10 YouTube series to binge during the coronavirus lockdown (1)

It’s week three of the partial lockdown and I don’t know about you, but boredom is beginning to creep up. Sure, there is tons of content available online but not everyone has Netflix or the like. However, YouTube is universally available, free and offers a wide selection of interesting American segments to binge.


  1. Lineup
    Lineup lines up a number of things or people for someone who then has to label them. Some episodes have someone guessing at college degrees and others about who might be a sex worker. Moral of the story is: people aren’t what they seem to be on the outside.
  2. Celebs Read Thirst Tweets
    If you haven’t heard of Celebs Read Thirst Tweets, you are missing out. If you don’t know what thirst tweets are, it’s a tweet where people thirst over other people. Thirsting is complementing someone, often coming across as very horny. This series decided that it would be hilarious to print a couple of those tweets out, put them in a jar and have celebs read them out loud. And boy were they right. It is sometimes downright cringeworthy, but it is so funny. Really makes you think of how the youth of today expresses themselves. You do you, boo.
  3. Open Door
    For those that love architecture, Open Door is the one for you. Famous people hold an open house for Architectural Digest and talk about why they decided to live there and all the special nooks and crannies of their home. If you love to look at homes and want to know how a celebrity lives, this series gives a small glimpse.
  4. Lie Detector Test
    In Lie Detector Test, famous people get hooked up to a lie detector and are then asked all kinds of questions about themselves. For those that don’t know, a lie detector can track your heartbeat and people are prone to have an increasing heart rate when they’re lying. So by hooking celebs up to a lie detector and asking them some personal questions, you get some very interesting answers.
  5. Make It Fancy
    One chef, one common food and a whole lot of creativity that’s Make It Fancy. Common food like chocolate pudding gets reworked into a fancy meal that honestly looks delicious. If you want to be amazed by people’s skills in the kitchen this will definitely do that for you.
  6. Celebs Play With Puppies & Kittens
    Celebs Play With Puppies & Kittens is as adorable as it sounds. Not because of the celebrities but because of the obviously very cute animals. Famous people sit on the floor while they answer questions and play with puppies and kittens. If ever there was a moment where you desperately want to switch places with someone, this would be it.
  7. Spectrum
    Like the name says, Spectrum is about where people from certain groups fall on the spectrum. A group of people that all have something in common are confronted with prejudices and assumptions. They are then asked to answer on a spectrum from ‘strongly disagree’ to ‘strongly agree’. It’s a show that makes you think about your own prejudices and makes it clear things aren’t as black and white as it may seem.
  8. Under $300 Room Makeover
    Two YouTubers named Mr. Kate and Joey give an Under $300 Room Makeover. Celebrities are not the one in the limelight but ordinary people with a tight budget. So they try to remake a room with a budget of 300 dollars, which involves trips to secondhand stores, ingenious ideas and some DYI projects.
  9. 70 People Ages 5-75 Answer Questions
    In 70 People Ages 5-75 Answer Questions, they all get asked the same question yet due to their difference in age they always give a different answer. Sometimes, it’s extremely funny or endearing other times it can be quite emotional and sad.
  10. Gourmet Makes
    In Gourmet Makes, a chef tries to remake and improve famous American ready meals and candy. If you’re wondering why exactly that’d be interesting to you, a lot of them are known to use too, like Twix. Moreover, it’s a very amusing and laid-back series. She’s often joined by her chef friends giving the series, besides its professional character, a really fun and personal touch.

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