40 Shows to Binge While You’re Social Distancing


As the call to socially isolate increases, businesses close, and working from home becomes the new norm (once a rare excitement, now a roadblock separating me from my work besties), my urge to fill the void of a busy, interactive schedule has grown. In the short amount of time I’ve been hanging out with my bad self, I’ve tackled feats I didn’t think I was capable of: I’ve deep cleaned my apartment, organized my closet by color (which was quite easy, considering neutrals make up 90 percent of my wardrobe), played hide and seek with my cat, and changed my letter-board six times, finally settling on the ole “good morning to everyone except the Coronavirus” bit.

If there has ever been an excuse to binge-watch an entire TV series in one sitting, this COVID-19 quarantine situation is it. While I’m normally one to re-watch The Office over and over, I can finally admit that after the sixth time of watching Dwight’s fire drill, I’m ready for a new series to sweep me off of my feet. If you are in the market for a new show to stream, consider adding these binge-worthy series to your to-watch list to help you through every up and down of your quarantine woes.


If you’re looking for something lighthearted:


1. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon Prime


2. Schitt’s Creek, Netflix


3. Grace and Frankie, Netflix


4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Hulu


5. The Good Place, Netflix


6. Parks and Recreation, Netflix



If you love reality TV:


7. Love Island, Hulu


8. Below Deck, Hulu


9. 90-day Fiance, Hulu


10. Summer House, Hulu


11. Vanderpump Rules, Hulu


12. The Great British Baking Show, Netflix


13. Queer Eye, Netflix


14. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Hulu


15. The Circle, Netflix



If you’re finally ready to catch one of the classics:


16. Grey’s Anatomy, Netflix


17. Scandal, Netflix


18. The Office, Netflix


19. Gossip Girl, Netflix


20. Breaking Bad, Netflix


21. Desperate Housewives, Hulu


22. The Sopranos, HBO


23. Mad Men, Netflix


24. Game of Thrones, HBO


25. Sex and the City, HBO


26. Gilmore Girls, Netflix



If you want to see what the hype is about:


27. Sex Education, Netflix


28. Euphoria, HBO


29. You, Netflix


30. Love is Blind, Netflix


31. Cheer, Netflix



If you want to be kept on your toes:


32. Riverdale, Netflix


33. Good Girls, Netflix


34. Locke and Key, Netflix


35. Bodyguard, Netflix


36. Stranger Things, Netflix


37. Succession, HBO



38. Big Little Lies, HBO


39. Sharp Objects, HBO


40. Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu