Working from home is indeed an advantage in some ways, and will probably be the new normal for some in the meantime while we’re all facing a pandemic. Although working in the comfort of your roof makes you so comfortable that you sometimes feel lazy working. Trying to listen to music is one way to motivate and entertain you while working, but listening to music can sometimes doze you off –especially to those who prefer working at nighttime. There’s another remedy, though. Behold! –The power of TV Shows.
If your work doesn’t require much absolute 100% focus, you could try having movies in the background. Who knows, it might get you to power up while doing your job at home. If you’re worried about not catching up on what’s happening in the movie, you could always use the replay button, review, and tada! So, without further ado, here are the categorized lists of TV Shows you could binge-watch as you work from home:
If you are craving for laughter to nudge off your boredom as you work in isolation, Comedy Series might be a good help while you are working.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a comedy, cop show series by Dan Goor and Michael Schur –that bags the awards of Creative Arts Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series. It tackles about severe issues in a comedic way. It revolves around the story of a talented yet child-like, NYPD detective, Jake Peralta who seems to slack off but successfully solving cases along with his co-detectives –Amy Santiago, Charles Boyle, Rosa Diaz, Michael Hitchcock, Norm Scully, and Sergeant Terry Jeffords.
Arrested Development is one of the Comedy TV Series created by Mitchell Hurwitz, and was released in 2003. It stars Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth, along with his co-stars, Alia Shawcat, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, and Will Arnett. This TV Show with five seasons revolves around the Bluth Family, who lost their wealth and prominent name in the business industry after their father was convicted for Fraud. With Michael as the remaining sane member of his family, it’s up to him to maintain peace in their family.
Russian Doll is a mixture of Drama and Comedy that tells about Nadia Vulvokov, a game developer who’s forced to solve her situation on why she’s stuck in a time-loop. As she finds a solution in her situation, she found out that she isn’t the only one experiencing the same situation. Starring Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Valdez, and Elizabeth Ashley, this nominated Outstanding Comedy Series by Natasha Lyonne, along with Leslye Headland, and Amy Poehler will plunge you on a time-loop crisis.
Created by Dan Harmon, released in 2009, Community is a comedy series with a pop-culture reference that contains a parody of TV and film clichés. It follows the story of Jeff Winger after he was suspended from a law firm for lying that he have the bachelor’s degree requirement from Columbia University. After being disbarred, he then enrolled in a Community College in Colorado to earn a degree.
Gilmore Girls, starred by Laure Graham and Alexis Bledel, is a Comedy-Drama TV Series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. This TV Show Series that focuses on the mother-daughter relationship of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore is commended because of its witty and the effectivity of the Comedy and Drama mixtures.
Drama TV Series
Whether you love to tear yourself up while working or simply want an excellent emotional and heart-piercing drama, here’s the list of Drama Series you would probably enjoy watching while you’re stuck at home working:
If you are a poetically-inclined person, you’ll surely love to watch a movie series depicting the life of a late poet, and perhaps go along and recite a poem with the casts of the TV Series, Dickinson.
Dickinson is a historical drama portraying the life of a poet named Emily Dickinson released in November 2019. Created by Alena Smith along with the actors and actresses –starring Hailee Steinfield, Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov, and Ella Hunt.
Anne with an E
This series follows the story of a thirteen-year-old, bright, creative, orphan girl named Anne, who was adopted by Matthew and Maria Cuthbert.
Anne, with an E is a TV Series Based on a kid’s classic book called Anne of Green Gables written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The TV Series adaptation was created by Moira Walley-Beckett, starring Amy McNulty, Geraldine James, Lucas Jade, and R. H. Thomson.
The Wire is an American Drama Series written by David Simon –a former police reporter and based on the experiences of Ed Burns, his writing partner who was a retired Homicide Detective.
This series was released in June 2002 – portraying the story of society and politics set in Baltimore, Maryland, and finished in March 2008.
