TV Series to Binge during the Stay-at-Home Order

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Season four of "Nailed It!" just dropped for prime binging
Season four of “Nailed It!” just dropped for prime binging

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With rain in the forecast and a government order to stay at home due to the novel coronavirus, many of us will be perching in front of our TV screens far longer than we care to admit. Now is the perfect time to watch some of the amazingly entertaining TV shows offered through popular streaming services like Netflix (starting at $8.99 per month), Hulu (starting at $5.99 per month), Amazon Prime (starting at $12.99 per month), and Apple TV Plus (starting at $4.99 per month). Here are some of our favorite binge-worthy series.

Netflix

100 Humans: Life’s Questions. Answered

Need something light-hearted? This series shows the results of playful experiments with 100 people from various backgrounds. Topics include age, sex, happiness, and more.

Cheer

Whether you grew up cheering for your high school or not, Cheer is a raw look at one of the nation’s top competitive cheer squads and their journey to win the national title.

Community

This modern cult-classic comedy series is now officially streaming on Netflix. Think Cheers if Cheers took place in a community college, had a 21st-century sitcom sensibility, and actually was not all that much like Cheers.

Dirty Money

This investigative Netflix series explores corporate corruption, security fraud, money laundering, and more.

Love Is Blind

Equal parts ridiculous and addicting. This reality series pairs single men and women together in an attempt to find love—some even get engaged—all before meeting face-to-face.

Nailed It!

Season four of this I’m-a-really-bad-baker-so-get-me-on-a-baking-competition-reality-TV-show-ASAP show just landed, and few can make us feel better like comedian and host Nicole Byer.

Ozark

This Netflix drama series stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney in the story of a family that must relocate to the Missouri Ozarks and launder money for a Mexican drug cartel.

The Pharmacist

After Dan Schneider, a pharmacist, loses his son in a drug-related shooting, he looks for answers and ends up uncovering the corrupt truth about the opioid crisis in his community.

Tiger King

Chances are you’ve heard about the jaw-dropping docu-series Tiger King from a colleague or friend since it aired on Netflix earlier this month. The seven-episode series follows a man known as Joe Exotic, a private zoo owner, who is accused of hiring a hitman to kill his rival Carole Baskin. But what sounds like a fairly straightforward true-crime show turns even more vulgar and wildly unusual with each passing episode.

Unorthodox

Based on Deborah Feldman’s memoir with the same name, Unorthodox shares the thrilling story of a Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn who flees from an arranged marriage and her harshly governed life and winds up in Berlin.

 

Hulu

Catch-22

Based on a book by Joseph Heller, Catch-22 follows the story of a U.S. Air Force bombardier during World War II as he realizes his biggest problem isn’t his enemy but the military’s bureaucratic rules.

Fyre Fraud

Ever heard of the Fyre Festival? It was a scam unlike any other. Billy McFarland, CEO of Fyre Media, Inc., created a Coachella-rivaling music fest that failed disastrously and was postponed indefinitely—but not before McFarland committed fraud against investors and ticket holders. Watch as directors Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason unravel this comic-tragic true crime story and get an exclusive interview with McFarland himself.

Pen15

This hilariously awkward R-rated Hulu series depicts what it was really like to be in middle school in 2000. From ugly haircuts and braces to relationship drama and sexual identity, Maya and Anna experience it all together.

Ramy

Ramy presents the compelling story of a first-generation Egyptian-American balancing life in New Jersey, his Muslim community, his millennial friends, and his faith in God.

The Act

Based on a true story, this series takes digs into the toxic relationship between Clauddine “Dee Dee” Blanchard and daughter Gypsy, who, Dee Dee claims, has countless medical conditions. In her fight for independence, Gypsy learns that her mother has Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a mental illness wherein a caregiver either makes up or causes someone to have an illness or injury in order to keep them under their care.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, this Emmy-winning series takes place under a totalitarian regime that treats women as property of the state. If you haven’t already made it through all three seasons, you will before you know it.

 

Amazon Prime

Bosch

This Amazon original drama follows LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, who stands trial for fatally shooting a serial murder suspect while working to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy.

Homecoming

Starring an award-worthy performance by Julia Roberts, Homecoming tells the story of Heidi, a social worker at a transitional support center for soldiers returning to civilian life. But the center isn’t what it seems. Years after Heidi leaves the center, she can’t quite recall her time there. It’s not until a U.S. Department of Defense auditor comes asking questions that she starts to see the truth.

Hunters

Hunters takes place in New York City, 1977. A group of Nazi hunters discovers that hundreds of Nazis have escaped to the United States. They want revenge, but in the meantime, they uncover a conspiracy that changes everything.

Jack Ryan

This action-packed series stars John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, and Abbie Cornish. CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles across suspicious bank transfers that lead to the Middle East—as well as a hunt for a terrorist.

Making the Cut

After Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn left Project Runway, they teamed up with Amazon Prime to bring you Making the Cut. Essentially, it is the same type of fashion-design competition as the popular Bravo show.

Modern Love

Based on several real essays from New York Times column “Modern Love,” this series explores love in all its forms. The eight-episode series boasts a star-studded cast including Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, John Slattery, Catherine Keener, Ed Sheeran, Olivia Cooke, Cristin Milioti, and Andrew Scott.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

This Emmy-award-winning series is both dramatic and comical. Set in 1958 New York, Miriam “Midge” Maisel seems to have it all until, suddenly, she doesn’t. Looking to reinvent herself, she accidentally finds herself at the mic in a nightclub and quickly realizes her comedic skills could redefine who she is.

Twin Peaks

When FBI special agent Dale Cooper investigates the murder of a small-town homecoming queen, he starts to realize Twin Peaks is not as it seems. Dreams of Laura may haunt him, but they also clue him into much bigger things that are happening in this mysterious town. It’s a cult classic—and kind of reminds us of Minnesota, weirdness aside.

 

Apple TV Plus

Dickinson

This series tells the real-life tale of Emily Dickinson from the beginning, when she was an aspiring poet who didn’t fit within society’s constraints and gender roles.

For All Mankind

This drama honors NASA’s Apollo program in the 1960s and ’70s, highlighting NASA astronauts’ journey to the moon and featuring actual footage of the lunar landing.

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

From the creators of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia comes this comedic look at a group of video game creators as they work to launch an expansion of their original game. Not only is it funny, but it gives audiences an inside look at what video games are all about.

The Morning Show

This Golden Globe-nominated drama series follows morning news anchor Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) during the fallout after her network fires co-host Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) for sexual-misconduct allegations. This star-studded cast also includes Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, and Jack Davenport.

What are you streaming right now? Let us know in the comments!

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