When you’re stuck at home, sometimes there’s nothing better than sticking on a TV show to get absorbed in. From the latest reality dating show that we can’t get enough of, to gripping documentaries and TV adaptations, here are the most binge-worthy shows to watch right now.
Love Is Blind | Netflix
In case you didn’t know, Netflix has released a new dating show – and we’re obsessed with it. A bit of a modern twist on Blind Date, Love Is Blind is a social experiment where male and female contestants are placed in separate rooms known as ‘pods’ where their dates take place. The catch? They can’t see each other until they become an engaged couple after 10 days.
Following on from the engagement, the couples are whisked off to a luxurious hotel in Mexico for a honeymoon, before moving in together, meeting each other’s families and planning their wedding. But will their love bubble be burst when they’re reintroduced into the real world? All 11 episodes of Love Is Blind, including a heated reunion show, are available to binge on Netflix now.
Noughts + Crosses | BBC iPlayer
Based on the hit novel series by Malorie Blackman, the BBC has adapted Noughts + Crossesinto a TV series that I binged in two sittings. In a dystopian London, we meet Callum and Sephy, childhood friends who reunite and fall in love. The problem? Callum is a Nought and Sephy, daughter of the home secretary, is a Cross.
With a hint of Romeo & Juliet, Noughts + Crosses shines a spotlight on wealth, race, politics and privilege, with some shocking twists and turns that’ll leave you gripped to the screen. With a seriously strong cast, you can watch Noughts + Crosses every Thursday at 9pm on BBC Two, or binge the whole series on iPlayer now.
I Am Not Okay With This | Netflix
Speaking of adaptations, I Am Not Okay With This dropped on Netflix at the beginning of March and it’s proving to be a hit with viewers across the world. Brought to the screen by the producers of hit shows Stranger Things and The End Of The F***ing World, this coming of age show is based on the novel of the same name penned by Charles Forsman.
Blending the supernatural element of Stranger Things and the cinematography and humour of TEOTFW, I Am Not Okay With This has many serious subjects at its heart, from sexuality to suicide and grief, balanced with dark and witty characters to create the perfect show. Watch season one on Netflix now.
Looking For Alaska | BBC iPlayer
Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter knows every famous person’s last words and is seeking is great perhaps, which lands him at Culver Creek boarding school. After he befriends his roommate The Cornol, Pudge meets and falls head over heels in love with the mysterious Alaska Young, who wants to escape her own Labyrinth of suffering. But when catastrophe strikes, Pudge’s journey at the Creek changes forever.
Yet another adaptation of the debut novel by John Green (The Fault In Our Stars) Looking For Alaska is one heck of a tear-jerker. Grab the tissues and watch all episodes now on BBC iPlayer.
Safe | Netflix
If you found yourself hooked on Netflix’s latest drama/thriller series The Stranger, then chances are you’ll find yourself just as immersed in Safe.
The screen adaptation of Harlan Coben’s book launched on Netflix last year, but didn’t quite get as much time in the spotlight as its successor, The Stranger.
Written by Danny Brocklehurst, it follows the story of a surgeon Tom, who lives in a gated community. But when his daughter goes missing along with her boyfriend, everyone in the community and beyond becomes a suspect. Click here to watch now!
Star Trek: Picard | Amazon Prime
One for Star Trek: Next Generation fans, Star Trek: Picard stars the legendary Sir Patrick Stewart as he reprises his role as Jean-Luc Picard.
Fast-forwarding 14 years after Star Trek: Nemesis, we’re propelled back into the life of Picard, who is still coming to terms with the loss of Lieutenant Commander Data.
Living his life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard, Jean-Luc is presented with new challenges in the next chapter of his life when he meets Dahj, a young woman who he believes has close connections to his past. Start watching season one of Star Trek: Picard on Amazon Prime now!
Spinning Out | Netflix
Spinning Out dropped on Netflix at the start of 2020 and had a hugely positive reception from fans. Starring Kaya Scodelario, January Jones, Willow Sheilds and Evan Roderick, this teen drama series is far more than what it may seem with a core focus on competitive figure skating, relationships and mental health.
After Olympic figure skating hopeful Kat Baker (Scodelario) suffers a horrific injury during her solo career, she’s struggling to find her confidence to get back on the ice. But when a new challenge presents itself to skate in doubles alongside bad-boy Justin (Roderick) Kat’s life and career changes and brings new challenges that she didn’t see coming. Binge all 10 episodes on Netflix now.
Vikings | Amazon Prime
If Game of Thrones is more your cup of tea, then maybe Vikings will be the new show to add to your watchlist. After airing its first season in 2013, the dramatic and graphic show is due to come to a close with its sixth and final series.
Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, who is known as the greatest hero of his age. Throughout each series, we follow his story as he becomes a fearless warrior to become King of the Viking tribes. Watch all six seasons of this gripping show on Amazon Prime now.