Released in May 2019, Chernobyl is a miniseries historical-drama created and written by Craig Mazin. This miniseries has won an Outstanding Limited Series Award and has received nineteen nominations at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.
It tells the story of the nuclear accident and the cleaning effort that follow suit when it happened in April 1896, at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
While others love a good laugh or Drama as they do their work, others would probably love some good Fantasy Series as they work from their home. So here are the lists of Fantasy TV series you could watch:
Locke and Key
After the murder of Rendell Locke, Nina and their three children –Bode, Kinsey, and Tyler, decided to move from Seattle to Massachusettes to stay on Rendell’s family home –The Keyhouse. When the three children discovered the magical keys and how it will open doors on the Keyhouse, they must also be aware of the demons that also look for the keys. Locke and Key TV Series is based on a Comic Book Series created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez and developed into a movie by Carlton Cuse, Aron Eli Coleite, and Meredith Averill, released in February 2020.
Created by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror was released in December 2011. Each standalone episode, which is usually set in the future time focuses on society in the modern age, where the use of technology comes with an unexpected result.
Game of Thrones
Fifty-Eight times Primetime Emmy Awardee, Game of Thrones is a TV Series, released in 2011 and based on the book written by George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire Fantasy Series. The film was created by David Benioff and D. B Weiss and was premiered on HBO US on April 11, 2011. The story of the Game of Thrones sets on the fictional place called Westeros and Essos, where noble dynasties fight to claim the throne.
Stranger Things sets on the town of Hawkins, Indiana, where a series of horrific events happened after a kid named Will Byers gone missing. Followed by the appearance of a kid named Eleven with a telekinesis power, Will’s friends –Mike, Dustin, Lucas, along with Joyce Byers and the town’s chief –Jim Hopper, together they faced horrific events and monsters from the portal that was set up and opened inside the Hawkin’s National Laboratory. Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things was released as a Netflix Original Series in July 2016.
Shadow Hunters: Mortal Instrument
Developed by Ed Decter, Shadow Hunters was an American Fantasy-Drama series based on the notable book titled “Mortal Instruments,” written by Cassandra Clare. It revolves around the story of Clary Fray, an eighteen-year-old girl who found out that she was a demon hunter or also called a shadow hunter after her mother was abducted by the Circle, led by Valentine –Her father.
For those who are brave enough to not freak out with the jump scares and for those who love to scare themselves while working, here are the lists of horror and thriller movies just right for you:
‘Kingdom’ is a Korean Historical-Horror and Thriller TV Series. Released in January 2019, Kingdom is an adaptation based on the Webcomic Series by Kim Eun-Hee and Illustrated by Yang Kyung-il. This positively reviewed series was set in the Joseon Period after the King of Joseon was infected by a virus. After Prince Lee Chang discovered that the mysterious virus brought dead people to life and turned them into flesh-eating zombies. Together, they all struggle to find a way of staying alive and surviving the plague.
The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting is a Netflix Original, American Horror-Supernatural TV Series directed by Mike Flanagan. This movie revolves around the paranormal phenomena that the five adult siblings –Steven, Theodora, Shirley, Eleanor, and Luke, experienced in the Hill House that still haunts them up to the present day.
Bates Motel is an American Psychological Horror that served as the sequel of the film Psycho (1960). Developed by Carlton Cuse, Anthony Cipriano, and Kerry Ehrin, these series follow the story of Norma Bates, and his son, Norman, as his mental illness becomes threatening.
Marianne is a TV Series created and directed by Samuel Bodin. It is a French Horror TV Series starring Victoire Du Bois, Lucie Boujenah, and Tiphaine Daviot.
If you are a writer, or your work is somehow related to creative writing, this can be a writing prompt or a scary story for those who love to write horror stories.
This TV Series, Marianne, revolves around the story of a novelist named Emma, who later found out that the characters on the horror novel she had written are also in the real world –a product of her nightmares.