So a lot of us are spending a lot of time at home right now. COVID-19 has got us locked up safely in our homes. So why not dedicate some of this time to finally getting round to those TV box-sets on Netflix you’ve said you’ve always wanted to watch.
Here’s 12 Netflix binge worthy shows to get you through quarantine.
Breaking Bad is arguably one of the best TV shows of all time – so why not put it in the number one position. A terminally ill chemistry teacher (Bryan Crasnton) makes an unlikely friendship with a former student (Aaron Paul) to make crystal meth in order to secure his family’s future. The series has since been followed up with the spin-off show, Better Call Saul, starring Bob Odenkirk which has received similar praise to the main show. If you want even more Breaking Bad action, show-runner Vince Gilligan blessed us with a follow-up movie called El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. More Breaking Bad than you could shake a stick at.
Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/70143836
From one dodgy dad to another. Ozark follows the life of a financial adviser who drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million to appease a drug boss. Starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Sofia Hublitz, this dark, ominous crime drama is perfect for keeping you guessing throughout quarantine.
Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80117552
Creators Dan Goor and Michael Schur are prolific writers within the american comedy scene. Between them they are responsible for The Office (U.S.), The Good Place and Parks and Recreation. They teamed up together to create Brooklyn Nine-Nine which may be their most successful sitcom to date. The show follows Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature, but talented NYPD detective and his wacky bunch of workmates. This show is perfect to keep morale high in the house.
Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/70281562
The second season just made its way to Netflix so now would be the perfect time to escape to this future world where human bodies are interchangeable and death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the last surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors and he must solve a murder for the chance to live again.
Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80097140
Currently in the top 10 trending list on Netflix, this original series follows Adam Price who becomes entangled in a mystery as he desperately searches for answers after a stranger makes a shocking claim about his wife. Starring Richard Armitage, Siobhan Finneran, Jennifer Saunders, this suspenseful crime drama will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81001209
I Am Not Okay With This
This brand new series on Netflix may have flown under the radar for some viewers but it definitely deserves your attention. Starting Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff who both had standout performances in the 2017 remake of Stephen King’s It. Angsty Syd (Lillis) navigates high school awkwardness, family drama and unrequited crush on her best friend while trying to rein in her budding superpowers.
Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80244781
This quirky sitcom has been making noise on Netflix recently. Starring Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick and The Inbetweeners’ James Buckly and Joe Thomas there’s no surprise that this show is absolutely hilarious. Set in 1980s Essex, cocky salesman Vincant Swan and his unscrupulous team will do anything to get the sale – including throwing honesty out the window.
Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80191680
Possibly Netflix’s biggest hit since Stranger Things, Sex Education follows socially awkward high school student Otis who uses the knowledge learnt from his sex theorpist mother to elevate his social status at high school. This fresh show is timeless, sending everybody into a nostalgic haze.
Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80197526
Orange Is the New Black
This show made noise in 2013 when it launched onto Netflix and has only gotten more popular over time. Starring Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew and Laura Prepon, a privileged New Yorker ends up in a women’s prison when a past crime catches up with her. There’s 7 seasons ready to watch on Netflix – just in case we’re stuck indoors for awhile.
Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/70242311
The Good Place
Michael Schur makes his mark on this list once more with his much beloved reality bending sitcom starring Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper and Jameela Jamil. When Eleanor dies and winds up in an afterlife paradise reserved for only the most ethical people, she realises she’s been mistaken for somebody else. This cheesy, feelgood sitcom undoubtedly put you in a great mood.
Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80113701
This classic show starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and Vincent Kartheiser first aired in 2007 and the whole thing is on Netflix, so why not relive it? Set in 1960s New York City, this award-winning series takes a peek inside an ad agency during an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure.
Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/70136135
Got a Game Of Thrones shaped hole in your life? Well what if I told you there’s another show full of dragons, magic and mindless violence? The show follows Geralt (Henry Cavil), a witcher who struggles to find his place in a world in which people often prove more wicked than beasts. The show showcases amazing dialogue, phenomenal acting, and the best use of onscreen magic that I’ve ever seen.
Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80189685