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The Best New & Accessible Shows for Seniors

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In the current era of entertainment and media, it seems like every conversation includes someone talking about the latest series they’ve been watching. But with so much out there, how do you know what’s worth turning the TV on for? You click an enticing show description and image, only to find it consists of gory fight scenes, awkwardly long intimate scenes, and poorly acted dialogue fit for no one except maybe a couple of distracted teenagers. Let us save you the pain. This guide will take you through some of our favorite new shows fit for worthy audiences.

1. Grace and Frankie

Starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, this touching comedy explores the relationship of two wives brought together after their husbands announce they are in love with one another and plan to get married. Due to character build up and story introduction, it might take a few episodes to really get into the show, but HOLD ON. The show really finds its stride in seasons 2-6 and critics overwhelmingly agree. This series, exploring themes of senior angst and a time in life that bridges late blooming love and assisted living, is a must watch.

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

2. Sherlock

Undoubtedly one of the most brilliant shows produced in recent years, Sherlock’s incredible writing, acting and direction is enough to wow the likes of most any audience. When soldier Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) returns home from serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Afghanistan, him and flatmate/friend Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) go about solving various mysteries in modern-day London. A terrific and unique adaptation of the legendary Holmes story, Sherlock will surely grip you from the outset.

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

3. The Crown

This launch back in time portrays the arduous, exciting and complicated life of Queen Elizabeth II. With each season presenting a different span of time: Season 1 (1947 – 1955), Season 2 (1956-1964), and Season 3 (1964-1977), this series takes you chronologically through some of England’s most politically complicated eras, placing a microscope on the centerpiece of it all: The Queen. Given the range of time this series covers, new actors are introduced after two seasons, meaning once Claire Foy is done brilliantly executing her role as Queen Elizabeth in seasons 1 & 2, Olivia Coleman is handed the rei(g)ns to start season 3. This unique method not found in many other series, effectively keeps its audience engaged and its content fresh. All in all, this series’ phenomenal cinematography, powerful performances and historically accurate writing, make it a special production. Be sure to get on it soon as Season 4 comes out November 15th!

Where to watch: Netflix

4. The Great British Bake Off

The perfect mix of satisfaction, excitement and comedy, The Great British Bake Off is an excellent choice for those of us looking for something light yet engaging. Watch while a group of amateur bakers embark on a competitive journey against one another, attempting to avoid elimination after each challenge until ultimately being selected as grand winner in the finals. The show’s creative challenges, insights into baking processes and exploration of many eccentric contestants, will leave you with a good taste in your mouth.

Where to watch: Netflix, Youtube

5. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Okay now I know we said we would refrain from raunchy suggestions, but this one is raunchy only in the classiest of ways. When 1950s New York housewife Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) is left facing one of her lowest life moments, she discovers that from somberness comes a knack for stand-up comedy. Not only does this series pack in countless laughs, the tale itself is one for the books. Helped along by witty writing, magnificent acting and beautiful music, this series is truly fun and one we think you will love.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

6. Planet Earth

Possibly the greatest visual feat we have come across in the 21st century, Planet Earth captures only the most dazzling moments nature has to offer. With so many shows being released that take us out of reality, it sometimes can be a breath of fresh air to remember what really exists on our beautiful planet. From the African plains, to the Amazon Rainforest, to the life beneath our vast oceans, the innovative camera work and complimentary musical score provide you with a jaw-dropping depiction of our world. So whether it’s David Attenborough’s voice lulling you into a trance or a wolf pack hunt keeping your eyes glued to the screen, this series is probably one you shouldn’t miss.

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

So what are you waiting for? There’s no better time than Corona time to put that chair in recline and embark on a new journey.

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