12 shows to find yourself in another world from quarantine

Check out these binge-worthy shows


Viola Davis stars in “How to Get Away with Murder.” ABC/Ali Goldstein photo

Isaac Limon, Multimedia Editor

With all the extra time some of us have at home, we are facing an issue where we might be running out of shows to watch.

Having problems finding that perfect television show while you stay at home? Well, here’s a list of binge-worthy shows that should be on your watch list. 

All shows listed are available on most subscription-based streaming platforms and are available to buy per episode or per season. 

 This article is part one of three. Listed below are four action-filled genres out of 12.

Drama: “The Magicians”

Quentin Coldwater, a grad student at Brakebills for Magical pedagogy, has been fascinated by the magical fantasy world since he was young.

Now that magic poses dangers to humanity, Coldwater and his friends struggle to cope with the aftermath of a catastrophe that befalls the institution.

The series is based on the book novel series of the same name by Lev Grossman.

The series can be found on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, and iTunes.

Here are some honorable mentions from the Drama category:

Crime: “How to Get Away with Murder”

With crime-related TV shows starting to surge more frequently, I had to add it.

Annalise Keating is a criminal defense attorney and teaches defense law. Keating takes her best and brightest students to assist at her firm.

The more the series unfolds, the cases and mysteries test everyone’s limits and reveal dark truths.

For audience members, it is told as a massive Clue game with each episode telling part of a mystery. 

This show can be found on Netflix, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube TV, and ABC.

Here are some honorable mentions from the Crime category:

International: “The Crown”

International shows can be tricky, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give them a try. If you’re interested in seeing something new, we’ve got one for you.

“The Crown” is based on an award-winning play “The Audience” by Peter Morgan, which tells the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the beginning of her reign to the end. 

This international drama can be found on Netflix.

Here are other international TV series:

Horror & Thriller: “Black Mirror”

Want to indulge in controversial storytelling with some social status challenges?

“Black Mirror” is a stand-alone episodic series that dives into dramatic satirical tales that explore different aspects of how we might interact in the world with the use of enhanced modern technology.

Whether you perceive the technology being used in the show as good or bad is entirely up to you.

While some episodes may be lighter than others, there’s a handful that creates an uneasy feeling to the audience once you reach the end of the episode.

This techno-phobia series is on Netflix.


For some goosebump feelings, here are some other shows:

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