Social distancing and quarantining, in general, can leave you feeling isolated, irritable, and bored. While it’s nice to stay safe at home, a distraction is always welcome. If you've got nothing to do and are looking for a new funny show to binge, Stonehenge NYC is here to hook you up. Here are 10 amazing shows that you can start watching right now.
Don’t worry, it’s going to take you a while to get through these!
We’re all feeling a little out of our element right now, which is what makes Schitt’s Creek the perfect binge-able treat. This hilarious show follows the tale of a spoiled, wealthy family who loses it all and has no choice but to move to a small, weird town where nothing makes sense to them. As they struggle to adapt to their new world, absurd antics ensue.
Although we’re all hopefully not as spoiled as the Rose family, it’s hard not to relate to being yanked from our comfortable lives and into a strange, new, cramped living environment. You’ll laugh at the struggles of these characters and forget about yours for a while.
There are a lot of great schools in this country, but unfortunately, most institutions of higher education are closed right now. If you’re looking to take a class, you’re going to have to settle for attending Greendale Community College. This fictional college won’t teach you much, but once you’ve earned your first credit, you’ll never want to leave.
Community was a sleeper hit for years and even survived being canceled at one point. Still, it slowly grew a loyal following thanks to great writing and wonderful, zany performances. Although it did finally end a few years ago, it has just come to streaming giant Netflix, introducing a whole new audience to this weird and wonderful show. Now’s the perfect time to jump in.
Catherine The Great, Empress of Russia is one of the most fascinating monarchs in all of history. These days, she’s largely forgotten by those who aren’t serious history buffs. The folks at Hulu have decided to change all that--not with a standard stuffy biopic but with a satirical retelling of Catherine’s life.
Despite being married to a literal Emperor, Cathrine quickly finds that life at court is not all it’s cracked up to be. She must navigate politics and power using tactics both amusing and tragic. Although the tone is largely comedic, there’s a deeper message behind this ‘anti-historical’ recounting of her experiences. It’s a far cry from your typical modern comedy, but well worth getting into.
While NASA and Space X have just launched astronauts into space, we’re still a long way off from hopping the stars as Captain Kirk did. But space tourism very well may be an actual thing in the not too distant future. Avenue 5 is a hilarious new show from HBO that explores what it would be like to jump aboard a cruise ship in space. This is no mission to seek out new life and new civilizations. The charter for Avenue 5 is for its crew to have as much fun as possible.
Of course, this show wouldn’t be very interesting (or funny) if everything went according to plan. As tragedies big and small unfold, the woefully unqualified crew struggles to get back on course. The fact that Avenue 5 brings the insanely talented Hugh Laurie away from playing a grumpy doctor and back into the world of comedy should be enough to convince you to give this show a try.
Just finished your 15th re-watch of The Office? We’re all there with you. Luckily, Greg Daniels, the creator of the American Office is back with a brand new comedy. Upload is an Amazon Prime Original that asks the big question: “what happens after we die?” It turns out the answer is actually pretty funny.
Upload takes a sharp turn away from other afterlife comedies like The Good Place and transports the audience to a virtual afterlife. The characters of Upload have their consciousness..well... uploaded to a computer to live on in virtual ‘heaven’. They soon realize that heaven may not be all it’s cracked up to be. At least give this one a try before you start your 16th re-watch. We promise you’ll love it.