We love TV as much as anyone, and we also know that we spend a whole lot of time surfing for something good to watch, so we are going to help you out by offering our suggestions for some of the top shows on TV to binge-watch right now that we think will bring you laughter and maybe joy while you are staying at home to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus.
BINGE-WORTHY ON NETFLIX
Grace and Frankie – This is a must-see. Starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen. Grace and Frankie aren’t friends, but when their husbands leave them for each other, proper Grace and eccentric Frankie move in together.
The Kominsky Method - The sun isn't setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas) and his longtime agent Norman Newlander (Alan Arkin). The two friends tackle life's inevitable curve balls as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty.
Sex Education - Meet Otis Milburn -- an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, a sex therapist. Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject. When his home life is revealed at school, Otis realizes that he can use his specialist knowledge to gain status. He teams up with Maeve, a whip-smart bad-girl, and together they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their fellow students' weird and wonderful problems. Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realises he may need some therapy of his own.
Schitt$ Creek – Suddenly broke, the formerly filthy-rich Rose family is reduced to living in a ramshackle motel in a town they once bought as a joke.
Ozark - A family moves into an Ozarks resort community and faces struggles in a new place filled with dirty money, starring Justin Bateman and Laura Linney.
Tidying up with Marie Kondo – Watch if you want some inspiration to get organized!
Atypical – A coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny yet emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?
Gilmore Girls a Year in the Life – If you haven’t watched the original series start there. It’s fun and quirky.
Rotten Tomatoes has come out with this list, if you want even more options.
BINGE-WORTHY ON AMAZON PRIME
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – This is a must see! Set in the 1950s, Miriam "Midge" Maisel is a content wife and mother whose perfect life takes a sudden turn when she discovers an unknown talent -- stand-up comedy.
Good Girls Revolt - Set in 1969, a group of young women who work for a news program fight against sexual discrimination during an era of cultural revolution in this series based on Lynn Povich's book. (We are so sad there's not another season.)
Modern Love - Anthology Series based on the New York Times' column and weekly podcast. It stars Anne Hathaway and Tina Fey.
One Mississippi - In this dark comedy based on the life of Tig Nataro, a young woman returns to her hometown following the death of her mother and struggles to find her bearings while battling her own health issues.
If you have a favorite we missed, let us know. We are always looking for good shows to watch!