wry and offbeat look at the ups and downs of a group of twenty-something girlfriends living in New York City.
This follows 40-year-old Liza, a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find out it’s nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance encounter with a 20-something guy at a bar convinces her she looks younger than she is, Liza tries to pass herself off as 26 — with the help of a makeover, courtesy of her best friend Maggie. Armed with new confidence, she lands a job as an assistant to the temperamental Diana and teams up with her new co-worker and fellow 20-something Kelsey to make it in the career of her dreams.
These are unique stories about the joys and tribulations of love, each inspired by a real-life personal essay from the beloved New York Times column “Modern Love.” An unlikely friendship. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point. A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family.
It stars Kate Beckinsale as a woman who believes that her husband was killed in a plane crash three years earlier, but then discovers that he is still alive in the Congo after seeing him on a clip on the news.
Girlfriends Guide To Divorce
Follows a best-selling author of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40s in Los Angeles. She starts to side with and take advice more from her divorced friends rather than her married ones, and it leads her to some unexpected and life-changing experiences.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
This period comedy-drama series centres on Miriam “Midge” Maisel. She’s a housewife living the 1950’s dream, thanks to a stylish apartment in New York’s Upper West Side, two kids and a comedian hubby. However, when Midge discovers a hidden talent for stand-up comedy, it soon throws that safe reality into disarray. A fish-out-of-water quest to make a name for herself ensues and Midge is whisked from comfortable Upper West Side living into the edgy nightclubs and cafes of Greenwich Village. She has the raw talent to earn herself a spot on the Tonight Show couch, but standing in her way are disapproving Jewish parents, a colourful cast of industry “frenemies” and the sexism of the era. Nevertheless, Midge is effortlessly charming and watching her make jaws drop is marvellous TV.
Let me know in the comments what you are streaming?