TV Shows to binge watch: Quarantine Edition

Updated: Jan 29, 2021

Boredom hitting hard in the pandemic? Check out my all-time favorite TV Shows which you must binge watch before it’s too late.

Breaking Bad:

At #1, my all time favorite, we have the American Crime Series”Breaking Bad” by Vince Gilligan featuring the life of a mild-mannered, high school chemistry teacher, who has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His wife is pregnant and his teenage son has fought brain paralysis since birth. He knows that his new diagnosis will financially destroy his family. Seeking the help of his drop-out student Jessie Pinkman, he decides to buy an old RV and make homemade meth to generate enough money to help his family after his death. El Camino movie is the sequel to this two times Golden Globe award winner. This TV show is worth every second of it and I promise, you will not be disappointed.

The Office:

At #2, we have The Office from NBC, an American comedy series whose subject is the fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin, said to be located in Scranton Pennsylvania. It focuses on manager Michael Scott, and his employee colleagues, and follows them through not only their career with the company, but their personal lives as well. This is my all-time favorite sitcom show as it is much more than Jim Halpert’s pranks on Dwight, Michael Scott’s humor, Creed thoughts, Schrute Farms, Meredith’s sex and the electric city, Angela’s unstable relationships, Pam’s “Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam”, and Dwight-Angela chemistry. Trust me, “That’s what she said.”

F.R.I.E.N.D.S :

At #3, we have David Crane and Marta Kauffman’s “F.R.I.E.N.D.S”, which is an American sitcom series featuring the everyday lives of 6 friends (Chandler, Phoebe, Joey, Monica, Rachel & Ross) set against the backdrop of a coffee shop. The subtlety with which each episode is approached is praise worthy. It leaves a lot of room for the audiences’ imagination. It doesn’t confine the audience’s thought process neither does it consciously guide them. It is much more than Chandler’s sarcasm, Joey’s knowledge, Phoebe’s “Smelly Cat”, Ross’s turbulent relationships, Monica’s “energetic-friendly” nature and Rachel’s fashion and loyalty.

LA CASA DE PAPEL (Money Heist):

At #4, we have Álex Pina’s “LA CASA DE PAPEL (Money Heist) which is a Spanish TV series on heist crime. The series recounts two long-standing burglaries carried out by a criminal genius AKA “The Professor” who has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in history, one in the Royal Mint of Spain and the other in the Bank of Spain. To execute this project, he recruits eight people with definite capacities who have nothing to lose. The group of thieves take hostages to aid in their negotiations with the authorities, who strategize to come up with a way to capture The Professor. As time passes, the thieves get ready for a confrontation with the police. This is a must-watch show if you are looking ahead to burn some quality time. It is much more than Professor’s vulnerability, Berlin’s bravado and Tokyo’s impulsiveness.

The Queen’s Gambit:

At #5, we have “The Queen’s Gambit”, a deeply stirring drama by Netflix. It’s about the journey of a little girl (Beth Harmon), who survived a horrific car crash, that made her an orphan without shedding a single tear, during or ever after. She meets Mr Shaibel (the janitor), who teaches her the game of 64 squares. This series also focuses on how deeply the downward spiral of her substance abuse is interwoven with traumatic memories of her biological mother. Beth learns the game and simulates all the possible scenarios in her head by consuming Librium. It focuses on the aftermath of Beth’s life at the orphanage, and her journey to become the Grandmaster by emerging victorious over Bogrov. There’s been a dilemma and an atmosphere of chaos in viewers whether to invest time in this series. And to be honest, it’s worth the 7 hours of binging, as it’s much more than Beth’s checkmate, Shaibel’s lessons and psychological effects of drug use.


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