The Ultimate Guide To Binge Worthy TV While You Quarantine

April 19, 2020

The past few weeks have been like something out of a movie, to say the least.  We are all quite unsure about what the state of our economy, our health, and any other plans we had are going to be going forward.  Many of us are working from home, completely out of work, or still working and trying to find a way to deal with the glaring anxiety of what is happening.  I know personally, this has been quite the emotional roller coaster for me.  I'm blessed to have a job that allows me to work from home and a secondary job that closed down to protect us.  But the uncertainty of everything has left me with a need to disconnect.  My main source of mental relief has and always will be binging a show.  Yes, I know to some this may seem ridiculous but it has always been a great escape for me.  Whenever I've been overwhelmed, upset, or stressed I carve out some time to allow myself to get lost in someone else's world.

So as we all try to keep from going stir crazy while banding together to protect one another I wanted to share some of the shows that I've been watching to keep me entertained.  I'm still not stir crazy yet and for that, I can thank this list.

Good Girls - Netflix/ Hulu
( watch it from the beginning on Netflix and the new seasons on Hulu)

This show is actually currently on NBC but if you have never seen it you will definitely want to go back to season 1 on Netflix and watch it.  If you like shows with a solid and captivating storyline that will also keep you doubled over laughing this one is right up your alley.  When I first saw it on Netflix I thought it was a movie so I ignored it for at least a year until I randomly discovered it was a show.  You would be surprised how many people thought the same thing, and I know some of you are reading this and I just rocked your world with this new information.  

The plot centers around 3 suburban moms with their own individual financial struggles who decide the best way to fix their issues is to rob a grocery store.  This one act leads them down a road full of HOT mess that will keep you on the edge of your seat for all 3 seasons.   

My boyfriend is not one to take any of my show recommendations because he is quite stubborn ( I'm still trying to get him to tune into the genius that is Game of Thrones) but he secretly watched this one behind my back and was instantly hooked.  If you don't take my word for it take his, it's an absolute winner.

Desperate Housewives- Hulu

Now this one is a super oldie.  Like extremely old so you may be wondering why I'm including this.  You may even have already watched it back in 2008 when it was on TV, I absolutely did. The great thing is if you have a memory like mine you won't remember a single thing that happened.  I was OBSESSED  with this show. So much so that back in 2008 I even had The Sims desperate housewives edition, yea it was that serious.  Which is why I was surprised I didn't remember a single plotline from the entire show.  It was truly like watching a brand new show and the only thing that I do remember is how addictive it was, and that feeling still remains.  The best part is it has about 8 seasons so there's plenty of content to get you through the however many weeks we will be on lock down.

Stranger Things- Netflix

I am absolutely not a SciFi girl so this one is even surprising for me, but I can't deny this is a great show.  One of my old managers at H&M used to beg me to give it a try and I would always tell him not a chance in hell.  Welp, I can admit when I'm wrong and I was very very very wrong my friends.  This show is funny, exciting, and will have you on the edge of your seat every single episode.  It focuses on a group of kids who singlehandedly save the world while keeping you laughing and nervous the entire time.  It's a great watch and will definitely take your mind off of what's going on right now.

Greys Anatomy- Netflix/ Hulu

Now this one right HERE!!!! This one is hands down my favorite show of all time.  I'm just going to assume 90% of the free world has already consumed this amazing piece of art, but in the slight chance that you haven't stop whatever your doing now ( which in this time I'm going to imagine isn't much) and go start season one.  You can find it on Netflix and you need to get into it as soon as humanly possible.  If you're familiar with my good good sis Shonda Rhimes then you should already know that this is an amazing piece of programming.  This is Shonda's breakthrough show, and it's got so many seasons at this point I can't even tell you where they are at.  I have personally gone through all of Grey's anatomy at least 4 times and will likely watch it again during this break.
No TV romance has every compared to Der and Mer so do yourself a favor and add this to your list.

