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Streaming Services for Every Mood
Things are happening pretty much all the time in life. Sometimes streaming shows and movies on TV is the only way to get away from it all. The worst part is when you hit the couch, turn on the TV, and can’t decide what to watch. We totally get it. So, we’ve compiled a list of what to stream depending on your mood, no matter what is going on in your life.
When You Want to Wind Down:Riverdale
Streams on: Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86%
Based in the Archie comics universe, “Riverdale” investigates the lives of Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead, high school students who are honestly just going through a lot. This is one of those classic high school dramas sprinkled with murder, mystery, romance and small-town adventures you can’t resist. Think David Lynch’s 1990 hit show “Twin Peaks”, but the art-house vibe is replaced with comic book charm.
When You Want to Be DistractedSharp Objects
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%
This hit show is based on the “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s thriller/mystery novel. It follows Camille Preaker played by Amy Adams, an extremely troubled St. Louis journalist who is given an assignment to cover a pair of murdered young girls in her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri. There, she is forced to confront her rocky past and her overbearing and spooky mother, Adora, played by Patricia Clarkson. A plethora of events unravel which result in such an abrupt and shocking ending that led even Flynn to question herself.
When You Need a Pick-Me-UpThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Streaming: Amazon Prime
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%
Set in the 1950s, Miriam “Midge”, Maisel’s life gets turned upside down by her husband, and she copes with her emotions through something uncommon at the time: stand-up comedy. And she’s excellent at it. As she navigates her newfound talent, she encounters plenty of haters, heartbreak and adventure along the way. This show is quirky, witty, funny and just downright warm and fuzzy. Perfect at the end of a hard day.
When You Want to EscapeWorld’s Most Extraordinary Homes
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
Explore the architectural glories of the world through the screen. Not only are the actual homes exquisite in style, function and location, but the cinematography, music and overall essence of the show really make you feel like you are being transported somewhere else. The two hosts, accomplished architect Piers Taylor and his ecstatic co-host Caroline Quentin go all over the world to show us the most extraordinary homes in the world. A nice before-bed treat.
When You Want to be InspiredChef’s Table
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: No rating
This docuseries follows tons of ambitious chefs from all over the world who dedicate their life to their craft and food. From chefs in fancy restaurants in L.A., to the mountain-side cottage kitchens in the corners of Italy, to the great outdoors in South America, every kitchen and every chef is incredibly unique. Not to mention the killer cinematography and music. This show makes you cry, feel motivated like never before, and makes you hungry.
When You Want to Enter a Not-So-Real RealityLove is Blind
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 70%
If you’re looking for a reality to dive into that is delightfully ridiculous, “Love is Blind” takes the cake. There are these things called “pods” which are basically quiet rooms with a speaker, where a “randomly” selected group of men and women blind date each other through the speakers. The goal is that some of them connect and fall in love without ever seeing each other, finally reveal themselves after the proposal, and then get MARRIED three weeks later. Like any reality show, there is drama, cringe, romance, and you just can’t look away.
Frequently asked questions
Is Netflix or Amazon Prime Video better?
Both streaming services offer a variety of content for a variety of moods.
Is Amazon Prime Video included with Amazon Prime?
Yes, you get Amazon Prime Video included when you sign up for Amazon Prime.
What Internet speeds do you need for Netflix?
Netflix recommends speeds of between at least 5-25 Mbps for quality streaming.
Written by: Hayley Abshear
Edited by: Jessica Moore