It’s hard to put into words what this time is like since most of us have never lived through anything like this. For myself, not a lot has changed. Both my husband and I work from home and we don’t have kids. We’ve also been ordering most of our life online for over a decade to save time. But our parents are in the high-risk category, which means we can’t see them, in fact, we haven’t seen any of our family. We are very worried about the economy and friends and family who have recently retired or are about to, not to mention all of our loved ones who own businesses.

My work has been effected, and so many of our friends’ have as well, which is why we’re doing our part in supporting their businesses while staying home in order to not expose anyone unnecessarily. We are doing our best to be smart but not completely paranoid and fearful. The people we are listening to are the scientists and experts in this field and ignoring most everyone else. We’ve stocked up on a few things, but in no means have a bunker with ridiculous amounts of toilet paper or powdered food. We’re exercising from home, watching too much TV with our quarantine snacks and our dog is getting even more attention than usual, if that’s even possible.

Speaking of TV… I am known amongst friends (and even a Hollywood screenwriter or two) for having this completely useless talent of knowing what all the good televisions shows are. I can usually tell what’s going to be a hit just by watching the trailer (Netflix, I’m available to consult any time). If there was ever a time to indulge in a ridiculous amount of binging, this is it. Here’s my all-star list, covering over a decade. And yes, it’s by category in alphabetical order. I’m not a monster.

COMEDY

Divorce – HBO

Friends – NBC, Netflix

Friends From College — Netflix

Girls – HBO, Amazon

Good Girls — NBC, Netflix

Modern Family — ABC, Hulu

Sex and the City – HBO, Amazon

Veep – HBO, Amazon

Vice Principals — HBO


COMEDY (STAND-UP)

Ali Wong — Netflix

Aziz Ansari — Netflix

Bill Burr — Netflix

Chris Rock — Netflix, HBO

Christina P. — Netflix

Dave Chapelle — Netflix

David Spade — Comedy Central

Hannibal Buress — Netflix

Jim Gaffigan — Netflix, Amazon

Jerry Seinfeld — Netflix 

John Mulaney — Netflix 

Judd Apatow — Netflix 

Lynne Koplitz — Netflix

Sebastian Maniscalco — Netflix


DRAMA

Big Little Lies – HBO

Bloodline – Netflix

Bodyguard – Netflix

Bosch – Amazon

Broadchurch — BBC, Netflix

City on a Hill — Showtime

Dirty John — Lifetime, Netflix

Doctor Foster — BBC, Netflix

Downton Abbey – PBS, Amazon

Game of Thrones – HBO

Goliath – Amazon

Homeland — Showtime

House of Cards – Netflix

Jack Ryan — Amazon

McMafia — AMC 

Narcos – Netflix

Peaky Blinders – Netflix

Poldark – PBS, Amazon

Power – Starz, Hulu

Prison Break – Netflix, Hulu

Safe — Netflix

Seven Seconds — Netflix

Stranger Things – Netflix

The Affair – Showtime

The Crown – Netflix

The Little Drummer Girl — AMC

The Loudest Voice — Showtime

The Morning Show — Apple TV+

The Night Of – HBO

The People V. O.J. Simpson – Netflix

The Spanish Princess — Starz

The Startup – Crackle

The Tudors – Netflix, Showtime

The White Princess — Starz

The White Queen — Starz, Amazon

The Wire – Amazon, HBO

Truth Be Told – Apple TV+

Victoria — PBS, Amazon

Vikings – History, Amazon, Hulu

Yellowstone — Paramount

24 – FOX, Netflix, Amazon


DRAMA (DARK)

Absentia — Amazon

Animal Kingdom — TNT, Amazon

Bates Motel – A&E, Netflix

Breaking Bad – AMC, Netflix

Flesh and Bone – Starz, Amazon

Killing Eve — BBC, Hulu

Liar — BBC

Luther – BBC, Netflix

Marcella — Netflix

Mary Kills People — Lifetime, Hulu

Mindhunter — Netflix

Ozark — Netflix

Servant — Apple TV+

Sons of Anarchy – FX, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon

The Fall – BBC, Netflix

The Girlfriend Experience – Starz

The Killing – Netflix

The Missing – Starz, Amazon

The Outsider – HBO

The Servant – Apple TV+

The Sinner — USA, Netflix 

The Sopranos – HBO, Amazon

The Tunnel — PBS, Amazon 

The Walking Dead – AMC, Netflix

Thirteen – BBC, Amazon

True Detective – HBO

You – Lifetime, Netflix


TRUE CRIME

Cold Case Files – A&E, Amazon

Dateline – NBC

Flint Town — Netflix

Killing Fields – Discovery Channel

Making a Murderer – Netflix

Manhunt Unabomber — Discovery, Netflix

Real Detective – Investigation Discovery

The First 48 – A&E

The Keepers – Netflix

The Killing Season – A&E, Amazon

The Trade — Showtime

48 Hours – CBS