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Five of the Best Films to Watch When Bored

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To judge the quality of a film in the present day, you must watch the complete film.

Bored? Watch these movies:

Karen Pirie

Karen Pirie is possibly the best murder mystery I’ve encountered this year.

The Scottish thriller is based on a trilogy of novels by Val McDermid and follows young DS Karen Pirie (Lauren Lyle). Pirie is charged with reviving the investigation into the unsolved murder of a 19-year-old girl in 1996 after a podcast about the case becomes viral.

During a night out in 1996, three local university students discovered Rosie Duff dead in a cemetery. Even though they were the prime suspects, Duff’s murder was never tried.

The three former friends, who are now in their forties, are once again the target of suspicion.

I like to refer to The Dry he Dry as “messy British/Irish/Scottish/Welsh women and their amusing families.”

In fact, if you liked Fleabag, you’ll like The Dry.

In the Irish comedy-drama, Shiv Sheridan returns to Dublin after years of revelry in London. If only her family would trust her, Shiv is determined to remain sober and reclaim her life.

The Dry is a hilarious, touching, and unanticipated series about loss, trauma, and second chances.

The Dry is available on demand on SBS.

Abbott Elementary

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Abbott Elementary takes us behind the scenes of a fictional elementary school in Baltimore where teachers are underpaid and overworked and there is not enough money to purchase even the most fundamental materials.

Nonetheless, this series is not sad. The “mockumentary” style of filming, the Michael Scott-like principal, the budding romance between two of the junior teachers, and the characters’ true friendships will have you laughing out loud one moment and crying the next.

Abbott Elementary is available on Disney Plus to stream.


Maggie is the type of television show that simply makes you feel good.

Comparable in tone to Drop Dead Diva and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.

Maggie, a psychic in her thirties (Rebecca Rittenhouse), meets Ben, the man she intends to marry, when he asks for a reading and they happen to meet.

Maggie is not supposed to be able to anticipate her own future, but Ben’s long-term girlfriend is on-again, off-again.

Ben and his fiancee move into a different apartment owned by Maggie’s parents after spending the night together.

Numerous will they/won’t they questions, odd side characters, and witty remarks from Maggie’s parents.

Maggie may be viewed on Disney Plus.

Someone, Someplace

The series, which was produced by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen and is partially based on Everett’s own life, tells the story of Sam (Everett), a woman who returned to her small hometown to care for her terminally ill sister.

Sam reassesses her place in the world after the death of her sister and begins to connect with a group of local outcasts.

Somebody, Somewhere is a series about loss, failure, mature connections, and discovering hope in the unlikeliest of places.

Someone, Somewhere is now available on Binge.

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