We are right in the middle of the flu season and as we slowly start to settle back into our routines after the holiday season, many may find themselves sick or working from home. It can be tough to feel productive or focused when working from home, even more so if you’re sick, but a simple trick is to take a short break every now and then. And what’s better than letting your mind relax with an easy to watch and entertaining TV show during these short breaks? In this article, you’ll find the best TV shows to watch while working from home. Let’s find you a great “water-cooler TV show”!
You just know we had to include The Office on this list. It is the perfect show to watch while working from home. Shot in a mockumentary style, the show follows the everyday lives of branch manager Michael Scott and his office workers at a mediocre paper company. Doesn’t sound like much fun, but this is one of the funniest and most entertaining TV shows ever made. Thanks to the short episodes, you could easily watch one or two while taking a break from work.
Barry is one of those hidden gems you might have overlooked, which is why it makes this list. The story follows a hit man from the Midwest, played by the hilarious Bill Hader, when he moves to LA for a job but suddenly gets drawn to the arts scene instead. If you are looking for some comic relief from work, this dark comedy will definitely do the trick. In short, a brilliant show to watch while working from home.
This show will let your mind relax and wander far from anything work related as it is set in the 18th-century. Based on a true story, we follow Stede Bonnet’s adventures after his midlife crisis leads him to become a pirate. Which proves to be easier said than done. This hilarious show has both a great story, fantastic characters and all the wicked wackiness you’d expect. If there was ever time to watch a pirate rom-com, it’s definitely when working from home.
Since Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe has starred in many indie and low-budget movies and TV shows, navigating his way further and further away from the big stage in Hollywood. Miracle Workers is one of these and a hidden gem starring Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi and Geraldine Viswanathan. This comedy takes place in the offices of Heaven Inc. where God plans to destroy earth. It is up to two low-leveled angels to convince the almighty man himself to save humanity. In short, it’s wicked, comedic, entertaining and the perfect show to watch while taking a coffee break from work.
Dead To Me is one of those shows that are particularly hard not to binge-watch in one sitting. It’s very entertaining to say the least.The story follows Jen and Judy. Jen is a recently widowed real estate agent who meets Judy in a grief support group and together they strike up an unusual friendship with a heavy secret waiting to be revealed. The show has been highly praised by fans and promises great entertainment. Mixing comedy, crime and drama, Dead To Me is another great show to watch while taking a break from work.
Space Force is one of Steve Carell's latest projects, and a show that you might have missed. He plays General Mark Narid who has been appointed Commander of Space Force, the sixth branch of the US Armed Forces. With his wife in jail, he struggles to balance his work life and private life, which become even harder when his daughter starts dating a Russian officer. Space Force is a satirical comedy that offers great laughs and almost cringe-worthy moments, which is exactly what you want when taking a break from work. In other words, a TV show worth watching.
Rowan Atkinson. Do we even need to say anything else? The comedy master himself has returned in this stupidly funny story where a man finds himself at war with a bee while housesitting a luxurious mansion. What could go wrong? With really short episodes, you’ll find that Man vs. Bee is the perfect show to watch while working from home. Short and sweet, Mr. Bean has become Mr. Bee.