Self-isolation equals more time to binge-watch TV! Pop some popcorn and start streaming these must-watch series
By Chelsie Dzbanski
This History Channel series explores the brutal and eventful life of Ragnar Lothbrok, an infamous Viking warrior and farmer. Ragnar takes viewers on a wild, grueling adventure through his raids and journeys to discover new, “unknown” worlds and defend his country to the death. Watch as history unfolds right before your eyes over five seasons.
Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes and Google Play
Good news, Westworld fans: Season three is now available as of March 16! We recommend you indulge in this drama-mystery series, which takes place in a futuristic theme park modeled after the Wild West. Designed for rich vacationers who are looking to escape reality and live out their fantasies, Westworld takes viewers on a crazy ride after the robotic “hosts” go off script and “live” by their own rules.
Available on Hulu, HBO Now, Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube and Google Play
Little Fires Everywhere
One of the newest shows to hit our streaming airwaves is Little Fires Everywhere, an American drama miniseries based on Celeste Ng’s bestselling 2017 novel. This eight-episode series starring Reese Whiterspoon and Kerry Washington follows the intertwined fates of the seemingly cookie cutter Richardson family and a mother-daughter duo who inevitably upend their lives. Three episodes have already been released; tune in every Wednesday to catch up on the latest episode.
Available on Hulu
Taking place more than 300 years in the future, Altered Carbon depicts a society where consciousnesses is digitized, human bodies are interchangable and death is no longer permanent. This futuristic, sci-fi series dives into the life of Takeshi Kovacs, a prisoner who returns to life in a new body and must solve a murder to secure his freedom.
Available on Netflix
Outlander traces the life of a married British combat nurse in World War II who is mysteriously swept back in time to the year 1743 in Scotland, where she falls in love with a Scottish warrior. Over five seasons, watch as Clare Randall is caught between two worlds and two romances as her life mysteriously unfolds.
Available on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Starz and Sling TV
Years into the future, a virus has decimated humankind (um…) and those who survived are now blind. This sci-fi drama depicts a world where society has to find new ways to interact, live and survive. Jason Mamoa stars as the father of twins who are born with the mythic gift of sight, and the show follows their journey as they discover the reasons behind their ability to see.
Available on Apple TV
The West Wing
Looking for some juicy fictional political drama to drown out the real-world chaos? The West Wing dives into the epic triumphs, failures and scandals of the White House senior staff as their personal lives get tangled up in their professional duties. Watch as Democratic President Josiah “Jed” Bartlet races to succeed as the leader of the free world over seven jam-packed seasons.
Available on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu
The Morning Show
If you live for your daily dose of a.m. TV, The Morning Show on Apple TV is a must-watch. The one-season drama series gives an inside look at the lives and challenges of the people who work on morning television shows. With an all-star cast including Jennifer Anistons, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and many more, The Morning Show will not disappoint.
Available on Apple TV
Game of Thrones
If you never jumped on the Game of Thrones bandwagon way back when, now is the perfect time! With eight fantastical seasons packed full of action, romance, betrayal, dragons and more (ahem, blood), you won’t be able to stop the binge once it starts. (Also, you’ll finally be able to understand why a Starbucks cup was the most controversial thing to happen to all of 2019.)
Available on Hulu, HBO Now, YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play
Set in New York City circa 1977, Hunters follows a young Jewish man and a group of secret Nazi hunters as they fight an underground war against a high-ranking Nazi officials conspiring to create a Fourth Reich. Starring Al Pacino, this drama-and-mystery-filled series debuted earlier this year, leaving us with only one, very bingeable season that will leave you wanting more.
Available on Amazon Prime
Set in Birmingham, England in 1919, this crime-drama series centers on the Shelby family, aka the epic gangsters that make up the “Peaky Blinders.” (They’re notorious for sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps.) Main character Thomas Shelby, the gang’s fierce boss, takes his ambitions beyond just running the streets of Birmingham as the series unfolds over five monumental seasons.
Available on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu
If you dig The Bachelor, then you’re going to love Unreal. In this scripted series, go behind the scenes of fictional dating show “Everlasting,” where there seems to be more drama going on behind the camera than in front of it. Unreal follows young producer Rachel as she’s pressured by her executive producer, Quinn, to get dramatic and outrageous footage for the show. Get ready for tons of manipulation, juicy relationship drama and, of course tears — lots of them.
Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu
Schitt’s Creek follows the series of unfortunate and comical events after a wealthy couple suddenly finds themselves completely broke. Former video store magnate Johnny and his soap opera star wife Moira move their family to a small town called Schitt’s Creek, which they bought years prior as a joke. The sitcom showcases the trials, tribulations and downright hilarious situations that the Rose family experiences while adjusting to their new, less fortunate life.
Available on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime and fuboTV
Love is Blind
It’s safe to say Love is Blind is the best thing to happen to 2020 thus far. (Though let’s be honest, the bar is pretty low.) In this new reality series, watch as singles try to match and fall in love — without ever seeing each other face to face. What will win: emotional connection or physical attraction? Tune in to find out!
Available on Netflix
Binge-Worthy No Brainers!
With 15 seasons, you’ll be scrubbing in for weeks to come.
Available on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime and Philo
Does this one even need an explanation? Get your laugh on with all nine seasons.
Available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Philo and fuboTV
Sex in the City
Live vicariously through Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda’s wild New York City escapades.
Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Now, YouTube and Google Play
90 Day Fiancé
Watch as long-distance, international couples experience living together in the States for the first time while deciding if they should get married or not — and they only have 90 days to decide. Seven seasons of this drama-filled reality show will keep you occupied for days on end.
Available on Hulu, Sling TV, YouTube, Philo and fuboTV