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KEELYWOOD: The best Netflix shows to watch and music to dance to in 2019, so far

Christina Applegate, left, as Jen and Linda Cardelli as Judy star in "Dead to Me", a darkly humorous series on Netflix.
Christina Applegate, left, as Jen and Linda Cardelli as Judy star in "Dead to Me", a darkly humorous series on Netflix.
Keely Turner
Keely Turner

If you’re like me, you know that the worst part of being an adult is having to make decisions for yourself.

And the random black chin hair that peaks out every two weeks or so.

And the paying for yourself part.

Okay, there’s a lot of rough parts about being an adult, but I’m going to make it slightly easier for you by telling you what to watch and listen to.

I would have covered other senses like what to touch, but Ryan Reynolds hasn’t lifted the restraining order.

Watch on Netflix:

"Dead to Me"

This dark humour series stars Christina Applegate and is rated 86 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes. Shortly after Jen’s (Christina Applegate) husband dies in a hit-and-run, she is befriended by Judy (Linda Cardelli).

The series explores grief with humour and has twists and secrets that will keep you pressing "Next Episode" until all 10 are over.

"The Good Place"

I can’t fall asleep without watching at least one episode of television and it has to be very specific television – funny, light, captivating but not too captivating where I can’t tune out as I drift.

For the past five years I’ve just rotated between "Friends" and "The Office", but now I’ve added a third: "The Good Place". It stars Kristen Bell (among others) and is rated 97 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Essentially Eleanor (Bell) died and there was a mix-up and she made it into the good place without merit. Eleanor is determined to reform and earn her place.

It’s a funny and charming series.

"Dating Around"

"Dating Around" is "The Bachelor’s" sister who went to Yale and makes her own compost.

Each episode follows one person that goes on several first dates. It is more of a documentary than a reality show and is rated 91 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Listen To:

DJ Khaled released a new album where he collaborated with everyone except you. Catch cameos from Cardio B, 21 Savage, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Nas, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and more.

I’m driving the male popstar bandwagon and I have a lot of passengers because "I Don’t Care" by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber and "If I Can’t Have You" by Shawn Mendes are still in the top 10 songs on iTunes.

Chelsea Handler released a new podcast in connection with her recently released book, "Life Will Be the Death of Me".

The podcast is a continued conversation from her book and live tour where she delves into serious tops with her signature cool girl humour. I wouldn’t know anything about cool girl humour, as I am currently working on a jigsaw puzzle and texting my mom about weather-appropriate rain attire.

Other notable podcasts to listen to are "The Dropout", "Over My Dead Body", "The Ron Burgundy Podcast" and, of course, my all-time forever favourite, "Armchair Expert".

Reading:

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Keely Turner takes a look at pop culture through the eyes of an Island girl with a big city attitude. She's also a pretty rad entrepreneur, marketing specialist and writer. Her column, Keelywood, will appear monthly in The Guardian. Reach out to her by email at keelymturner@gmail.com or on Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat. Search for Keely Turner.

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