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Netflix recommendations to ride out flares

Flares can be a bummer, but it can be the best time to lie back relax and get sucked into a TV show on your favourite streaming service. Here are some recommendations from Autoimmune Diseases Singapore's support group members. Which ones do you recommend?

The Big Bang Theory

The series follows the misadventures of physicists Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, along with their friends/colleagues, mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali. Their lives of science experiments, video games, science-fiction movies and comic books change when aspiring actress / Cheesecake Factory waitress Penny moves in across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon.

The Bold Type!

The comedy series is inspired by the life and career of former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine Joanna Coles and chronicles the lives of three millennial women who are employed at a global publication called Scarlet in New York City.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American police procedural sitcom revolving around a group of detectives in Brooklyn's fictional 99th Precinct, headed by the serious and intellectual Captain Raymond Holt. The detectives include Jake Peralta, an investigator with a high rate of solved cases despite his relaxed and often childish attitude, Amy Santiago who is nerdy and by-the-book, timid and loyal Charles Boyle, apathetic and aggressive Rosa Diaz, Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords, who was recently taken off the field after the birth of his twin girls and Gina Linetti, the precinct's sarcastic administrator.

Kim’s Convenience

Kim's Convenience tells the funny and heartfelt story of the Korean-Canadian Kim family. Mr and Mrs Kim run a convenience store to give their now-twenty-something children, Janet and Jung, better lives in Canada. The series is based on Ins Choi's 2011 play of the same name.

The Good Place

Eleanor Shellstrop, a recently deceased young woman, wakes up in the afterlife and is welcomed by Michael to "the Good Place," a heaven-like utopia he designed, in reward for her righteous life. Eleanor realizes that she was sent there by mistake, and hides her morally imperfect behaviour. Her seemingly perfect neighbours, Tahani and Jason, and open-hearted soul mate, Chidi, help her realize that it's never too late to change.

Anne with an E

The series revolves around young orphan girl Anne, who is imaginative, bright, high-spirited, and talkative. She is sent to live with an elderly spinster and her ageing brother after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers. The series is adapted from Lucy Maud Montgomery's 1908 classic work of children's literature, Anne of Green Gables.

The Queen's Gambit

Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, The Queen's Gambit is a coming-of-age story that follows the life of Beth Harmon who was abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s. She discovers a genius talent for chess while developing an addiction to tranquillizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children. Haunted by her personal demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess.

Thank you to Sherry, Veena, Diana, Angeline, Nicole and Rachel for the recommendations! Watch this space for Asian show recommendations!

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