So, you’re stuck in your house looking for things to do. The kids are driving you crazy and your about to lose it. Fear not, we’ve compiled a list of shows that will help you escape reality and enter into another world.
Even if you’re just bored after cleaning the house for the umpteenth time and looking for a change of page, you can enjoy these flicks like anyone else.
Check out our list.
1. The Walking Dead (AMC, Netflix)
It’s time to join the rest of the world and catch up on what everyone is talking about. And there are 10 seasons to keep you wrapped for quite some time.
2. The Ranch (Netflix)
Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott and Debra Winger star in this comedy series that sees Colt Bennett (Ashton Kutcher) return home to the family ranch after a failed football career. The family navigates their new normal as they try to get along in almost impossible situations. If you love country music, that’s a bonus. The Ranch soundtrack is a playlist for country fans.
3. Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV, Netflix)
With a show that stars Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy, you can’t go wrong. The Rose family loses their massive fortune except for a hotel in a small town called Schitt’s Creek and their adjustment to the new living conditions is often hilarious.
4. YOU (Netflix)
Only two seasons in, You will get you hooked right from the beginning. A psychological thriller, starring Penn Badgely, that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you see how Joe Goldberg (Badgley), a bookstore manager in New York, becomes infatuated with Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and manipulates her to fall in love with him. I’ll be honest, season one is better than season two, but it’s worth the watch if you want to get lost.
5. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime)
Mayhem, murder, intrigue and explosions, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan has it all. While you may not picture John Krasinski as a Jack Ryan type, the actor has you captivated from episode 1. Only 2 seasons deep, with each one flying by, CIA Analyst Jack Ryan goes from his desk job to the field and is thrust into the action of capturing an Islamic terrorist. Trust us, you won’t be able to stop watching.
6. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)
Set in the ate 1950s and early 1960s, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a young Jewish American housewife, who moonlights as a stand up comedian and finds herself alone after her husband leaves her. Alex Borstein is brilliant as Midge’s manager.
7. Succession (HBO)
Escape your boredom with the greed and backstabbing of the Roy family in HBO’s Succession. Wyastar Royco is the media company the family owns. With their father Logan Roy’s (Brian Cox) ailing health the four children, Connor Roy (Alan Ruck), Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan “Shiv” Roy (Sarah Snook) and Roman Roy ( Kieran Culkin) fight, claw and manipulate to fill daddy’s shoes. But daddy may have other plans.
8. Ballers (HBO)
Do you love football and The Rock? You’re in luck. HBO puts the two together as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars as Spenser Strasmore, a former NFL Player who must change his career after injuries have sidelined from the game. His career of choice? A financial manager of other NFL players. Where there’s money, there’s greed and corruption and a lot of it. To add to that, many real life NFL ballers, like Antonio Brown, Terrell Suggs, Don Shula and Larry Csonka, make cameo appearances throughout the show’s five seasons.
9. Grace & Frankie (Netflix)
Comedy at it’s best. The combination of Jane Fonda (Grace) and Lily Tomlin (Frankie) will light up those dreary days we are facing. Grace and Frankie are forced to lean on each other after their husbands, Martin Sheen (Robert) and Sam Waterston (Sol), come out of the closet and reveal they are in love with each other. Together, through laughter and tears, the two women navigate their new single lives as they figure out where to go next.
10. The Kominsky Method
Getting old isn’t easy but The Kominsky Method makes it funny. The show pokes fun at the trials and tribulations of aging that we will all inevitably have to deal with, God willing. Michael Douglas won an Best Actor Golden Globe for his role as Sandy Kominsky, an aging acting coach, who is dealing with the downturn of a once successful acting career. Alan Arkin is masterful, adding the dry humor and one liners as only he can, as Sandy’s best friend and agent. Spend some time laughing at what life has in store for us.