The other day I asked what shows you’ve been watching during coronavirus lockdown or quarantine. I got a lot of responses via Instagram Story and thought it would be nice to just round them up in a place where people can easily view the entire list. There are, of course, tons of great shows out there that aren’t on this list, this list is a small representation of the shows my audience is turning to during this crisis. My audience is mostly made up of women between the ages of 25-38 located in the US….so if you share interests with that demographic this list might be particularly helpful.
To make it onto the list the show had to be recommended more than once and had to have a score of at least 6.0 on IMDB (sorry, I’m such a purist). The list below is hyperlinked, so you can click on the title to visit the show’s IMDB page to read a full synopsis and learn more about it. Most of these shows are available on various platforms, and given the fact that their availability is constantly changing and my audience is international (some things on Netflix in Europe aren’t available in the US and vice versa), it didn’t make sense to list streaming platforms.
However, I did mention if shows were a “Netflix Original”, meaning they were produced by Netflix (or in some cases picked up or acquired for international redistribution). This means that they are likely available on that platform regardless of the country you are in, but this also is not always 100% accurate. Also, some shows on the list could be available on Netflix, but aren’t an “original” so haven’t been identified. For the most part, you’ll have to Google the show you’re interested in to determine where to watch or stream it. Anyways, I hope this helps give you some suggestions for things to watch while you stay home and help flatten the curve.
60 Shows to Watch Now:
Little Fires Everywhere (7.6) – Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, “Little Fires Everywhere” follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
Grace And Frankie (8.3) Netflix Original – Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last twenty years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.
Love (7.7) Netflix Original – A program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid.
Locke & Key ( 7.4) Netflix Original – After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death.
Russian Doll (7.9) Netflix Original – A cynical young woman in New York City keeps dying and returning to the party that’s being thrown in her honor on that same evening. She tries to find a way out of this strange time loop.
Call the Midwife (8.4) – Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.
GLOW (8) Netflix Original – A look at the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform for a wrestling organization in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
Godless (8.3) Netflix Original – A feminist western: in the 1880s American West murderous outlaw gang leader Frank Griffin hunts for ex-protege Roy Goode. Frank’s chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico – a town inhabited, after a mining disaster, almost entirely by women.
Fleabag (8.7) – A comedy series adapted from the award-winning play about a young woman trying to cope with life in London whilst coming to terms with a recent tragedy.
Self Made (7.5) Netflix Original – The inspiring story of trailblazing African American entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker who built a haircare empire that made her America’s first female self-made millionaire.
Tiger King (8.0) Netflix Original – A rivalry between big cat eccentrics takes a dark turn when Joe Exotic, a controversial animal park boss, is caught in a murder-for-hire plot.
The Outsider (8.0) – Investigators are confounded over an unspeakable crime that’s been committed.
Schitt’s Creek (8.3) – When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt’s Creek.
Shtisel (8.7) – The story of a haredi family in Jerusalem. Shulem Schtisel the father of a large family is dealing with his younger son who he wants to see married soon. His daughter, Giti is dealing in secret with marital problems while his other son Zvi Arie tries to patch everything up.
The Wire (9.3) – The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.
Ozark (8.3) Netflix Original – A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.
McMillions (7.3) –A detailed account of the McDonald’s Monopoly game scam during the 1990s as told by the participants in the case, including the prizewinners and the FBI agents involved.
Casual (7.5) – A comedy series about a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living under one roof again. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating while raising her teenage daughter.
Handmaid’s Tale (8.5) – Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.
Orange Is the New Black (8.1) Netflix Original – Convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.
Band of Brothers (9.5) – The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.
Breaking Bad(9.4) – A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family’s future.
One Strange Rock (8.8) – The extraordinary story of Earth and why it is special and uniquely brimming with life among a largely unknown but harsh cosmic arena; astronauts tell the story of Earth through a unique perspective.
Hunters (7.2) – 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.
You (7.8) Netflix Original – A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.
Pandemic (6.3) Netflix Original – In this docuseries, meet the heroes on the front lines of the battle against influenza and learn about their efforts to stop the next global outbreak.
Crashing (7.7) Netflix Original – A comedy series following the lives of six 20- and 30-somethings living together as property guardians of a large, disused hospital.
Big Little Lies (8.5) – The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at a prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single-mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town.
Dark (8.7) Netflix Original – A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.
Night On Earth (8.3) Netflix Original – This nature series’ new technology lifts night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of the world’s creatures, from lions on the hunt to bats on wings.
Killing Eve (8.3) – After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked.
New Girl (7.7) – After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her – most of the time.
Chernobyl (9.4) – In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world’s worst man-made catastrophes.
The Good Place (8.2) – Four people and their otherworldly frienemy struggle in the afterlife to define what it means to be good.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (8.4) – 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.
The Crown (8.7) Netflix Original – Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.
Travelers (8.1) Netflix Original – Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into people of the 21st century, while attempting to change the path of humanity.
Santa Clarita Diet (7.8) Netflix Original – Sheila and Joel are married real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. When Sheila dies, their lives take a dark turn.