To maintain one’s sanity, one has to binge watch there is no question about it. It is a terrible time! It is a time of isolation and mandatory self-quarantine. Schools, museums, movie theaters, bars, restaurants: all closed. So you’re home, and you need a distraction. Here are a few of my favorite shows to binge watch.
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- The 50 best TV shows on Watson Streaming TV.
- The 50 best movies and TV shows on Disney
- The 50 best movies (and shows) to stream on HBO.
- Or, if you’re looking to do some deep bingeing on some classic shows you’ve always meant to watch, look up 20 best TV dramas since “The wire.” (But also, maybe watch “The wire.”)
When it comes to cranking out prestige television that also happens to be must-watch, it’s hard to find anyone doing it more seamlessly than HBO. A lot of people caught onto that when Game of Thrones became the biggest TV show of its era, but the thing is, HBO has been doing this for a while. If you aren’t well versed on everything HBO has to offer, then Tony Soprano and Carrie Bradshaw have a few things to say to you. But which HBO series is best? That’s a tough question for a lot of reasons.
In the past year alone, we’ve seen behemoths drop (sorry, Big Little Lies, but that second season was garbage), while other shows like Watchmen and Euphoria have set a standard for a new kind of television. They also featured a lot of penises. But which one reigns most supreme? We tried to whittle it down to 25, and even still, we know that you’re going to have some Capital O opinions, so settle in.
No one wants Westworld to be on this list more than Westworld. At times, the show is so obtuse in how badly it wants to be the smartest show on television that it’s a turn off. But when Westworld turns out a solid episode, it’s one of the best on television. Also kudos to developing a cast led by such strong actresses.
Insecure is phenomenal. The Issa Rae-creation deserves more love than it gets, and it provides a lens that we haven’t seen much in the television landscape: a comedic look inside the life of two black women trying to find success after college through the complications of being in their 20s.
At the top of every HBO list is one of the culprits: The Sopranos or The Wire. While The Leftovers may have edged out The Sopranos, it’s just impossible to beat The Wire: a show that captures the gravity of the Baltimore narcotics scene in a way that is hard to describe. The Wire isn’t just the top of the HBO list, but maybe all TV series lists.
Watchmen changed the television landscape in late 2019. Combining the talents of Damon Lindelof and Regina King, expectations were high for the miniseries. Watchmen surpassed them. Skewering conversations on race and LGBTQ people, the television adaptation of the graphic novel eclipsed the fanfare of the first film and left viewers hungry for more. In a rare move, Lindelof bowed out, leaving us with only one iconic season, but damn if it wasn’t great television.
What are your favorite show to binge watch during the covid19 lock down?