The UK has yet to implement a nationwide lockdown, but many will be practicing social distancing or preparing to self-isolate to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Thankfully, there are a handful of new TV shows to watch in March and April to take your mind off everything, including the return of highly anticipated titles like Westworld, Fargo, and After Life. Not only that, but Disney+ will be making its debut this month, which means baby Yoda will finally grace UK screens for the first time.
If you're a tad worried on what to occupy yourself with if you have to self-isolate, putting these shows on your schedule definitely take your mind off things. Outside of these shows, it's also an opportunity to catch up on some old faves or even shows you may have missed during their heyday. Personally, I'm currently marathoning all 15 seasons of ER on All4, which is totally taking my mind off current events thanks to the wonders of George Clooney and Goran Visnjic (*swoon*).
In short, there's a lot of content to distract yourself with thanks to the beauty of the internet, new or returning. So here are 13 shows ready and waiting should you have to self isolate.
1. 'Mrs Fletcher' — March 10
2. 'Breeders' — March 12
Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard play a couple traversing the wondrous world of parenthood in the most relatable of ways. Probably not the best show to watch if you're self-isolating with small children, but then again, it might just be the perfect form of catharsis.
3. 'Westworld': Season 3 — March 16
Why stress about coronavirus when you can worry about androids from a Western-themed amusement park infiltrating the world instead?
4. 'Feel Good' — March 18
5. 'Self Made' — March 20
6. 'Kidding': Season 2 — March 24
7. 'The Mandalorian' — March 24
If you haven't considered subsribing to Disney+, you'll want to for The Mandalorian alone. No, not just because of baby Yoda (though that is a major plus), but for violent, gritty tonal shift from the Star Wars formula that fans have been eager to see in the franchise.
8. 'Unorthodox' — March 26
9. 'Veronica Mars': Season 4 — March 27
Kristen Bell is back as the iconic detective in the long-awaited fourth series of Veronica Mars, which debuted on Hulu in the States last year.
10. 'Ozark': Season 3 — March 27
If you're in the mood for some Breaking Bad level money laundering, then Ozark is definitely the show for you. Back for its third series, Jason Bateman and Laura Liney shine as Martin and Wendy Bryde.
11. 'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' — April 13
The Walking Dead may be ending, but fans still have its spin-off shows to enjoy in the meantime. This includes World Beyond, which takes place a decade after the initial apocalypse.
12. 'After Life': Season 2 — April 24
There's no trailer for After Life season two just yet, but the Ricky Gervais dark comedy is slated to return in late April. For now, if you haven't already, you can watch the first season while you wait.