Ah quarantine… in theory, a time to reflect and perfect. However, if you’re like a lot of people out there who have spent a bit more time flixin’ than flexin’, then chances are you did what no man has done before (well prior to involuntary isolation of 2020, that is) …you finally completed Netflix. Long gone are the days when “Picked for You” was laden with never-ending possibilities of True Crime docs you’d not yet seen before…
So, to relieve you of having to watch any more of those Tik Tok dances on the gram (who’s the savage now?), we’ve put together a list of the best streaming options outside of Netflix to keep you occupied until...well…whenever we’re allowed to leave our houses again.
Stranded on a mysterious island, stranded at home? Tomato, Tomato. Sure, the season finale may have sent shockwaves through the prime-time drama scene back in 2010; but what better time than now to catch up on the hype? Streaming on Hulu…and Netflix in Indonesia if you happened to miss your flight back from Bali…catch up on this 6-season sci-fi/mystery/action series (honestly not too sure how to classify this one). Whatever you want to call it, we guarantee that once you start binge-watching Lost, you might not ever want to be found.
Chronicling the quirky journey of a group of guys trying to make it in the one and only Silicon Valley, this hit series only recently ended in 2019. Mike Judge, perhaps better known as the mind behind Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill, offers a hilariously accurate portrayal of the world inside the valley. With a few not so subtle hints alluding to perhaps some of the characters’ lose inspirations, this is one series you have got to ‘tech’ out.
If you haven’t watched Succession yet, then consider this more an order rather than a suggestion. This critically acclaimed series was recently signed on for a third season…and rightfully so. Inviting you into the grandiose world of generational wealth, this hit show hits the nail on the head when it comes to disturbing satire that echoes the unadulterated lives of the insanely wealthy. Putting a new twist on old money, this series will be sure to give you a run for yours…
Not feeling the Sunday Scaries the way you used to? Well, we can help you fix that. This is one of those series that you can throw on at any episode and forget where the last 47 minutes went. Following the unbelievable plights of ordinary men and women, each episode recounts terrifying ordeals ranging from a group of students stranded for days in shark-infested waters to a dad trapped in the middle of a volcano field in Hawaii with no way out. After watching a few episodes of this show, you’ll be begging for quarantine to last longer.
Want to know what bites more than involuntary isolation (and this pun) …? No need to wait until summer when you can live every week like its Shark week. Streaming on Discovery.com, get up close and personal with some of the world’s most terrifying predators. Transform your metaphorical cage…into a metal one dropped into shark-infested waters around the world. Catch up on old episodes or check out a few new ones that aired during Discovery Channel’s Shark Week in a Weekend which aired at the beginning of April. Either way, this will surely give you a few hours of binge-watching that you won’t mind sinking your jaws into.
Keeping Up with The Kardash…
…yeah right, but just checkin’ to see if you’re still with us
Diner is served. You may not be able to go out to eat at the moment, but you certainly can watch Guy do it. With full episodes streaming on FoodNetwork.com, watch Guy Fieri, and his infamous bleached spikes take on some of the tastiest places in the world. From grandma’s kitchen in Barcelona to dive bars in Philly, this is one show that will be sure to satisfy your appetite.
This quarantine let Gaia offer you the tools you need to explore the world around you without ever having to leave your house. This one-of-a-kind streaming network offers thousands of ad-free programs and documentaries that will transport you to another world. Learn about everything from alternate universes to secrets of the pyramids and even aliens. As the saying goes, when you can’t get out of your home, get some programming that’s out of this world instead. (or at least, we think that’s how the quote goes)