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Remember that time when you said you didn't have time to watch TV? Well, now you do! Thanks to COVID-19 many of us are finding ourselves stuck at home with nothing but time to kill. Luckily, I'm listing my top 10 TV shows to binge-watch.

I’m not talking about watching trashy reality TV because if that’s what you’re looking for then you're in the wrong place. This list is curated by myself with some of my favorites shows ever. We got drama, action, comedy, sci-fi, and cartoons. So gear up and get ready because we’re going to be in our homes for a while!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This cult 90s drama is my favorite show of all time. Did you know that Joss Whedon, director of the first two Avengers films, created this hit TV show?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer helped bring vampire shows into the mainstream. So fans of Twilight, Vampire Diaries, and True Blood can all thank Buffy.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a supernatural drama about a high school girl named Buffy, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, who finds out that she’s a Slayer. One in a long line of young women chosen by fate to battle the forces of evil.

As the Slayer, she has mystical powers that grant her increase physical strength, endurance, agility, and accelerated healing. The series starts with Buffy as a reluctant hero who wants to live a normal teenager life and follows her battles as she grows older and learns to embrace her destiny as the Slayer.

If you think the show is just about vampires you’re wrong. Buffy the Vampire Slayer uses demons as a metaphor for all the inner demons we face throughout our lives.

The series spear-headed the female empowered movement which is one of the running themes throughout the show as well as the personal sacrifices one has to make for the sake of the world.

With a richness of innovative story-telling, Emmy-nominated episodes, and an epic supporting cast of actors this show is a must-watch. Get ready for all the feels because I’ve never laughed and cried so much in any series in my life.

Once you watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer you’ll find out why this series is constantly listed as one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Other actors you’ll recognize in the show include Alyson Hannigan, David Boreanaz, and James Marsters.

Avatar: The Last Airbender / Legend of Korra

This is one of my favorite cartoons ever! I just finished rewatching it for the third time and it’s still epic. If you think this is a children’s cartoon then wait until you see it!

This show has such a deep and emotional subtext and showcases dark subject matters such as genocide and authoritarianism. In Avatar: The Last Airbender, we’re introduced to the four nations of the world based around the elements of water, earth, fire, air.

Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed before the Avatar, an Airbender named Aang, emerges.

The show follows Aang as he struggles with the complete loss of his people and culture, learns to master the elements and brings balance back to the world from the destructive fire nation.

The Last Airbender created such a rich and vibrant world and the conception of bending the elements is completely well thought out and superbly drawn. Each bending style is derived from a specific Chinese martial art form and each nation takes its cues from the physical embodiment of their respective element.

Water-bending is modeled after Tai Chi.

Earth-bending is modeled after Hung Gar.

Fire-bending is modeled after Northern Shaolin.

Air-bending is modeled after Ba Gua.

The show has garnered critical acclaim for its impressive storytelling and praised for being one of the most moving cartoons ever made.