Our Top Picks Of The Best TV Shows To Watch While Self-Isolating

While we are all for offering help and advice on looking after your physical and mental health at the moment, it is also important to understand the importance of a good Netflix binge! It is a form of self-soothing that is really crucial when things feel overwhelming and the future feels unsure. So by all means, meditate in the morning and go for a run in the afternoon, but include getting cosy and watching a good show (or two) in your toolbox of coping mechanisms.

To make things even easier, we have done the hard work for you and handpicked our top TV shows, including some underrated hidden gems, that will bring a smile to your face, and will hopefully let you relax and forget your troubles for an hour or two.

So here are the best bingeable TV shows you should be watching while stuck at home self-isolating:

 

The Marvellous Mrs Maisel

 

Why Watch: “It’s one of the best shows on tv right now. Trust Me! From the creators of Gilmore Girls, this Emmy award-winning show centre’s around Midge Maisel a 1950’s housewife who becomes a stand-up comedian.” – The Realistic Lifestyle

Seasons: 3 Seasons

Where: Amazon Prime

 

Lovesick

 

Why Watch: “What makes Lovesick tick is that it operates not just as a love story, but as a mystery. In season one, each episode begins with a title card showing the name of a woman — Abigail, Cressida, Jane, etc. — followed by a flashback to Dylan’s past relationship with that woman. The flashbacks are intercut with scenes of Dylan, Evie, and Luke going about their lives in the present. The result is the television equivalent of the corner pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. We know the beginning and endpoints, but we don’t know what happened in between.”  – Alex Abad-Santos, Vox

Seasons: 3 Seasons

Where: Netflix

 

This is Us

 

Why Watch: “This Is Us is wilfully saccharine, enough to make your fillings sing in places, and yes, it employs the time-honoured trick of undercutting all that syrupy sweetness with loads of clever, dense, hard-boiled dialogue, so that everyone ends up speaking in paragraphs. But it pulls off that trick very well, and that’s not easy.” – Tim Dowling, The Guardian

Seasons: 3 Seasons in the UK

Where: Amazon Prime

 

Looking For Alaska

 

Why Watch: “Looking for Alaska Is the Rare Adaptation That Improves on the Original” – Kathryn VanArendonk, Vulture

Seasons: 1 Limited Series Season

Where: BBC Iplayer

 

The Umbrella Academy

 

Why Watch: “It is both a revisionist – and frequently batty – take on the caped milieu and a winningly knotty mystery… It’s as bonkers as anything – but a brolly good show. ” – Ed Power, Independent

Seasons: 1 Season

Where: Netflix

 

Self-Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madame C.J Walker

 

Why Watch: “The story of Madam CJ Walker, the first self-made female millionaire in America, makes for an involving four-part series about groundbreaking entrepreneurship” – Benjamin Lee, The Guardian

Seasons: 1 Limited Series Season

Where: Netflix

 

Russian Doll

 

Why Watch: “Netflix’s Russian Doll is a show you should know nothing about except how good it is! the whole world becomes just a little bit better, and so does Russian Doll, already one of the best shows of the year (2019), make this silly old planet feel not like a place where we all have to die but a place where we all get to live.” – Emily Todd VanDerWerff, Vox

Seasons: 1 Season

Where: Netflix

 

Catastrophe

 

Why Watch: “American Rob (Rob Delaney) and Irish Sharon (Sharon Horgan) have a whirlwind week of hookups in London and expect never to speak again until she finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, and they decide to see if they want to get to know each other and possibly stay together to raise the baby. Horgan and Delaney cocreated the bitterly hilarious series together and are savagely honest about the often ugly reality of later-in-life marriage and parenthood.” – Tara Ariano, Vanity Fair

Seasons: 4 Seasons

Where: Amazon Prime and All 4

 

FI: Drive To Survive

 

Why Watch: “Netflix’s F1 series offers a captivating, candid glimpse behind the curtain” – Giles Richards, The Guardian

Seasons: 2 Seasons

Where: Netflix

 

The Good Place

 

Why Watch: “f there’s one thing that hit Netflix show The Good Place is absolutely, definitely not about, it’s The State of the World Today. Intentionally, anyway. For one thing, this feelgood sitcom isn’t even set in our world” – Ellen E Jones, The Guardian

Seasons: 4 Seasons

Where: Netflix

 

Good Omens

 

Why Watch: “let’s raise a glass to one hell of a double act” – Carol Midgley, The Times

Seasons: 1 Season

Where: Amazon Prime

 

Dead To Me

 

Why Watch: “Dead to Me is the easy-breezy Netflix binge you’ve been craving” – Alison Foreman, Mashable

Seasons: 1 Season

Where: Netflix

 

Any TV shows you would recommend, that is not on our list?

Leave your recommendations in the comments below! 👇👇👇

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