Ten Binge-Worthy Shows to Watch While You Practice Social-Distancing

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It’s no surprise that the world is in one of the worst situations that it could possibly be in. As I was walking through the streets of San Francisco before writing this article, fear and desperation could be felt in the air. What were once buys streets are now very reminiscent of ghost towns. With a major percentage of the U.S. population taking precautions and staying home during this COVID-19 pandemic, I can imagine that people would very quickly run out of things to do. Given that there’s finally time to watch some binge-worthy shows, I felt the need to provide some recommendations on what shows to watch.

Compiling this list was a lot more difficult than I expected. I didn’t want to include shows that would automatically increase people’s worry but I also didn’t want to include shows that would lose their interest immediately. With the age of streaming websites being more prominent than ever, find the correct balance of shows was something I knew I could do. I chose to include sitcoms, police procedurals, medical dramas, and action shows. All of these binge-worthy shows that have gotten me through several situations and ones that I wholeheartedly recommend.

Lucifer

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Stars: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Rachael Harris, D.B. Woodside, and Aimee Garcia.

Lucifer Morningstar has decided he’s had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles – the City of Angels.

Episode Highlight: “Take Me Back to Hell”

Lucifer is streaming on Netflix. Season five is set to premiere later on in 2020.

Grey’s Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy - binge-worthy shows

Stars: Ensemble cast that includes Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, and James Pickens Jr.

A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Episode Highlight: “White Wedding”

Grey’s Anatomy is streaming on Netflix. Season sixteen is currently airing on the ABC network.

Hunters

The Hunters - binge-worthy shows

Stars: Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Saul Rubinek, Carol Kane, Josh Radnor, Tiffany Boone, Louis Ozawa, and Kate Mulvany.

In 1977, in New York City, a troubled young Jewish man bent on revenge is taken in by a secret group of Nazi hunters fighting a clandestine war against the cabal of high-ranking Nazi officials in hiding who work to create the Fourth Reich.

Episode Highlight: “Shalom Motherf***er”

Hunters is streaming on Amazon Prime.

Happy Endings

Happy Endings - binge-worthy shows

Stars:  Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans Jr., and Casey Wilson.

This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together.

Episode Highlight: “Baby Steps”

Happy Endings is streaming on Hulu.

Wynonna Earp

Wynonna Earp

Stars: Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, and Dominique Provost-Chalkley.

Following Wyatt Earp’s great great-granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. With her unique abilities and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she’s the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice.

Episode Highlight: “She Wouldn’t Be Gone”

Wynonna Earp is streaming on Netflix.

Toast of London

Toast of London - binge-worthy shows

Cast: Matt Berry, Shazad Latif, and Robert Bathurst.

Steven Toast, an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past, spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it.

Episode Highlight: “Hamm on Toast”

Toast of London is streaming on Netflix.

 Superstore

Superstore

Stars: America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, and Lauren Ash.

The show follows a group of employees at a big box store as they navigate through their daily lives.

Episode Highlight: “Tornado”

Superstore is streaming on Hulu.

Catastrophe

Castrophe

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Bonnar.

American boy Rob gets Irish girl Sharon pregnant while they hook up for a week while on a business trip to London.

Episode Highlight: “Episode Six”

Catastrophe is streaming on Amazon Prime.

What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows

Stars: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, and Natasia Demetriou.

A look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires, who’ve lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island.

Episode Highlight: “The Trial”

What We Do in the Shadows is streaming on Hulu.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Cast: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, and Andre Braugher.

Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Episode Highlight: “DWF”

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is streaming on Hulu.


I can’t guess as to how long this situation will be going on but watching a few of these binge-worthy shows will help the time pass by. Some of these shows have much longer seasons while the others are rather shorter. There’s a variety of content to choose from when selecting one of these binge-worthy shows. I hope that these shows offer some sort of comfort during these trying times, or at least sever as a distraction from everything that’s going on.