A Night In? The Perfect Books, Games and Shows for February 2021


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We’re all getting used to this staying in lark, aren’t we? A night in is the new night out and we’re never short of something to do with a whole host of streaming services, books, and games to enjoy. But what should you be enjoying this month?

February is the month of love, but it’s also another 28 days of finding entertainment in film, television, reading, and gaming, so here are our top picks for keeping yourself entertained in February 2021…

Suggested Read: The Thursday Murder Club

It’s a Sunday Times Best Seller and has taken the UK by storm, earning rave reviews. The Thursday Murder Club is written by TV producer and presenter Richard Osman and follows the lives of four friends who meet up weekly to investigate unsolved mysteries. However, their peaceful lives take an extraordinary twist when a local property developer is found dead, thrusting them into a live murder case. But can this group of unlikely retirees outwit the killer and bring them to justice?

It’s a joyous read filled with tension, twists, and humour and is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat.

Suggested Game: Online Bingo

Bingo has been making plenty of noise over the last few months with hundreds of new people joining sites every day in the UK. Playing on safe bingo sites like https://www.moonbingo.com couldn’t be more popular in fact and real thriving communities are forming within them. They do note only offer great places to play bingo, a simple game that provides plenty of fun, but also a place to hang out with friends and chat while you play. It’s this aspect that has made online bingo a huge hit and an ideal game for playing during those dark February winter nights on the sofa.

Suggested Movie: The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7 was released on Netflix a little while ago but as we get closer to the Oscars it is time to start watching the contenders and at present this movie is among the favourites to win Best Picture, behind only Nomadland and Mank. The film, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, stars Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and a host of other big names. It follows the Chicago Seven, a group of anti-Vietnam War campaigners ho were charged with crossing state lines to incite riots at the 1968 Deomacratic National Convention.

The legal drama is sharp, clever, and compelling and it’s a good depiction of just what went down during the objections to the Vietnam War.

Suggested TV Show: Back to Life

Back to Life has just appeared on Netflix after premiering on BBC television in 2019. Starring Daisy Haggard as Miri, a woman who returns home after serving an 18-year prison sentence and is trying to pick up her life with the world having left her behind. Set on the British coast, there are a number of interesting characters, but it’s her relationship with Billy that becomes the focal point of the show, forming an unlikely friendship that offers plenty of warmth. There are plenty of twists and turns along the way in what is a fantastic six-part watch.


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