quarantine binge-watching

This pandemic has really helped me catch up on my Netflix queue. Who knew that all it required was eliminating my social life?

I figured I’d share the series I’ve binged over the last eight months – maybe you’ll find something new to watch! I’ve sorted them by network, but those with an asterisk I actually got on DVD from the library.

Amazon Prime

  • Jack Ryan (Season 2)*
  • Upload (Season 1) – recommended by a friend in book club
  • Hanna (Season 1-2)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maizel (Seasons 1-2)

Apple TV

  • Defending Jacob
  • Dickinson (Season 1) – I actually liked this more than the movie “Wild Nights with Emily” that had a similar concept/tone

HBOmax

  • Westworld (Season 3) – fun fact: I watched this and a few months later I had forgotten I had watched it
  • Raised by Wolves (Season 1)
  • I Know This Much Is True
  • Love Life (Season 1)

Hulu

  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Normal People (Season 1)
  • What We Do in the Shadows (Season 1)*
  • The Great
  • Love Victor (Season 1)
  • Light as a Feather (Season 1)
  • Killing Eve (Season 3)*
  • Dancing with the Stars (current season)
  • Castle Rock (Season 2)*

Netflix

  • Anne with an E (Seasons 2-3) – I was watching this one when the pandemic hit and quickly finished it off…
  • Tiger King
  • I Am Not Okay With This (Season 1)
  • Queer Eye: We’re In Japan!
  • Alias Grace
  • Schitt’s Creek (Seasons 1-5, and later Season 6) – recommended by a friend in my book club
  • Ozark (Seasons 1 & part of 2) – heard a lot of good things about this one, but it started to get too dark for me
  • Don’t F**k with Cats – Netflix recommended this after Tiger King. FYI this includes video footage of animals being killed. But I couldn’t stop watching until the killer had been found
  • Arrested Development (Seasons 1 – 5) – I had already seen this series, but needed a palate cleanser after Don’t F**k with Cats. I also hadn’t seen season 5.
  • Queer Eye (Season 5)
  • Dead to Me (Season 2)
  • Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich
  • Community (Seasons 1-6) – I had also already seen a lot of this series, but hadn’t seen the later seasons. I just needed something quick and funny and familiar to watch.
  • The Baby-Sitters Club (Season 1)
  • Unsolved Mysteries (Volume 1 & later, 2)
  • Outer Banks (Season 1) – recommended by my 13-year-old niece
  • The Witcher (Season 1) – another rewatch
  • The Umbrella Academy (Season 2)
  • Hannibal (Seasons 1-3)
  • Riverdale (Season 4)
  • Orange Is the New Black (Season 7)
  • The Frankenstein Chronicles (Seasons 1-2) – I had a streak of starting new series and not being interested, and this one hooked me. Reminded me a bit of Penny Dreadful
  • Grace & Frankie (Seasons 1-6) – I watched this one a bit sporadically, when I needed a quick episode
  • Down to Earth with Zac Efron (Season 1) – recommended by a coworker
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor
  • Unbelievable
  • The Crown (Season 4)
  • Cobra Kai (Seasons 1-2)
  • The Good Place (Season 4)*
  • Evil (Season 1)*
  • Vikings (Season 5 v. 2 – 6)*

Showtime

  • Outlander (Season 5)

DVDs from the library

  • Titans (Seasons 1-2)
  • Brooklyn Nine-nine (Season 7)
  • Cursed Films (Season 1)
  • Eli Roth’s History of Horror (Season 1)

Well, that is a much larger list than I thought… and this doesn’t include all the standalone movies I’ve watched, nor the series I started and didn’t like. What series have you binged that you’d recommend?

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