Here Are The OG Series And Newbies You Oughta Binge In Isolation
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This oughta get you through a few days of isolation.

Ok, before we go ahead, this list contains a coupla shows that you won’t find on Netflix or Stan. We’re not endorsing illegal downloading, but if you’ve got a fortnight, I’m sure you can find a way to stream some of these shows. Do some research and sort it out as you don’t want to be missing out on any of these as you quarantine your ass.

We’ve divided the list up into two categories: OG series that you should be ashamed if you haven’t seen and series that are one or two seasons old AKA relatively new. Let’s get into it.

OG MUST WATCH

The Sopranos – 3 days and 14 hours.

I recently watched The Sopranos in full for the first time and I’ve gotta say it lived up to its multi-Emmy-winning reputation as one of the greatest TV series ever. There’s nothing better than watching James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano eat pasta whilst contemplating his next move in the fickle game of chess that is the modern mafia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8S2LW_yoC4

Breaking Bad – 2 days and 14hrs

No introduction needed here. Breaking Bad was at the forefront of the US streaming boom and a gateway to cinema-level TV shows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVR476WHmR8

Round The Twist – 17 hours

Definitely an Aussie classic, so much so that some kind soul has uploaded a bunch of eps onto YouTube, Round The Twist will make you feel all warm inside as you gaze on from you isolation station.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-aoeituE38

The O.C. – 3 days and 20 hours

Need a teen drama fix (wherein the teens have issues that 30-year-old adults are dealing with)? The The O.C. is one for you. See how this show hoodwinked an entire generation into thinking that the name “Trey” is badass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrAlS5M7xAs

Daria – 1 day and 10 hours

This whole situation has got us negging out very hard, so naturally watching someone that is even more neg will make us feel more chirpy by comparison right? In a sick sad world where everyone is in panic mode, the deadpan nihilism of Daria might get us through.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhYwcpw6yBY

Heartbreak High – 2 days and 21 hours

If you haven’t seen Australia’s version of Degrassi or even if you haven’t watched it recently, we could recommend getting into HBH more. Watching the Drazic and Anita’s love bloom is probably the nicest thing you’ll watch in isolation, as highlighted by the fan-made video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KRwlSwYLms

MUST-SEE NEW SHOWS

Ozark – 20 hours

Have you seen Breaking Bad but not had a chance to get into Ozark? Well now is the perfect time to follow the Byrde family as they walk the tightrope of money laundering for cartels and avoiding the FBI. The third season is dropping at the end of this month too, so why not give it a crack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hAXVqrljbs

You – 20 hours

Fancy spending a day or so creeping out with You. There’s a tonne of buzz around Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl fame and the way he portrays this likeable stalker. Believe the hype and strap yourself in…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZejKgqox3Yw

The Outsider – 10 hours

Our own Ben Mendelsohn star in this cop drama in which a man (played by Jason Bateman) is witnessed committing a horrible murder whilst also videoed in a completely different location. The series is based on a Stephen King novel, so naturally shit gets pretty freaky as detective Anderson (Mendelsohn) comes to find there’s some otherworldly shit going down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNDKWr3Xmjk

I’m Not Okay With This – 3 hours

If you’re a fan of Netflix series Stranger Things or End Of The Fucking World, I’m Not Okay With This will probably be right up your alley. Based on a Charles Forsman comic, this one is part coming of age, part queer drama, part superhero origin story. Eps are short too, so you can disinfect doorknobs in your house in between…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9vp9lhZiqU

Wu-Tang: An American Saga – 8 hours

We all know the music of the Wu-Tang clan, but you may not know how it all started back in the early 90s for one of hip hop’s most respected groups. Created by RZA and Alex Tse, the show follows the members as they navigate NY underworld and the struggles of living in “white America.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w37TQZwnjXY

Words by Jack Bennett March 20, 2020
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