Working Moms- Netflix

A great plot and non stop laughs.  I'm not a mom, but I felt every bit of this show.  This show surrounds a group of mothers trying to navigate life while balancing being successful working women, wives, and mothers.  Needless to say they damn sure don't succeed at all of those things.  They fall hilariously short in at least one area in every episode.  This is a pretty quick watch so you could probably knock it out in a few days.

Grace and Frankie- Netflix

If you follow me on Instagram ( which you should be doing so go ahead and click and follow @guiltyofglitz_) then you already know that I love Grace and Frankie.  If you loved Golden Girls back in the day, then you will love this show.  It follows two older women who are recently divorced and end up deciding to live together and become best friends.  Grace is a very uppity rich woman and Frankie is pretty much a hippie so as you can imagine they clash constantly.  So watching them try to navigate their own lives and survive under one roof is pretty hilarious.  I won't even get started on their kids and ex-husbands.   I cannot say ENOUGH good things about this show.  In my personal opinion, it's one of Netflix's best original series and I hope it doesn't go anywhere anytime soon.

The Morning Show- Apple Tv +

Now, this one completely caught me by surprise.  I found this show a few months ago when my godson was playing with the Apple Tv remote, and I thought it was an actual morning show.  When I saw Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon I was even more confused.  Since I've run through every single show like a damn marathon I decided I might as well circle back and give this one a try.  Needless to say, it was fantastic.  It has a lot of big hitters in Hollywood, and the plot grabs you from the very beginning.  It's very obvious that this story centers on the Matt Lauer scandal with ABC.  It is only available on Apple TV+ but you can get a free week's subscription to watch this show.  I watched it in 2 days so one week is more than enough time, its only 10 episodes, and let's be serious what you got to do instead lol.

Little Fires Everywhere- HULU

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington wrapped up in massive lies and deceit.   Do I really need to expound any further!  This show is based on the best selling novel and although I have not read the book ( which I wish I did because I am a stickler for reading a book prior to watching the TV or film adaptation) it has my full attention.  The only complaint that I have is why are we releasing the episodes every Wednesday.  HULU stop playing with us! We are locked in the house for the unforeseeable future can we just get all the episodes PLEASE!

Honorable Mentions

And now for a list of shows that deserve very much to be on this list but my fingers grew tired of typing and the Dnice Quarantine concert featuring Issa Ray was starting up soon. So let's Go:
  • Insecure (HBO)-  Speaking of Issa, literally the most relatable comedy I've ever seen about a young black woman trying to navigate dating in your 30's.  Honestly one of my favorite shows, and I've never related to a character more.
  • Euphoria (HBO)-  I'll just say Zendaya DID THAT!!!
  • YOU (Netflix)- Insanely creepy, yet captivating show about a hot Pierce Badgley being a weird creepy stalker
  • Love is Blind( Netflix)- A reality show that tests the theory that people can fall in love without ever seeing one another.  Also, get ready to want to punch Jessica in her face every episode.
  • This is Us (Hulu/ NBC)- Do not watch this without a pack of tissues readily available.  It pretty much gets a tear from me every episode.  But if you want your heart to melt all over the place give it a watch and get into Randall and Beth.  
  • 90 Day Fiance- BAAABBBYYYY this will take you through the whole damn quarantine.  I don't think I've ever laughed this much at a reality show or been in such shock in how naive people can be.  But if you want something a little less serious that is FUNTY!!!! BABY this is 110% for you.  If you really want to test it out I would say start with " 90 day fiance: Before the 90 days" Season 4.  I promise after that you will swan dive into the rabbit hole.
So since we all have PLENTY of time why not use whatever time you're not working and unwind with one of the shows on this list.  If you watch any of them it drop me a comment or comment on Instagram and let me know, or leave any suggestions of shows you have below so I can have something new to watch during this quarantine as well.

Happy Binging Guys,

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