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50 Shows to Binge Watch During Covid-19 Lockdown

If you are in lockdown and are bored as bat shit and can’t be bothered going through all the titles of the movies… then you have come to the right place.

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Here are our top 50 Picks on what to watch – all shows that we have actually watched – and love!  Start watching them now!

50 Shows to Binge Watch During Covid-19 Lockdown | Stay at Home Mum

1. Mindhunter

  • Rated 8.6/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama
  • Netflix

Two FBI agents, fighting the departmental stigma of backroom boys work to develop an innovative investigative field incorporating psychology, anthropology and sociology as a method to reveal the motive. They acknowledge classic crime-solving – MMO – as no longer sufficient because criminality is becoming more complicated as Motive graduates from need and greed to inexplicable and irrational reasons. This series focuses on the development by two men, two agents, of a new criminal field and does so through story lines of visiting the sociopathic mind.

Fun Piece of Trivia:  Anna Torv is an Aussie and is the first cousin of Lachlan Murdoch

Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, and Jonathan Groff in Mindhunter (2017)
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2. Sex Education

  • Rated 8.3/10 on IMDB
  • Comedy, Drama
  • Netflix

A teenage boy with a sex therapist mother teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.

Patricia Allison, Aimee Lou Wood, Asa Butterfield, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Ncuti Gatwa, Tanya Reynolds, Emma Mackey, and Connor Swindells in Sex Education (2019)
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3. Ozark

  • Rated 8.3/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Netflix

Seasons 1 and 2 (Season 3 starts this Friday)

The Byrdes and their teenage kids, Charlotte and Jonah, are, for all intents and purposes, an ordinary family with ordinary lives. Except for the job of Marty, a Chicago financial advisor who also serves as the top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico. When things go awry, Marty must uproot his family from the skyscrapers of Chicago and relocate to the lazy lake region of the Missouri Ozarks.

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4. Next in Fashion

Season 1

  • Rated 7.4/10 on IMDB
  • Reality TV Show
  • Netflix

18 budding fashion designers compete for a $250,000 prize and the opportunity to launch a clothing line with Net-a-Porter.

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5. Spinning Out

  • Rated 7.7/10 on IMDB
  • Drama, Sport
  • Netflix

A figure skating Olympic hopeful’s struggle to balance love, family and fragile mental health as her dream of winning takes a dizzying hold.

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6. Big Mouth

  • Rated 8.0/10 on IMDB
  • Animation, Comedy, Romance
  • Netflix

Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.

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7. You

Season 1 and 2

  • Rated 7.8/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama, Romance
  • Netflix

Based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is a 21st century love story that asks, “What would you do for love?” When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything.

Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle – and person – in his way.

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8. Love, Death and Robots

  • Rated 8.6/10 on IMDB
  • Animation, Short, Comedy
  • Netflix

A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy.

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9. Black Mirror

  • Rated 8.8/10 on IMDB
  • Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller
  • Netflix

Set in a world only minutes from our own, “Black Mirror” unveils how modern technologies can backfire and be used against their makers, every episode set in a slightly different reality with different characters combating different types of technologies.

10. Unbelievable

  • Rated 8.5/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama
  • Netflix

Based on the true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed the path to the truth.

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11. The Crown

  • Rated 8.7/10 on IMDB
  • History, Drama
  • Netflix

This show focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a twenty-five-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne….a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan’s masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen’s private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness.

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12. Spartacus

  • Rated 8.5/10 on IMDB
  • Action, Adventure, Biography
  • Netflix

The inspiration behind this series is the Thracian Gladiator Spartacus, who led a slave uprising against the Roman Republic. The Thracians had been persuaded by Claudius Glaber to serve as auxiliaries in the Roman legions in a campaign against the Getae, who had often plundered Thracian lands.

However after Glaber reneges on the deal and switches his attentions from the Getae to attack Mithridates in Asia Minor, the Thracians feel betrayed and mutiny. Captured by Glaber, Spartacus is condemned to death as a Gladiator, whilst his wife Sura is condemned to slavery. Spartacus, however, proves to be a formidable gladiator, and defeats the four gladiators tasked with executing him. He becomes a favourite of the crowd, leading Senator Albinius to commute his death sentence to a life of slavery.

Spartacus is purchased by Batiatus for gladiator training, who promises to help him find Sura if he proves himself in training. As the series develops, the story follows the betrayals and machinations..

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13. Schitt’s Creek

  • Rated 8.310 on IMDB
  • Comedy
  • Cast:  Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy
  • Netflix

When filthy-rich video store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup and rebuild their empire from within the rural city limits of their only remaining asset – Schitt’s Creek, an armpit of a town they once bought as a joke.

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14. The Fall

  • Rated 8.2/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Netflix

A psychological thriller that examines the lives of two hunters. One is a serial killer who stalks his victims in and around Belfast and the other is a talented Detective Superintendent from the MET who is brought in to catch him.

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15. The Purge

  • Rated 5.7/10 on IMDB
  • Horror, Thriller
  • Netflix

In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.

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16. Hey Big Boy – Bert Kreischer

  • Rated 7.2/10 on IMDB
  • Comedy
  • Netflix

As Bert continuously gets better at his craft, he moves away from being a partying story teller and you realize just how good of a comic he is.

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17. Westworld

  • Rated 8.7/10 on IMDB
  • Drama, Mystery, SciFi
  • Netflix

This science fiction western series from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy was inspired by Michael Crichton’s Westworld (1973) and is set at a Wild West theme park created by Dr. Robert Ford (Sir Anthony Hopkins) with human-like androids, where guests are encouraged to indulge their fantasies and desires.

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18. Outlander

  • Rated 8.4/10 on IMDB
  • Drama, Fantasy, Romance
  • Foxtel and Netflix

Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world in which her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

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19. Homeland

  • Rated 8.3/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Netflix

A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

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20. Better Call Saul

  • Rated 8.7/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama
  • Stan

Before Saul Goodman, he was Jimmy McGill. And if you’re calling Jimmy, you’re in real trouble. The prequel to “Breaking Bad” follows small-time attorney Jimmy McGill as he transforms into Walter White’s morally challenged lawyer, Saul Goodman.

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21. Line of Duty

  • Rated 8.6/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Netflix, ABC iView

DS Steve Arnott is transferred to the police anti-corruption unit after the death of a man in a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation.

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22. Chernobyl

  • Rated 9.4/10 on IMDB
  • Drama, History, Thriller
  • Foxtel

In April 1986, a huge explosion erupted at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in northern Ukraine. This series follows the stories of the men and women, who tried to contain the disaster, as well as those who gave their lives preventing a subsequent and worse one.

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23. Big Little Lies

  • Rated 8.5/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Foxtel

When Madeline and Celeste take new-in-town single mom Jane under their wing, none of them realize how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all. Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

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24. Killing Eve

  • Rated 8.3/10 on IMDB
  • Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Stan

Eve is a bored, whip-smart security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is a talented killer, who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. These two fierce women, equally obsessed with each other, will go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse, toppling the typical spy-action thriller.

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25. Fleabag

  • Rated 8.7/10 on IMDB
  • Comedy, Drama
  • Amazon Prime

A dry-witted woman, known only as Fleabag, has no filter as she navigates life and love in London while trying to cope with tragedy. The angry, grief-riddled woman tries to heal while rejecting anyone who tries to help her, but Fleabag continues to keep up her bravado through it all. Comic actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge stars as the titular character on the series, which is based on Waller-Bridge’s 2013 one-woman show of the same name.

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26. Supernatural

  • Rated 8.4/10 on IMDB
  • Drama, Fantasy, Horror
  • Stan

This television drama is about the two Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean, who were raised by their father, John, to hunt and kill all things that go “bump in the night” after his wife, Mary, was murdered by an evil supernatural being when the boys were young. 22 years later the brothers set out on a journey, fighting evil along the way, to find their recently missing father who, when they finally meet up with, reveals he knows what killed their mother, a demon and has found a way to track and kill it.

Meanwhile, Sam starts to develop frightening abilities that include death visions, visions of people dying before it actually happens. These visions are somehow connected to the demon who murdered his mother and its mysterious plans that seem to be all about Sam. When their father dies striking a deal with the very same devil that had killed his wife, the brothers, now alone and without their mentor, are determined to finish the crusade their father started. But disturbing revelations …

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27. Brooklyn Nine Nine

  • Rated 8.4/10 on IMDB
  • Comedy, Crime
  • Netflix

Captain Ray Holt takes over Brooklyn’s 99th precinct, which includes Detective Jake Peralta, a talented but carefree detective who’s used to doing whatever he wants.

