With the majority of us safely stuck at home during quarantine, there’s a lot of boredom to go around. In fact, it seems like just about everyone is on the same page since Netflix streaming time is estimated to be up more than 60% since the start of most stay-at-home orders according to Nielson data.
This begs the question, what should you watch?? Luckily, there’s something for everyone in the family. From deep dark dramas to gut-wrenching documentaries, you won’t go content hungry.
With so many new originals and classics being uploaded and featured on Netflix on a weekly basis, we decided to list that top trending shows you’ll have no problem binging.
Starring Jason Bateman who previously had us used to a much goofier main character as Michael Bluth in Arrested Development. Don’t get used to it for long, Ozark is a whole new ball game. Playing a serious and awkward Marty Byrde who finds himself relocating his entire family from a Chicago suburb to the Lake of the Ozarks region in Missouri.
Why you may ask? Well, poor Marty got himself (and his family) involved with a dodgy money-laundering scheme for Mexican cartels that he is having difficulty disentangling himself from. The atmosphere, heavy with suspense, guilt, and plot twist after plot twist is often and easily compared to Breaking Bad. Ozark is currently one of Netflix’s most popular shows and is now into its third season.
# of Seasons: 3
It was released on Netflix on March 20, 2020. The series focuses on the small but deeply interconnected society of big cat conservationists like Carole Baskin, owner of Big Cat Rescue, and collectors such as Joe Exotic, whom Baskin accuses of abusing and exploiting wild animals. Honestly, this show is one of the craziest things that you will watch and will make you rethink the entire exotic animal industry.
# of Seasons: 1 (Mini-Series)
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul follows the transformation of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), a former con artist that is trying to become a respectable lawyer, into the personality of the flamboyant criminal lawyer Saul Goodman (a play on the phrase “[it]’s all good, man!”), over the six-year period prior to the events of Breaking Bad. It’s a must-watch for fans of the original series and will leave you wanting more after each episode.
# of Seasons: 6
For fans of true crime and spectacular production, this isn’t one to miss. This series focuses on the development by two men, two agents, of a new criminal field and does so through storylines of visiting the sociopathic mind. Mindhunter is based on the 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
# of Seasons: 2
The series centers around Prairie Johnson, an adopted young woman who resurfaces after having been missing for seven years. Upon her return, Prairie calls herself “The OA” (for “Original Angel”), exhibits scars on her back, and can see, despite having been blind when she disappeared.
# of Seasons: 2