Everything we're streaming right now while social distancing

Netflix docuseries Tiger King
Netflix docuseries Tiger King is a must-watch for those social distancing. Photo: Netflix

It's been a solid week or two since we began social distancing and we've been working through our watch lists solidly ever since.

So, if you need some new ideas to help you decide what to watch, we're here for you.

Here are some of the shows our team has been watching:

Tiger King

You absolutely need to watch Netflix's Tiger King docuseries, you will be hooked within the first minute. It has everything you could possibly want: action, drama, romance, comedy and mullets. It will also make you a little horrified at the fact that there are currently more tigers in cages across the US than there are left in the wild. I won't say too much else, but do yourself a favour and start bingeing ASAP!

- Marni

Two Night Stand

I totally second that Tiger King recommendation, but if you’re looking for something a little lighter while you’re in isolation - look no further than Two Night Stand, available on Netflix.

Megan (Analeigh Tipton) and Alec (Miles Teller) wind up stuck in his apartment when a snowstorm hits on the night that they hook up after meeting online. Replace snowstorm with coronavirus lockdown and it’s basically anyone’s worst nightmare right now. It’s light, Analeigh and Miles are extremely cute in it, and it’s just as awkward and frustrating as those initial online hookups can be.

- Alex

The Mindy Project

The Mindy Project
Season one of The Mindy Project is currently available on Nine Now. Photo: NBCUniversal Television Distribution

I’m re-watching The Mindy Project on Nine Now. Yes, I know it’s a love-it-or-hate-it show but if you loved this witty, weird comedy first time ’round (like I did), you’re gonna enjoy it even more with a second viewing because you catch more of the rapid-fire dialogue and quirky minor storylines . Plus, Mindy’s outfits are amazing.

- Gillian

Dublin Murders

If you’re on the hunt for a crime series to binge on look no further than Dublin Murders on SBS. Tara French’s bestselling novels have been adapted into a thrilling TV drama, which all centres on two murder investigations decades apart in the same woods. With exceptional acting, epic cliffhangers and eight episodes to watch, you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away from the couch with this series.

- Sarah

Need even more recommendations? Here's what else you can watch:



Ozark season three finally hits Netflix from Friday, time to catch up on seasons one and two, at least you know your life will never be as messed up as the Byrde family...

Dare Me

Mystery, drama and danger hit a high school cheerleading squad ruled by brash Beth and her loyal BFF Addy when a new coach arrives in their small town. Intriguing!


When a young woman's murder shows similarities to a decade-old cold case, a new police commander must break the silence permeating an Owl Mountain town. OK, I'm hooked already.

SBS On Demand

New Girl

New Girl TV show
All episodes of New Girl are currently streaming on SBS On Demand. Photo: 20th Television

You can catch all seven seasons of New Girl on SBS On Demand, that's plenty of content to keep you busy for a couple of days at the very least!

In case you never watched it when it first came out, the show is about Jess, a quirky woman, who, after a bad break-up, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Together with Jess' best friend, Cece, they form an unlikely, and dysfunctional, family.

The X-Files

Perhaps the paranormal is more your thing? Strap in, because all 11 seasons of The X-Files is available for your viewing pleasure.

You're the Worst

Known as one of the best anti-rom-com rom-coms, You're the Worst is a modern look at love and happiness, told through the eyes of two people who haven’t been very successful with either. It’s the story of Gretchen and Jimmy, fear, heartbreak, romance, sex, food, Los Angeles, Sunday Funday, friendship and the fact that sometimes the worst people make the best partners.


Need feel-good TV shows and movies? Disney+ is the perfect place for you.

Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings movie
If Cool Runnings doesn't boost your mood, we can't help you! Photo: Disney

This movie is a classic, and if it doesn't have you laughing and feeling 1000% better after watching it, there is something not quite right with you. Cool Runnings is loosely based on the true story of Jamaica's national bobsled team's debut at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Canada and it's hilarious.


Um, are we or are we not living Rapunzel's life right now, oh, and it just happens to take place in Corona! What are the odds?! This movie is beautiful and definitely a must-watch if you've never seen it before!

101 Dalmatians

Let's be honest, there's not much else that can make us feel as great as puppies, but what about 101 of them? You can watch the live-action version of the popular cartoon on Disney+ now!


Every James Bond film

If you're keen for a bit of adventure, how about marathoning every James Bond film ever made? They're all available on Stan and may help pass the time until the new 007 movie comes out later this year.


Scrubs TV show
Scrubs will make you laugh and cry during this very strange social distancing period we're going through. Photo: Buena Vista Television

While it might be a medical comedy, this show has some serious heart and it's very easy to binge watch, highly recommended.

The OC

It's hard to believe this show came out almost 20 years ago. Relive the drama of wealthy, beautiful people on Stan right now. Also, I'm still totally #TeamSeth.

If you still need more streaming recommendations, you can find them here. Or maybe you need some podcast recommendations? You can find those here.

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