The Jakarta Post
Netflix has curated a variety of shows to be watched during Ramadan. (Shutterstock.com/sitthiphong )
The holy month of Ramadan is known as a time for spiritual reflection and self-renewal. But it does not mean you cannot have a little bit of fun too.
On-demand streaming service Netflix has curated a variety of shows to be watched during sahur (pre-dawn meal) or iftar (breaking-the-fast meal) that can be accessed via the following link, according to a statement received by The Jakarta Post.
Curious? Below are seven shows to watch on the streaming platform, as recommended by Netflix.
If you have a hard time opening your eyes during sahur, you may want to watch documentary series Our Planet.
Narrated by English broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, the series explores the unique wonders of the natural world, including the beauty of coral reefs in Indonesia and the remote Arctic wilderness.
Combining photography and technology, this eight-part series is a treat for the eyes and will keep you awake during sahur.
Rilakkuma and Kaoru
Those wanting to watch a relaxing show during sahur or iftar may want to check out Rilakkuma and Kaoru.
Created by Dwarf Studio, the stop-motion animation follows office lady Kaoru and her laid back toy-like bear Rilakkuma.
The series shows viewers the life of Kaoru and how she gets through it with help from her cuddly friends.
You vs Wild
If you like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, you may want to watch You vs Wild.
Using a similar interactive format, viewers are asked to make decisions to help Bear Grylls survive, thrive and complete missions in the harshest environment on Earth.
The series is best watched with your friends or family members, so you can discuss what to do prior to making the decisions.
Nailed It!: Season 3
Nailed It!:Season 3 is set to premiere on May 17.
Similar to the previous seasons, the show involves three amateur bakers with questionable baking skills competing to win prizes.
Their baking disasters will make you laugh and, perhaps, think twice prior to eating those desserts for iftar.
Beauty and the Beast
The live-action film Beauty and the Beast is now available on Netflix.
Starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, the film follows an arrogant cursed prince Beast and a pretty young woman Belle.
Based on the 1991 animated musical romantic fantasy film, get ready to sing, laugh and cry together with the other loveable characters, such as Lumière, Mrs. Potts and Babette.
The Wandering Earth
Based on the novella of the same name, The Wandering Earth is set in the future, when the sun has aged and a looming collision with Jupiter threatens Earth.
A Chinese blockbuster, The Wandering Earth is a must-see film for lovers of science fiction films.
Street Food is Netflix's latest documentary series by David Gelb and Brian McGinn.
Focusing on Asia, the series brings viewers to several food hawkers such as Raan Jay Fai, a Michelin-starred Bangkok street hawker, and Mbah Satinem, a lupis seller in Yogyakarta.
Street Food showcases both the richness of Asian cuisines and the heartwarming stories of these unsung culinary heroes, making it a must-watch series on Netflix. (jes/kes)