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Stuck in isolation? Here are 8 new(ish) shows to watch this month.

With summer holidays not exactly turning out as we'd hoped, many of us are spending our vacation inside.

Whether that's by choice, because you've been pinged as a close contact or tested positive to COVID-19 like thousands of other Aussies, there is one silver lining: so much new TV to binge.

Below you'll find the best new(ish) TV shows to watch this weekend, including plenty of returning favourites including Emily in Paris and Queer Eye.

Have snacks on standby. 

Emily in Paris (season two).

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If you haven't gotten around to watching the second season of Emily in Paris, now's the time to. 

The perfect form of escapism, the drama-filled rom-com returns just as we left off: with the same very American, very clueless Emily, navigating Paris, her job at Savoir, and her complicated love life after she sleeps with her hot neighbour Gabriel (who happens to be in a relationship with her new bestie, Camille) at the end of the first season. 

This season is filled with much more drama, fashion and Emily taking photos of her French pastries. Oh, and a new British love interest. 

You'll binge it in a day, easy.

You can watch Emily in Paris season one and two on Netflix now.

Queer Eye (season six).

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The Emmy Award-winning Queer Eye returns for another season of heartwarming makeovers. 

Bringing back our favourite team of experts, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, Tan France and Karamo Brown, the Fab Five head to Austin, Texas, to meet some fresh faces in need of some TLC. 

And as usual, we know this season will make us laugh, smile and cry.

You can watch all six seasons of Queer Eye on Netflix now.

Love Me.

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Love Me is Binge's first locally produced original series, and it's a goodie.

Starring Hugo Weaving, Bojana Novakovic and Bob Morley, the six-part miniseries follows three family members as they deal with the complexity of grief and navigate finding love at their various life stages.

There's Clara (Novakovic), who uses her sharp wit and self-deprecation to hide her anxiety about approaching 40, and her fears that focusing on her career may have come at the expense of her family.

Weaving plays her father, Glen, who is see-sawing between hope and despair while considering what love and intimacy can look like in his 60s.

Then there's little brother Aaron (William Lodder), who is facing an all-too-familiar crisis of identity has he navigates love in his early 20s.

It's uplifting, funny and real; exactly what we need right now.

You can watch Love Me on Binge now.

1883.

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As season four of Yellowstone continues on Stan, its prequel has also begun on Paramount+.

1883 is set a little before the time of the Dutton family members we know and love, but will introduce us to their ancestors, as they journey through Montana in search of land and a better future.

The cast is lead by iconic country couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who play husband and wife duo John and Margaret Dutton, and will also feature Oscar nominee Sam Elliott and Billy Bob Thornton.

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As the Duttons travel through America's promised land, they spark, and become victims of, conflict on their way to claim the land we know as the Yellowstone ranch. 

You can watch 1883 now on Paramount+.

Bump (season two).

Bump, Season 2. Image: Stan.

The most wholesome TV show has returned for a second season.

Following the lives of teen parents Oly (Nathalie Morris) and Santi (Carlos Sanson Jr), plus their hilariously chaotic families, Bump's second season focuses on the pair as they continue to get to know each other, juggle the demands of school, work and parenting, and raise their daughter, Jacinda.

From the loveable characters to the edgy storylines, the Stan Original Series returns with all the same features that led audiences to fall in love with it last year. So, we suggest catching up or starting it from the beginning, stat.

You can watch Bump season two on Stan now.

Selling Tampa.

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If you loved Selling Sunset, this one's for you. 

Created by the same people who introduced us to the Oppenheim Group, Selling Tampa is Netflix's newest luxury real estate series that follows the lives of the all-female, all-black realtors of Allure Realty in Tampa, Florida. 

Owned by military veteran Sharelle Rosado, Allure Realty hopes to empower minority women and sell luxury homes. 

You can expect all the juicy drama you saw in West Hollywood, only this time on the Sunshine Coast. 

You can watch the first season of Selling Tampa on Netflix now.

Euphoria (season two).

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After a hugely successful season one, Euphoria returns for a much anticipated second season this month.

Starring Emmy Award-winning actor Zendaya, The White Lotus' Sydney Sweeney, Australian actor Jacob Elordi and Hunter Schafer, Euphoria follows a group of high school students who struggle with drugs, love, social media and money as they come of age in an increasingly unstable world.

It's dark and gritty. We can't wait for its return.

You can watch the first episode of Euphoria season two on Binge on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Cheer (season two).

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It feels like forever since we first set our sights on Navarro College’s top cheerleading team, but finally, they're back. 

The hit docuseries, which followed US cheerleading team Navarro Cheer as they prepared to compete in the National Cheerleading Championship, returns to show how the cast members deal with fame, COVID-19, and serious criminal accusations made against their teammate Jerry Harris, which he denies.

The new nine episode season also expands to showcase Navarro's fiercest rival - Trinity Valley Community College.

You can watch Cheer season two on Netflix on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

What will watch first? Tell us in the comments below.

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