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What to binge-watch while on a travel nursing assignment (2020 edition)

It’s no secret that the past months have been crazier than normal. Travel nurses everywhere have been working around the clock to save lives and take care of their patients. But what do you do after your shift? Binge-watching shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or Disney+ is a fun way to destress and unwind after a hard day. Here are our favorites choices to binge-watch in 2020.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness

This true crime documentary has already been ranked as #1 in the US today. The story of Joe Exotic will pull you into the bizarre mess of his obsession that went terribly wrong. If you are one who appreciates Netflix’s unique flavor of true crime, you’re going to love this series.

The Circle

Anyone can be anyone, right? That’s the concept of The Circle. Contestants are isolated in their apartments, with the goal to win their fellow contestants over by catfishing their way to trust. Whoever best strategizes their way through the game wins a cash prize of $100,000. You can catch up on season one on Netflix!

Love Is Blind

Admittedly, this one seems quite “out there” at first. For ten days, men and women enter different pods where they get to know each other, or “date”, from behind a separating wall. They aren’t allowed to meet in person unless one proposes… yikes! Right? Though different, the show is surprisingly entertaining and one of the most popular on Netflix — some may even call it their guilty pleasure.

The Mandalorian

The world fell in love with baby Yoda almost immediately following his debut, and he’s so darn cute it’s difficult not to. If you are one of the few who hasn’t already watched this first live action series in the Stars Wars franchise, it’s the perfect family-friendly show to watch once the dinner dishes are off the table and you’re ready to relax for the evening.

Virgin River

Virgin River TV series

Midwife and nurse practitioner Melinda Monroe tries to run from her painful memories by moving to a remote town in California. She quickly realizes that small-town living isn’t quite what she expected it to be. If you’re a sucker for warm, “feel-good” shows, this one is for you.

The Witcher

The Witcher guides you through the legend of Geralt of Rivia and princess Ciri — two characters linked by destiny. Based on a bestselling dark fantasy series, the show is violent and not for everyone, but fans haven’t stopped talking about it since its release last December.

Locke & Key

After Rendell Locke is murdered, his wife moves her children across the country to start a new life in an old family home, Keyhouse. The children soon discover that there is more to Keyhouse than meets the eye. If you’re a fan of supernatural horror with a twist of mystery, you’ll want to brace yourself — once you start watching, you won’t be able to stop! 

New Girl

Who doesn’t love Jess and her roommates? This show has to be one of the best things to happen in television since Friends, and it’s a great one to have on while multitasking. You may get dragged into this sitcom faster than you can say “adorkable”!

The Avengers Collection

There aren’t many things better than having all the world’s favorite superheroes on one screen. Luckily, Disney+ is streaming almost all of the Avengers movies now, including all the individual character stories. When you have down time, could there be a better way to spend it than saving the universe?

The Golden Girls

It’s common knowledge that Betty White is one of America’s favorite actresses. This golden-oldie series has seven full seasons, giving you the perfect opportunity to see Betty in her glory days (which we all know will never end because we love her too dang much).

The Stranger

The Stranger TV series

A mysterious stranger tells a man a secret which later proves to have a disastrous impact to his personal life. His wife goes missing, and said stranger continues to be connected to the strange events. This mystery thriller miniseries will keep you on your toes with more than one cliffhanger, making it the perfect show to binge-watch.

Schitt’s Creek

Follow the Rose family’s trials as they are forced to relocate to Schitt’s Creek, a small town that they once purchased as a joke. You’ll likely hate the main characters at first — they are spoiled rotten and seemingly manipulative. However, by the end of the season, you’ll have grown to love them and laughed hysterically.


Shawn and Gus have got to be the funniest, most intriguing, curious, and impressive “psychics” of all time. Everyone loves a good detective comedy drama, and this may just be the best of the bunch.

Is your favorite show to binge-watch missing from the list? Share your pick in the comments below.

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