What To Watch When You Are Quarantined

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We all have our favorite shows on Neflix, Hulu, Starz, Amazon Prime and HBO. While you are sheltering in place, you probably have more time to binge-watch your favorite series or one’s you’ve been meaning to see. Or maybe you already asked your friends on Facebook but they are all suggesting the same 4 shows and you are in need of some fresh ideas. We came up with many shows we have seen and some that are in our queue and want to share. Here is an exhaustive list of what to watch when you are quarantined.

What To Watch When You Are Quarantined

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Comedy

After Life (Netflix)

This show staring Ricky Gervais will win you over. Even if the first season is only 6 episodes.

Schitt’s Creek (Netflix)

This show is ending soon so if you have not see it yet, a pandemic is the perfect time to get hooked.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)

Hilarious and the wardrobe is top notch.

Veep (HBO)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is super funny and the rest of the cast is great too.

Kaminsky Method (Netflix)

Michael Douglass and Alan Arkin are at their finest.

Ramy (Hulu)

More of a comedy drama about a first-generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood.

Derry Girls (Netflix)

Ridiculously great comedy about 1990s Northern Ireland and attempt to navigate the highs and lows of being teenagers. Watch with subtitles on.

Coffee & Kareem (Netflix)

A 12-year-old’s scheme to scare away his mom’s new boyfriend, police officer James Coffee, backfires, exposing his family to a secret network of criminal activity.

Modern Love (Amazon Prime)

This Rom-Com explores love stories. Each episode brings to life a different story that has been inspired by the the New York Time’s popular Modern Love column.

Fleabag (Amazon Prime)

Watch after the kids go to bed and understand why it won so many awards.

 

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Highly Addictive For Reasons We Can’t Explain

Shameless (Netflix)

Great acting and it’s about white trash from Chicago’s South side.

Cheer (Netflix)

No idea why this cheer-leading docutainment series is addictive, but it is.

Tiger King (Netflix)

Everyone is talking about it and for good reason!

Love Is Blind (Netflix)

It’s totally ridiculous but addictive.

Singapore Social (Netflix)

Silly levels of drama, burlesque shows and gorgeous shots of Singapore’s amazing architecture.

Gossip Girl (Netflix)

Fun fashion, insanely rich teens and their even more juvenile parents, and completely improbable story lines make this show a great escape.

The Windsors (Netflix)

If you’re a BRF fan or any kind of royal watcher this show is like a tabloid made live.

Succession (HBO)

This show tracks the lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father (begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Hulu)

It’s part musical and is getting rave reviews.

Atypical (Netflix)

I got sucked into this one because I love Michael Rappaport but the acting of the lead character is amazing and his best friend will have you howling with laughter.

Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer (Netflix)

Nothing like Tiger King. Don’t worry.

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Drama

Ozark (Netflix)

This popular crime drama is one of the hottest shows out there right now, and season dropped just in time for sheltering in place.

This Is Us (Hulu)

This show gets us every single time.

Game Of Thrones (HBO)

If you haven’t watched this series yet, now’s the time to start. Nothing like some dragons, twisted families engaged in epic battles, and some incredible characters to take your mind off things.

Mad Men (Netflix)

It’s a modern classic for a reason.

Scandal (Netflix)

Who doesn’t want to watch a badass bitch whose trademark phrase is “It’s handled” right now?

Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix)

This movie starring Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes and Keegan-Michael Key was really well acted.

Unorthodox (Netflix)

You don’t have to be Jewish to love it.

All American (Netflix)

I’ve been told it’s 90210 meets Friday Night Lights so obviously it’s in my queue now.

Money Heist (Netflix)

A criminal mastermind who goes by “The Professor” has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history.

Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)

This that one staring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington based on a best-seller about motherhood gone awry.

My Brilliant Friend (HBO)

This Italian drama centers on elderly author Elena Greco, who learns that the most important friend in her life, Lila Cerullo, has disappeared without a trace. It causes Elena to reflect on the early days of their friendship in dangerous but fascinating Naples, Italy, in the 1950s.

You (Netflix)

Totally creepy but addictive.

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Sexy

Outlander (Netflix and Starz)

Who doesn’t love a hot Scottish guy? And the sex scenes are awesome.

Longmire (Netflix)

I’m sorry but Walt Longmire is damn sexy in an older man kinda way.

She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix)

A TV series based on the original Spike Lee joint, this show offers some sexiness and a lot of social commentary – a surprisingly compelling combination.

True Blood (HBO)

If you think vampires are hot, this show is for you.

 

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Period Pieces

Reign (Netflix)

Not historically accurate but lovely to watch. The jewels! The dresses! The pretty people!

The Crown (Netflix)

Immerse yourself in the British royal family and the history and drama for a while.

Cable Girls (Netflix)

This Spanish language TV show (it’s dubbed in English) is basically a telenovella set in 1920s Madrid.

Brideshead Revisited (Amazon Prime)

Yes, it’s the one from the 80’s and it’s beautiful.

Velvet (Netflix)

This Spanish soap set in the 50’s will make your heart swoon and the fashion is top notch.

–Lauren Dimet Waters and Jacqueline Zenn

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Comments (3)

  • Melanie 6 months ago Reply

    I would add Poldark (Amazon), Grace and Frankie (Netflix). and Handmaids Tale (HULU).

  • Beth Havey 6 months ago Reply

    Great list. This is a time to watch GOOD TV.

  • Rena 6 months ago Reply

    Terrific list! A lot I haven’t seen yet. We’ve been watching a lot of TV lately like I’m sure the rest of the country is.

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