tv shows to watch during lockdown

This was supposed to go up in June but due to my (unexpected) blogging holiday, it’s here now. Maybe not quite during lockdown anymore, but everyone is always looking for new tv shows to watch, right?

Little Fires Everywhere

Click here to watch the trailer

THIS ONE. Guys. This show made me stay up late (and I usually go to bed really early).

A story about Elena, a woman who plans every second of her life, and Mia, an artist with a nomadic lifestyle and a daughter.

That’s all I’m saying about this one. Just watch it. (Available on Amazon Prime.)



Hollywood is a Netflix original about people trying to make it as actors in the sixties. The atmosphere in this is unreal and they give you a very real look into what some people are willing to do to get famous.

Created by Ryan Murphy (known from American Horror Story – which is another recommendation!) and featuring Darren Chris (who I hadn’t seen in anything for a while and am in LOVE with)

The Good Place


A lot of people will have already seen this, but it deserves a spot on this list. What happens after you die? It’s the big question we all wonder about. And the Good Place gives us an answer. When Eleanor Shellstrop dies, she goes to the Good Place. But she knows she doesn’t belong there. This show is both funny and heartwarming and gets us to think about what it means to be a good person.

Also, episodes are only 25 minutes so you’ll fly through them!

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Watch the trailer

Don’t judge this one just because it’s in the same world as Riverdale. (I did, and severely regret that now that I’ve seen all of it.) Sabrina is a teenage witch (as we all know) and she’s trying to live in two worlds: the human world and the one where she’s supposed to worship Satan.

While Sabrina has some serious flaws as a character, this is a wonderful tv show with three whole seasons that you can binge!

And then, last but not least…

This is us

Click here for the trailer (even though it doesn’t do this show justice)

My favourite show ever that doesn’t get talked about nearly enough.

This is us follows the Pearson family, from a time where Jack and Rebecca Pearson are young parents, to their kids fully grown-up and starting their own families.

It shows us love, forgiveness, all the good and bad that comes with parenting…


  1. Monidipa
    21 August 2020 / 10:59 pm

    I absolutely love sabrina, others I havent yet seen but I love your recommendation!

    • maartjevansandwijk
      25 August 2020 / 10:30 am

      I watched all of Sabrina at the beginning of lockdown! Such a great show 🙂

  2. 21 August 2020 / 7:21 pm

    I wanted to watch This is Us but I heard that it’s a tearjerker and I really am not ready for that haha.

    • maartjevansandwijk
      25 August 2020 / 10:30 am

      It is, but it’s also SO WORTH IT! I watch it with my partner and he always has to prepare himself before watching it 😉

  3. 21 August 2020 / 7:00 pm

    Thank you for putting together the list of exciting shows. I would love to check out Hollywood, I love the feel of 60s!!

    • maartjevansandwijk
      25 August 2020 / 10:31 am

      It’s really good 🙂 They really worked on getting the atmosphere right!

  4. 21 August 2020 / 5:35 pm

    I haven’t watched any of these shows yet! Thanks for sharing this list, now I know what to watch next 😍

    • maartjevansandwijk
      25 August 2020 / 10:31 am

      What do you usually watch? Any recommendations? 🙂

  5. 21 August 2020 / 5:23 pm

    TV shows are also a great way to kill off your time. reading and learning new hobbies are also plausible.

    • maartjevansandwijk
      25 August 2020 / 10:32 am

      I mostly switch between watching tv shows and reading books!

  6. 21 August 2020 / 6:29 am

    I will check out these shows. They all seem awesome!

  7. 21 August 2020 / 5:44 am

    Amazing recommendations. I can say Little Fires Everywhere is one of my favorite.

  8. Rose Ann Sales
    21 August 2020 / 3:14 am

    Great suggestions. I already watched “The Good Place” and I agree,it’s a funny series.

  9. 21 August 2020 / 12:13 am

    From the list, we’ve only seen This is us and loved it!!! I can’t wait to check the other ones, super excited!!!

  10. Emily Fata
    20 August 2020 / 3:47 pm

    I’ve been meaning to watch Hollywood! It looks like a really great story, and I’ve heard excellent things about it from other people, too.

  11. 20 August 2020 / 1:48 pm

    I’ve been looking for tv show recommendations so this has been an interesting read! I also love The Good Place! I love Eleanor’s humor on that show and how she’s struggling sometimes to becoming a good person! Thanks for sharing this list with us!

  12. Lyosha Varezhkina
    20 August 2020 / 1:29 pm

    I love Sabrina and Hollywood is in my list. Great advice here, I will watch Little Fires Everywhere for sure because it’s the only thing I didn’t know of from the list

  13. delhifundos2014
    20 August 2020 / 11:40 am

    Thanks for recommending these amazing shows. I really love the trailer of This is us and I am going to watch this for sure

    • maartjevansandwijk
      25 August 2020 / 10:32 am

      Let me know what you think!!

  14. 20 August 2020 / 9:24 am

    These are wonderful shows! I am a huge lover of ‘This is Us’. That is such a great show!

    • maartjevansandwijk
      25 August 2020 / 10:32 am

      My favourite show EVER! Hardly anyone I know in the UK has actually seen it though… 🙁

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