It has been a year since we started struggling with this pandemic.
Our social life is suffering. Our favourite restaurants are closed and we can't even watch a movie in the cinema. This pandemic has made travelling impossible and turned our plans upside-down. But one thing we can do is to watch our favourite movies, or TV series on Netflix.
According to BBC Netflix got over 16 million new subscriptions thanks to the lockdown. That is roughly the population of Senegal, for example.
It can get a little bit overwhelming to choose the perfect show which will not be a waste of our valuable time.
Watching TV shows or movies is also a very good way to get better at the languages we’re currently learning, since it allows us to hear the language spoken, while seeing words used in context.
La Valla (The Barrier) is a Spanish TV series from Madrid which is very similar to the pandemic situation we struggle with. La Valla is a show from the future where a virus has occurred in one part of Madrid and the city has to be separated by a wall. There is a lack of natural resources and disconnection from the Western world has led to a dictatorial regime. The city barrier divides people. As the pandemic in Spain grows, one family fights to survive.
- La Valla - suspenseful, Scifi, thriller
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) is a German comedy TV series about a nerdy teen called Moritz who starts an online drug business with his best friend. Soon, he becomes one of the biggest European dealers. This TV show largely based on a true story which happened in 2015 in the German city of Leipzig.
- How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) - crime drama, teen tv shows
Written by Kája
Ingrid, “Best German TV Shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime” (2021), Second Half Travels.com
Ingrid, “50 Best Spanish TV Shows on Netflix” (2021), Second Half Travels.com
BBC, ‘’Netflix gets 16 million new sign-ups thanks to lockdown’’ (2020), bbc.com