Canadians are spending more time indoors than they may have been planning on this spring and now they have a great opportunity to get in some unexpected screen time following the cold winter months. For those who are taking an elongated break from the great outdoors, we’ve compiled a list of ten Netflix shows to help everyone avoid a serious case of cabin fever.
1. Tiger King
Grab your beloved feline and hit the couch for one of Netflix’s hottest shows Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.
The new 2020 true crime documentary series follows the eccentric life of imprisoned zoo operator Joseph Maldonado-Passage aka Joe Exotic.
2. Love Is Blind
Love Is Blind is a new reality TV dating series presented by Nick and Vanessa Lachey and is perfect for fans of Married at First Sight and The Bachelor.
There are eleven episodes to binge of this Kinetic Content-produced speed dating trainwreck, which follows thirty men and women hoping to find love.
For ten days, the men and women date from different pods where they can talk to each other, but not see each other, which may feel highly relatable for those of us who have been stuck at home lately.
3. 100 Humans
100 Humans: Life's Questions. Answered. is another great reality TV option documenting 100 individuals who take part in a unique social experiment exploring sex, happiness, torture, and many other aspects of human life.
Watch as interesting facts reveal what can keep you out of jail, who is most successful at life, what motivates people more than money, how music can affect your taste, and more.
4. Dare Me
Dare Me is a thrilling new show shot in Toronto, Ontario that explores the volatility of female friendship and loyalty based on the 2013 novel of the same name.
Created by Megan Abbott and Gina Fattore, Dare Me follows the lives of competitive cheerleaders in a small Midwestern town whose relationships are toppled when a new coach takes over their high school squad.
The drama and murder mystery is perfect for fans of the book or anyone feeling extra angst from being cooped up inside as the snow melts away.
5. The Circle
The Circle is a one of a kind game show that will definitely keep you glued to your television.
The Netflix exclusive features 14 contestants competing for $100,000 and the prestigious award of top influencer, who live together in the same apartment complex.
They can only communicate with each other from their apartments through a private social network called The Circle, which they use to honestly portray themselves or attempt to “catfish” others via their profile.
Make sure you have plenty of popcorn ready for this popularity contest, which features lots of flirting, backstabbing, and trust issues.
The series has already been renewed for a second and third season so get those binge sessions over with so you’re caught up before the fun continues.[Watch Link]
6. The Good Place
The Kristen Bell-lead comedy The Good Place ran for four seasons, giving you plenty to catch up on during your next binge-watching session.
The show, which aired its final episode back in January, focuses on Eleanor Shellstrop who arrives in The Good Place (a Heaven-like utopia) in her afterlife mistakenly and must hide her less than perfect moral behaviour as she tries to become a more ethical person.
The critically acclaimed philosophical series also features the Bad Place, where its citizens must endure an eternity of torture, which may not be all that unfamiliar for those of us who have been spending weeks inside the house.
7. Nailed It!
If you’ve been doing some extra baking lately or are thinking about making a batch of cupcakes for the first time, it’s easy to draw ideas from the Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres-hosted Netflix game show Nailed It!
Inspired by the craze of people trying to recreate elaborate cakes they found on the internet, Nailed It! pits three amateur bakers with less than adequate kitchen skills against each other to compete in two challenges for a $10,000 prize and trophy.
The fourth season (not including Nailed It! Holiday) launched on April 1st and can now be watched in its entirety, so grab your favourite baked goods from our Monday Munchies series and hit your couch for a marathon.
After advocating for legal weed use for years, Ruth Whitefeather Feldman (Kate Banks) finally gets to experience the highs and lows of running a cannabis dispensary in the comedy Disjointed.
She employs her newly graduated son and a team of budtenders to run her new Los Angeles-based business while getting into marijuana history, activism, 420, misconceptions on stoners, and more.
The show also touches on PTSD and the medicinal benefits of cannabis use.
Flex your smarts with the classic Alex Trebek-hosted trivia show Jeopardy!
Netflix now offers three collections of episodes that will put your history, geography, arts, and pop culture knowledge to the test.
You don’t always have to shut your mind off while you binge watch TV, stay on the productive side of things and learn some new facts while you polish off those snacks.
10. Blown Away
Who knew glassblowing could be so interesting?
On the red hot reality show Blown Away, ten master artists compete in glassblowing sculpture challenges to win $60,000, a residency at the Corning Museum of Glass, and the honour of being crowned Blown Away champion.
The unique series has been compared to Top Chef and The Great British Bake Off and will certainly offer something new to viewers who are sick of watching reruns of The Office (if that’s even possible).
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