For the first time in I don’t know how long, people are NOT complaining about their lack of time. In fact, they’re complaining about boredom and having too much time on their hands in light of the global pandemic. What better way to cure this newfound boredom than binging on some fantastic finds that might have gone under the radar during busier days! This is my list of of very binge-worthy shows on both Amazon Prime & Netflix – excluding the obvious that most of you have already seen or heard of (in no particular order).
Four unapologetically flawed women live, love, blunder and discover what really makes them tick through friendship and tequila in millennial Mumbai. Available on Prime.
My personal favorite right now, this one gives off some serious Sex and the City meets Bollywood vibes. Following the story of four, fiercely independent and strong women who serendipitously meet at their new hangout spot, Truck Bar (or *uck Bar), this show is sure to entertain and have you laughing. If this one isn’t on your radar yet, get binging because after a VERY long and dreadful wait, season two is just around the corner releasing in April!
This modern reimagining of the Shirley Jackson novel follows siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country.. Now adults, they are forced back together in the face of tragedy and must finally confront the ghosts of their past. Available on Netflix.
With an 8.7 rating on IMDB and 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, this is one of the best horrors I’ve seen in a very long time. My husband and I became so obsessed with this that we binged the whole show in two days. This show is packed with twists and chills that are sure to have you at the edge of your seat.
After having been missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez suddenly arrives at daughter Beth’s doorstep to move in with her and her family. Although Beth welcomes Rick into her home, her husband, Jerry, isn’t as happy about the family reunion. Jerry is concerned about Rick, a sociopathic scientist, using the garage as his personal laboratory. In the lab, Rick works on a number of sci-fi gadgets, some of which could be considered dangerous. But that’s not all Rick does that concerns Jerry. He also goes on adventures across the universe that often involve his grandchildren, Morty and Summer. Available on Netflix.
This Cartoon Network animation is brilliant, and I bet it’s not on your radar. We were skeptical at first given that neither of us watch many cartoons, but the lightheartedness mixed with some majorly dark undertones of this show quickly proved very binge-worthy. We even bought season four because it’s not available on Netflix yet.
Inspired by actual events, the second installment of FX’s award-winning limited series `American Crime Story’ examines the 1997 murder of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace outside of his Miami Beach mansion by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. The series’ nine episodes interweave storylines involving the lead-up to the murder and the criminal investigation that includes a nationwide manhunt for Cunanan. Available on Netflix.
With a solid cast and very familiar names like Penelope Cruz and Ricky Martin, it shocks me that so many people have not seen or heard of this series yet. This story is chilling and twisted. Darren Chriss is brilliant as Andrew Cunanan. He won an Emmy AND Golden Globe for his incredible performance. Could there be a better reason to binge on this TODAY?!
Norman Bates’s life spins out of control when his mental health deteriorates. Meanwhile, his mother, Norma, tries to get him the help he needs and protects him from the people around them. Available on Prime.
IMDB: 8.2 Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
I know that a lot of the shows on this list are pretty dark, and number five is no exception. A prequel to Psycho, this story follows the childhood of Norman Bates, and it is so. messed. up. We love it. We watched the entire series in a month – very binge-worthy. If you’re into this genre, be sure to catch this in 2020 if you’re in the US. Netflix is losing their license to stream this in 2020 – it has already left the UK! Luckily, Prime has made it available in the UK now!
Tara and Karan are Delhi-based wedding planners who know that India is a society in transition, with tradition clashing with modern individual aspirations. With each ceremony, they enter into the lives of a different bride and groom. The weddings Tara and Karan service introduce them to the complexities of Indian life while providing mirrors to their true selves — Tara, a woman from the wrong side of the tracks who clawed her way up into high society through marriage and Karan, a gay man living in a country where homosexuality is illegal. Available on Prime.
I swear I watched the entire season one of Made in Heaven in one day. Okay, it’s because I was sick, but still! It is SO binge-worthy and touches on so many regressive traditions and aspects of Indian culture. This clash between the antiquated customs and modern society is present in every thoughtful episode. Each episode tells a new story with a new couple, usually a modern couple, caught between love and tradition. A definite must watch!
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