TV Shows I’ve watched during my self-isolation 🏠

Self-isolation has become a normalcy for everyone around the world due to the spread of COVID-19 (aka coronavirus). To keep busy, most have stuck to streaming services for salvation.

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I thought I would share some of the less recommended shows I’ve watched during this period, that isn’t Tiger King (2020) or TikTok videos. Below is a non-exhaustive list of television series I’ve watched since late-March.

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Movie Review: Murder Mystery 🍆🍩

Murder Mystery is a nice change up from the overwhelming rom-com selection offered by Netflix.


Jennifer Aniston (left) and Adam Sandler (right) star in Murder Mystery as Audrey and Nick Spitz. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Murder Mystery is spoiler-free.

As the movie title suggests, Murder Mystery (2019, directed by Kyle Newacheck) is about a murder mystery that takes place in the exotic holiday spots of Europe. The action-comedy follows the Spitzes, Nick (Adam Sandler) and Audrey (Jennifer Aniston), who embark on the most memorable wedding anniversary trip of their lives.

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Movie Review: Dumplin’ 🎱👠

This Netflix movie felt all too familiar—perhaps it’s because the streaming giant has already done a TV version called Insatiable.


Jennifer Aniston (right) stars as Rosie Dickson—a former teen beauty queen and mother to Willowdean “Dumplin'” Dickson, played by Danielle Macdonald (left). CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Dumplin’ contains minor spoilers.

Without knowing much about Dumplin’ (2018, directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Kristin Hahn), I decided to watch it when it dropped on Netflix on Friday. This is also all thanks to Jennifer Aniston’s appearance on The Ellen Show, where she was doing press for the movie. In case anyone doesn’t know, Dumplin’ is actually based on a novel of the same name by author Julie Murphy. The story follows the plus-size teenager—and worshipper of country singer Dolly Parton—Willowdean “Dumplin'” Dickson (Danielle Macdonald) who decides to join her mother’s (Aniston) beauty pageant so as to create some sort of rebellion against pageantry.

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