Every now and then I get the urge to watch something that doesn’t require a ton of brainpower. Sometimes I just don’t wanna stare at my screen and look for clues, or try to figure out who killed who, and some days I just wanna eat my damn food or do my work while the tv runs in the background. And I know I’m not the only one.
So if you’re anything like me, here are 30 shows that are easy to follow to watch while working, or eating, or scrolling through social media … whatever you do during the day.
Netflix Shows To Watch While Working
Stand-up comic Gabriel Iglesias stars in this series as a good-natured high school history teacher who tries to help gifted misfits.
The story of a double-glazing showroom in Essex in the mid-80s, led by charismatic salesman Vincent Swan, and his sales team.
Smart, handsome, and cocksure, Vincent will happily break the rules if it guarantees a sale.
For years Patty was overweight, which caused her to be bullied, ignored, and underestimated by the people around her.
But she is now thin and seeking revenge against those who ever made her feel bad about herself through fat-shaming.
Enter Bob Armstrong, a disgraced attorney with a passion for coaching beauty pageant contestants. As one of the only people who sees Patty’s potential, he takes her under his wing — first as a legal client, then as a pageant contestant.
Bob hopes to coach Patty to the top of the pageant game, but he and wife Coralee have no idea how deep her rage goes or how far she will go to exact revenge on the people she feels have wronged her.
After tackling modern times with “The Simpsons” and the future with “Futurama,” producer Matt Groening steps into the past with “Disenchantment.”
The animated fantasy series geared toward adults takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland.
It follows the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo and personal demon Luci.
The oddball trio encounters the likes of ogres, sprites, imps, trolls, and human fools along the way. The voice cast features Abbi Jacobson as Bean and includes veteran voiceover artists such as John DiMaggio, Billy West, and Maurice LaMarche.
Man Like Mobeen
All Mobeen wants to do is follow his faith, lead a good life, and make sure his sister fulfills her potential, but he must juggle all this while his criminal past is still chasing him.
In Los Angeles, three Mexican-American cousins chase the American Dream, even while that dream threatens the things they hold most dear, including their neighborhood, their immigrant grandfather, and the family-owned taco shop.
Young & Hungry
Feisty young food blogger Gabi is desperate for a job. When she finds out wealthy tech entrepreneur Josh needs a personal chef, she wants the position.
But Gabi must prove herself to Josh’s aide, Elliot, who would rather have his boss hire a famous chef. Gabi gets help from best friend Sofia and Josh’s housekeeper, Yolanda, in order to turn the opportunity into employment … and maybe love.
“Big Brother” meets “Catfish” on this reality series on which not everything is as it seems. Comic Michelle Buteau hosts the show that features its contestants moving into the same apartment building.
The twist is that the players never meet face-to-face during the competition, as each one lives in his or her own apartment.
The contestants communicate exclusively through profiles created on a specially-designed social media app.
This anonymity allows them to hide their true identities and portray themselves however they choose. Throughout the competition, the players rate one another, with the lowest-rated players put at risk of being eliminated, or blocked, from the game. The contestant who survives the contest and emerges the winner takes home the $100,000 grand prize.
Inspired by his real-life, comic Marlon Wayans finds comedy in the stories about friends and fatherhood.
He balances his successful career as an internet superstar with his life co-parenting two kids alongside his smart and sassy ex-wife, Ashley.
Whether it’s hanging with his friends, navigating the adventures of adulthood with his ex, or being with his kids as they face the highs and lows of growing up, things never go quite as expected with Marlon around.
His unconventional advice and over-the-top personality may not always make things easy, but it’s hard not to love him just the way he is.
When the McKellan family moves from Seattle to small-town Georgia, life down South — and traditional grandparents — challenge their big-city ways.
Love Is Blind
Rhythm + Flow
Loosely inspired by Barris’ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, #blackAF flips the script on what we’ve come to expect a family comedy series to be.
Pulling back the curtain, #blackAF uncovers the messy, unfiltered, and often hilarious world of what it means to be a “new money” black family trying to get it right in a modern world where “right” is no longer a fixed concept.
Hulu Shows To Watch While Working
Fresh off the Boat
Key and Peele
The Good Place
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Master Chef Junior
Entering its eighth season, MasterChef Junior gives talented kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges.