Friday Favorites: Binge Worthy Shows

Last week I gave you a list of some of my favorite books that you could read while we are all stuck at home social distancing.  Today I thought I would give you a list of some shows that I think are binge worthy in case you are looking for something to watch. I tried to include a little bit of everything (drama, mystery, documentary, comedy, and reality tv). I watched several of these with my husband. Keep in mind that none of these are kid friendly, though, and some involve sensitive topics.  Cheer is the only one I watched along with my youngest daughter so that we could discuss some of the topics (depression, suicide) covered in the show together. I loved all of these shows, and I hope you can find one that you like to keep you busy.

*The descriptions of the shows are not my own. They are copied from the show’s home page on each streaming site.


This gripping docuseries follows the ups and downs of Navarro College’s competitive cheer squad as the work to win a coveted national title.

Outlander-Starz (Season 1-3 on Netflix)

This epic tale adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s popular series of fantasy-romance novels focuses on the drama of two time-crossed lovers.

Jack Ryan-Amazon

When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers, his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies. 


After a young woman is accused of lying about a rape, two female detectives investigate a spate of eerily similar attacks. Inspired by true events.

The Handmaid’s Tale-Hulu

A woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society. Based off the book by Margaret Atwood.

Killing Eve-BBC/Hulu

Villanelle is a psychopathic assassin, and Eve is the woman charged with hunting her down; the two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.

The Sinner-USA/Netflix

When a chilling murder sends shockwaves through a small town, a haunted detective’s hunt for answers unravels a web of sinister secrets.


In equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, HANNA follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.


When a teen on the autism spectrum decides to get a girlfriend, his bid for more independence puts his whole family on a path of self-discovery. 

The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez-Netflix

A boy’s brutal murder and the public trials of his guardians and social workers prompt questions about the system’s protection of vulnerable children. 


A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by. 

The Crown-Netflix

This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

Love is Blind-Netflix

Nick and Vanessa Lachey host this social experiment where single men and women look for love and get engaged, all before meeting in person.


Chernobyl, a five-part miniseries co-production from HBO and Sky, dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history—and of the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.


Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, Harry Bosch, and LAPD homicide detective, stands trial for the fatal shooting of a serial murder suspect—just as a cold case involving the remains of a mission boy forces Bosch to confront his past.

The Good Doctor-ABC/Hulu

A young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome uses his extraordinary gifts to save lives and challenge skepticism. 

Happy watching! Stay well everyone!


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