Netflix shows to binge during quarantine
Grace Campbell, Staff Writer
It is no secret that this quarantine has called for all of us to be logging in more Netflix time than usual. So, to save you from wasting time scrolling to find the perfect show to watch, I’ve compiled the Top 10 best shows to binge in quarantine!
#1 The Office (2005-2013)
This show spanning 201 episodes over nine seasons is a classic so even if you are in the minority who has not watched it, it’s safe to say you’ve heard of it. Either way, this show, which focuses on the mundane and absurd experiences of the office workers at Dunder Mifflin, is witty, relatable, and simply put, easy to watch. This is the perfect show for background noise or an up-all-night binge....
#2 Tiger King (2020)
Tiger King is the seven episode documentary that no one can not seem to stop talking about. It focuses on the absurd real lives of people in the wild animal business, especially Joe Exotic and his nemesis Carole Baskin. Tiger King will keep you intrigued and with only one season, it is a quick watch.
#3 Big Mouth (2017-2019)
Big Mouth is an animated sitcom with a reputation for its raunchy, zany humor about kids going through puberty. It has perfected the combination of relatable moments and witty humor, making this show a must-watch. With only three seasons and a collective 25 episodes, this show can be finished in full in a short amount of time, and I promise there will not be a dull moment while watching. ...
#4 Arrested Development (2003-2019)
Focused on a wealthy yet dysfunctional family whose business is put in jeopardy, Arrested Development has five seasons spanning over 16 years due to cancellations and reboots. However, the three original seasons of these shows were ahead of its time and undoubtedly hilarious, making it an easy binge.
#5 Criminal Minds (2004-2020)
There are 12, yes, 12 seasons of this show on Netflix so if you are interested in crime and want a show for the long haul then this is the show for you. Each episode focuses on a different twisted crime as the team of FBI profilers attempts to solve the case. It will keep you interested and invested in the cases shown, and there are enough episodes to keep you watching for a long time. ...
#6 That 70’s Show (1998-2006)
That 70’s Show will teleport you back into the lives of teenagers in the ’70s as they go from partying to hanging out, to growing up. This lighthearted sitcom can be enjoyed by anyone, of any age, and is a must-watch for its iconic relationships, relatable teenage struggles and quick sarcastic humor.
#7 How to Get Away With Murder (2014-2019)
This college-based thriller has five seasons, but make no mistake you will watch this in the blink of an eye. It follows a powerful criminal defense attorney/ law professor and her group of interns while they defend criminals while becoming criminals themselves. It is captivating, witty and thrilling all in one.
#8 Fuller House (2016-2020)
This reboot of an old classic will have you feeling nostalgic and appreciative for your family (which maybe is a reminder we need while trapped in a house with them!) The lives of the “Fullers,” a family of four living with close friends and family, are fun to watch and with 66 episodes you will go from laughing to crying throughout your binge.
#9 Gossip Girl (2007-2012)
Known for its infamous “xoxo, gossip girl” and many other iconic lines and moments, “Gossip Girl” is typically seen as a “gal pal sitcom.” However, the fast-paced NYC lifestyle of wealthy teenagers, the drama of their mysterious stalker, and all the relationship drama in between can be appreciated by anyone.
#10 Love is Blind (2020)
Netflix is not new to reality TV shows but this social experiment is one of its most entertaining. Contestants try to find love and get engaged without ever seeing each other’s faces. Then they meet and the drama unfolds. It is unquestionably ridiculous but very thought-provoking-- a must-watch.