A lot of the world has gone into quarantine as of late due to a particularly nasty virus. It can be a bit scary, but luckily, there are plenty of streaming services with a multitude of shows for your binging pleasure. Whether you want a long-running show with dozens of episodes to keep you occupied for days or several short shows that you can binge in rapid succession, you’re covered. Here are just a few recommendations from your friends at TBG!
I’m Not Okay With This (Netflix)
A coming-of-age comedy/drama based on the comic book series of the same name. Sydney (Syd) is dealing with some weird changes, both mentally and physically. The only person she can confide in without sounding like a total basket case is Stan, the awkward stoner who secretly has feelings for her. I accidentally binged this one myself last weekend. It’s currently only 1 season of 7 episodes, so it’s a short binge. And it will definitely leave you wanting more.
Stan Against Evil (Hulu)
Stanley Miller retired as sheriff of a small town in New Hampshire only to discover that his deceased wife was a witch hunter and the witches and demons responsible for her death are now after him and the new sheriff. If you’re a fan of ’80s horror/comedy (especially the Evil Dead series), you’ll love this one. There are 3 seasons consisting of 8 episodes each.
A somewhat fictionalised retelling of the history of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The series follows failed actress Ruth Wilder as she becomes one of the top heels (bad guys) of the newly established G.L.O.W wrestling promotion. You don’t have to be a wrestling fan to enjoy this one (my fiancee loved it and she can’t stand wrestling), but if you are, there’s plenty of cameos to look out for. Currently, there are 3 seasons of 10 episodes each with the fourth and final season more than likely coming this summer. And if you’re curious about the actual story of G.L.O.W., you can check out the documentary on Netflix, as well.
Dead Like Me (Prime Video)
Georgia Lass (George) was a pretty average 18 year old girl until a flaming toilet seat fell out of the sky, completely obliterating her. And now, she’s a reaper, a dead being residing in the world of the living who is tasked with reaping the souls of people seconds before their untimely demise. There were unfortunately only 2 seasons with a total of 29 episodes, but a movie (Dead Like Me: Life After Death) which gives the series a more proper ending also exists.
This show follows John Dorian (J.D.) and his hetero life-mate, Chris Turk as they go from interns to attending physicians at the fictional Sacred Heart Hospital. With 9 seasons and a total of 182 episodes, this one will keep you invested for a while. While the ninth season isn’t great as it follows a new cast of characters with the old cast taking a back seat as secondary characters, it’s at least worth the watch. It also has a fantastic soundtrack. I may be a little biased towards this one, as it’s my favourite show of all time.
The Ranch (Netflix)
A hilarious sitcom that focuses on Beau Bennett and his two sons, Colt and Rooster, as they deal with the struggles of running a ranch in small-town Colorado. In addition to Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson (as Colt and Rooster, respectively) you’ll notice several names from That 70’s Show making cameos. The series is 8 parts with 10 episodes each, so there’s plenty to keep you occupied.
How I Met Your Mother (Hulu)
Ted Mosby tells his son and daughter the story of how he met their mother in excruciating detail. From his initial meeting with their “Aunt Robin” to his eventual meeting and falling in love with The Mother, and every “she may be The One” in between, there are countless laughs to be had and even a few tears to be shed with this wonderful sitcom. If you haven’t seen this one yet, now’s a perfect time to binge all 200+ episodes across all 9 seasons, which I have done at least 4 times now.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (Netflix)
I’m pretty sure most of you saw this one coming with as massively popular as it’s become, but you really have to see this documentary series to believe it. The tale of Joe Exotic is a strange one and his hatred for “ that bitch, Carole Baskin” is unrivalled. I don’t want to say too much, but all you need to know before watching is that everyone involved (except Saff) is a horrible person and Carole Baskin DEFINITELY murdered her husband. There were initially 7 episodes with an 8th special episode being released on April 13, 2020.
Sex Education (Netflix)
Otis knows a LOT about sex despite never having actually participated in it. School outcast Maeve sees an opportunity and teams up with the “Sex Kid” to help their schoolmates with their dating issues, for a fee of course. One of the standouts of this show for me was the AMAZING soundtrack. Don’t get me wrong, the whole show is great, but that soundtrack is just SO good. The second season of 8 episodes just released in mid-January and the series has been renewed for a third.
Big Mouth (Netflix)
Remember puberty? That horribly awkward shift from pre-teen to teen and all the uncomfortable… stuff that came with it? Nick, Andrew, Jessi, and Jay (along with their Hormone Monsters) are reaching that age where they’re “going through changes.” An excellent mix of mature and immature humour, this one will keep you laughing through all 31 episodes across 3 seasons while also being completely relatable.
So there you have it, our list of shows to binge while in quarantine Let us know which you decide to watch in the comments below or on our social channels.