Binge-Worthy Content (On-Demand)
Are you practicing physical-distancing? #Same. While we spend time indoors, let's have a little fun with it! Here's a list of on-demand content (old and new) that will get you through.
Need a good laugh?
Curb Your Enthusiasm
`Seinfeld' co-creator Larry David plays a version of himself on the improvised series. He faces a constant barrage of life's little annoyances, which in David's sometimes well-meaning but terminally fumbling hands don't tend to stay small for very long.
Desus & Mero
Comedy duo Desus Nice and The Kid Mero have gained a loyal following with their "Bodega Boys" podcast, and now the Bronx-bred buds bring their thoughts on current events to TV on Viceland's first daily, late-night show.
Ever wonder how 1 percenters spend their wealth? Rap star 2 Chainz shares your curiosity. "Most Expensivest" -- as the title suggests -- takes viewers on a journey to find the most outrageous luxury goods in the world, and who better to guide it than a man who enjoys the finer things in life?
How about something a little more serious?
This series looks at the narcotics scene in Baltimore through the eyes of law enforcers as well as the drug dealers and users. Other facets of the city that are explored in the series are the government and bureaucracy, schools and the news media.
On Chicago's south side, an average day finds kids prepping for school as their parents head off to work, young adults trying to make a living, and the elders keeping an eye on things from their front porches. But in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences. From Emmy® winner Lena Waithe, The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.
Feeling a little Nostalgic?
Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her surfboard. Living in a beach shack with three roommates including her rebellious younger sister, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Rip Masters surf competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with no one's blessing but her own, Anne Marie finds all she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene ... until pro quarterback Matt Tollman comes along. Like it or not, Anne Marie starts losing her balance - and finding it - as she falls for Matt.
Josie and the Pussycats
Josie (Rachael Leigh Cook), Melody (Tara Reid) and Val (Rosario Dawson) are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get a record deal which brings fame and fortune but soon realize they are pawns of two people who want to control the youth of America. They must clear their names, even if it means losing fame and fortune.
Four teens hold on to their dream of musical fame while navigating the twists and turns of their normal lives.
How about a Scripted Drama?
The Bold Type
Putting together a magazine is not an easy task, requiring a lot of teamwork to finish the job and get the publication on newsstand shelves. That's why the staffers responsible for producing global women's magazine Scarlet lean on one another as they try to find their own voices.
Let's get aspirational.
House Hunters Renovation
Fixer-uppers are on the wish lists of house hunters in this addition to HGTV's long-running franchise. In each episode, the featured home buyers tour three for-sale homes and choose the one that is the perfect fixer-upper. The added bonus? Cameras also capture what happens after the home is purchased.
All the Baking Championships - Food Network (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring)
Nine new bakers put their skills to the test in holiday-themed challenges of this competition series. The challenges aim to bring the essence of Thanksgiving, Christmas and other Holidays to life through tasks centered around cookies, pies and other desserts.
The contestants compete with each other to create the best clothes and are restricted by time, materials and theme. Their designs are judged by a panel, and one or more designers are typically eliminated from the show each week.
Let's Reality Binge!
Jersey Shore Family Vacation
After a tumultuous year that included prison time, relationship drama and friction in their friendships, the roommates are reunited and ready for new beginnings. Surprises, tears and a few drunken blackouts between New Orleans, Las Vegas and New Jersey are in store as Nicole, Jenni, Ronnie, Vinny, Pauly, Mike, Deena and Angelina start a new chapter.
Hollywood Love Story
Paris Hilton introduces tales of wannabe model-actresses, singers, photographers, and artists on "Hollywood Love Story." Those featured on the program have large dreams of making it in Hollywood, and fantasy and reality start to blur as they do whatever it takes to get ahead.
Lisa Vanderpump first gained fame as a cast member on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but her full-time job is as co-owner and boss at West Hollywood, Calif., restaurant SUR, which stands for Sexy Unique Restaurant. Vanderpump balances her motherly instinct with her shrewd business sense to maintain control over the restaurant's wild group of employees who are working at the eatery while pursuing their dreams. Drama seems to be part of the job for the employees at SUR, who tend to date -- and, in most cases, subsequently break up with -- their fellow co-workers.
Have you watched any of this content? Let me know in the comment section below!
- DJ Josie Rock