Top 10 Series To Start Binging During Isolation
With all this time we’re spending at home, it’s time to tuck into some of those shows you may have been putting off. So, to help you through it all, we’ve put together a list of the most bingeable series that are available to stream right now.
Trailer Park Boys
The cult mockumentary Trailer Park Boys is set on the fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Canada, where it follows the misadventures of a group of Ricky, Bubbles and Julian. The three ex-convicts try to execute hair-brained get rich quick schemes, evading park supervisors Lahey and Randy and the authorities for a whopping 12 seasons!
There are over a dozen special episodes and movies available to stream on Netflix, meaning there’s over 110 episodes to crack on with.
The Emmy award-winning Mr Robot starring Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek plays Elliot Alderson, a cybersecurity engineer by day and hacktivist by night. After he is recruited by a shadowy anarchist group to bring down the company he is hired to protect, Elliot struggles to balance his dual life and protect the people around him.
With the show now finished after it’s fourth season, you can blitz through 45 episodes without having to be halted by cliff hangers. It’s available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video.
If you didn’t watch it the first time around, and you’ve put it off since, now is the time to find out why The Wire is regarded as one of the best TV shows ever produced. It follows the homicide and narcotics division of a Baltimore Police Force created to bring down a large drug dealing operation.
Featuring stars like Idris Elba and Dominic West across Five series, there are 60 episodes to get your teeth stuck into. The Wire is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
Whew, that’s over 150 hours of streaming so far, and we’re going to up the ante too for you hardcore bingers! We think it’s time to take a snack break and offer a discount on x takeaway.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
There’s no denying it, watching a group of drag queens do their best to create their own outfits, act, dance, singing challenges and get their claws out at each other to become the next drag superstar is pretty entertaining stuff. There’s 12 seasons that include guest celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, La Toya Jackson and Pamela Anderson.
Available on Netflix, there’s 146 episodes to binge on. It’s hard to imagine the first season only aired in 2009, it looks so dated!
It’s pretty difficult to not like The Simpsons, whether that’s for it’s loveable characters or its uncanny ability to predict the future. Over the last 30 years, Matt Groening and the team behind the animated sitcom have produced over 600 episodes!
This March, thanks to Disney’s acquisition of Fox, over 600 episodes of The Simpsons will be available to stream on new streaming service Disney+. If you were to watch the entirety of The Simpsons back to back without stopping for sleep, it would take more than 9 days to complete! As a disclaimer, we do not recommend this…
Star Trek The Next Generation & Star Trek Picard
You may have forgotten there were 178 episodes of the multiple Emmy award winning Star Trek The Next Generation, starring Sir Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard and his crew’s exploration of the Milky Way. Running from 1987 – 1994, the show was extremely popular, attracting around 30 million viewers on the series finale. Star Trek The Next Generation is available to stream on Netflix.
As a bonus, if you can’t get enough of boldly going where no one has gone before, a new sequel series which sees Sir Patrick Stewart reprise his role as Picard. Star Trek Picard, sees Picard leave his life in retirement when he is approached by a mysterious stranger. The new series has just released on Amazon Prime Video and adds another 10 episodes for you to binge!
Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends
If you were a fan of the crazy new Netflix docu-series The Tiger King, Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends series will keep you entertained for a further 17 hours. His Weird Weekends documentaries offer an inside view into the lives of some of the world’s most controversial and wackiest individuals and groups, from Black Nationalist groups to California’s swinging community.
The whole series is available on BBC iPlayer, and he spends each episode following some of the offbeat members of the American society.
Another mockumentary to get stuck into is American Vandal, which satirises the current trend of true-crime documentaries. Based on a fictional but hilarious school prank, a group of students create a documentary to try to find out who the culprit is.
Sporting two series focusing on two different cases, the first season sees the students investigate cars being vandalised with cocks. The second season follows the team as they uncover who spiked the cafeteria’s lemonade with laxatives, committed by somebody calling themselves “The Turd Burglar.”
Having a digestible 16 episodes, you could plow through this in a weekend! American Vandal is available now on Netflix.
If you didn’t watch it when it first released, it’s now time to watch Lost. If you weren’t one of the many who were entranced by Lost, it follows a group of connected strangers who survive an airplane crash on a deserted island filled with mysterious powers.
Be prepared to go through confusion, joy, disappointment and maybe yearning for more, as all 121 episodes are available on Amazon Prime Video.
That’s it, that’s your lot. Unless our maths are as poor as we think they are, that’s over 26 days worth of non-stop binging. We don’t think that this should be a challenge, but we do think this gives you an excuse to stay at home and have a big night in front of the TV!