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We are at a point now where many people are bored with being inside of the house already.  We are used to being able to move about on our own and we rarely have time to do anything for ourselves normally thanks to work.  People aren’t really sure what to do now that they have all the time in the world and almost no other responsibilities but staying inside the house.

Here is a shortlist of television series that I personally recommend as a way to stay entertained instead of watching the walls get closer:

1. Tiger King:  Perhaps the most-watched show on television at the moment, Tiger King is a next-level documentary full of suspense and mystery.

Among the eccentrics and cult personalities in the stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners, few stand out more than Joe Exotic, a mulleted, gun-toting polygamist and a country-western singer who presides over an Oklahoma roadside zoo. Charismatic but misguided, Joe and an unbelievable cast of characters including drug kingpins, conmen, and cult leaders all share a passion for big cats, and the status and attention their dangerous menageries garner. But things take a dark turn when Carole Baskin, an animal activist and owner of a big cat sanctuary, threatens to put them out of business, stoking a rivalry that eventually leads to Joe’s arrest for a murder-for-hire plot and reveals a twisted tale where the only thing more dangerous than a big cat is its owner.


2. Stranger Things:  A love letter to the supernatural classics of the ’80s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.  Stranger Things is a Netflix original series.”

If you are a fan of science-fiction and bizarre happenings, Stranger Things is a must-watch show.  They are currently up to Season 3, so you have some catching up to do.  Luckily, thanks to the Coronavirus you have nothing but time at the moment!


3. Haunting of Hill House:  If you are a fan of the supernatural and series with multiple twists and turns, The Haunting of Hill House does not disappoint.  Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

The Haunting of Hill House currently has 2 seasons released, both are equally captivating.


4.  Black Mirror:  This sci-fi anthology series explores a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.   It examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies.  If you are the kind of person who covers your webcam with a piece of tape, this may be a little intense for you.

5 seasons of Black Mirror are available on Netflix now for your watching pleasure.  That will help you kill some time for sure!


5.  Altered Carbon:  In the future, human minds are digitized and downloaded from body to body. Last night, the wealthiest man on Earth, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) was murdered. To investigate his death, he brings back ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman / Will Yun Lee) and in exchange, Bancroft offers Kovacs the chance to live again.

Another series that launches you into the future, this time to investigate a murder.  Altered Carbon has 2 series on Netflix now for you to waste some time on.


6.  Killer Ratings:  A series about a TV celebrity, murder, political power, and a criminal empire. It tells the true-life story of a Brazilian TV host who was accused of literally killing for ratings and using his show to cover up the truth.

If true-crime stories are your thing, look no further than Killer Ratings.  The show will keep you enthralled from start to finish and before you know it, hours will have passed in no-time.


Times are hard for everyone at the moment and many people are going stir crazy in the room.  We all can help each other out by passing around tips to pass the time!  Have a favourite show or documentary that you are watching?  Seen one of the ones mentioned?  Let us know in the comments!


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