Below, six TV series worth a binge during the Covid-19 shutdown.
The docuseries that’s become the first viral hit of the coronavirus era centers on Joe Exotic, a gay polygamist who ran a private Oklahoma zoo before he was taken down by rivals and a murder-for-hire conviction. Netflix
Get stranded with Jack, Kate, Locke, and the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 all over again; notice jungle minutiae you missed; and maybe even come to terms with the way it all ends. Hulu
In this 1967 sci-fi classic, a British agent, known only as Number Six, wakes up a captive on a mysterious island. In a strange yet familiar world, he must decide when to cooperate with villagers who are trying to extract information from him, and when to act alone. Amazon Prime
The ramped-up drama and artifice Americans expect from reality TV are refreshingly muted in this addictive Japanese import, which plays like a more layered Real World. Netflix
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
The ballparks are empty, but fans can still hear the crack of bats in Ken Burns’ recent multipart history of America’s pastime, now available for free at PBS.org.
The Good Place
Four people facing eternity in the same social circle bond, bicker, self-reflect, and set out to prove that even the most morally deficient humans can improve. If you never caught up with NBC’s groundbreaking sitcom during its recently completed four-year run, now might be the time: It’ll make you laugh hysterically while restoring your faith in humanity. Netflix