10 BBC America Shows to Match Your Mood: Restless, Chatty, Anxious and More!
Have we mentioned working from home, lately? Well, we're about to do it again. A lot of people work from home on a regular basis, but they're also practiced and have a routine in place. A lot of us had a new work culture set in place overnight and aren't quite prepared. With that said, it can cause a whole bunch of moods to surface throughout the day.
If you're in a mood, here's a BBC America original series to match it:
1. If you're in the mood to travel.
Killing Eve isn't just the best killer-thriller on TV right now, it's also a great way to arm travel. We meet Eve (Sandra Oh) in season one in London, England. And, Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is in Tuscany, Italy. From there, we follow this cat and mouse chase through France, Germany and Romania. Season three of KE premieres on April 26. If you need to do some catching up, seasons one and two are available for streaming via Hulu.
2. If you're in the mood to hang.
Self-isolating can get lonely. Why not tune into Orphan Black, where the ridiculously talented Tatiana Maslany takes on multiple clone characters. In the series opener, we meet her as street-smart Sarah, who grew up orphaned and does her own thing. She runs into a woman who looks just like her. It turns out, that woman is her clone... and are way more where that came from. There are a lot characters (and personalities, for that matter) for you to hang with at home.
3. If you're in the mood to jump up and down.
Kind of like the soccer premiere league, there's a premiere dart league. And, it's huge in the U.K. BBC America is the U.S. home to the U.K. tournament. While the 2020 competition has begun, you can watch some of the most entertaining moments to-date. The excitement and fun of it is long-lasting. Also, the competitors themselves are quite unique and worth getting to know. This is TV watching that will get you up on your feet and cheering.
4. If you're in the mood to have a calming moment.
Being at home all day can make one a little anxious. And, that's where Sir David Attenborough comes in. He is known to have a soothing voice. And, he's quite knowledgeable. His tone and the actual message he's delivering will take your mind off any worries. BBCA has been home to a number of series with Attenborough narrating — the Planet Earth franchise, for starters — and we have the full episode of David Attenborough and the Giant Elephant.
5. If you're in the mood to go outside.
You can step outside of your home, but currently there's not much to do out there. So, let's get out into nature with the new series Seven Wonders, One Planet, led by Attenborough. You can look forward to meeting wildlife like manatees and alligators in North America, piraputanga Fish in South America, albatross chicks in Antarctica, flamingos in Africa, wild hamsters in Europe, snow monkeys in Asia and kangaroos in Australia. Have we covered all of the continents? ✅
6. If you're in the mood to think outside of the box.
Quoting The X-Files slogan, "The truth is out there." This sci-fi series will take you on a journey, co-piloted by Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). Mulder's sister went missing and he's convinced she was abducted by aliens. Scully is partnered up with Mulder to help keep him grounded and provide a voice of reason. As the series progresses, she tends to lean toward believing... that there is life that goes beyond Earth.
7. If you're in the mood to time-travel.
Who needs a pandemic to want to time-travel? We're always in the mood and Doctor Who is just the fix. The Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) can take you through eras and even bop around to planets. As well, you can backtrack and travel with the first twelve Doctors. There's 50 years worth of DW, so this could keep you busy for a month. The adventures are boundless and anything is possible when it comes to sci-fi. Who's your Doctor of choice to travel with?
8. If you're in the mood to chat.
You can always count on Graham Norton for a good chat. Every Friday night, BBC America airs a new episode of The Graham Norton Show. And the red couch is topped up with fun and interesting guests. He can do the heavy lifting, asking all the poignant questions to get the convo rolling. And, if you want to have an actual chin wag, get those face muscles exercised, why not watch with a friend via video? In its 26th season, there are plenty of archives to enjoy, too.
9. If you're in the mood to go where no man (or woman) has gone before.
Did you pick up on our clue? Yep, we're talking about Star Trek. BBCA is home to the long-running sci-fi series, starring William Shatner as Captain Kirk, the late Leonard Nimoy as Spock, and George Takei as Mr. Sulu. They're out of this world shenanigans are sure to entertain and take you where you've never been before. Star Trek kicked off in 1966 and ran through 1969. While a short run, it's become iconic and its popularity spans generations.
10. If you're in the mood to be silly.
The faux docuseries Almost Royal is so fun and quirky. It follows English brother and sister duo, Georgie (Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart), as they travel the U.S. to investigate different cultures. The two aristocrats have packed up and left their palace to go on explorations that take them to places like Beverly Hills to learn about plastic surgery and Boston to get sped up on American history. This is definitely the kind of thing to get silly with.
What kind of mood are you in? Whatever the case, we've got you.