Coronavirus lockdown TV: 5 shows to watch today

From 'Grey's Anatomy' to '7 Seeds' here are your options for TV and streaming shows for Thursday

                            Coronavirus lockdown TV: 5 shows to watch today

The weekend is around the corner but with the whole COVID-19 bringing the world to a standstill, Thursday feels like an early jump to the weekend. That though, shouldn't be a spirit dampener as there are a bunch of shows we can catch up on TV and streaming platforms. Here's our list of shows to watch for the day.

'Grey's Anatomy'

'Grey's Anatomy' (ABC)

ABC's longest-running medical drama should keep you glued to your television sets. Grey's airs Episode 18 from Season 16. Richard Webber's (James Pickens Jr) issues with Catherine Fox (Debbie Allen) rise to the surface again, while Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) and Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) meet people from their past and have some fun. Cormac Hayes remembers moments from when he met his late wife. With Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) zooming out of the picture, is there a space for a romance to bloom between Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Hayes?

'Keeping Up with The Kardashians'

The Kardashians (Getty Images)

The Kardashians are back again to keep you entertained on a Thursday night as Season 18 premieres today (March 26) on the E! cable network. The Kardashian-Jenner clan is all set to take viewers on a ride with their extravagant lives filled with loads of drama and pranks. While there were rumors that Kourtney Kardashian will not be joining for Season 18, viewers are in for a treat as the rumors were proved wrong when the viewers got to see a glimpse of her in the trailer. The upcoming season will see the family having their ups and downs but persevering through it all in the Kardashian way!

'Making The Cut' (Amazon Prime)

A still from 'Making the Cut' (Amazon Prime)

In Amazon Prime Video's 'Making The Cut,' host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn are coming together to help 12 talented designers-entrepreneurs realize their sartorial ambitions better. The episodes will focus on contestants being tasked with certain challenges, followed by them going out on the streets of Paris to soak up some inspiration for their looks and later, working with seamstresses to get their mini collection up and ready in time for the fashion show.

Tune in for some high-grade drama, juicy gossip and a whole lot of glitz and glamor. The designers will compete in New York and Tokyo as well to put together couture and accessible looks that can be sold online. The streaming giant will drop two episodes each week for five weeks. Judging the fashion competition series are supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress-TV personality Nicole Richie, designer Joseph Altuzarra and Vogue Paris Editor-In-Chief Carine Roitfeld along with Heidi. 

'Unorthodox' (Netflix)

A still from 'Unorthodox' (Netflix)

Netflix seems to be trying to recreate the success it had with distributing the Israeli TV drama ‘Shtisel’ with 'Unorthodox' about an ultra-Orthodox woman in New York who abandons her community and husband to start over in Berlin. The show is based on the autobiography of the same name by Deborah Feldman. The show, keeping it authentic, will be part-English and part-Yiddish (with subtitles).

According to Maria Schrader, the director, the series explores “female emancipation, identity, and sexuality through the prism of a unique young woman’s experience”. Anna Winger and Alexa Karolinski adapted Feldman’s novel for the screen and Eli Rosen of the New Yiddish Repertory Theater in New York was hired for the translation work. The series is produced by Winger’s Studio Airlift and Henning Kamm at REAL FILM Berlin.

'7 SEEDS' (Netflix)

A still from '7 Seeds' (Netflix)

This post-apocalyptic anime presents a world that's remained untouched by human activity for generations. With an imaginative premise, the show delivers some interesting visions of how the world might be transformed without humans around to affect the flow of nature. 

Despite the high-intensity sci-fi elements that we find in the premise, the show itself is driven by its characters, young humans who have been cryogenically preserved and revived in the hopes that they may help restart human civilization. Among a number of things, '7 Seeds' explores what it truly means to be human and what our role is in the greater ecosystem of the planet.

What are you watching today? 

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