Every now and then, it was a guilty pleasure to spend an entire day binge-watching a show on Netflix or Hulu, but here we are, social distancing and self-isolating and filled with more free time than we ever wished possible. Once you’ve caught up on all the shows you’ve had in your DVR queue, what should you watch? We’ve got you covered with some of the best shows to stream. We promise, these will keep you busy!


The third season of the Jason Bateman and Laura Linney thriller about a family on the run and then working for a drug cartel returned to Netflix March 27. If you missed the first two installments, this is your chance to catch up and see Laura Linney act like a woman far beyond the woman you know from “Love Actually.”

Little Fires Everywhere

Reese Witherspoon is on a streaming roll following her turn on Amazon’s “Morning Show” and HBO’s “Big Little Lies.” Now she and Kerry Washington bring “Little Fires Everywhere” to Hulu. The thriller adapted from the novel of the same name by Celeste Ng combines suburbia, privilege and motherhood in a juicy storyline.

Defending Jacob

Now that Captain America’s job is done, Chris Evans stars in a limited series that debuts on Apple TV on April 24. The award-winning book by William Landay comes to the small screen with suspense as Evans plays an assistant district attorney who has to deal with his own 14-year-old son charged with murder.


The second season of “You” debuted in January and you may have missed this Netflix show, originally on Lifetime. If you did, watch Penn Badgley star as the most romantic, brooding bookseller you’ve ever seen — and then discover he’s just a misunderstood stalker. Completely dark in its comedy, you’ll find yourself rooting for “Joe” in both seasons, despite his evil ways.

Locke & Key

The show may appeal best to your teens and tweens but the new series that debuted February 7 on Netflix is a magical mystery tour. A family moves into the Keyhouse, an ancestral home with magical keys that unlock special powers. There are good and evil keys and plenty of mystery for an easy and fun binge with the kids.

Self Made

This limited series on Netflix stars Octavia Spencer as the first American woman millionaire in the country at the time the Rockefellers were ruling America. There are just four one-hour episodes that debuted March 20 with Spencer playing Madam C.J. Walker and Blair Underwood as her doting husband. While a longer series would be even better, it’s a historical binge that is inspiring to women to persevere.

How to Get Away with Murder

Viola Davis has won awards for her work in this ABC drama that debuts its final season on April 2. Haven’t seen it? There are five former seasons you can begin on streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime before the end is revealed. The show centers on Davis’ law professor character who finds herself and her students caught up in real-life murder.

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Lissa Poirot is an award-winning lifestyle writer who covers health, wellness and travel. Her work has appeared on websites such as WebMD, FamilyVacationCritic and the New York Times, as well as print in magazines including Vegetarian Times and Arthritis Today.

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