The 12 Shows Netflix Recommends You Watch While Quarantined

PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 19: In this photo illustration the Netflix logo is seen on September 19, 2014 in Paris, France. Netflix September 15 launched service in France, the first of six European countries planned in the coming months. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)


I have been catching up on a lot of network TV shows that I had fallen behind on. Stuff like, “The Blacklist,” “Manifest,” and “The Walking Dead.” There are plenty of other things out there.

With all the data Netflix has on us, you’d THINK that their “recommendations” would be better . . . but usually, it’s just a bunch of stuff that THEY want to boost the numbers on.

That’s probably the case with this, too . . . but here it is anyway:

Netflix Tweeted a list of “really excellent shows” people should watch while quarantined.  They’re all their own originals . . . and not their most popular stuff like “Stranger Things”“Locke & Key”, and “The Witcher”.

Instead, Netflix says they’re, quote, “shows you might have missed the first time around.”

Here’s the list, in the order they put them:

1.  “Styling Hollywood” . . . It’s a fashion reality show, starring celebrity stylist Jason Bolden and his husband, interior designer Adair Curtis.

2.  “EastSiders” . . . A dark comedy about a gay couple, as they struggle with infidelity and substance abuse.

3.  “Top Boy” . . . A British crime drama, which, oddly, is executive produced by Drake.  It’s about drugs and gangs, and it’s sort of a British version of “The Wire”.

4.  “The Hookup Plan” . . . A French comedy about a woman who dates a male escort to boost her confidence after having trouble getting over an ex.

5.  “Bonding” . . . A dark comedy about a female psychology student, who’s moonlighting as a dominatrix.

6.  “Medical Police” . . . It’s a spin-off of “Children’s Hospital”, and a parody of international spy thrillers.

7.  “Ragnarok” . . . It doesn’t have anything to do with Thor.  It’s a Norwegian fantasy drama about a town, which has climate change issues due to factories.

8.  “American Vandal” . . . A mockumentary parody of true crime shows like “Making a Murderer”.  Netflix loved this one SO much that they canceled it after two seasons, infuriating its fans.

9.  “Easy” . . . It’s a comedy-drama about people living in Chicago who are dealing with issues involving “love, relationships, and general knowledge.”  (???)

10.  “I Think You Should Leave” . . . A sketch comedy show with guest stars like: Cecily StrongWill ForteAndy Samberg, and Fred Willard.

11.  “The House of Flowers” . . . It’s a Mexican black comedy about a dysfunctional upper-class Mexican family that owns a prestigious flower shop.

12.  “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts” . . . An all-ages animated show similar to “The Wizard of Oz”, about a 13-year-old girl, who’s searching for her father with her friends.