Bored out of your mind and craving some entertainment? Look no further! This article has ten incredible shows ready for binge-watching. Best of all? They’re all finished entirely, so you don’t have to wait for new episodes! Our list today is all about shows that premiered from the year 2011 onward. Check out our previous post on 10 Shows From the Early 2000s To Watch in Quarantine! So sit back and prepare to be dazzled.
Here are ten shows from 2011-2020 you can watch while stuck at home!
1. “The Night Shift” (2014-2017)
Not just your typical medical show, “The Night Shift” focuses on San Antonio Memorial Hospital. The interesting twist? Over half the docs are military vets- some still serving, as well as a large portion of the patients. “The Night Shift” takes a militaristic twist on the usual hospital drama, yet holds on to the staples like steamy romance and unexpected turns. Starring Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, and the iconic Scott Wolf, we highly recommend this show and applaud its effort to bring veteran awareness to light.
Available on: Netflix, Prime Video
2. “New Girl” (2011-2018)
Typical cliche sitcom? We think not. “New Girl” stars Zooey Deschanel as Jess, the quirky, bubbly girl without a place in the world. She quickly meets her three new roommates (Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris) and from there hilarity ensues. What sets “New Girl” apart from the rest? You feel like another one of the roommates, participating along in the hijinks. This recommendation is a fun, easy watch to help you relax despite anything that might be going on in your life. Check out our top 5 reasons to binge “New Girl” now!
Available on: Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video
3. “Hart of Dixie” (2011-2015)
If you liked the small town feel of “Gilmore Girls,” then you’ll love “Hart of Dixie.” Welcome to Bluebell, Alabama. Dr. Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) is new to town, fresh out of NYC and ready to take over her part of the local family practice. However she quickly learns small towns aren’t always so easy to adapt to. Along the way, we meet a myriad of townspeople ranging from every shade of quirky to crazy to just plain adorable. This series is one that will quickly warm your heart (no pun intended). Also starring Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel, Jaime King, and Scott Porter.
Available on: Netflix, Prime Video
4. “The Good Place” (2016-2020)
Welcome to the Good Place. Eleanor Shellstrop is dead, and this is her next step in the universe. Led by the Good Place afterlife architect Michael, Eleanor quickly discovers one small problem: she isn’t supposed to be there. From that point on, it’s hijinks galore. “The Good Place” is a hilarious and quirky sitcom created by the legendary Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Rec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). Starring the unbeatable duo of Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, this show is hands down one you cannot skip.
Available on: Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, NBC.com
5. “Schitt’s Creek” (2015-2020)
What happens when a wealthy family loses their fortune? “Schitt’s Creek” tells the story of just that. The Rose family has lost it all and are forced to relocate to Schitt’s Creek, a tiny town they once purchased as a joke. Now they must band together and adjust to a completely different lifestyle. The series was created by and stars real life father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy. Other key players include Catherine O’Hara as the family matriarch and Annie Murphy as the spoiled daughter. Another reason to tune in? A standout representation of LGBTQ+ storylines. 10/10 can’t miss.
Available on: Netflix, Prime Video, GooglePlay, IMDBTV
6. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (2015-2019)
Just can’t help but burst into song? “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is for you. Rebecca Bunch has just relocated her life to California for, you guessed it, an ex-boyfriend. But the series is far more than just that. Beyond the hilarity and craziness? The show actually holds a strong awareness for mental health. Despite the initial low ratings, the series went on for four seasons thanks to a passionate fan following. Starring and created by Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” will warm your heart, raise your awareness, and have you singing along all within the first few episodes.
Available on: Netflix, Prime Video
7. “Empire” (2015-2020)
Ready for a smash hit? It’s time to talk about “Empire.” With nearly 10 million viewers for the pilot alone, this show is not one for you to pass by. “Empire” is all about the family dynamic of the Lyon clan. Patriarch Lucious (Terrence Howard) is the CEO of Empire Entertainment. Following the news of a serious medical condition, it becomes clear he must search for a successor between his three sons. Also starring Taraji P. Henson in a critically acclaimed role as family matriarch and ex-convict Cookie. “Empire” has defined a generation and is certainly something you need to check out.
Available on: Hulu
8. “Game of Thrones” (2011-2019)
For the more adventurous crowd, we present “Game of Thrones.” The wildly popular eight season series has become a pop culture icon since its premiere, and we can see why. Storylines about the battle for kingdom thrones, corrupt dynasties, and fighting to save the commoners are only a few in the GoT series. With heroes you can root for and bad guys you love to hate, this ensemble cast hits it out of the park. A warning though: this show is for mature audiences only. Definitely best to leave the kids in the other room, because things can get pretty racy. Otherwise, sit back and prepare to be entertained.
Available on: HBOGo, Hulu
9. “Veep” (2012-2019)
Next on our list of shows from 2011-2020, we have “Veep.” In the current times in which we live, “Veep” is just what we all need. This political comedy satire series is created by Armando Iannucci based off of his British series “The Thick of It.”
Starring the unfailingly witty Julia Louis-Dreyfus as United States Vice President Selina Meyer, “Veep” can have you in stitches instantly. The shows follows the VP and her team in their day-to-day operations trying to get the job done right. The best news? With Dreyfus leading the cast, they can’t go wrong. The best news? You have seven seasons to see why.
Available on: HBOMax, HBONow, Prime Video, iTunes
10. “Arrow” (2012-2020)
For the superhero fans, it’s all about “Arrow.” Billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is a secret vigilante out to rid the city of corruption with his bow and arrow. Starring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, and Katie Cassidy, just to name a few, “Arrow” was so successful that it inspired a slew of shows like “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” Set in the fictional Arrowverse, the series has the fun twist of being able to intermingle with these shows!
Frequent crossovers make the 170 episode journey an exciting one, and the action is sure to keep you on your toes. But don’t worry! There’s plenty of romance for those who crave it, and enough reality checks to keep things relatable.
Available on: Netflix, Prime Video, iTunes
And there you have it! Ten totally incredible shows from 2011 onward to fill your time. But before you start your newest marathon, tell us in the comments what you’re most excited to see and why and what other shows from 2011 you like to watch!
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