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May 1, 2020

What To Watch During Quarantine

Here's what you should be watching!

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Just because we're stuck in the house doesn't mean we have to be bored! Here are 21 great shows you should add to your watch-list.

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1. Sorry for Your Loss

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Where to watch: Facebook Watch

Number of seasons: 2

What it's about: After the unexpected death of her husband Matt (Mamoudou Athie), the life of Leigh Shaw (Elizabeth Olsen) drastically changes in the blink of an eye. Now a widow, Leigh must explore how to piece her life back together.

Why you should watch: I've never seen a show capture the realities of grief and loss so authentically, while also proving not everyone responds to death in the same way. It will pull at your heartstrings in the best way.

2. Little Fires Everywhere

Hulu

Where to watch: Hulu

Number of seasons: 1

What it's about: Based on Celeste Ng's best-selling novel of the same name, the series follows several Shaker Heights residents as their lives get turned upside down when Mia Warren and her daughter Pearl move into town and become closer with the seemingly-perfect Richardson family. Ultimately, things all go up in flames.

Why you should watch: The entire cast blew me away, but watching Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon portray mothers with a vengeance is a true sight to be seen! Plus the various storylines within the series will keep you wanting more!

3. Strangers

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Where to watch: Facebook Watch

Number of seasons: 2

What it's about: Isobel Song (Zoë Chao) and her best friend Cam (Meredith Hagner) learn to navigate their twenties, which means coming to terms with the realities of adulthood and their sexualities.

Why you should watch: Your twenties are a perfectly twisted mixture of confusion and exhilaration, so watching characters go through similar experiences is always a good time, especially when they're doing it with a best friend.

4. SKAM Austin

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Where to watch: Facebook Watch

Number of seasons: 2

What it's about: Based on the Norwegian series SKAM, the series follows a group of students attending Bouldin High School in Austin, Texas, as they explore themes like friendship, relationships, sexuality, drugs, and more.

Why you should watch: Somehow, high school drama never gets old. The issues these friend groups deal with are very relevant. It's also refreshing to see actors that actually look like regular teens play high school roles.

5. Dave

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Where to watch: Hulu

Number of seasons: 1

What it's about: Rapper Lil Dicky AKA Dave is on a mission to become the best rapper in history, now he just has to convince his friends and the potential record label execs.

Why you should watch: Lil Dicky is hilarious in this fictional portrayal of his life. From his neurotic personality and naive parents to his eclectic group of friends and ridiculous rap lyrics, this show is sure to entertain.

6. Sacred Lies

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Where to watch: Facebook Watch

Number of seasons: 2

What it's about: Based on the Stephanie Oakes novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, the series follows handless teen Minnow Bly after she escapes from a cult and finds herself in juvenile detention. Police consider her the number one suspect in the murder of her former cult leader, but did she do it?

Why you should watch: Let's face it, cults are fascinating. There's just no other way to put it.

7. The Birch

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Where to watch: Facebook Watch

Number of seasons: 1

What it's about: Based on the award-winning short with the same name from Crypt TV, The Birch follows loner Evie Grayson after she witnesses three resident drug dealers kill someone in the woods. After they threaten her, Evie decides to take them down. In those woods lurks The Birch, a bloodthirsty monster sworn to protect the vulnerable wherever she is summoned. But it comes with a price.

Why you should watch: Audiences will have to decide whether this creature is a predator or a protector, and I'm up for the challenge.

8. Ozark

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Where to watch: Netflix

Number of seasons: 3

What it's about: Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) moves his family to the Ozarks after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong. He soon becomes indebted to a Mexican drug lord looking for an immediate payback. Marty and his wife Wendy (Laura Linney) decide to enter the drug and casino business to keep their family safe, but things only get worse.

Why you should watch: A cookie-cutter family gets sucked into a life of illegal drug distribution and money laundering, and despite their efforts to escape the life, they only end up getting sucked in more. It's gritty and shocking, and the acting is amazing!

9. Red Table Talk

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Where to watch: Facebook Watch

Number of seasons: 3

What it's about: Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow, and mother Adrienne invite guests to their home for a candid, open conversation about some of life's toughest topics.

Why you should watch: Sitting down with everyone from Ciara to Kristin Davis, this new-age talk show will evoke laughter, tears, and a new way of thinking.

10. Limetown

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Where to watch: Facebook Watch

Number of seasons: 1

What it's about: Based on the hit podcast of the same name, Limetown follows Lia Haddock (Jessica Biel), a journalist for American Public Radio who attempts to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of 300 people in a neuroscience community in Tennessee.

