20+ Things to Watch While You #StayHome

Bingeworthy TV Shows

Happy Endings

3 seasons, 57 episodes, 22 minutes per


This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together (IMDb).


I started this in the middle of the first season after hearing it playing in the background. It was so hilarious, it drew me in immediately. If you like wacky sitcom antics, Happy Endings is for you.


Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Hulu (all episodes available), Amazon Prime ($14.99 per season)


Related shows: Friends, Seinfeld

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

7+ seasons, 144 episodes, 22 minutes per


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 (IMDb).


Nothing much I can say here. The Nine-Nine speaks for itself.


Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Hulu (all episodes available), Amazon Prime ($19.99 per season)


Related shows: The Rookie

The Voice

18+ seasons, 448 episodes, 1 hour per


Four famous musicians search for the best voices in America and will mentor these singers to become artists. America will decide which singer will be worthy of the grand prize (IMDb).

If you're like me and grew up watching American Idol, maybe even dressed as Kelly Clarkson one Halloween, then you'll love The Voice. It's got all the glitz and glamour of American Idol without the ruthless judges and bullying.


Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Hulu (one season available)


Related shows: American Idol, The Masked Singer

The Orville

3 seasons, 37 episodes, 44 minutes per


An exploratory ship from Earth faces intergalactic challenges 400 years in the future (IMDb).


That IMDb description doesn't do this series justice. With the science-fiction elements of Star Trek plus the quick wit of Seth McFarlane, this show will keep you entertained for sure.

Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Hulu (all episodes available), Amazon Prime ($19.99 per season, one season available)


Related shows: Star Trek, Family Guy, American Dad

The Good Place

4 seasons, 50 episodes, 22 minutes per


Four people and their otherworldly frienemy struggle in the afterlife to define what it means to be good (IMDb).


I started watching this on a whim while working one day. And I couldn't stop. I watched the whole series in a few days. The twists and turns will keep you guessing.


Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Hulu (one season available), Amazon Prime ($24.99 per season, all episodes available)


Related shows: Supernatural

Frasier

11 seasons, 263 episodes, 22 minutes per


Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist (IMDb).


What can I say about Frasier that hasn't already been said? No, really. This show, its writing and character development is top-notch. Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce are two of the best on-screen brothers I've watched in some time.


Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Hulu (all episodes available), Amazon Prime ($14.99 per season, all episodes available)


Related shows: Cheers, Wings

The Great British Baking Show

11 seasons, 132 episodes, 1 hour per


Bakers attempt three challenges each week trying to impress the judges enough to go through to the next round and eventually are crowned Britain's best amateur baker (IMDb).


I'm watching The Great British Baking Show as I write this blog post. It's just absolutely scrummy.


Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Netflix (all episodes available)


Related shows: Nailed It!

Hell's Kitchen

19+ seasons, 296 episodes, 42 minutes per


World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking challenges and dinner services at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen" (IMDb).


The reason why I chose Hell's Kitchen is because there are a lifetime of episodes for you to watch, the drama is palpable, and watching talented people do their thing is one of my favorite reality show content.


Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Hulu (9 seasons available), Amazon Prime (17 seasons available)


Related shows: Master Chef

Angie Tribeca

4 seasons, 40 episodes, 30 minutes per


Lone-wolf detective Angie Tribeca and a squad of committed LAPD detectives investigate the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides (IMDb).


I love me some "Don't call me Shirley" humor. Modeled after Police Squad, this modern take on a slapstick cop buddy comedy succeeds in sending my sides into orbit.


Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Hulu (all episodes available), Amazon Prime ($19.99 per season, all episodes available)


Related shows: Police Squad

Jeopardy

36 seasons, 8,130 episodes, 30 minutes per


A returning champion and two challengers test their buzzer skills and their knowledge in a wide range of academic and popular categories (IMDb).


Who doesn't love Alex Trebek? And who doesn't love a bit of trivia for the brain? Jeopardy is the perfect binge for this quarantine. And it'll keep you guessing!


Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Hulu (13 seasons available), Netflix (3 seasons available)


Related shows: Cash Cab

TV Shows to Keep Up with

Locke & Key

1+ season, 10 episodes, 48 minutes per


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 (IMDb).


With its humble beginnings as a comic book, this visually-striking show reeled me in from episode 1.


Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Netflix (all episodes available)


Related shows: Supernatural

LEGO Masters

1+ season, 10 episodes, 44 minutes per


LEGO enthusiasts participate in a series of competitions that begin with a single LEGO brick and concludes with inspiring, complex constructions (IMDb).


I love watching talented people build amazing creations. And Will Arnett is great as the host.


Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Hulu (all episodes available), Amazon Prime ($19.99 per season, all episodes available), Fox (all episodes available with Fox subscription)


Related shows: Making It, Forged in Fire

Movies

Dr. Sleep

2 hours, 32 minutes


Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal (IMDb).


Having read the book and seen both the movie and miniseries, Dr. Sleep was a great next chapter in the story. With modern CGI, you get swept away with the characters. I'll warn you, though, it gets emotional.


Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Amazon Prime ($12.99 buy, $4.99 rent)

Related movies: The Shining, The Shining Miniseries

Pet Sematary

1 hour, 41 minutes

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home (IMDb).


Another Stephen King classic, but this time it's a remake. While it stayed less loyal to the book than the original film, Pet Sematary had some great fake outs and minimal jump scares.


Available (as of 3/28/20) on: Hulu, Amazon Prime


Related shows: Pet Sematary

YouTube Channels

The King of Random

1,113 videos


We make videos dedicated to exploring life through all kinds of life hacks, experiments, and random weekend projects. There is excitement found in discovering the unknown, so join us and let’s build something great together (YouTube).


The King of Random is a great channel if you want to see what happens when you put various objects in a vacuum chamber, or see what happens to a watermelon in a freeze dryer. From creating an at-home sandblaster to a bouncy ball chicken, TKOR will keep you entertained.


Channel: The King of Random


Related channels: Slo-Mo Guys

Lush Life

91 videos

damn it's so family friendly around here it smells like chucky cheese (YouTube).


That's all you get. This couple's YouTube commentary is hilarious.


Channel: Lush Life


Related channels: Penguinz0

How to Cake It

345 videos


If you love baking and want to learn how to turn eggs, sugar and butter into CRAZY novelty cakes like Yo’s famous Watermelon Cake then join us (YouTube).


We're back to those videos where we watch talented people do their thing exceptionally well. Yolanda is meticulous, often breaking out a ruler to measure her cakes. I've seen her craft a sushi roll, cooked steak, and butter chicken from simple cakes.


Channel: How to Cake It


Related channels: How to Cook That

Binging with Babish

289 videos


Binging with Babish is the realization of a young(ish) man's dream to combine his love of film and cooking, and to have some fun in the process. Join us each week as we recreate the foods you've always wanted to try in movies and television - and if you're not careful, you just might learn a thing or two (YouTube).


I love when Andrew makes food from television shows or films. He's made dishes from The Simpsons, South Park, Pulp Fiction and more.


Channel: Binging with Babish


Related channels: You Suck at Cooking

Hot Ones

518 videos


For every question that they field from host Sean Evans, guests must join him in eating a progressively spicy chicken wing (YouTube).


There's not much better than seeing your favorite celebrity eat wings so hot, they stop being able to hear the interview questions.


Channel: First We Feast


Related channels: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Bob's Wood Stuff

33 videos


DIY Projects, Joinery, Free Plans (YouTube).


This is the perfect channel for being stuck inside during quarantine. Plenty of DIY projects if you know the basics of woodworking.


Channel: Bob's Wood Stuff


Related channels: April Wilkerson

Daily Dose of Internet

149 videos

Welcome to your Daily Dose of Internet where I search for the best and top trending videos from all over the Internet and put them all in one video. I upload 2 times a week to keep video quality high (YouTube).


If you missed the latest week's Internet offerings, Daily Dose of Internet has you covered. Every other day, we get a nice, three-minute compilation of the most popular content from the week prior.


Channel: Daily Dose of Internet

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