Everything to binge on Netflix while you’re stuck in

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Netflix coronavirus self-quarantine self-isolation binge box sets

by Carl Smith |
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Right, folks. This is it. It's happening and there's nothing we can do about it.

Coronavirus is a thing, we're all stuck in on self-quarantine and everything's bloody weird. But, while the world feels a bit f**ked right now, at least there's Netflix.

While we once felt this nagging guilt when we spent an entire weekend slouched on the sofa, surrounded by a pile of Party Rings and Pringles in the name of a good Gossip Girl binge, we've basically now been given the green light to watch telly all day and night.

It's a funny predicament to find ourselves in, really. It's almost like everything we ever wished for has been forced upon us and, while we have many questions, we're finally ready to embrace the boxset life for the foreseeable.

So, what should we be watching to escape literally everything? We're here to help.

Here's our pick of the best Netflix boxset binges to see you through self-isolation:


Everything to binge on Netflix while you're stuck in

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Dead to Me

Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini play grieving women who bond in therapy, and what ensues is both hilarious and heart-wrenching in equal measure. Highly recommend.

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Black Mirror

The Charlie Brooker creation once felt like escapism. Now, we're not so sure. Still, it's bloody brilliant.

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Gavin & Stacey

OH, we all know this one. Why not go back and treat yourself to a binge with Gavin, Stacey, Nessa and co?

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Absolutely Fabulous

Sweetie, darling. Step back to the early '90s - when all that mattered was Lulu's latest PR launch - with Edina and Patsy and PRETEND NONE OF THIS IS HAPPENING.

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It's the Spanish teen drama everybody's talking about, and we're hooked. Follow the lives of three working class teens as they enroll at a fancy private school and watch the drama unfold. Oh, it's So good. If you can hack the subtitles.

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Because, y'know, sometimes you just need to get off the sofa to belt out a bit of Katy Perry's Roar into the remote. That's our kinda (vocal and physical) exercise, hun.

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Love Is Blind

The Love Is Blind pods essentially invented self-isolation. They saw it coming. And, for that, you owe it a binge. Honestly, it's the most bonkers dating show on telly and you need to see it.

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Grace and Frankie

This brings all the feels. Lifelong rivals Grace and Frankie form a bond when their husbands fall in love with each other in a tale of super-cute sisterhood that properly warms the cockles. All the good vibes with this one (with the odd cry along the way).

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I Am Not Okay with This

Syd sees her way through high school while coming to terms with her newfound superpowers (casual) in this American teen drama from the makers of The End of the F***ing World.

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Kath & Kim

This Aussie show is everything. Follow the lives of 50-odd-year-old divorcee Kath and her oh-so-spoilt daughter Kim in the funniest family situation comedy of the noughties.

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The Office

Even if it's just to relive that David Brent dance, tbh.

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Sex Education

Where do we even start with this one? You've got two whole series of our absolute favourite Netflix original to catch up on, and it's a true tale of sexual discovery in 2020. Cannot recommend enough.

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Queer Eye

We need the Fab Five in our lives. At not too close a proximity, of course. Social distancing and all that.

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A classic.

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

The Assassination of Gianni Versace explores the murder of, you guessed it, Gianni Versace and is visually stunning. Also, Ricky Martin's in it. LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCA.

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The Stranger

We're not gonna lie, this is confusing af for the majority of the series; but there's nothing we'd rather put our brain power to. Stick with it. You won't regret it.

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Mainly for the moral dilemma of a lifetime - should we really still fancy Penn Badgley as a serial killer?

In further news, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have donated a huge sum of money to food banks amid the coronavirus pandemic. $1m, to be exact.

Posting a statement on social media, Blake said: "Covid-19 has brutally impacted older adults and low income families. Ryan & I are donating $1 million to be split between feedingamerica and foodbankscanadal.

"If you can give, these orgs need our help. Though we must be distancing ourselves to protect those who don't have the opportunity to self quarantine, we can stay connected. Remember the lonely and isolated. Facetime, Skype, make a video. Remember the love that can travel through all this."

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