Travel advisories around the world these days are like the weather: you don’t know what to expect from one day to the next. With vaccination campaigns making some progress, at least in some parts of the world, it seemed like travel would again be possible. With the recent spike in contagion numbers due to the delta variant, the outlook might not be what we had wished for. If amidst the uncertainty you are craving for some tips on what to watch on Netflix, this is the right place for you. Travel Tomorrow has collected a list of ten shows you shouldn’t miss while you wait until travel to your favorite destination is again possible.
1. Never Have I Ever
The second season of Netflix’s witty coming-of-age drama has arrived. It was created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, and it stars Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. The comedy is loosely based on Kaling’s childhood experiences in the Boston area. It’s the story of Devi, a first-generation, Indian-American teen growing up in Southern California. As Devi tries to navigate high school, a juicy love triangle that rivals the renowned Edward vs. Jacob battle, and friendships with her two best female friends. In the background, she has to deal with the loss of her father and the difficulties of high school hierarchy.
2. World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals
The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals showcases, according to the producers, some of the best places on the planet to spend a vacation at. It premiered on June 18th and some critics have made comparisons with Anthony Bourdain’s shows around the world. The show has three hosts: former real estate agent Luis D. Ortiz is responsible for finding luxury accommodations; design expert Youtuber Megan Batoon discovers the best bargains, from cheap but quality places; and travel and lifestyle blogger Jo Franco identifies places with unique characteristics, either for their surroundings or because they are associated with some kind of experience.
3. Sex Life
Premiered on June 25th of this year, Sex Life was created by Stacy Rukeyser, and was inspired by the novel 44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB Easton. The story follows a suburban stay-at-home mother who starts to yearn for the wild days of her youth. When she starts daydreaming about an ex, record executive Brad, she starts writing stories about her experiences on her laptop. Her husband finds but doesn’t get angry. Instead he see it as an opportunity to spice up their sex life.
4. Virgin River
The series is produced by Reel World Management, based on the Virgin River novels by Robyn Carr. The first season premiered on Netflix on December 6th, 2019, and a year later, in December 2020, it was renewed for a 10-episode third season, which premiered on July 9th, 2021. The story follows Melinda “Mel” Monroe, who answers an ad to work as a midwife and nurse practitioner in the remote Northern California town of Virgin River, thinking it will be the perfect place to start afresh and leave her painful memories behind. She soon discovers that small-town living isn’t quite as simple as she expected. In comes former US Marine Jack Sheridan and the levels of tension go through the roof.
5. Too Hot to Handle
This is an American-British reality television dating game show produced by Fremantle production company Talkback. Created by Laura Gibson and Charlie Bennett, the show’s eight-episode first season was released on Netflix on April 17, 2020. Hosted by a virtual assistant named “Lana”, the show revolves around 10 adults who are placed together in a house for four weeks and must go through various workshops. It is forbidden to perform any kissing, sexual contact or self-gratification. There is a $100,000 celibacy challenge, with any violations hurting the prize money.
An American comedy-drama streaming television series created by Robia Rashid, which focuses on the life of 18-year-old Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), who is on the autism spectrum. The first season was released on August 11, 2017, consisting of eight episodes. In February 2020, the series was renewed for a fourth and final season, which premiered on July 9, 2021. After some criticism, the second and third season featured autistic actors and writers, allowing them to have an opportunity to work and represent their community.
7. The Irregulars
This is a British mystery adventure crime drama television series created by Tom Bidwell, and is based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It features the Baker Street Irregulars working for Dr. Watson (from Sherlock Holmes) while trying to solve supernatural crimes. The focus of the show is on Bea and her makeshift family, who are just trying to make it through the day even. Jessie, Bea’s younger sister, often has nightmares and is able to view and show the memories of the people she touches. She is 15 years old.
8. Good Girls
An American crime comedy-drama television series created by Jenna Bans that premiered on February 26, 2018. The series is executive produced by Bans, Dean Parisot, and Jeannine Renshaw for Universal Television. The story follows three suburban Michigan mothers, two of whom are sisters, who are having a hard time trying to make ends meet. They are tired of having everything taken away from them so they decide to pull off an unlikely heist by robbing a supermarket, only to discover that they are in for more than they expected. There’s a high chance you’ll be shocked at the criminal antics these women get into.
9. The Good Place
An American fantasy comedy television series created by Michael Schur, premiering on NBC on September 19, 2016. The story follows Eleanor Shellstrop, a woman welcomed after her death to “the Good Place”, a highly selective Heaven-like utopia designed and run by afterlife “architect” Michael as a reward for her righteous life. Shellstrop realizes that she was sent there by mistake and must hide her morally imperfect past behavior while trying to become a better and more ethical person. The series is filled with humor and good intentions. Now that the fourth and final season is on Netflix, get ready to enjoy the full Good Place experience.
10. Ginny & Georgia
This is an American comedy-drama streaming television series created by Sarah Lampert that was released on Netflix on February 24, 2021. The story follows Ginny Miller, a “15-year-old who is more mature than her 30-year-old mother”, Georgia, in a New England town where Georgia decides to settle down with her daughter Ginny and son Austin to give them a better life than she previously had. These life stories are filled with sex scandals, petty social cliques, and murder.