Bored? Need a Binge? I Got You.
A few binge worthy titles to help out your quarantine blues.
As we are all stuck sitting in on our couches. Screen time around the world has gone up copious amounts. We've all binged at one time or another since Netflix, Hulu, and others have come out. Watching old favorites, new releases, or something out of the daily top 10.
In the past few years Netflix has added, as well as taken away plenty of titles. Such as regularly binged ones such as 'Tiger King' or 'Stranger Things'. We've all probably talked about these titles with someone in our lives. Weather you yourself have watched the shows, or the person you are speaking too has binged the series in less than two days.
You might be tried of all the normal binges though. Aren't you? I mean if you hear that Carole Baskin killed her husband one more time, you might lose it. (Let's be honest, she definitely did though.)
Here I am though, with three shows at the ready for your fun binge.
Originally aired on the BBC, Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes himself. The show also stars Martin Freeman as the past army doctor, and Sherlock's partner John Watson.
Set in modern London, Sherlock and Watson solve crimes that may other wise look unsolvable. Out of their apartment the two get involved in drug trades, murders, and never ending bomb threats. That's just the first three episodes as well.
Sherlock has so far ran for a total of four seasons. Each season of the show only containing three or four episodes. With the episodes each being over an hour, they are jam packed with mystery, suspense, and subtle chaos.
If you are a drama buff, like I am. I would recommend Sherlock any day. If you are a fan of the literary works of the past, such as the original Sherlock Holmes books by Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock stays true to the identity of the main characters, as well as the integrity of the original stories.
Sherlock stands at a 9.1/10 on IMDB, and a 78 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Yes, this one is a cartoon. That is no reason what so ever to avoid it.
Avatar is the story of the four nations, Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. They lived peacefully, until the fire nation attacked. The avatar went missing for 100 years, until he was found by two water tribe members. Sokka and his sister Katara. Together the three of them, Sokka, Katara, and Ang, the Avatar, travel throughout the nations.
Avatar, all though it may be a cartoon, has some incredibly story telling. The character development is absolutely impeccable compared to some other long standing TV shows.
In just three seasons, Avatar: The Last Airbender was able to put more story, integrity, and character flow together, than some major movie or TV productions.
If you are looking for a casual, calm binge. I would definitely recommend this show. It is easy to watch, but keeps you wanting more.
Avatar gained a 9.2/10 on IMDB, and a well deserved 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Umbrella Academy
A Netflix original that deserves way more love.
The Umbrella Academy is based on a comic series by 'My Chemical Romance's' own Gerard Way. The story revolves around the famed Hargreeves kids. Each kid adopted by a famed millionaire, each kid having a unique super power. During their childhood, one of their brothers goes missing. Suddenly after their father passes away, he returns. Now it's time for them to save the world.
So far the UA, has only ran one season on Netflix, although season two has wrapped up filming! The single season that Netflix has put out though, has done an incredible job of telling the story that Way had originally illustrated. The Umbrella Academy's twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat, wanting more after every episode.
With character development that will keep you rooting for certain characters. To new sides of characters you once thought we're the good guys. The UA season one is the show you want if you are all about super heros with a good personality.
The Umbrella Academy amassed a 7.9/10 on IMDB, and a solid 75 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
With all of us stuck inside during the tech age, it's nice that we can all have something we can talk about collectively. Television has proved since it's origination to bring people together.
So tonight while you are scrolling through show after show. Check out some of these shows that Netflix has right now. Your recommended section might bring up something new as well!
Best of luck on you binge!