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The must-see streaming shows to have on your radar (Winter 2021)

Category: entertainment

To binge, or not to binge, that is the question. With so many brilliant series announced every day, it can be hard to decide what’s worth parking on the couch for. If you find yourself endlessly scrolling for some new shows to watch during lockdown, skip getting bogged down in the reviews – we’ve done the hard work and rounded up the best streaming shows you need to have on your radar! 


For the post-apocalyptic theorist: Sweet Tooth  
A decade ago, a virus by the name of, “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious development of hybrids-babies: part human and part animal. Co-produced by Robert Downey Jr and adapted from Jeff Lemire’s comic book series, this post-apocalyptic show follows the protagonist, Gus, who’s part-human, part-deer. After 10 years of secluding himself in his forest home, Gus unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner, Jepperd, and the two set out on an adventure across what’s left of America, in search of answers about their past and future. 


For the fantasy fan: Fate: The Winx Saga 
If you’re looking for your next supernatural fantasy fix, Fate: The Winx Saga is going straight to the top of your must-watch list. From the same man who brought you The Vampire Diaries, this spruced-up series is a live-action reimagining of the Italian cartoon, Winx Club. Take a journey into the lives of five fairies that are attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers. But not without navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence. 



For the nostalgic: Puberty Blues 
This coming-of-age drama graced our free-to-air TV screens back in 2014 and honestly, we don’t think it got the love it truly deserved. Based on author, Kathy Lette’s book, Puberty Blues takes place in the late 70s in the sunny, seaside town of Cronulla, Sydney. It follows the story of best friends, Debbie and Due, as they journey through high school, encounter first love, experience heartbreak, and all the highs and lows of puberty. 




For the Marvel lovers: Loki 
Marvel’s one-and-only god of mischief gets a solo adventure all to himself in this Disney+ original series, Loki. The Asgardian trickster, played by Tom Hiddleston, finds himself cut loose in the Marvel universe timeline, directly after the events of Avengers: Endgame. This series explores what happens when Loki finds himself forced to work with an interdimensional agency to prevent the very chaos he is so comfortable creating. Acting alongside Hiddleston is Owen Wilson, who plays a hard-boiled detective driven to bring Loki to justice.  



For the Pixar people: Luca 
Ciao! Since we can’t go to Italy, Pixar is bringing Italy to us with its new animated film, Luca. Set in a stunning seaside town on the Italian Riviera, this original feature film from Disney and Pixar tells the story of one young boy, Luca, who dreams of experiencing an unforgettable summer, filled with gelato, pasta, and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but their fun is suddenly threatened by a deeply held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface. 




For the philosopher: Solos 
Solos is a seven-part anthology series that explores the strange, heart-breaking, hilarious, and all-round wondrous truths of what it means to be human. Performed by eight of the greatest actors of our time, including Morgan Freeman, Nicole Beharie, and more, this Amazon Original anthology series spans our present and future, illuminating that even during our most isolated moments, we are all connected through the human experience. 



For the design dreamers: Making the Cut 
Finished bingeing Project Runway and still want more? In Making the Cut, two individuals who need no introduction, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, take 12 established designers everywhere from New York to Paris to Tokyo, as they compete to become the next global fashion brand. Each week, winning looks will be available to buy on Amazon in the Making the Cut store. Not to mention, the last designer standing will receive one million dollars to invest in their brand. 




For the nature lover: Planet Earth II
Presenting the follow up to one of the greatest natural history series that’s new to Stan, David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II. Take a deep dive into the wildly beautiful and mysterious world of animals, right from their viewpoint! Marvel at the intimate animal encounters captured by the highest quality lenses and witness how truly spellbinding our planet’s wildlife is – Planet Earth II takes you closer than ever before. 




For the frugal foodie: Cook and Save with Jamie: Budget Conscious Cooking 
In this tasty, mouth-watering show, everyone’s favourite British chef, Jamie Oliver, sets out to prove that it is possible to eat like royalty without breaking the bank! Tune into each episode as Jamie introduces a new, money-saving, yet still absolutely delicious recipe – get the notepads out and start writing! Plus, Stockland and Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia have collaborated to produce exclusive “how to” cooking content. From ‘how to poach an egg’ through to ‘how to cook a steak’, this video series will guide the kitchen novice, helping to answer frequently asked cooking questions. Learn more.


So, pop on your cosiest track-pants and get comfy because these TV series will have you hooked! And if you’re looking for snack inspiration, we’ve got you covered for that too. View our complete recipe guide for easy to make movie night snacks.  

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