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#Bingeworthy for #Quarantine

Our list of the (mostly) female-focused television content for your #corona crisis screening pleasure. More to come, but these'll keep you busy for awhile!

Killing Eve (AMC) -- Always on top of every #FemmeCritic list, this brilliant dramedy had its third season pushed up to April 12th, so now's a great time to catch up to this Emmy-winning show about the fascinating relationship between a charismatic assassin and the government agent who wants to bring her down. (I'd skip the schmuck bait second-season finale though, cause of COURSE Eve lives). Jodie Comer looks in fine form according to this preview...

What We Do in the Shadows (Hulu) -- Just caught up on this hilarious FX series from Taika Waititi (JoJo Rabbit), which is kinda like The Office crossed with Interview With the Vampire. Short and fun, and a new season is coming in April.

American Horror Story (Hulu) -- Ryan Murphy writes great roles for women, and this anthology is no exception -- the show stars greats like Jessica Lange, Connie Britton, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and many more. It's consistently creepy and entertaining. Can't go wrong with Seasons 1-3, and then "Cult" and "Apocalypse" are two of my faves.

Watchmen (HBO) -- Considering there's a whole subplot about wearing masks, and a kick-ass female-powered ensemble cast led by Regina King and Jean Smart, this handsomely-produced limited series is perfect for a #Corona watch, and bingeworthy at nine jam-packed episodes.

Why Women Kill (CBS All Access -- free for a month with code "ALL") -- This dramedy from Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) stars #LucyLiu, so that's pretty much an automatic qualifier, but this beautifully costumed and set-designed 10-episode series is fantastic, funny and involving. It's about three women in three different eras, who occupy the same mansion in Pasadena, all of whom are having marital issues that result in someone's death. Gennifer Goodwin, Sadie Calvano and Alicia Coppola kill it in the 1960s era story, and Lucy Liu crafts a surprising and deeply affecting character arc for her '80s character. The current-day story is a total bust though. I'd skip all of those segments. Recommend episodes 1-3, 7-8 and 10 -- the finale is a true masterpiece.

Unorthodox (Netflix): Have heard great things about this Netflix drama, looking forward to checking it out.

Drunk History (YouTube) -- This clever, LOL show has a unique premise: a soused comic relates a story about a notable historical figure, and then a celebrity acts it out, mouthing the dialog directly from the drunk comedian, which includes plenty of "likes" and "fucks." I know, I know, it's hard to explain, so attaching a video. But it comes in short segments and a bunch are free on YouTube.