It’s probable, if not likely, that you’ve been told to sit at home wherever you are right now. It’s the best thing to do for the welfare of innocent people all over the planet. However, it’s still extremely dull – and if you have internet connectivity, catching up with the countless TV shows you’ve skipped over the years is definitely one productive way to pass the time.
You should check out our best Netflix shows and best Netflix UK shows lists for hard reviews on the best shows the service has to deliver. We’ve attempted to provide a variety of shows that can be played in the background as you do other things at home, as well as a few more serious shows that can provide some genuine escapism if you give them your full attention.
American Vandal is a long-canceled Netflix treat that is a spoof of true-crime series like Making a Murderer, but both seasons are entirely self-contained mysteries. A pupil is expelled from high school after spray-painting penises on any single teacher’s vehicle in the first season. All of whom are students at the same high school, a collective of aspiring filmmakers, work to prove his innocence.
The show’s creativity grows in the second season, with the same aspiring filmmakers from season one attempting to solve the case of who induced a ‘brownout’ at another high school: that is, the mass drugging of everyone in the school so that everyone drained their bowels at the same time.
It sounds absurd, but it’s not played for fun, and the question of what happened is resolved adequately. Even if there will never be a third season, this is the finest program for teens today.
You’ve most likely heard of A Good Place. The show’s four-season NBC run is now complete, with three seasons available on Netflix US and all four available on Netflix UK. The principle is straightforward: Eleanor Shellstrop is sent to The Good Place (heaven), but she realizes she’s a jerk who doesn’t belong there. But, what comes next?
The show peaks in its first season when it comes to storytelling and cliffhangers. Still, the scriptwriting is so solid that subsequent seasons never stop entertaining, except when the plot starts to run out of steam.
Better Call Saul is a Breaking Bad prequel series that tells the tale of another hardworking man who transforms into a life of crime.
Better Call Saul, on the other hand, keeps its emphasis on the slow but sure transformation of one guy and the powers that drive him to where he goes and is potentially more entertaining as a result while Breaking Bad eventually got bogged down in the larger crime story it sought to tell. It also doesn’t matter that Bob Odenkirk, who plays Jimmy McGill (or, without giving too much away, the titular Saul), is one of the finest actors working today.
The first four seasons are available on Netflix in the United States. At the same time, Netflix in the United Kingdom has every season of the show, with new season 5 being released every week.
Will you like to spend a few hours watching groups of people make some very ambitious cakes in the hopes of earning $10,000? Sugar Rush is available on Netflix. Candace Nelson and Adriano Zumbo, the judges, give their verdict on each production, and the cakes get extraordinarily ambitious here. If you like, play it in the background and pay attention as it seems like a cake will tip over. There are two breezy seasons to watch on Netflix, hosted by handsome internet boy Hunter March.
How about any truthful material that doesn’t put the brain to the test? The Toys That Made Us is an informative yet entertaining docuseries about the major toy sensations of the past. The first series tells the tale of Star Wars, where the merchandising rights have a truly interesting background. The most recent third season actually gets around to the Ninja Turtles craze.
This offbeat comedy special riffs on the 1980s and 1990s kids’ programs, with comic John Mulaney hosting among a slew of tv kids (some of which are very likable). It has some hit-or-miss jokes, but it’s worth sticking with for Jake Gyllenhaal’s late appearance as a character named ‘The Music Guy.’ If you work from home, this is perfect background music.
When is it not enough to binge-watch 10 episodes of The Office? You’ve already seen it before, so this is the final year to watch the cheerier NBC edition of the British original before the rights are acquired by NBC subscription service Peacock. Following a rocky first season, the show is brilliant until the eighth season. It begins to slip into the pit of more hackneyed sitcoms. But that’s already more than 100 amazing series.
Unfortunately, UK readers will need to get Amazon Prime Video for this one, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the fantastic classic sitcoms you’ll find on there. Streaming options for Community and Parks and Recreation are also open.
Welcome to the bottom of the chart, where we’ve slipped in a pair of darker entries for comparison! Be that you’re in the right frame of mind for these.
Have you never seen anime before, or have you ever seen a few episodes? You’ve most likely heard of this program. It’s famous enough that, like Cowboy Bebop, it’s definitely been listed in something you’ve read over the years. Fundamentally, it’s a show about adolescents pushing large robots. Still, it evolves into something stranger and more horrifying throughout its life, bolstered with religious images.
We don’t recommend watching too many episodes at once, however, because this show is exhausting, particularly towards the end. Both the series and the final film, End of Evangelion, are available on Netflix. Check out our list of the best anime to watch online, which includes this film.
Is watching a bleak dystopian sci-fi anthology show as things are as they are a touch on the nose? Maybe. Because of this, you may want to miss the episode Fifteen Million Merits. However, watching fiction that you associate with can be a source of relaxation as well.
Black Mirror transitioned from a predominantly British-focused series of technology-gone-wrong tales to a more multicultural show in its Netflix years in its first two seasons. What are our favorite episodes? The Whole History of You, Shut Up, and Dance, White Christmas, USS Callister, and San Junipero are included.
If you aren’t even a fan of Andy Samberg (shame on you), Brooklyn Nine-Nine will convert you. That’s not to say he’s the only attraction in this comedy cop show; the super-childish detective he plays is still at the center of proceedings, but each of the nutjobs with whom he shares a precinct has their own funny quirks, not least the seemingly boring and bland Captain Holt.
It’s all as silly and juvenile as it is, and that’s cool with us. This is the one show that can get you binge-watching even though you are tired or in a bad mood. A show that puts a smile on your face(not like the Joker)