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What to watch or read while I recover?

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Pinkbutton85 Sun 07-Apr-19 16:59:43

I'm having an operation tomorrow with a 2 week recovery. I'm going to be in bed for most of it, so I'm looking for suggestions on things I can watch.

I have SkyQ, Prine, Netflix and all the catch up channels. Open to anything, box sets, series, docs or films.

I've already seen
After life
Workin' mums
13 reasons why
Ted Bundy tapes
Abducted in plain sight
Sex Education

Also any recommendations for books?

Thank you!

Ragnarthe Sun 07-Apr-19 17:03:40

Mind Hunter
Russian Doll
The Crown
Mad Men

Geminijes Sun 07-Apr-19 17:05:31

Box sets

The Mentalist
Line of Duty

Hope the op. is successful and recovery is quick.

Flamingo84 Sun 07-Apr-19 17:20:08

Fantasy/romance/mystery - Alanea Alder’s Bewitched and Bewildered series, J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood.
Military romance - Susan Stoker’s Books, she has a few series based on different military teams
Comedy romance - Penny Reid’s Knitting in the city series and if you want to try an Irish comedy/drama L.A.Casey’s Slater Brothers books are great
If you like action/mystery without the romance, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher is fantastic.

Making a murderer - documentary
Community - comedy series
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia- Dark comedy, not for everyone!

I hope your op goes to plan and you have a speedy recovery 💐

Alsohuman Sun 07-Apr-19 17:24:20

Definitely The Crown and Line of Duty, there’s a film called Edie on Netflix that’s brilliant.

Books - anything by Fiona Barton, especially The Suspect, Shadow Sister by Diane Chamberlain, anything by Susan Hill.

crumpet Sun 07-Apr-19 17:25:53

Parks & Recreation
Derry Girls

TooStressyTooMessy Sun 07-Apr-19 17:29:32

The Letdown on Netflix if you enjoyed Workin’ Moms.

velourvoyageur Sun 07-Apr-19 19:15:15

I find Alexander McCall Smith hilarious

Also like the dancing in this

Recently gave Friday Night Dinner another go after being totally unimpressed the first time and it's my new thing I'm recommending all over the place

Good luck with the op!

BentNeckLady Sun 07-Apr-19 19:52:06

Power is amazing if you’re not offended by sex, drugs and violence.

The Last Kingdon is also fab.

2rachtint Sun 07-Apr-19 19:59:11


A little life
Big little lies
The nightingale
I am pilgrim
The sunrise

(Quite a mix there but I loved them all)

BikeRunSki Sun 07-Apr-19 20:04:36


It was on Sky, we don’t have any Sky Channels, some of it is/was on Amazon Prime, otherwise I get the DVDs - also from Amazon, very cheap. There’s about 55 episodes over 6 or 7 series.

ZippyBungleandGeorge Sun 07-Apr-19 20:09:56

Evil genius netflix
Derry girls ch4
White gold BBC and netflix
Catastrophe ch4
The jinx not sure we have it on dvd but if you like murder type documentaries it's brilliant
Parks & Rec
Brooklyn nine nine e4
If you like cooking MasterChef Australia is the best of the MasterChefs and 60 episodes a season, got me through cluster feeding

Mustbeoriginal38 Sun 07-Apr-19 20:15:16

Currently addicted to Blindspot.

Conor was good on Universal.

Liverbird77 Sun 07-Apr-19 21:32:27

Curb your Enthusiasm
Fear thy Neighbor (strangely addictive!)
The Good Place
Santa Clarita Diet

PoppyD93x Sun 07-Apr-19 21:42:20

Broadchurch is a must!! Happy valley, dirty John and Riverdale. All on Netflix.

BikeRunSki Sun 07-Apr-19 21:44:09

Afterlife (Netflix)

RandomWordsandaNumber5 Sun 07-Apr-19 21:46:56

Bosch on Amazon Prime

cobblett36 Sun 07-Apr-19 21:48:45

Outlander - prime but the books are also amazing!
Now TV do a free subscription for a month and has all of Game Of Thrones.
Modern family also now TV, hilarious and light hearted.
Vikings - Prime.
The last kingdom - Netflix.
Chilling tales of Sabrina - Netflix.
Real housewives of Melbourne - Prime (so funny and a guilty pleasure)
Line of duty - Netflix but current series airing on BBC iplayer.

Books -
As said Outlander series.
Part time working mummy - a patch work life.
Malorie Blackman - noughts and crosses series.
Anything by Terry pratchett.

Just realised I watch such a mix Haha, best of luck with your operation! X

HollaHolla Sun 07-Apr-19 22:36:57

I’d also like recommendations please! I’m on week 4 of an 8 week recovery from surgery.
So. Very. Bored.

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