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Top 6 Shows to Watch in Isolation: Some “not-so-popular” shows to spice up your quarantine boredom.

Finding shows on Netflix can be difficult on its own, adding extra time on our hands can make it almost impossible to find something binge-worthy.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I am pretty sure I have watched more shows in these past 10 months than I have in my entire life. On top of that, I feel like I have watched every good show on every streaming service. Obviously, this is an exaggeration, but I can’t seem to find a show that I can get lost in. I haven’t felt captivated by the characters or the plot line. I haven’t found a show that makes me want to never stop watching it and that leaves me aching for more. All I do is aimlessly stare at Netflix, scrolling through show after show after show.

I don’t usually watch that much television, so I know I cannot be alone in this feeling. If you can’t seem to find any more shows to watch don’t worry; I’m your girl! All you have to do is keep reading.
I’ve picked some “not-so-popular” shows. Don’t worry, you won’t be stuck with the same recommendations that Google has to offer.

If you’re in the mood for an escape to the countryside and a ‘little’ bit of family drama, you have to watch “Heartland.” You can stream it on Netflix and become captivated by Amy Fleming, a young girl, struck by tragedy, and overcomes by following in her mother’s footsteps. Heartland captures not only the determination and passion that flows through Amy’s veins but her family’s comical dynamic as well.
If the countryside isn’t quite your thing, don’t worry, I have plenty more to offer.

If you are looking for more of an urban-centered, women-empowering comedy, then you have to check out the show “Girlboss.” This show is based on Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography, “#GIRLBOSS,” and follows the story of how a thrifted vintage jacket leads to a thriving online business. This show is hilarious and will leave you wishing for a second season.

Whenever I ask for a show recommendation, I feel like Grey’s Anatomy is everyone’s go-to. Medical dramas are on the rise and if you haven’t watched “New Amsterdam,” you need to stop reading this article right now and go watch it. This public hospital seems to be plagued with setbacks and trauma, but nothing that Dr. Max Goodwin can’t handle. Max is passionate about saving lives and following through on his word. When I am telling you I couldn’t stop watching this show, I am not kidding. It captivated me from the start and I never turned back.

If you are in need of a good laugh and are looking for an extremely underrated Netflix original, then “Atypical” is the show for you. “Atypical” highlights the life of Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, who has decided that he’s in the market for a girlfriend. This show is both heartwarming and heart-wrenching and will leave you wanting to hug some characters while strangling others.

Another comedic show that I adore is “Cheers.” If you are looking for a throwback sitcom, then this is the show for you! Set in a Boston bar, Ted Danson leads an iconic cast. This show is full of memorable characters that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. It also has 11 different seasons that will leave you entertained for hours (about 137.5 to be exact).

I saved the best for last. No matter who you are, what kind of shows you like, or what kind of mood you are in, you have to watch “This is Us.” This show is the most well-written and well-rounded show I have ever watched. It centers around real-life topics, such as marriage, parenting, racism, grief, anxiety, and depression. It depicts these themes in a way that is so moving, so captivating, and so inspirational. If you have not watched “This is Us” already, this is your sign.

 

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