Since this quarantine has been keeping us all at home, I’ve been binging some of my favorite TV shows more than usual. Here is my list of genre diverse TV shows so hopefully everyone can find a new one to enjoy.
I figured I would start this list off with a less popular show. If you like Criminal Minds, Monk, or Brooklyn Nine-Nine, this show is for you. It’s all of the humor of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but more of the actual crime investigation. Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill) are the main characters in this detective comedy-drama. They play two lifelong best friends who start a ‘psychic’ consulting business for the Santa Barbara Police Department. I won’t tell anything else for the sake of ruining it, but you can watch it for free on Amazon Prime now!
Sorry, I love it. I couldn’t not put it on the list. This show focuses on a small paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. For anyone who has been putting off watching this show, here’s me telling you to watch it. It’s super long and perfect for binging. There is a reason this show is so popular, the characters are like real people. They have very visible flaws and none of them are completely perfect. If you like comedy and a little bit of romance, this is the one for you. It’s only available on Netflix for a limited time until NBC starts its own streaming service, so watch it now!
Sex and the City-
I’ve loved this show for a long time, but just recently got back into it because it’s on Amazon Prime. The show follows four best friends who love shopping, men, and each other. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon), and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) live in New York City in the late 90’s/early 2000’s. The show is very outdated, Carrie’s attitude can sometimes be annoying, and there’s a lack of diversity in the show, but, despite all of those flaws, the show is for anyone who loves fashion, friendship, New York, and romance. While Carrie is kind of a bad protagonist, the three other women are redeeming enough to keep the show entertaining. Also, the shoes on this show alone could keep me watching.
The Great British Baking Show-
This is a series that has many spin-offs and I’ll go ahead and tell you now, they’re all great. I LOVE cooking shows, but more specifically baking shows. While I can make a good chocolate chip cookie, that’s about all I can bake. It follows a group of 12 bakers who compete for the winning spot. There is 7 season in just the main show. There are 4 different spin-offs. Also, I love Mary Berry. All of the spin-offs and the original show are available on Netflix.
While this series is a “cop” show, it’s barely got anything to do with the actual investigations. This is mostly a comedy, with a little procedural and a little romance. Andy Samberg is a great actor and does a great job of playing Jake Peralta, the main character. The series revolves around the fake 99th precinct in Brooklyn. It has received two Emmy awards and one Golden Globe. It’s been renewed for 8 seasons and is available for purchase on Amazon Prime!
Genuinely, this show always makes me laugh. Bob’s Burgers is an animated sitcom from 20th Century Fox Television. There is 10 seasons and they are all hilarious. This show follows a family of 5–Bob (father), Linda (mother), Tina (oldest daughter), Gene (only son), and Louise (youngest daughter). They own a small burger shop (which they live above) in an unnamed Seaside city. The plot mainly surrounds the children’s school activities, the rival pizza shop across the street, and regular-ish family happenings. It’s available for purchase on Amazon Prime and every season is 110% worth the money.
Never Have I Ever-
This show is one of the newer ones in this list, but it is hilarious. I am not usually someone who likes the TV shows that Netflix themselves distributes, but this one is amazing. It focuses on an 15-year-old Indian-American high school girl trying to get back to normal after several traumatic events. While it may not sound like it, this show is a comedy. Devi Vishwakumar’s goal is to change herself and her reputation after a terrible freshman year of high school. Almost everything bad that could happen to her, happens. While this show is focused on a 15-year-old, I think a majority of people will find it entertaining. Available on Netflix now!
That’s all for now, hopefully these shows can hold you off through the summer!