This post has been gathering dust in my draft folder for months now and I was planning to publish it in the fall, when days get shorter and snuggling up with Netflix becomes the activity of choice. However, with everyone currently #stayingthefuckhome in a bid to flatten the coronavirus transmission curve, I thought a few binge-watching recommendations could come in handy. So below are a few of my favourite series, in no particular order.
I’ve watched Gilmore Girls at least a dozen times. It’s my go-to show when I can’t decide what to watch, want something in the background while I work or need to quiet my brain. It’s witty and comforting all at once. If you’ve never seen it, now is a good time to visit Stars Hollow…
The Good Place
This modern sitcom set in the afterlife is an excellent distraction and very good break away from current events. Despite its philosophical undertones, The Good Place is incredibly funny and ideal if you’re looking for something light to watch.
This is probably one of the most unsettling true-crime docuseries on Netflix. It starts as an investigation into the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy, but quickly becomes much more than that. Not everyone will find it easy… Yet, if you can stomach it, it’s a captivating show and well worth watching.
Another show I never get tired of rewatching! Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an easy-to-watch (but wholesome) workplace comedy set in a police precinct. The plot is simple yet well-written and even though the start is a bit slow, it quickly becomes addictive!
Probably one of the most underrated comedy out there (although it’s a Canadian show so I could be biased), full of witty dialogues and brought to life by an exceptional cast. It took me a while to get around to watching it, but once I started, it became impossible to stop! Schitt’s Creek is a warm and welcoming place; the perfect quarantine escape.
The Crown is obviously a work of fiction, but its excellent cast and superb photography (the aesthetic alone makes it worth your time) makes it feel very ‘real’. Though probably not as bingeable as the other shows mentioned here, it should absolutely be on any Anglophile’s to-watch list.
Grace & Frankie
This is my most recent find. I stumbled upon it whilst looking for something light-hearted to have on in the background when I knit. Grace & Frankie is a delightful mix of comedy, drama and women empowerment in an easy-to-watch sitcom format. Worth watching, no matter your age!
Ready, set… Binge!