Why you should watch: If you're addicted to suspense and mystery dramas like I am, then this will definitely pique your interest.

11. Devs

Hulu

Where to watch: Hulu

Number of seasons: 1

What it's about: Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno) was told her boyfriend's (Karl Glusman) death was a suicide, but Lily suspects foul play. In her mind, the prime suspects are her colleagues and boss, Forest (Nick Offerman), at the quantum computing company she works for. She'll stop at nothing to uncover the truth.

Why you should watch: A haunting storyline paired with beautiful imagery and great casting, what's not to love? It's an imaginative and chilling inside look at Silicon Valley and today's brightest minds.

12. Five Points

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Where to watch: Facebook Watch

Number of seasons: 2

What it's about: Five students at a South Side, Chicago high school are all impacted by a life-changing event and their individual perspectives will only lead them closer to the truth.

Why you should watch: The series, which was executively produced by Kerry Washington, consists of a great diverse cast. It's also fun watching how one event can be interpreted so many different ways.

13. The Real World: Atlanta

14. Unorthodox

Netflix

Where to watch: Netflix

Number of seasons: 1

What it's about: Tired of living in an unhappy marriage and an extremely strict Orthodox Jewish Brooklyn community, 19-year-old Esty (Shira Haas) decides to flee to Berlin in hopes of creating a new life for herself. Her new reality is quickly shattered when she realizes her husband followed her to Berlin.

Why you should watch: The miniseries is based on Deborah Feldman's 2012 biography of the same name. It's a sensitive and emotional dramatization of Orthodox living, spear-headed by Shira Haas's remarkable performance. I was on the verge of tears.

15. The Real Bros of Simi Valley

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Where to watch: Facebook Watch

Number of seasons: 3

What it's about: Ten years after graduating high school, four best friends living in Simi finalize realize it's time to grow up and do something with their lives.

Why you should watch: It's basically a hilarious parody of both The Real Housewives franchise and Jersey Shore, filled with beers, beef, and basic bros.

16. Never Have I Ever

Netflix

Where to watch: Netflix

Number of seasons: 1

What it's about: First-generation Indian American teen Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) is determined to make her sophomore year a memorable one and making that possible means losing her virginity to the hottest boy in school.

Why you should watch: Mindy Kaling is the brains behind this hilarious new show, putting a comedic twist to her own high school experience growing up with immigrant parents. It's refreshing and just downright enjoyable.

17. Turnt

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Where to watch: Facebook Watch

Number of seasons: 1

What it's about: After a scandalous hookup at Monroe High, the students are forced to deal with the aftermath.

Why you should watch: Think of it as a modern-day Degrassi.

18. Outer Banks

Netflix

Where to watch: Netflix

Number of seasons: 1

What it's about: An island divided by the haves and the have-nots becomes the center of a murder investigation after a teen named John B discovers his father's death might not have been an accident. He enlists his three friends to help him uncover secrets that will ultimately shake up the island forever.

Why you should watch: I love a good buddy series, especially when they're working together for a good cause. It explores themes of class, privilege, betrayal, physical abuse, and more.

19. Returning the Favor

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Where to watch: Facebook Watch

Number of seasons: 3

What it's about: Host Mike Rowe travels the country looking to help change the lives of remarkable people making an incredible difference in their communities.

Why you should watch: With everything going on in the world, sometimes you just need to tune out the bad and focus on the good.

20. Mrs. America

Hulu

Where to watch: Hulu

Number of seasons: 1

What it's about: Based on the political movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment told from the women who lived through that era, including Phyllis Schlafly (Cate Blanchett), Gloria Steinem (Rose Byrne), Betty Friedan (Tracey Ullman), Shirley Chisholm (Uzo Aduba), Bella Abzug (Margo Martindale) and Jill Ruckelshaus (Elizabeth Banks).

Why you should watch: With an incredible ensemble, the lives of some of America's most inspirational political leaders and feminists are brought to life. It's both complicated and captivating.

21. Human Discoveries

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Where to watch: Facebook Watch

Number of seasons: 1

What it's about: An animated series about the beginning of time, where cavemen and women learn the ways of life, from making fire to making relationships last.

Why you should watch: The cast is stacked with hilarious celebs, like Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Lamorne Morris, Paul Scheer, Jillian Bell, Lisa Kudrow, and Stephanie Beatriz.

Didn't see your favorite Facebook Watch show on the list? Tell us which series you can't get enough of in the comments below.

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