What to Binge Watch Right Now
In this weird, wonderful period after New Year’s Eve, it may feel like you have a lot of downtime (and not a lot of motivation to leave the house). Instead of feeling the need to brave the 10-degree temperatures and force yourself to socialize, no one would blame you for wanting to snuggle up at your apartment with a hot toddy in hand while binge-watching a TV show (or two). Luckily, there are a ton of things on Netflix and others to keep you occupied during those long, cold winter days. Here are our faves.
- Big Mouth – Netflix
Whether or not you’re a fan of animated shows, you’ll love the outrageous (and totally inappropriate) jokes in this one. Big Mouth‘s cast reads like a who’s who of the comedy world (think Nick Kroll, Fred Armisen, Jordan Peele and Maya Rudolph, just to name a few) and it follows a group of teenage friends as they hilariously battle with the monster that is puberty. It’s the perfect show to binge with a group of friends when you just want to laugh and periodically cringe.
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon
It’s funny, it’s heart-warming, and the 1950s costumes will make you want to re-think your entire wardrobe. This Amazon series tells the story of a New York City housewife who, after her aspiring comedian husband leaves her, stumbles into a stand-up comedy career of her own. The show was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, so if you’re a Gilmore Girls fan, that’s probably all you’ll need to hear to make you want to watch.
- Search Party – TBS
This show follows a group of vain, 20-something Brooklynites as they try to solve the mystery of their missing college acquaintance — but it quickly delves into darker areas like mental illness and murder (without missing a hilarious beat). It may seem like a plot that’s been done before, but Search Party is just snarky and sarcastic enough to feel really funny — and it’s definitely the type of show that you’ll watch all in one sitting because you’ll just need to know what happens.
- Insecure – HBO
Issa Rae’s HBO series focuses on two young black women living in LA and trying to navigate dating, their careers and modern social issues. Its awkwardness makes it feel totally real, and you’ll grow instantly attached to the characters from episode one. There are two full seasons, so this is a good one to start when you plan on spending the whole day in bed.
- Stranger Things – Netflix
Okay, there’s not much to say about Stranger Things that hasn’t already been said (annoyingly, and thousands of times by pretty much everyone around you). We don’t want to be those people, but seriously, this ’80s, sci-fi adventure has it all: cute kids, a great soundtrack, and a monster that’s just scary enough to make it fun to watch.
- Black Mirror – Netflix
If you’re the type of person who prefers the seriously heavy stuff to the silly, binge-worthy comedies, Black Mirror is right up your alley (or, rather, your Netflix algorithm). The British series has a definite Twilight Zone vibe, with standalone episodes based on the perils of modern society and technology, and each one will make you think about it for days afterward. Be warned, though — the first episode isn’t for the faint of heart. (The new season premiered on December 29)
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