Real talk: the world is a pretty scary place at the moment. News about the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic is spreading almost as fast as the virus itself, with updates coming so frequently that it’s easy to get lost in the deluge. As of this writing, there are more than 225,000 cases worldwide, and in many parts of the world, measures have been put in place to keep people quarantined in order to avoid making the situation even worse.
But that’s not to say that we can’t find some silver linings in these troubled times. While the Coronavirus keeps us all indoors and socially distanced from our neighbors, it might just be the perfect time to sidle up next to your favorite characters and take an extended vacation in a good story. There’s no safer place than the outer reaches of space, aboard starships bound for distant worlds, or even in Westeros (though its residents might disagree).
Here are 10 of the best shows to help keep you from losing your mind while you’re cooped up. Some have themes of apocalypse and seclusion; some are lighthearted enough to serve as a good distractions. Most have a wealth of seasons readily available online.
Let the binge begin!