32 Box sets to complete your lockdown

Plump up your pillows guys, it looks like we are heading into another Uk Lockdown, and we are about to have a LOT of time on our hands. But never fear it’s time to for you to finally get down and watch all those shows you have been putting off.

Most of these binge worth classics, I would expect you to have seen before so they will be perfect for you to watch whilst you getting on with other things this month.

Netflix

Breaking Bad

Walter White, a chemistry teacher, discovers that he has cancer and decides to get into the meth-making business to repay his medical debts. His priorities begin to change when he partners with Jesse.

Gossip Girl

Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

How to get away with Murder

Annalise Keating, a criminal defence lawyer and professor, teaches a group of aspiring law students. However, their lives alter when they get entangled in a series of aberrant murders.

Jane the virgin

Jane Villanueva’s life turns upside down after she gets artificially inseminated. She is in for a greater shock when she discovers that the biological donor is her boss and former crush.

Orphan Black

After witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her, Sarah assumes her identity. But she soon discovers a compelling conspiracy that changes her life forever, she and her new social family are clones.

Ozark

Marty Byrde, a financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Ozarks. With wife Wendy and their two kids in tow, Marty is on the move after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong, forcing him to pay off a substantial debt to a Mexican drug lord in order to keep his family safe.

While the Byrdes’ fate hangs in the balance, the dire circumstances force the fractured family to reconnect.

Prison Break

The first season starts with an engineer whole installs himself in a prison he helped design, in order to save his falsely accused brother from a death sentence. The following 4 seasons show the aftermath.

Power

James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all — a drop-dead gorgeous wife, a stunning Manhattan penthouse, and the power and success that come with owning hot new nightclub Truth. But a closer look reveals a man living a double life. When Ghost isn’t tending to his Fortune 500 business, he’s catering to clients of another operation: a drug empire that serves only the rich and influential.

Pretty Little Liars

The series follows the lives of four teenage girls – Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily; four estranged friends whose darkest secrets are about to unravel.

Queen Of South

Teresa flees to the United States after her drug-peddling boyfriend is murdered by a cartel boss. There, she sets out to become a drug lord and vows to avenge her lover’s death.

Disney Plus

Goodluck Charlie

When the Duncan family welcome their fourth child Charlotte, nicknamed Charlie, into the world, her big sister Teddy records their daily adventures as advice for when she starts growing up.

Hannah Montana

Miley Stewart, an average teenage girl, lives a double life as a famous pop singer named Hannah Montana and constantly tries to conceal her true identity from the public.

Jessie

Jessie is a small-town teen who leaves her Texas roots to take a job as a nanny for the Ross family’s four precocious kids in New York.

Lizzie Mcguire

Enter the world of Lizzie McGuire at your own risk, a world where the 13-year-old and her best friends Miranda and Gordo ride the roller-coaster existence of a middle schooler. Every day is a popularity contest, every class is a crisis and on top of everything else, Lizzie has to deal with her annoying little brother, Matt, and a mom who means well despite her nosey tendencies.

Phineas and Ferb

Phineas and Ferb embark on various adventures during their summer vacation, while trying to keep their teenage big sister from interfering with their plans and ratting them out to their parents.

Shake It Up

Best friends Rocky Blue and CeCe Jones fulfil their dream of becoming professional dancers when they get a chance to perform for a local television show. Can they keep their dancing jobs and learn to become a teenager?

Suite Life on Deck

In this spinoff to `The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,’ siblings Zack and Cody Martin make new friends and get into fresh mischief after moving into their new home aboard the S.S. Tipton.

Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Zack and Cody, who are identical twin brothers, find their lives taking a hilarious turn when their mother starts working at one of Boston’s finest hotels, the Tipton.

Thats So Raven

Raven Baxter, an offbeat teenager, can foresee glimpses of the future. With the help of her friends, she tries to avert certain situations and ends up having hilarious misadventures.

Wizards of Waverly Place

The Russo family own a restaurant and live in New York. However, the father is a wizard while the children are in training. The child who masters the powers shall be given the family wand.

Sky

Awkward

Season one starts with the story of Jenna Hamilton, a 15-year-old, struggles to deal with the pressures of growing up. Her life takes a drastic turn after an accident she meets with is projected as a suicide attempt.

The story of her and the other characters is developed over 5 more lengthy seasons.

Awkward

Lost

This will probably always be one of my favourite shows. The 6 seasons are about The survivors of a plane crash find themselves stranded on a mysterious island. They are forced to work together for their survival when they realise that they are not alone on the island.

Manifest

191 Passengers board a plane as normal, but when they land they discover that is it 5 years later, where they have presumed dead as their plane went missing.

The passengers struggle to reintegrate into the society, as for them no time was lost, but for everyone else they have all grieved and moved on. However, more disturbing realities come to light which unsettle them, as the passengers learn that maybe they aren’t the same as when they first took off.

Riviera

A thrilling drama series set in the glamorous Côte d’Azur on the southeastern coast of France. An extremely powerful and wealthy banker, Constantine Clios, and his wife, Georgina, lead an extremely luxurious lifestyle. However, all of this changes after an explosion on a yacht kills Constantine.

Georgina’s world is turned upside down as she begins to discover the details of his life, which becomes even more complicated with the presence of his ex-wife and children. She decides to embark on a dangerous journey to find out what really happened to her husband on the yacht.

Prime Video

Desperate House Wives

A close-knit group of housewives reside in Wisteria Lane. It may appear to be a seemingly perfect neighbourhood but it hides many secrets, crimes, forbidden romances and domestic struggles.

Game Of Thrones

Nine noble families wage war against each other in order to gain control over the mythical land of Westeros. Meanwhile, a force is rising after millenniums and threatens the existence of living men.

