The Best Netflix Shows To Binge Right Now If You Need A Good Distraction

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Jordan Cohen
Created by Jordan Cohen
On Mar 26, 2020
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The constant news cycle and presidential briefings about Coronavirus can be very overwhelming. It's scary seeing how this virus is taking over our lives and TV screens. However, if your brain needs a break from all the news, there are other things to watch. Here are the best shows to binge if you need a good distraction!

Something Suspenseful

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

If you live for true crime documentaries, this series is for you. Tiger King follows controversial giant cat collector Joe Exotic and his cat-rescuing enemy Carole Baskin. This strange show is more than just tigers... there's country singing, multiple marriages, and murder, oh my!

Has everyone and your mother seen this show except you? Well, now you have the time to actually watch it. You is a suspenseful show with a familiar (if you've seen Gossip Girl) and charming lead, so you'll be hooked on the first episode.

Something Delicious

Nailed It!

If a baking show had bloopers, this would be it. Nailed It! is a competition for people that can't really bake. So if you need a good laugh, there are 3 seasons (and one more coming out fresh from the oven) to binge this week.

The Great British Baking Show

Stop taking 15 trips to your kitchen and escape into someone else's. This colorful baking competition is fun and easy to watch when you need a break from your reality. And after watching 7 seasons, you might even learn how to bake.

Something Inspiring

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

If you plan to sit on the couch in your pajamas for four hours, you must watch this mini-series. This show is based on a true story, star studded with Octavia Spencer and Tiffany Haddish, and empowers women. What more could you want?

Something Mindless

Love Is Blind

You've seen the memes. You've seen the tweets. You've seen your friends obsess over the show. Now it's time to watch it yourself. Love Is Blind is perfect for Bachelor, Ex on the Beach, and other reality dating "trash" show lovers.

Billy On The Street

If you need social interaction while social distancing, this show is a must watch. Billy Eichner and celebrity guests quiz people on New York City streets in the most loud and upfront way. So if you forgot what the outside world is like, this show will definitely help remind you.

Something Funny

Grace and Frankie

Popcorn and sweatpants, meet Grace and Frankie. If you need a good laugh right now and distraction from reality, watch six seasons of this show. Watch how these total opposites become new roomies after their world is flipped upside down. Kind of like yours right now maybe?

Schitt's Creek

Stuck in a house with your whole family for two weeks? Try living in conjoined motel rooms with them. Schitt's Creek can help lighten the mood a bit during your quarantine. After watching a few episodes, you'll realize you're not the only one with a crazy family.

Something That Never Gets Old

The Office

What would Michael Scott do during a quarantine? Probably hang out with his favorite coworkers and binge tv all day. Everyone has seen The Office at least once, and now is the perfect time to watch every episode again and again. It is always the perfect distraction.

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