Six streamable modern classics to get you through iso, round two
We feel ya. It's a real time to be alive - and not in a good way. To keep you occupied, we've compiled a hit list of the best content to get you through the next couple of weeks.
Rather than soulless or ultra-heavy, we've selected shows that we think will stand the test of time, and cleverly tie in a mix of humour and feels to keep you wasting your iso on re-runs of the Kardashians.
If you're going to shed a few tears, at least they'll be glittery ones.
The Great - TV Show.
If you're not into period dramas, don't stress - we aren't either. But the first season of The Great is positively ridiculous fun.
Starring Nicholas Hoult and Elle Faning, this is another show that makes light of some pretty serious struggles with humour. Think pet bears, wild parties, and laws changed at the smash of a vodka glass. Huzzah!
If you liked the 2006 film starring Kirsten Dunst, it's sort of like that crossed with Kirsten Bell's series The Good Place.
Stream it now on Stan.
Gone Girl - Book and film.
We thought about including Sharp Objects, but decided that Gone Girl was the superior franchise.
A thriller novel written by Gillian Flynn, the 2014 film starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck is a wild story with very real characters that everyone can relate to on some level, making it both powerfully unnerving and at times raw and painful.
Neil Patrick Harris is terrifying, and Emily Ratajkowski is terrifyingly alluring in one of her first film roles.
We highly recommend reading the book first!
Stream on Netflix.
Euphoria - TV Show.
A sensory journey that follows the life and community of a lovable teenage drug addict. Punctuated with humour and a very free-hand approach to linearity, you never quite know what's going to pop up on screen next. Probably don't watch with your parents.
Presenting Zendaya as Rue, a stark contrast to the polished image she projects on the internet and tabloids, with a baller supporting cast including, Jacob Elordi, Eric Dane and Hunter Schafer, the casting and character development is second to none. Life changing.
Stream it on Foxtel on demand.
Pulp Fiction - Film.
The script, the cast, the plot. If you haven't experienced Quentin Tarantino's 1994 classic film, it's time. Put your phone down for 155 minutes and settle in as John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and Bruce Willis take you for a ride.
If you like this, chance are you'll enjoy the 1997 Oliver Stone film U Turn, starring Sean Penn, Billy Bob Thornton, and a super spicy JLo.
When you're done, work your way through the rest of Tarantino's films!
Streaming now on Stan.
Salt Fat Acid Heat - Four-part series and cookbook.
Everyone loves a good cooking show that genuinely transports, especially in a time when the longest route we are taking is to the letterbox and back.
The four-part series to compliment Samin Nosrat's best-selling Salt, Fat, Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, watch the show that takes you through Italy, Japan and across the world with striking visuals and the perfect complementary soundtrack.
Samin's passion for her craft and her pure excitement is contagious. If you're an avid home cook, the book would be a worthy investment.
Stream it on Netflix.
Killing Eve - TV Show.
If you don't know, then you don't. Starring Sandra Oh as her usual character and your new obsession, Jodie Comer, as a sociopathic, very fashionable assassin, this insane journey takes you on a cat and mouse game where it's never quite obvious who is chasing who. Both women are brilliant, while Fiona Shaw and Kim Bodnia offer a further level of character complexity and comedy that perfectly rounds out the storyline.
Episodes are around 40 minutes long, so you can easily slip one in on your WFH lunch break - and morning tea break. And afternoon break.
Stream season 3 now on ABC iview, but definitely start from the start to capture all the available lols. - god knows we need them right now.