TV Guide for Seniors: What To Watch?

TV Guide for Seniors: What To Watch?

06 Dec 2021
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We have shared plenty of activities for caregivers and seniors to stay active and places to visit outdoors. But sometimes it’s nice to spend some time with family at home, watching TV together. 

Watching television programmes can help keep seniors’ minds active and engaged. With a scheduled TV routine, and suitable recommendations on shows to watch, your loved ones can reap many benefits from this simple activity. Check out the curated list of programmes based on their genres below!

Senior Watching TV


Classics

Take a trip down memory lane with these classics!

Khabi Khushi Khabie Gham (Sometimes There Is Joy, Sometimes There Is Sorrow)
Where To Watch: Netflix
Language: Hindi
Subtitles: English, Chinese
Synopsis: This I another classic Hindi movie by the legendary Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan. A family falls apart when a son defied father and married a woman of a lower social class. Years later, the brother was determined to reunite his loved ones. This story encompasses the importance of family, love, and acceptance. 

Maria Mariana 
Where To Watch: Netflix
Language: Malay
Subtitles: English, Malay
Synopsis: Maria and Mariana are sisters with polar-opposite personalities. Rule-abiding and lawfully good Maria grows up to be a cop, while Mariana continues her wilful ways. Mariana eventually meets a man, Jeffri, who influences her to change for the better and the pair of sisters eventually make up – until Jeffri decides to marry Maria.

Senario the Movie
Where To Watch: Netflix
Language: Malay
Subtitles: English, Malay, Chinese
Synopsis: A classic slapstick comedy by the multi-talented band Senario, this movie revolves around three friends who were duped by a skilled conman. 

Best of Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd
Where To Watch: Netflix
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Malay, Chinese
Synopsis: We all probably know the best building constructor in Singapore, JB, and some say Batam! Watch the hilarious Phua Chu Kang and his family in this specially compiled series of some of the best episodes. 

The Little Nyonya
Where To Watch: Netflix, Viu
Language: Chinese
Subtitles: English
Synopsis: This drama is rich with Peranakan culture and history. The story begins in the 1930s and told all the way through to the present day. We follow the hardships of the mother-daughter duo, and how they overcame their challenges in their own unique ways.

Romance

Fall in love with these characters as they remind you of the importance to cherish your loved ones.

7 Hari Mencintaiku (7 Days Of Loving Me)
Where To Watch: iQiyi
Language: Malay
Subtitles: Malay
Synopsis: One of the highest rated Malay dramas in 2016, this series is full of dramatic conflicts. Based on a novel with the same title, we follow the main lead, Mia Adriana, as she overcomes the many obstacles to find love. 

Pengantin Satu Malam (One Night Bride)
Where To Watch: iQiyi
Language: Malay
Subtitles: English, Malay
Synopsis: Zulaikha Nasreen was down on her luck. She lost her job, her boyfriend, and is in desperate need for money to save her sick mother. Meanwhile, Zahred Hadri was betrayed by his girlfriend and begin hating all women. Needing a date for a ball, Zahred offered Zulaikha money to be his “one night wife”. Would Zulaikha agree to this obnoxious plan?

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Something Happens)
Where To Watch: Netflix
Language: Hindi
Subtitles: English, Chinese
Synopsis: This movie stars the beloved on-screen couple Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Anjali Sharma (Kajol) fulfils her mother’s last wish, and journeys out to reunite with her father. On her way, she met her long-lost best friend in college, Rahul Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan), and the pair revisited they love they once lost.

Fantasy

Before the Avengers assembled, we had the Eight Immortals saving our world. From fighting monsters to flying poker cards, here are some fantasy dramas to transport you into another dimension. 

The Legends Of Jigong
Where To Watch: meWATCH, Netflix
Language: Chinese 
Subtitles: Chinese, English, Malay
Synopsis: Based on the legends of Ji Gong, a Chinese Buddhist monk, respected as a deity in Chinese religion. After being banished into the human realm, Ji Gong must now fight the evil forces that are threatening the world!

Legends Of The Eight Immortals
Where To Watch: meWATCH, Netflix
Language: Chinese 
Subtitles: Chinese, English, Malay
Synopsis: Many of us may be familiar with the stories of the Eight Immortals and their journey across the East Ocean. In this series, we start from the very beginning, and see how the Eight Immortals became the heroes that they are.

The Unbeatables I, II, III
Where To Watch: meWATCH, Netflix
Language: Chinese 
Subtitles: Chinese, English, Malay
Synopsis: A family feud between two powerful casino tycoons led to a rivalry that span for generations. This drama series was so popular that two more seasons were made!

Educational

Many programmes provide both entertainment and information on current affairs. Learn a thing or two from these local TV shows.

吃饱没- Jiak Ba Buay in Hokkien (Eat Already?)
Where To Watch: meWATCH (Channel 8) 
Language: Hokkien, Chinese
Subtitles: English, Chinese
Synopsis: This 10-episode Hokkien drama packs in bite-sized information on government schemes and subsidies (such as MediShield Life and Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)), active ageing and lifelong learning into it’s storyline. You can expect both a mix of comedy and heartstring-tugging scenes that are sure to keep you coming back for more!

Ayuh Sihat Bersama Versi 2.0 (Let’s Get Healthy Together Version 2.0)
Where To Watch: meWATCH (Suria)
Language: Malay
Subtitles: Not available
Synopsis: An educational series to help viewers stay active and healthy. Presented by host Shahril Wahid, the programme features exercise routines, healthy recipes segments, and skits sharing on health and mental wellness topics. There are also tips on how to use a smartphone

Arokiam Aarambam (Get Fit With Me)
Where To Watch: meWATCH (Vasantham)
Language: Tamil 
Subtitles: Not available
Synopsis: Revolving around the topic of health and fitness, experts share their know-hows in sports, nutrition, cooking, and more. Both caregivers and seniors can learn tips and tricks to cook healthy food without compromising on taste. Who says healthy food has to be boring? 

全民出来走走 (SG Explorers)
Where To Watch: meWATCH (Channel 8)
Language: Chinese
Subtitles: Not available
Synopsis: Anchored by different local celebrities in each episode, this show will share deeper insights into Singapore’s rich heritage. Let them take you to different parts of Singapore to explore its hidden gems, from iconic landmarks such as Chinatown to the areas less travelled like the Mandai District.

On The Red Dot 2019/2020
Where To Watch: meWATCH (CNA)
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Synopsis: On The Red Dot is CNA’s current affairs programme hosted by veteran anchors Cheryl Fox and Otelli Edwards. The weekly programme features stories that celebrates resilience, cultural identity, and sense of belonging to Singapore. These inspiring narratives could certainly evoke positive sentiments among the seniors or caregivers.