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10 more binge-worthy shows to stream during this pandemic

Story by Rachel Bowling

The minutes feel like hours as the stay-at-home order drawls on and on. With endless time on our hands, we’ve turned to many different sources to entertain ourselves, television being one of the most widely used. But sometimes, the search for a proper bingeable TV show feels like the endless search for the Holy Grail. So, here are my top 10 most binge-worthy shows to watch. 

#10. Stranger Things

Science fiction meets 80s thriller in this spectacular Netflix series. The world was taken aback when this show was released in the summer of 2016. Everyone was astonished by its individuality. The first episode takes us to 1983 Hawkins, Indiana, where Will Byers mysteriously vanishes on his way home from a game of Dungeons and Dragons with his friends. When his family and friends start to dig a little deeper into his disappearance, they discover that their sleepy little town of Hawkins is not all that it seems. 

Where to Stream Netflix
Age Rating TV-14
Notable Actors in the Show Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown
Seasons and Episodes  3 seasons, 25 episodes
Favorite Episode The Battle of Starcourt

 

#9. Murder, She Wrote

This show follows Jessica Fletcher, a notable mystery writer with a few tricks of her own. Every episode, Fletcher is thrown into a real-life crime in which the police have no leads on the killer. And although she is just a mystery writer, Fletcher is very easily able to solve each crime because of her amazing skills of deduction. She always catches the bad guy in the end, however, the show is wonderfully unpredictable. Murder, She Wrote is a fresh spin on the classic whodunnit that we all know and love. 

Where to Stream Amazon Prime
Age Rating TV-PG
Notable Actors in the Show Angela Lansbury
Seasons and Episodes  12 seasons, 264 episodes
Favorite Episode The Sins of Castle Cove

 

#8. Downton Abbey

This period piece is set in early 1900s England at the Downton Abbey Estate. It showcases the Crawley family, a very wealthy and well respected group among the people. But, with wealth comes its misfortunes, and nothing is ever as it seems on the outside. Downton Abbey also shows the interaction between the Crawleys and their staff, and the various bonds they form. The viewer is pulled in by the spectacular acting and emotion in this show, and they won’t want to stop watching as the plethora of scandals unravel before their eyes. 

Where to Stream Amazon Prime
Age Rating TV-14
Notable Actors in the Show Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Phyllis Logan
Seasons and Episodes  6 seasons, 52 episodes
Favorite Episode Season 3, Episode 5

 

#7. Psych

Shawn Spencer is thrown into the heat of the action when he accidentally stumbles upon an active crime scene. Wanting to help solve it, but knowing the police won’t trust him without good reason, he comes up with an elaborate lie, telling the Santa Barbara Police that he is a psychic. And while that is a lie, he manages to convince them because of his unique crime-solving skills. Spencer does such a spectacular job of cracking the cases that eventually the police department hires him as a third-party psychic detective. The only one who knows the truth is his best friend, Gus, who eventually comes to help Spencer in various ways. And while the show revolves around murder, it always keeps a light and comical tone. 

Where to Stream Hulu
Age Rating TV-PG
Notable Actors in the Show James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson
Seasons and Episodes  8 seasons, 120 episodes
Favorite Episode Heeeeere’s Lassie

 

#6. Doctor Who

Doctor Who is about as sci-fi as a series can get, being that it literally revolves around an alien who travels from planet to planet helping others with their various misfortunes. However, this alien looks and acts just like any other human, and he intends to keep it that way. And he doesn’t ever do it alone. Any time you see him, he’ll always have a human companion at his side. And although he is widely known throughout the universe, no one knows his name. They only call him the Doctor.

Where to Stream Amazon Prime
Age Rating TV-PG
Notable Actors in the Show David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan
Seasons and Episodes  12 seasons, 851 episodes
Favorite Episode The Waters of Mars

 

#5. Gilmore Girls

This series follows Lorelei and Rory Gilmore, a mother-daughter duo who navigate the jungle of new relationships, new adventures, and everything in between. However, there is one thing that sets this family apart from all the rest. Lorelei had Rory when she was only 16. Cut off by her parents, Lorelei had to grow up and grow up fast in order to raise her newborn child. When she is forced to reconcile with her estranged parents 16 years later, Lorelei finds giving them a second chance one of the hardest things she’ll ever do. 

Where to Stream Netflix
Age Rating TV-PG
Notable Actors in the Show Lauren Graham, Scott Patterson
Seasons and Episodes  7 seasons, 153 episodes
Favorite Episode Raincoats and Recipes

 

#4. Parks and Recreation

Leslie Knope is a big fish in a small pond. All she ever wants to do is help her town, Pawnee, and more often than not, she’s faced with backlash and incompetence. And although she’s usually in over her head, her heart is always in the right place. When Leslie is given a massive opportunity to help the people, she must deal with an uncooperative town and a lazy parks and recreation department. And, as you can imagine, hilarity ensues. 

Where to Stream Netflix
Age Rating TV-14
Notable Actors in the Show Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman
Seasons and Episodes  7 seasons, 125 episodes 
Favorite Episode I love you and I like you

 

#3. The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls is a timeless classic that follows four best friends, all living together in Miami in the late 80’s. The viewer can’t help but laugh as these old broads live their drama-filled lives, chock-full of hilarity and cheesecake. The Golden Girls has gotten many awards, including 58 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and 11 wins. This iconic series will have you laughing right until the credits, and wish you were in 1985 Miami laughing right along with the leading ladies. 

Where to Stream Hulu
Age Rating TV-14
Notable Actors in the Show Betty White, Rue McClanahan
Seasons and Episodes  7 seasons, 180 episodes
Favorite Episode Golden Moments, Part 1 and 2

 

#2. The Office

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at your local paper company? Well, wonder no more, for I have the show for you. The Office revolves around Dunder Mifflin, a small-town paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. And although that may not sound very eventful, the staff of Dunder Mifflin will assure your otherwise. The Office shines a new light on slapstick comedy and awkward humor while navigating office friendships, romances, feuds, and the like. 

Where to Stream Netflix
Age Rating TV-14
Notable Actors in the Show Steve Carell, John Krasinski
Seasons and Episodes  9 seasons, 201 episodes
Favorite Episode A.A.R.M.

 

#1. Bones

This show is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the classic cop show. We all know the story. Bad guy commits a crime, and the police put him in jail. But Bones brings an entirely new perspective to the table. Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan teams up with the FBI to solve various murders with her astonishing intellect and her cognitive skills. The series shows us the science side of the FBI, and gives us an inside look at the inner-workings of catching the murderer. 

Where to Stream Hulu
Age Rating TV-14
Notable Actors in the Show Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz
Seasons and Episodes  12 seasons, 246 episodes
Favorite Episode The Master in the Slop

 

Letter from the editor

Dear Readers,

The Bagpiper staff and myself regret to inform you that some articles in our newspaper are not entirely up-to-date at this point in time.

With the coronavirus affecting many events, some of our articles are filled with wrong information. For sports, we wrote about boys’ basketball regionals tomorrow night. This event is no longer open to the public and restricted the team and immediate family.

We also regret to inform the public that Gypsy has been canceled for its final weekend. Our 1 in 1800 video also mentioned St. Baldrick’s and its upcoming event. This event has been moved from April to May and updates are currently being made.

We apologize for the inconvenience; however, the ever-changing events surrounding the coronavirus altered events after we submitted final pages to our printer on Wednesday morning.

Thank you for your constant support,

Gracie Vanover

Editor-in-Chief