What to watch on Netflix during lockdown
So, you’ve already ticked off all the latest TikTok trends, baked more banana bread than you could possibly eat, and now you’re struggling to find a new lockdown hobby.
Before you go back to the drawing board, why not give your creative juices a break and indulge in a little Netflix ‘n’ chill?
Here’s what to watch on Netflix right now and how to ensure you have the best internet connection for streaming:
1. Cooking with Paris (M)
The first season of Cooking With Paris has just dropped on Netflix, folks. So, whether you’ve been a fan of the blonde bombshell since the noughties or you just love a good cooking show, then you’ll defs want to add this one to your list.
For all the OG fans who’ve followed the heiress since back in her hay-days (pun intended), then you’ll be pleased to know that Cooking With Paris gives off some serious Simple Life energy.
Not to mention, get keen for some can’t-miss celeb cameos from Demi Lovato, Saweetie, Kim K and more. In the words of Miss Hilton herself, “That’s hot. Literally.”
Next up is one of the most iconic nineties teen dramas, Dawson’s Creek. This cult classic captures the chaotic lives of small-town high school besties Dawson Leery (James Van Der Beek) and Joey Potter (Katie Holmes), and friends Pacey Witter (Joshua Jackson) and Jen Lindley (Michelle Williams).
With a tonne of suspense, romance, and just the right amount of cheesiness, what more could you want from a show?
Just a reminder to any millennial mums and dads out there wanting to relive their youth with their kids, Dawson’s is definitely more on the ‘PG 13’ end of the PG scale.
3. Puberty Blues (MA 15+)
Speaking of teen dramas (starting to see a bit of a theme here), what’s a lockdown Netflix sesh without one of Australia’s most scandalous programs of the century?
“Are you old enough? Ooh ooh. Are you old enough?” That’s right boys and girls, your fave seventies period piece Puberty Blues has officially landed on Netflix. Deadset!
The 2012 TV adaptation of the classic novel (and later film) screams nostalgia, exploring the many trials and tribulations of adolescence and Aussie surf culture in the seventies.
If you’re a sucker for retro beach vibes or just love a good coming-of-age show, then fetch yourself a Chiko Roll and live vicariously through Debbie Vickers (Ashleigh Cummings) and Sue Knight (Brenna Harding) in Puberty Blues.
Stream Puberty Blues on Netflix
4. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (PG)
When’s the last time you watched the entire Harry Potter movie series from start to finish? Who’s got the time, right? Wait, you do! You’re in lockdown, remember?
So, round up your roommates and go back to where it all started with the very first film in this epic series, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone - then, work your way through to the end.
You’ll be surprised by how many quotes you have locked away in your subconscious, just waiting to be let out. Alohomora!
Stream Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on Netflix
5. The Good Place (M)
When it feels like the world is ending, it gets you wondering - what comes next? And while we don’t have the answers to all of life’s most enduring questions, we can point you towards a show that might.
The Good Place is a lighthearted fantasy-comedy series that explores the afterlife and how good people go to the “good place”, and bad people go to - well, you get the gist.
In all seriousness though, folks, if anyone can take an existential crisis and turn it into a hilariously witty, feel-good sitcom, it’s Kristen Bell (A.K.A. The Good Place’s self-absorbed lead character, Eleanor Shellstrop).
Stream The Good Place on Netflix
Streaming Netflix in HD:
For a better viewing experience, you’ll want to stream in either High Definition (HD) or, better yet, Ultra High Definition (UHD) (4K).
Before embarking on your lockdown Netflix binge-sesh, we suggest you find out which NBN speed is best for streaming Netflix. Once you’ve done this, then check whether your current internet plan can support HD or 4K video streaming if that’s what you’d prefer.
If you find that your current NBN plan no longer meets your needs, then it might be time to compare NBN plans to see what’s around and potentially make the switch to a better deal.
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