I have permitted myself a couple of new distractions the last few months. I have been watching Chinese magical martial arts television dramas. Might be a bit juvenile for you, I myself enjoy them.
This is a good one, the first episode, you can binge for a few weeks if you want to catch up. Easiest way is to go to Drama Forest and find the playlist.
demi gods and semi devils, based on a 1962 novel by Jin Yong. It tracks three separate heroes, Duan Yu, Qiao Feng and the diminutive monk Xu Zhu and is set in the Northern Song dynasty of 960- 1127.
There were several screen adaptations, I really like this one that I have linked, which I have now finished. I get up early in the morning and watch the new offerings from China. Hooked.