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What We're Streaming

1 week ago | Jamie Canning

Every Friday we’ll be sharing our recommendations of the best things that we’re streaming. Some will be new, some might be old, just the things that we’re loving at the minute.

Friday 26 May 2023

This week is a little appreciation post dedicated to Apple TV+. When discussing this in the office yesterday it seems that it’s not really on anyone’s radar, so I wanted to shine a light on some of the content that I think is worth seeking out a free trial for!

Probably one of the best Apple TV originals is Severance. Honestly not quite sure how to describe this one, but it’s an intense ride that was great to watch unfold. The basic plot, work memories and non-work memories are seperated, meaning that outside of work they have no indication of what they do for work, I bet some people would love this in real life…

As the episodes unfold we follow a group of employees who start to question their positions and what it is they’re really there for. The dystopian, psychological thriller stars Adam Scott, John Tutorro, Britt Lower and Christopher Walken. If you’re a fan of Black Mirror this is well worth checking out and existing fans will be happy to hear that Season 2 is expected sometime in 2024. 

Next up is something a little less intense, but is equally stacked in terms of cast, Shrinking. 

Shrinking stars Jason Segel and Harrison Ford. Segel and Ford are both Therapists at different stages in their career and we follow Segel’s character take on the role of a grieving single parent to a teenage daughter. Not only is he struggling in parent life, he also makes some choice decisions at work, leading to some hilarious moments. This is a feel-good comedy-drama that his some really endearing, but also some laugh-out-loud moments. The entire series is available to watch now.

Third on the list is another dystopian future drama, Silo. This is a little easier to follow than Severance, but also has an underlying tone that you can’t quite put your finger on, it makes you ask a lot of questions and after 4 episodes this far we haven’t had many answers.  

The ‘Silo’ is a structure build that goes deep underground where a vast community lives. Why are they there? How did they get there? What’s really going on? It seems that no-one really knows… or at least that’s what we’re led to believe. Silo is being released weekly, every Friday. 

Last up this week is Platonic. Rose Byrne and Seth Rogan take the lead in this newly released comedy. The first three episodes were released on Wednesday and the remaining episodes will be released weekly, every Wednesday. I’ve only watched the first episode, but it’s what you’d come to expect from Seth Rogan, a good time.

Apple TV+ has tonnes of other great content, from The Morning Show featuring Jennifer Aniston to Ted Lasso, the football comedy that people seem to love. Ted Lasso gives me Dream Team vibes from Sky One, remember that? There’s also lots of great films and documentary content to explore. Something for everyone. If you haven’t tried it already, I think it’s well worth getting the free trial and having a look for yourself! 

Friday 19 May 2023

First up, congratulations to Lewis Capaldi on the realises of his sophomore album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent. It’s going to be the soundtrack of our Friday in the office. It’s available now on the music streaming platform of choice.

If you haven’t heard of Jury Duty, this is your sign to check it out. Jury Duty follows a trial in America, the twist, everyone is an actor except one member of the jury, Ronald Gladden. Poor, Ronald. This show is nothing short of hilarious, but it’s also got its heartwarming side. The full series is available to stream now on Amazon Prime.

Everyone has probably heard of this by now, but if you’ve been sitting on it, we highly recommend you put it to the top of your list. Colin from Accounts follows a guy and girl who go through a not-so-classic meet cute. It’s funny, endearing and features a dog with what can only be described as bike stabilisers. What’s not to love? Colin from Accounts is available on the BBC iPlayer.

Last up this week is Citadel. This has split opinion in the office. Richard Madden takes the role of a super agent with a questionable accent. This one isn’t to be taken too seriously, it’s big budget and it’s got more twists and turns than a rollercoaster which makes it verge on the ridiculous.That being said the action scenes are impressive and I’m now fully invested to see how it plays out. Citadel is streaming weekly on Amazon Prime.

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