The other employees of the 99th precinct include Detective Amy Santiago, Jake’s over achieving and competitive partner; Detective Rosa Diaz, a tough and kept to herself coworker; Detective Charles Boyle, Jake’s best friend who also has crush on Rosa; Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords, who was recently taken off the field after the birth of his twin girls; and Gina Linetti, the precinct’s sarcastic administrator.

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28. Broadchurch

  • Rated 8.4/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Netflix, ABC iView

A seemingly calm and friendly seaside town becomes a town wrapped in secrets when the death of an eleven year old boy sparks an unwanted media frenzy. As the town’s locals start to open up about what they do and don’t know, it falls upon the police to catch the supposed killer.

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29. The Inbetweeners

  • Rated 8.4/10 on IMDB
  • Comedy
  • Netflix

Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school.

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30. Love is Blind

  • Rated 6.0/10 on IMDB
  • Reality TV
  • Netflix

Singles who want to be loved for who they are, rather than what they look like, have signed up for a less conventional approach to modern dating.

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31. When They See Us

  • Rated 9.0/10 on IMDB
  • Biography, Crime, Drama
  • Netflix

Five adolescents are shown in their comfortable, familiar residential neighbourhood of Harlem, bantering with each other and playing restlessly.

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32. Succession

  • Rated 8.5/10 on IMDB
  • Drama
  • Foxtel

Succession follows a dysfunctional American global-media family.

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33. Drive to Survive

  • Rated 8.6/10 on IMDB
  • Documentary, Sports
  • Netflix

Docu-series following the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.

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34. Breaking Bad

  • Rated 9.5/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Stan

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family’s future.

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35. Episodes

  • Rated 7.8/10 on IMDB
  • Comedy
  • ABC iView

A couple of TV producers move to Hollywood to export their most popular series and find it is not what they expected.

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36. The Haunting of Hill House

  • Rated 8.7/10 on IMDB
  • Drama, Horror, Mystery
  • Netflix

Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

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37. Don’t F*ck with Cats

  • Rated 8.1/10 on IMDB
  • Documentary, Crime, Mystery
  • Netflix

A group of online justice seekers track down a guy who posted a video of himself killing kittens.

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38. Crazy Ex Girlfriend

  • Rated 7.8/10 on IMDB
  • Comedy, Musical
  • Netflix

A young woman abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find happiness in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California.

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39. Freaks & Geeks

  • Rated 8.8/10 on IMDB
  • Comedy, Drama
  • Netflix

It’s the 1980s and at McKinley High, there’s two different groups of teenagers, the Freaks with cool and charismatic Daniel Desario and tomboy Lindsay Weir and the Geeks with Lindsay’s shy younger brother Sam, gentle Bill Haverchuck, and self-proclaimed ladies’ man Neal Schweiber.

The show chronicles the normal teen/adolescence problems any teenager goes through including acceptance, drugs, drinking, and bullying.

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40. Game of Thrones

  • Rated 9.3/10 on IMDB
  • Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Foxtel

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

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41. Dexter

  • Rated 8.6/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Stan

By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

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42. The Leftovers

  • Rated 8.3/10 on IMDB
  • Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Foxtel

Three years after the disappearance of two percent of the global population, a group of people in a small New York community try to continue their lives while coping with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.

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43. Silicon Valley

  • Rated 8.5/10 on IMDB
  • Comedy
  • Foxtel

In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A comedy partially inspired by Mike Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980s.

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44. Longmire

  • Rated 8.3/10 on IMDB
  • Action, Crime, Drama
  • Netflix

Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.

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45. Orange is the New Black

  • Rated 8.1/10 on IMDB
  • Comed, Crime, Drama
  • Netflix

Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

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46.  The Keepers

  • Rated 8.1/10 on IMDB
  • Documentary, Crime
  • Netflix

A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

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47. Band of Brothers

  • Rated 9.5/10 on IMDB
  • Action, Drama, History
  • Foxtel
The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.
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48. The Outsider

  • Rated 8.1/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Foxtel

The Outsider begins with a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy. But when an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.

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49. The Wire

  • Rated 8.310 on IMDB
  • Comedy
  • Cast:  Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy
  • Netflix

Set in Baltimore, this show centres around the city’s inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D’Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale.

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50. Stranger Things

  • Rated 8.310 on IMDB
  • Comedy
  • Cast:  Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy
  • Netflix

The VR user is trapped in the Byers home and hears the phone ring and must find a way down the hall to answer it only to discover Will Byers pleading, on the phone, for you to leave before you are caught by the Demogorgon.

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