The Top 3 Netflix TV Shows Everyone Is Binge-Watching During the Coronavirus Quarantine This Week
While everyone is stuck in their homes, Netflix is more popular than ever. With original content and more syndicated shows than any other streaming service, everyone is looking for the next show to binge-watch. Here’s the top three most-watched shows on Netflix for the week of April 20, 2020 — Too Hot to Handle, Outer Banks, and Tiger King.
#1 ‘Too Hot to Handle’ — It’s like ‘The Bachelor In Paradise’ Uncensored
This eight-episode reality TV Show was released on April 17, 2020. It’s one of those train wrecks that you can’t look away from. Luckily, it’s a quick binge with all episodes between 36-43 minutes.
For the first 12 hours, the glorified Alexa named “Lana” watches over the 10 newbies as they arrive in paradise. Apparently, they couldn’t afford Chris Harrison. The producers pulled together the most commitment-phobic singles — AKA models and influencers — on a gorgeous beach to tell them that they are not allowed to have sex.
The singles dress to impress in their tiny bikinis and tight swim trunks, but they all are wearing obnoxious microphone packs. At first glance, they look like fanny packs. Fans are not sure if they brought any other clothing along because they mostly walk around in their swimsuits. If you can get past the huge microphones around their neck, fanny packs, and awful sexual innuendos, it’s still pretty rough.
The five men and five women will engage in different dates and workshops to work on their relationships. New men or women join, while others go home each week. They are all vying for a $100,000 prize that they split in the end. However, any petting, kissing, or having sex will deduct money from the shared pot. It’s #1 on the most-watched list probably because it dropped this week — but for some, it could be the guilty pleasure you were looking for.
#2 ‘Outer Banks’ — Where ‘Dawson’s Creek’ meets ‘One Tree Hill’
Outer Banks is a bit longer of a binge — 10 episodes that range from 46 to 56 minutes each. It dropped on Netflix on April 15, 2020, so it is also a very new TV series.
“It’s the sorta place where you either have two jobs or two houses — two tribes, one island,” describes the main character, Jon B. (Chase Stokes). “Our mission this summer is to have a good time, all the time.”
Jon B.’s father went missing nine months ago, and now he is on a mission to find out the truth about what happened. His dad also had $4 million in gold when he disappeared, so the young teens are on a hunt to find the treasure.
Outer Banks is a coming of age murder-mystery drama which keeps your attention with its twists and turns. Many critics note that it’s worth the binge.
#3 ‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness’ — Cure your FOMO and watch it
If you haven’t seen Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, you might want to jump on the bandwagon so that you understand all of the memes out there. The 7 episode series is also a quick binge with all parts under 48 minutes. It is also a train wreck, but you won’t be able to stop watching. It was released to Netflix on March 20, 2020, but it is still in the top three most-watched shows over one month later.
The true-crime documentary follows zookeeper Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic, as he falls deeper into scheming and further and further from taking care of animals. Throughout the series, two other big cat enthusiasts join the show. Carole Baskin, from Florida, is introduced as Joe’s nemesis — who might have killed her husband.
Bhagavan Antle is another animal breeder who trains animals to perform with entertainers such as Britney Spears. There’s an extra one-episode special that checks in on where some of the individuals are now. It also answers some pressing questions you may have after it’s over.