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12 Shows To Watch While Stuck at Home

The one question running through everyone’s mind during quarantine is: ‘what am l going to do with so much free time?’ Hopefully, these shows can answer that question. We’ve compiled a diverse array of shows for fans of foreign entertainment, as well as American shows. 

Graceful Family

This show can be found exclusively on the free online website and phone app, Viki Rakuten. It tells the story of Mo Seok-Hee (Lim Soo-Hyang) who is an only child and her father runs the large company, MC Group. She is beautiful, smart, and rich. Mo Seok-Hee appears like she is arrogant, but she struggles over her mother’s death, who was killed 15 years ago. It’s perfect for fans of dark mysteries. The show is subtitled in English, Spanish, among other languages.

Cinderella and the Four Knights

Available to stream on Tubi, Viki, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. This sweet South Korean television series is about a young girl living with her cruel stepmother and sister. Her destiny changes when she is hired by an old man to move into a beautiful mansion to look after three young and rich men but with a tricky condition. This show is perfect for fans of romance and strong female roles.

Strong Girl Bong-soon

Available to stream on Viki and Amazon Prime. Strong Girl Bong-soon is the account of a young woman, born with superhuman strength, who is hired by the CEO of a gaming company, to be his bodyguard.

La Casa de Papel

La Casa de Papel is also dubbed in English and is a Netflix original series. It all starts when a mysterious man, who goes by the name of El Profesor, is planning the biggest heist ever to occur. In order to carry out the ambitious plan, he recruits a gang of eight people with certain abilities who have nothing to lose. 

Élite

Another popular Netflix program among teens is Élite. Since it belongs to Netflix that is the only website where it can be found. The narrative is about three working-class teens who enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.

Alta Mar/ High Seas

Alta Mar or High Seas, another Netflix’s original, tells the story of mysterious deaths on a luxurious ship. Traveling from Spain to Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s, dark secrets get into the open, surrounding two sisters who are traveling together.

La Chicas del Cable/ Cable Girls

It’s the 1920s and Spain has just gotten its first national telephone company, located in Madrid. For four young women who get jobs there, it’s more than just work. It represents the progress that is being made at a time when women are gaining more equality and freedom. This drama series follows the ladies, known as “cable girls,” who feel attached in different ways — to their families, their partners, and their memories. Available to stream on Netflix. 

Shameless

This particular show is about a single father of six who spends much of his free time drinking at bars. The Gallagher children, led by oldest daughter Fiona, who takes on much of the child-rearing responsibility due to her mother’s absence, manage to raise themselves in spite of Frank’s lack of parenting, and unusual parenting style once he does choose to act like a father. Available to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Showtime, and Vudu. 

Stranger Things

This thrilling Netflix original drama stars Golden Globe-winning actress Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, who lives in a small Indiana town in 1983 — inspired by a time when tales of science fiction captivated audiences. When Joyce’s 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl.

The Witcher

The Witcher’s Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world in which people often prove more wicked than beasts. His journey reveals a string of destiny that he could never run away from. Available to stream on Netflix.

Breaking Bad

Mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher Walter White thinks his life can’t get much worse. His salary barely makes ends meet, a situation not likely to improve once his pregnant wife gives birth, and their teenage son is battling cerebral palsy. But Walter is dumbstruck when he learns he has terminal cancer. Realizing that his illness probably will ruin his family financially, Walter makes a desperate bid to earn as much money as he can in the time, he has left by turning an old RV into a meth lab on wheels. Available to stream on Netflix, Vudu, and Amazon Prime. 

Narcos

Netflix chronicles the rise of the cocaine trade in Colombia and the gripping real-life stories of drug kingpins of the late ’80s in this raw, gritty original series. Also detailed are the actions taken by law enforcement as they battle in the war on drugs, targeting notorious and powerful figures that include drug lord Pablo Escobar. As efforts are made to control cocaine, one of the world’s most valuable commodities, the many entities involved — legal, political, police, military and civilian — find themselves in conflict.

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