Welcome to Commuter's Paradise, our weekly series where we recommend the most inspiring, binge-worthy entertainment to distract you from the daily slog between work and the rest of your life. All you need is your trusty phone to complete your experience, and before you know it, you'll be at work feeling recharged and ready to go.
Keeping yourself amused and entertained during your commute is a continuous process. After all, you may make the commute about a dozen times a week, and there's only so many times you can listen to that rad playlist you made. Luckily, Facebook just rolled out a whole new platform: Facebook Watch.
"Our goal is for Watch to be a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work," the company wrote last month in a blog post announcing the new platform.
And good news: While the platform is still a newly hatched baby bird, there are several awesome shows in the works, some led by boss women to inspire you on your way to the office.
1. Humans of New York: 30 minutes
Facebook ordered a 12-episode docuseries from Brandon Stanton, the creator of the famous "Humans of New York" photoblog. Stanton has already collected an archive of 1200 filmed interviews with New Yorkers over the past four years. "Instead of posting these videos one day at a time, I held onto them so that one day I could combine them into something special," he wrote on his Facebook page.
2. Strangers: 20 minutes
This scripted series from Refinery29 explores the lives of two 20-something women in L.A., Isobel and Cam, and their wild antics with eccentric subletters. It's the directorial debut of Mia Lidofsky and was screened at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
3. Health Hacks: 3 minutes
Only got a few minutes? Well, ATTN just premiered the first episode of "Health Hacks," a super quick, buzzy show that provides tips and tricks on healthy living--everything from nutrition to getting better sleep to curing a wicked hangover. And get this: it stars Jessica Alba. What could be better? The first episode is above.
4. Mom's Movie Reviews: 8 minutes
Like many Facebook Watch programs, Mom's Movie Reviews originated on YouTube, but it has a very different (and hilarious) premise. A Latina mother reviews films with her son, and it's pretty damn hilarious--plus, it's aimed at Latina millennials.
5. WNBA All-Access (3 minutes)
If you're a sports fan, this is perfect inspiration for being an athletic bosslady. NBA's WNBA All-Access features women's basketball stars behind the scenes in quick tidbits that delve into their lives on and off the court.
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