What To Watch During Ramadan

What To Watch During Ramadan

There’s no need to scroll through endless streaming platforms this Ramadan. Instead, we’ve done the hard work for you and put together a list of the best shows and movies to keep you entertained this month.

Costume Drama:

The Gilded Age

From the creator of hit show Downton Abbey, The Gilded Age is set in 1880s New York and tells the story of a societal clash between old and new money. It follows central character and outsider, Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson), as she tries to fit into a world that is entirely alien to her. With accurate set designs and dazzling costumes, this indulgent drama will transport you to a bygone era filled with love, deceit and power. 

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Reality Romance:

Love is Blind

This social experiment show asks single people to choose a partner to marry based on their personality and not their appearance. The result? Drama, tension, and toe-curling moments of compulsive viewing. Couples go from talking behind a wall to each other, meeting in person and then out into the real world with cameras following every step of their romantic journey. But it’s the draw of the will they/won’t they wedding finale that will keep you hooked over each of the six seasons.

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The Gilded Age
The Gilded Age

True Crime:

Dr. Death

Season one of this medical-based true crim show was inspired by the hit podcast of the same name. Starring Dawson’s Creek alum Joshua Jackson as Christopher Duntsch – an American neurosurgeon whose rampant malpractice left devastating effects across the US – it’s a maddening but gripping depiction of how he was allowed to continue working for so long. Meanwhile, season two delves into the story of Paolo Macchiarini (Edgar Ramirez) – a renowned Italian surgeon who pioneered trachea replacements for patients. But Macchiarini wasn’t the trailblazing saviour many thought he was.

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Indie Film:

Saltburn

Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Jacob Elordi (Euphoria) star in this dark comedy thriller. Oliver (Keoghan) is granted a scholarship to the University of Oxford and is immediately out of his depth while dealing with the upper-class students. He’s taken under the wing of Felix (Elordi), a popular figure around campus who comes from a wealthy family. Oliver is invited to the family home, Saltburn, and all hell breaks loose. Felix’s family and friends are dubious about Oliver, who isn’t all he seems. Written and directed by Emerald Fennell, and with an excellent soundtrack, you’ll soon understand why this film has caused so much buzz of late.

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Saltburn
Saltburn

Fashion Biopic:

The New Look

The story of one of the world’s greatest fashion designers makes for essential viewing this month. Apple TV’s The New Look is a biographical drama that delves into the life of Christian Dior during and after the Second World War. Dior is played by Ben Mendelsohn (Star Wars: Rogue One) and tracks his ascent to the top of the fashion world with his ‘new look’ for women. There’s tense drama and friction as Dior fights for survival in occupied Paris and with peers such as Coco Chanel – nicely played by Juliette Binoche – who fiercely object to his ideology. Creative license has undoubtedly been afforded for Apple to produce this, but the result is an informative and explosive telling of Dior’s extraordinary story.

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Foodie Doc:

Restaurants at the End of the World

Trigger your wanderlust – and your appetite – with this remarkable show about restaurants in remote locations. Host, chef and entrepreneur Kristen Kish escapes the rat race to discover eateries that are way off the beaten path. It’s fascinating how restauranteurs still manage to thrive when they’re high up a mountain, out in the wilderness or at sea. Kish explores the critical decision-making and cuisine that make foodies travel to almost inaccessible restaurants. From Panama’s tropical forests to a spot in Norway’s arctic region, you’ll be booking flights and grabbing your hiking boots before the season ends.

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The Bear
The Bear

Kitchen Drama:

The Bear

Intense, funny, heart-warming, addictive – The Bear has become a cultural phenomenon for more than one reason. Starring Jeremy Allen White as the lovable Carmy – a brilliant, highly-strung chef who leaves a Michelin-star restaurant job to run his family’s Chicago-based sandwich shop – it follows his transition from working in a meticulous kitchen to a slapdash approach back home. Each episode is set at a relentless pace which will leave you breathless by the end. Once you’ve devoured the first two seasons, you’ll be happy to know season three is coming in June.

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Heartwarming Comedy:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

This New York police comedy may have ended in 2021, but the laughs are still as arresting today. Like Friends, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of those rare shows you can watch on repeat and still laugh out loud every time. The ragtag group of detectives played by Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews and the late Andre Braugher effortlessly entertain with their precinct antics. One of the greatest comedies of all time, you’ll be stunned to see the chemistry between the cast leap off the small screen. 

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Killers Of The Flower Moon
Killers Of The Flower Moon

British Comedy:

Ghosts

When a couple inherits a mansion, they’re not quite prepared for what they’re about to find inside. As the title suggests, Ghosts haunt the rundown property and cause all kinds of problems for the new owners. The troubled couple trying to salvage a B&B out of the wreck are played by Rose McIver (Samantha) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Jay) and while ignorance is bliss in this dry comedy at first, Jay is suddenly able to see and hear the weird and wonderful apparitions following a near-death experience. What follows is a raucous ride of dealing with each of these ghosts while the two try to keep their sanity. 

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Movie Epic:

Killers of the Flower Moon

At more than three hours long, Martin Scorsese’s opus might seem like a major time investment, but Killers of the Flower Moon is stunning. This old West tale has a strong cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Brendan Fraser, Jesse Plemons and John Lithgow. But it’s Lily Gladstone, the Native American actress who nabbed herself a Golden Globe for her performance, as well as an Oscar nomination, who almost steals the show. A relentless feast of cinematography, no one but Scorsese could tell the brutal, true story of Native Americans trying to save their land from greedy, ruthless oil barons quite like this.

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