Families relax to these seven binge worthy TV shows and movies


Due to these troubling times, families have been forced to stay inside throughout all hours of the day, contemplating on a movie or show to binge and make up for lost time. Here are a few gathered shows and movies from everyone’s favorite streaming apps. 

“Ratched” is about a woman named Mildred Ratched, a character from the book “The One that Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The show tells the story of how she began to work as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital in order to become close to her brother, Edmund Tolleson, a mass murder that killed four preists. This show follows her journey through the hospital and her schemes to find a way for Tolleson and her to escape. It gives the audience suspense and brings you to the edge of your seat. Internet Movie Database said “the show Ratched has so many twists and turns and [the audience is] not sure what to expect next.” The show only gets more and more addicting to its audience as it progresses.

The spine chilling thriller, “Ratched,” released on September 18, 2020. The main character, Nurse Ratched, is played by Sarah Paulson (Netflix). 

Next up is “The Vampire Diaries,” a continuation of “The Legacies.” It is about a girl who lives in Mystic Falls and meets a vampire, later turning into one. Along the way, she faces many problems with love, death, change and life as she tries to get through her everyday supernatural life. “The Vampire Diaries” is an addicting show for many people who are into romance and the supernatural genre that ties into a perfect plot and story to go along with it .

The supernatural teen-drama, “The Vampire Diaries,” was released back in 2009. The show had ended with its eighth season and 171 episodes (IMDb).

“The Walking Dead” is quite an interesting show if the audience is addicted to zombies and jumpscares. It takes place after a zombie apocalypse happens. There are few survivors trying to get through this disaster by trying to avoid being killed by the zombies. Unexpected changes in the plot will leave anxiety levels high and make audiences dying to see more.

The horror television series, “The Walking Dead,” was released in 2010. Since then, the show has planned to end with its eleventh season early 2021 (The Verge).

Next, is a have a heartwarming story from the classic “Beauty and the Beast.” It is a Disney live action that will simply have viewers addicted. It’s plot and gorgeous costumes will have hearts melting. Emma Watson as Belle expresses her in the most beautiful way possible. This movie will definitely make up for all the lost time during the troubles going on right now and make its way to a watch it again and again movie due to its captivating storyline. 

A classic family and fantasy musical, “Beauty and the Beast” released on November 22, 1991. Recently, the live-action film starring Emma Watson released in 2017 (What’s on Disney Plus).

A common favorite, “Lilo and Stitch,” is definitely on this list because of its heart warming story. Lilo and her sister Nani live in a house on their own due to their parents passing away. It is up to Nani to take care of Lilo but soon faces the challenge of keeping custody of Lilo. While fighting this challenge, she works as a waitress and takes care of Lilo. She soon takes Lilo to a pet shop where she finds Stitch, an alien experiment, and takes him in as her pet. The story then follows Lilo and Nani through their troubles and ends in the cutest way possible. Nell Minow, from Common Sense Media, described it as a “cute story, great characters [and a] fabulous soundtrack.”

The family friendly classic, “Lilo and Stitch, was released in 2002 (Disney Plus) This timeless film was directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois (Disney Movies).

“Sam and Cat” is a show with two teenage girls that soon turn into roommates, where they start their own babysitting service. The storyline follows all their babysitting experiences and adventures with their friends in one comedy spiralling loop. These two will have audiences laughing and wanting to see more because of its hilarious characters and plots that just make the show more and more exciting and binge-worthy. Generally, this show will probably reach a young teen audience, but adults can enjoy this series as well.

An American teen sitcom, “Sam and Cat” was released back in 2013. The show stars Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande (IMDb).

“Supernatural” is a show that follows a story between two brothers who hunt supernatural species, all while trying to survive their own past that comes back to haunt them. Recurring past trauma makes it hard for them to take on their job that they took on from their father. They soon rescue an angel and take him along with them to help their adventures. The angel turns out to be a big help, with one helping them find their dad’s diary about supernatural creatures and how to kill them. This show tends to appeal to audiences who enjoy thrillers. 

The American thriller television series, “Supernatural” was first released in 2005. The show since then has had over 300 episodes (IGN).

The “Aristocats” have been in everyone’s hearts for years. The storyline follows a family of cats that are lost. They run into a male cat that helps them find their way back home safely. The movie is a wonderful and musical adventure and will definitely get viewers on their feet, adoring these kittens as their journey is presented in the form of fictional animation. For cat lovers, this movie is definitely a top choice.

The classic family animation, “The Aristocats,” released in 1970. The movie was directed by Wolfgang Reitherman (Disney Movies).

These movies and shows are some of the best to watch when the need for something to occupy the mind, yet still staying at home social distancing is needed. Many people will find these movies and shows to be quite the entertainment and make them laugh or smile or possibly be shaking in fear.

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