17 Shows To Binge-Watch When At Home

    While going out for a movie or live gig isn't an option during this COVID-19 lockdown, thanks to the internet, we still have a ton of entertainment options to turn to. Here's a list of 17 TV shows to binge-watch while you stay home and stay safe. Have some you'd like to recommend? Let us know in the comments! 

    The Crown

    The popular Netflix show revolves around the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, her tumultuous relationship with her husband and sister and the monarchy. With heaps of historical drama, brilliantly shot scenes and a gripping storyline, spend your days inside with this show and some wine. It has hour-long episodes, with 10 in each season, and season three has got rave reviews.

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Okay, there’s no way you won’t enjoy this show. It’s funny, packed with great actors and the characters are hilarious. Meet the 99th precinct of Brooklyn with its eccentric mix of detectives. With its funny set of crimes, their relationships with each other and subtle humour, this show is winning our hearts.

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Rick And Morty

    It’s animated, it’s inappropriate, and it’s hilarious. Rick and Morty is a fun show to watch when you’re not sober. Rick, a crazy scientist goes on inter-dimensional adventures with his grandson, Morty. Split between their adventures and domestic life, the duo have some wacky adventures. They leave you cringing, they leave you in splits.

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Black Mirror

    Easily one of the craziest shows we’ve come across, sci-fi fans will love this (if they haven’t already seen it). Each episode is different, with dark themes that explore the consequences of technology on modern society. Set in alternative presents or future, the show is a satire on our dependence on technology.

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Ozark

    Ozark is about a financial advisor who makes his family move from Chicago to Missouri, because of a money-laundering scheme gone wrong. He has to set up a bigger operation to make amends with a Mexican drug-lord but gets caught up with local criminals. Through the episodes, the plot keeps thickening and the show keeps becoming more thrilling and gripping.

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Altered Carbon

    This show is the craziest futuristic sci-fi we’ve seen. It’s almost like it’s an alternative reality. It’s about a man who has been reborn into a new body after 250 years, and discovers that he has been purposely resurrected to help a multi-millionare titan solve his own murder. As the episodes progress, and the plot keeps getting complex, it becomes increasingly thrilling and tough to stop watching. Total binge-watch material, we say!

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Chef's Table

    If you’re a foodie who loves watching and learning about creating innovative dishes, then this show is a must-watch for you. We say you watch the show not only to see how beautifully they create dishes from scratch, redefining the standards of gourmet dishes and desserts but also for the amazing cinematography and presentation, which will leave you awe-inspired.

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Vikings

    If you like Game of Thrones, you will love this show. Vikings is the story of a legendary Viking warrior, who travels to different countries and conquers them. As the story develops, we see the journey of an ordinary farmer, how he challenges the notions of the society and goes on to become a king, who is worshiped by the commons. This show is a must-watch for history and mythology buffs, as it delves into a comparison between the old Gods like Thor and Freya, and the new Gods like Jesus Christ.

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Mindhunter

    Based on the true-crime book Mindhunter, this psychological thriller dealing with the criminal psyche will keep you on your bed's edge. It follows two FBI agents as they make their way around America and deal with a new kind of killer whom they eventually profile as 'serial-killer'. Crime fans shouldn't miss out on this one. 

    Where to watch:  Netflix

    The Family Man

    This action-drama series on Amazon Prime stars Manoj Bajpayee as an officer of the NIA and is packed with political satire, family drama, and a slew of amazing performances. It's fast-paced, gripping, and a superb display of director duo, Raj and DK's talent.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime

    The Office

    A re-run for the nth time? Sure! Spend your days inside with a healthy dose of laughter and people who haven't watched The Office yet, now is the time. You won't regret it.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    A fantastic comedy-period drama with 57 awards and a ton of nominations in its kitty, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel follows a New York housewife's journey into the world of stand-up comedy and has some top-notch performances from Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein. It provides an interesting snapshot of the 1950's American society and culture.

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime

    Big Little Lies

    Another mystery drama to keep you hooked, this one is based on a novel of the same name and boasts an all-star cast comprising Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, and Meryl Streep. Watching Big Little Lies is pure joy. We aren't lying.

    Where to watch: Hotstar

    How To Get Away With Murder

    If you consume legal dramas like M&M's, then How To Get Away With Murder is the perfect show for you. Starring Viola Davis as a criminal defence lawyer and professor, the show is a thrilling watch and might just make you skip work. Again!

    Where to watch:  Netflix

    BoJack Horseman

    This adult, animated comedy series has consistently ranked on top in the 'best-animated series of all time' list and gives a satirical and realistic take on the entertainment industry, depression, racism, sexism, and sexuality. You'll just whiz through the episodes. It is that good!

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Breaking Bad

    Drugs, money, family, and choices - Breaking Bad is a drama series like no other. It follows the life of Walter White, a high-school chemistry teacher who turns to drug making when he is diagnosed with terminal cancer and how a series of choices lead to unintended consequences. Exceptional acting, superb writing, unique direction, and a marvellous background score come together seamlessly to make this one of the best TV shows of all time.

    Where to watch: Netflix

    The Simpsons

    With 30 seasons of mad fun and Season 31 in progress, The Simpsons is binge-worthy MAX! We love the show for its satirical take on pop culture, society, working-class life, and the general human condition and the humour is outstanding every time. It'll make you think and it'll make you laugh. What are you waiting for? You've got a lot to cover.

    Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar