Quarantainment: Shows To Binge-Watch During Self-Isolation
In times of crisis like this Coronavirus pandemic, where it is safe to maintain social distance, most of us (if not all) are stuck at home. Since this is the first time, we are experiencing something like this, most of us have no idea how to distract ourselves when at home. Libas Now is here to rescue you as it brings to you some quarantainment; a list of all the shows you can binge-watch these days.
A classic – that’s all we have to say. Seriously though, who doesn’t mind some great sarcasm, a good laugh and the old school romance.
- The X-Files
One of the best sci-fi shows ever made in television history. It was a show our parents grew up watching and we did too. So, if you are someone who hasn’t; go start right now and I bet you’ll switch off your laptop after the series finale.
- The Office
Do you miss being in the office? This is the show to watch, the perfect mockumentary depicting the lives of office employees, with some added office humour.
- The OC
Looking to binge-watch on some teen drama and melodrama, this one is just the right show for you. Known to be a pop-cultural phenomenon, the series includes elements of postmodernism and functions as a mixture of melodrama and comedy.
- Breaking Bad
Known to be the best TV in the history of TV shows, Breaking Bad is a show with a pretty strong fan base because it’s so badass. If you haven’t watched Breaking Bad before, which is pretty unlikely at this point, you should change that immediately. It’ll change your life. If you have, watch it again!
- Gossip Girl
A cultural phenomenon that has inspired us in some way or another over the years. Be it the fashion statements or how to keep friendships alive and everything that comes in between The storyline follows a set of privileged teenagers living on the Upper East Side of New York who can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching. “You know you love me, XoXo, Gossip Girl.”
This show is for all the action genre lovers, who want to watch a good fight by Jennifer Garner. This should be on your binge-watch list.
Another teen-drama for your list. But there is a twist in this one, a murder. Watch to know what happened and how the kids handled this.
Who doesn’t want some eye-candy during quarantine? The Winchester Brothers are not only good at solving their cases but a treat for the eyes as well. We also can’t miss their sense of humour, which is a bonus.
- Pretty Little Liars
A perfect show you can binge-watch while stuck at home. From the crazy plot twists to the perfect chemistry between its four main characters, treat yourself to a vacation (not so much) in Rosewood.
- Grey’s Anatomy
A TV show that made us want to opt for medicine at one point had to make the cut. From watching McDreamy and McSteamy enter the show and making their way into our hearts and leaving us in tears as they bid farewell, this show is an emotional roller coaster for all of us.
This British tragicomedy has won hearts of many for being innovative, hilarious and filthy (in a good way, of course). The NewYorker said, “it is an original bad girl comedy,” we know that this shouldn’t be missed.
- Diriliş: Ertuğrul
This one is for all the Turkish TV drama fans out there. The Turkish historical fiction and adventure television series garnered a huge fan base in a short period. It gives an insight into the Muslim culture and faith and all the trials Ertuğrul had to go through.
- Mr. Robot
After Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek has won our hearts and watching him play the character of a young cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night is a cherry on top. Things get spiced up when he is recruited to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. WHAT? I know right? Go watch the show to find out.
- Stranger Things
Been a fan of The X-Files? If your answer is yes, then you will definitely like this sci-fi horror drama. It is also something to keep the newer generation hooked.
- Peaky Blinders
Looking for some good 1900s fashion statements with an excellent gangster drama full of rich, interesting and diverse characters, this is the show to watch. Some urban street gang drama based in Birmingham, England.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The American police procedural comedy show has action, adventure and comedy all combined in one. We all remember the Backstreet Boys video that went viral from the show and that is probably how most of us started watching this epic show.
- Jane The Virgin
Thought your life was dramatic? Wait till you watch how Jane’s life takes an unexpected turn which follows a series of never-ending drama. At the same time, it teaches you how to love, family values and tells you it is okay to be confused sometimes.
- Gilmore Girls
A dramedy following the story of a single mother and the relationship with her teenage daughter. From their epic sense of sarcasm to their love for take-outs and coffee, we might find a Lorelai and Rory in our family as well. It’s just super cute, so go on and binge-watch the show.
- Lizzie McGuire
This Hilary Duff starrer was the IT thing back in the day. Following the daily adventures of a teenage girl whose real thoughts and emotions are expressed by her sarcastic animated alter ego. Lizzie was the go-to show for the 90s kid. From the fashion statements to making us believe being weird is totally okay, this is a must-watch for everyone.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy came out before vampires became cool. This was one of the first shows that introduced vampires to TV and even made it look super easy and a little bit of fun as well.
We are talking about the 2008 teenage drama (well, you can watch the 1990s one as well, if you want). The show revolves around wealthy students attending West Beverly Hills High School, their life during school, after they graduate and everything that follows.
- One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill, the teen drama follows the story of two half-brothers who compete for positions on their school’s basketball team and the drama that follows in their romantic lives as well.
- Full House
The American sitcom showing how a dysfunctional family works is a treat to watch. Plus, who wouldn’t want to watch the young John Stamos setting the screen on fire, while Michelle is the cutest character on the show. “You got it, dude.”
- Anne with an E
This series is based on the novel by Canadian author L.M.Montgomery and is one for all ages since the mid-twentieth century. You can always go to it, if you want to watch something light-hearted.
- Wonder World
Simon Townsend hosted this Australian children’s TV show. Some daily dose of informed entertainment for children, another TV show suitable for all ages. Don’t forget, “The world really is wonderful.”
The American fantasy sitcom is a must-watch, to give yourself a break from all the panic. From the snappy writing to the acting and unique soundtrack. This has to be on your list.
- Sabrina The Teenage Witch
What happens when a perfectly normal 16-year-old high schooler finds out that she’s a witch? Well, things go ape-shit crazy but its upto her two aunts who help Sabrina control her newly-discovered magical powers.
- The Flintstones
This Hanna-Barbera Production is another one for all ages. The show taking place in a romanticized Stone Age setting, follows the activities of the titular family and their next door neighbours. Super cute, btw.
- Spongebob Squarepants
The perfect show to keep the toddlers entertained with some energetic and optimistic vibes along with that teaching them about how friendship works.
- Sesame Street
A little education with entertainment doesn’t hurt anyone. This 1970s show taught us how cool puppetry is and this is also how we fell in love with Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Elmo. Characters forever etched in our memory.
- Mr Bean
Mr Bean was everything. Without using too many dialogues, this remained the best comedy show of all time. I guess it makes sense when people say “Actions speak louder than words.”
- Phineas and Ferb
An animated show that captures the essence of summer in all its entirety. A bright, new, sunny day, every day.
- The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
This show was everything. It had comedy, it had drama, it had teen love, some fun and everything a show needed. For those who still haven’t watched it, this is your time to catch up on the bestest show in the history of bestest shows and oh it has another season “The Suite Life on Deck” followed by a movie as well. So, go on, have some fun watching this.
- Teen Titans Go!
Are you a DC Comic fan? This animated show is the right one for you; following the lives of the superhero team and what they do when they are not fighting around trying to save the world.
- Neds DeClassified School Survival Guide
Looking for a guide to survive school? This is your show to watch. Some smart pranks, old school and so much more.
- Dragon Tales
This is for all the adventurous kids out there who go on a new adventure every time with Max and Emmy as they travel to Dragon Land by holding an enchanted dragon scale.
Want to reminisce your childhood? Pokemon is one show you don’t want to miss out on. We grew up watching the cartoons and playing the cards, so why not go back in time, because “Gotta catch ‘em all.”
- Adventure Time
Finn and Jake take you on another magical journey with them in a series of surreal adventures in order to save the princess and the world.
- Powerpuff Girls
Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice, these three girls were the epitome of coolness back in the day, for some they still are. Don’t miss out on a chance to binge-watch this uber cool show telling girls they are stronger than they think before people started talking about it.