With the current lockdown and curfew situation in most of the countries across the globe to prevent the spread of Corona pandemic, staying indoors and isolated is only sane. A third of the global population is currently in Corona lockdown. Now that people have a lot of leisure time, they will turn to TV and streaming services more than ever.
You finally have time to binge-read your favorite books and binge-watch your bucket-list shows and movies. Indulging in quality entertainment will help you stay positive. Although, we do recommend meditation and exercise to stay healthy during these testing times.
Although cable TV providers are trying to ensure that the subscribers do not face common cable problems in these self-isolation days, streaming services like Netflix will be the main source of entertainment these days.
Sorting Netflix’s catalog feels like shopping at a superstore, where you often fall a victim to choice paralysis with myriad offerings and great ratings. Well, in the current circumstances, even this kind of shopping is a sigh of relief. Let us share some facts about Netflix. If you don’t want to pay a subscription fee, you can also watch most of these series on free streaming services.
We have rounded up some of the top box sets to enjoy on Netflix to give you the distraction you desperately need from the news channels talking about corona victims 24/7.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, and others.
Quarantine is perhaps your best time to catch up on the TV’s greatest and timeless triumphs. To be honest, you can even watch these incredible shows another time too. But if you have missed witnessing the rise and fall of the legendary Walter White, you need to really watch Breaking Bad. Widely reckoned as one of the best TV series, you will fall in love with this elegantly and ingeniously crafted series.
From the very beginning to the end, this neo-Western crime show is going to give you a bumpy ride. You will witness the metamorphosis of a humdrum high school teacher into a terrifying caricature of his former self. Originally aired on AMC from 2008-1013, the drama has a total of 5 seasons. It has a slightly slow start but once it gains momentum, it’s hard to stop watching.
Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, and others.
This much-acclaimed series is now considered as a love letter to the sci-fi of the ‘80s. Set in 1983, in a fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana, the show unveils dark circumstances after a young boy goes missing and vanishes into thin air. Family, friends, and local police start searching for him and end up stumbling upon an unusual young girl with incredible powers. Although the series is more suitable for tweens and upwards, it is equally enjoyable for adults too.
The show has great pace, you will remain hooked to your screen until all the secrets about top-secret government experiments, and supernatural forces are unleashed. The show is available on some of the other TV streaming devices too.
Cast: Pedro Pascal, Boyd Holbrook, Wagner Moura, Paulina Gaitán, Alberto Ammann, and others.
Narcos is based on a true story. This gritty and raw show chronicles the story and real-life challenges of Pablo Escobar, the Columbian drug lord. You will witness his rise to power until his ultimate demise. As you move on to season 3, you will witness the real player of power: the Cali Cartel. This Spanish series is dubbed in English too. The rise and fall of Escobar make it a shocking and compelling watch. It has been translated and aired on some channels. You may end up watching the show for free without having to pay for Netflix and only by paying your Cox bill.
Cast: Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Úrsula Corberó, Miguel Herrán, Alba Flores, Pedro Alonso, and others.
Are you into the mystery genre? La Casa de Papel or Money Heist has been touted as the most popular and perfectly crafted mystery series of recent times. The show has managed to gain massive international appeal. Get hooked to the group of incredibly charming thieves led by a criminal mastermind to pull off the biggest heist of recorded history. They plan to print their own bills in the Royal Mint of Spain. It was the most-watched series of 2018. Fans are desperately anticipating the fourth installment scheduled to release on April 3, 2020.
Pedro Alonso for the role of Berlin, and Álvaro Morte for the role of professor have been highly appreciated. Based on its popularity, you can now find this show on free Netflix alternatives too.
Cast: Engin Altan Düzyatan, Esra Bilgiç, Hülya Darcan, Cengiz Coskun, Nurettin Sönmez, and others.
Ertugrul is now known as ‘Turkish Game of Thrones.’ The massive popularity and great ratings have ensured that epic is redefined by this great series. Based on the magnificent history of the Muslim Oghuz Turks. Set in the 13th century, the show revolves around the life of a popular Turkish warrior, Ertugrul, father of Osman I, who established the Ottoman Empire.
Ertugrul is depicted as a chivalrous and ambitious warrior who is keen on bringing peace to a war-trapped country. Byzantines and Crusaders have besieged his homeland. The Mongol Empire that’s led by Khans is also invading the borders. He experiences a conflict between his military ambitions and his love life. It has a total of 5 seasons and 150 episodes. The show is totally binge-worthy and will enlighten you a lot about Ottoman history.