Lucifer (Also on Netflix)

Lucifer, a demon, returns from hell to reside in Los Angeles and runs a club. He soon gets involved with the local police and assists them in solving tricky criminal cases.

Power Book:II (Sarzplay)

On his own for the first time, Tariq St. Patrick divides his time between school and hustling to pay for his mother’s defence attorney. When he runs out of options, Tariq turns to a familiar drug game.

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DVD’s you probably already have

Harry Potter

Young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The friends spend their time learning the arts of magic and preparing to fight evil.

Twilight

High-school student Bella Swan doesn’t expect life to change much when she moves from sunny Arizona to rainy Washington state. Then she meets Edward Cullen (, a handsome but mysterious “teen” Edward is a vampire whose family does not drink blood, and Bella, far from being frightened, enters into a dangerous romance with her immortal soulmate. Whilst befriending Jacob the teenager werewolf, a vampires worst nightmare.

Terrestrial TV

ITV News

BBC News

Let me know what you think I should add to the list?

Four Short Film Series – Is this series just bait or actually any good?

Four is a short film series on Youtube by the channel Walk with Short Film I’ve noticed that Season 2 is getting a lot of promotion on social media, so I decided to see what the hype was all about, as the latest episode was coming out today.

I am going to watch each episode from series one to current then give my overall thoughts so far.

Season 1

I will be keeping the storyline and spoilers as vague as possible, so you can watch it for yourself.

As I hadn’t seen any of the series I had to start from Season 1 part 1. I tried watching the trailer…twice…I couldn’t get passed the acting and the fact that the sound levels were off. But I had to remind myself that this was an independent production, and that the actual episode would be a lot better.

Storyline

The overall storyline of the first two episodes was cute, it was clear which characters were good or bad and that the four main characters would have a good opportunity for character development.

I like how the four friends had solid friendship, it really helped with the progression of the storyline as the characters all slowly began to react differently to their situation…For-shadowing that they will eventually have a disagreement but at the end of the day have each others backs.

After the third episode the storyline got a bit messy, as I am both typing and watching it got confusing very quickly, but that part is on me. I felt as though there wasn’t much opportunity to get to know the two gang members ‘Smooth‘ and ‘Kid‘. With a short film of this storyline it would have been stronger if these characters were more developed so that way viewers could properly chose who they like better

Considering that the four kids were so loyal to “KI” in the first episode, it seems a bit unrealistic just how fast their loyalties changed because of a situation that they brought onto themselves.

I was however impressed by the fact that you gave an opportunity for the viewers to chose between to alternative endings. After watching both I decided that I preferred “Smooths Ending” as it showed that there was a lesson to be learnt…Stay in your lane and don’t get involved.

Cinematography

As a positive, you could tell that it was produced by people who know how to film, with a larger budget it could have been really professional.

A weakness

Although the establishing shots done with the drone in the very first episode looked good, they didn’t work well which I assume is why I didn’t see that style again.

In terms of the soundtracks during confrontational scenes the editors should use it as an opportunity to edit along side of it; such as cutting the shots to the main beats from time. Although the style of music complemented what was going on, it didn’t feel part of the scene.

Acting

There was a big improvement for most of the characters as the series progressed, however the side characters always seemed to get into their characters the most, such as Keisha and Smooth.

Although this was meant to be a serious short film series I found it funny throughout the whole series, especially the gun shot reactions….Seriously what even were those!

Gun Reaction – Episode 1

A small weakness

However the Sharianie’s character (Sorry girl) did not improve. No hate but it just goes to show that these days, looks override talent both on stage and behind the camera. I hope as the media industry progresses production companies try harder to find actresses that are both pretty and talented.

Season 1 Episode 3

Sorry but if an unstable person just shot someone out of panic, you would NOT take the gun from them like that…Lets move on

Script

The script team did a good job to get through the bad acting…Okay I’ll stop getting onto the acting now. To continue the script was actually well made, the characters seemed honest and real. The dialogue told the story well keeping the characters true to themselves, I particularly likes how the characters discussed there plans, although common slang was used, you could authenticate each character by their own way of communicating,

Rating

So far I give the series a 5/10. The score could be higher through better use of sound and acting.


Season 2

Storyline

As the episode began I was glad to see that the characters had drifted apart, as it was only realistic giving their age and what had happened. It was sad to see that Devonte was falling into the gang life, but I really like how it is not yet clear which season ending that Walk With have chosen to go with, this artistic choice has really worked very well for Devonte’s character development. We know that Devonte has made a bad decision, but we just can’t tell what; leaving us viewers wanting to know more.

OOOP back with those lovely establishing shot…

It was a good story progression that Sharianie has found a female friend, as I feel that it was a lacking point for her character. Just like season one the loyalties or even fake loyalties between the friends strong.

In this episode we really explore in Shariane’s character and look at how she finds herself falling back the lifestyle she left for uni to avoid. We are only one episode in but I have faith that this series can really progress into something strong.

Acting and Script

The use of extras did a lot for this show, especially with Shariane’s situation it helped viewers to really empathise with her. The reactions to her viral video seemed true and realistic of the cultural around viral videos.

Season 2 Episode 1

Rating

This episode alone is an improvement, I now give the series a 7/10 due to character development and the use of speaking extras.

To Answer the Question

Is the series getting views because it is bait or is it actually really good?

A lot of the views is definitely due to the reputation of the crew and cast, however I can tell that it has remained a popular series to watch because it was overall well made. Although the series has it’s noticeable weaknesses, but it is an independent production that has made great use of it’s budget and the locations that the production team had access to.

In conclusion, I am going to go with both answers, yes it has views because of it’s reputation. But it has regular viewers because of the professionally executed content.

Well done Walk with Team…You just may well here from me again.