What to watch while stuck at home

The Backstage team have been inundated with requests for recommendations about what to watch while we are all stuck inside – so we thought we’d do a special podcast sharing our best tips on what movies, boxsets, and documentaries to catch up on!

Claire, Katie, and Stevie talk through their favourite 80s films, must-see TV, and uplifting documentaries that will hopefully entertain us – and whoever we’re sharing our screens with!

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The Godfather trilogy – We found out on this episode that neither Claire nor Katie has seen them all!

The whole of Wes Anderson’s back catalogue – if you don’t like Bill Murray this might not be for you! (But who doesn’t like Bill Murray?)

Lord of the Rings



Die Hard – The first three. Maybe the fourth at a stretch. And they are fine to watch even though it’s not Christmas – we’ve checked!

The Dark Knight trilogy

Matrix trilogy

Star Wars – The ORIGINAL trilogy only. (We’re still not ready to talk about the last movie!)

Back to the Future trilogy

Raiders of the Lost Arc – In fact, just watch all the Indiana Jones films!

80s Films

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Breakfast Club

Sixteen Candles

Pretty in Pink

(Basically any John Hughes films)

Great awful movies

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia Here we go Again

Cats? (We’re hoping we’ll be able to stream this soon)

Box Sets


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

The Good Place – Claire has only seen three episodes!

The (US) Office

Parks and Recreation


Superstore – The US version of Trollied

The Mindy Project

Schitt’s Creek


Lost – (We know.)

Game of Thrones – (We also know.)


The Sopranos

The Wire

Breaking Bad

Better Call Saul


Save Me

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Netflix) – Stevie is OBSESSED!

Gilmore Girls

The Good Wife

The Good Fight

Downton Abbey

Grey’s Anatomy



Cheer – Daytona is cancelled this year 🙁



Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Reality TV

Great British Bake Off – Watch, bake, watch, bake, repeat!

RuPaul’s Drag Race


Fit in 5 – Work off those working from home snacks!


Gigs from home – check out the celebs doing live concerts on social media, started by Chris Martin.

The Met Opera is live streaming a new opera every day on their website – if there’s anytime to get into opera it’s now!


I’m not OK with this – wonderful 80s soundtrack!

End of the F***ing World

Any Quentin Tarantino film soundtrack

Same goes for Edgar Wright films!


And, of course, Sex Education

We hope this helps, stay safe and healthy everyone and we’ll be back soon with more podcasts soon!