Quarantine Got You Down? Catch These Awesome Series While You’re At Home

Who says being at home has to be all that bad? Think of all the shows you can watch now that you have all the time in the world!

So grab some popcorn and a blanket because we have a list of series perfect for you to enjoy while you're self-quarantined!

1. Westworld

quarantine got you down? catch these awesome series while you’re at home

It sometimes feels surreal that we’re living through a global pandemic. What better way to take our mind off it by transporting ourselves to the futuristic Western-themed amusement park, Westworld, where guests may indulge in their own cowboy-themed fantasies, completely disconnected from the real world.

As if the premise of the story isn’t already intriguing enough, season 3 of Westworld promises more drama and action after the main character, Dolores, escaped the themed-park along with a few robot hosts. You may even spot a few familiar places from our neighbouring country, as part of the series was shot in Singapore!

Westworld Season 3 premieres the same time as the U.S. on Monday, 16 March at 9 am exclusively on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411 / 4131 HD) with new episodes every Monday at the same time.

2. S.W.A.T

quarantine got you down? catch these awesome series while you’re at home

If you’re looking for more action in your life while you’re on the couch, the American crime drama television series, S.W.A.T, is perfect for you to get your adrenaline pumping!  S.W.A.T follows a S.W.A.T. sergeant who is torn between his loyalty to the streets and his duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly-trained unit that solves crimes in Los Angeles.

An ode to the original S.W.A.T. that premiered on American television network, ABC back in 1975, this new and improved modern take will show just how S.W.A.T teams operate.  If you ever dreamt of becoming a police officer, here’s your time to practice the moves and lingo while you’re at home! Catch it on FOX (Astro Ch 724), same time as the US beginning from March 5th. 

3. Welcome

quarantine got you down? catch these awesome series while you’re at home

If action is not your thing and you need some Asian flavor, get ready for a new Korean Drama series premiering today (25th March), starring Kim Myung-soo and Shin Ye-eun!

Adapted from the webtoon series "Welcome" written by Go A Ra, the drama series tells the story of a graphic designer in her mid-twenties, Sol Ah, who’s life completely takes a turn after she brings home a friendly feline.  Hong Jo, however, is no ordinary cat as he can take on a human form!

So, sit down with your cat and watch this adorable series starting today on TVN (Astro Ch 395).

4. When The Weather Is Fine

quarantine got you down? catch these awesome series while you’re at home

We might be separated from our partners, but that doesn’t mean the romance needs to end there. Enjoy this simple heart-warming Korean drama series of two souls finding love and happiness in one another.

The story centers around Mok Hye-wo (Park-Min Young) who after several bad experiences, leaves Seoul for Bukhyun Village in Gangwon Province where she lived when she was little. There, she meets Eun-seob (Seo Kang-Joon), a bookstore owner who lives a simple life that will soon change after he meets Hye-won.

You don’t need to go outside to see butterflies when you can have them in your stomach! Catch the series on Kplus+, exclusively on Astro GO.

5. 356: Repeat The Year

quarantine got you down? catch these awesome series while you’re at home

While some people are saying that we should just cancel 2020 because of the global pandemic, what if we can actually go back in time before all of this happened?

In this new Korean drama series, 365: Repeat The Year, 10 people, who dream of having a perfect life, travel back in time to 1 year ago where they are able to reset their lives, not without some life-threatening mysteries of course.

Starring Lee Joon-Hyuk and Nam Ji-Hyun, catch this thrilling new drama series premiering 24 March on Oh!K (Astro Ch 394).

So, what are you waiting for? The latest from the US and Korea premiering the same day, all are available on demand for connected Wi-Fi enabled PVR box and on the Astro GO app! Stay at home and switch on the TV. We’re all in this together. Stay safe everyone!

By: Siti Farhana Sheikh Yahya