Trapped Indoors? Binge on These 8 TV Shows to Get You Through the Blizzard

Cristin Milioti as Betsey Solverson in Fargo
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FARGO -- “Before The Law” -- Episode 202 (Airs October 19, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: Cristin Milioti as Betsey Solverson. CR: Chris Large/FX

Hey, East Coasters. Chances are that you’ll be marooned at home this weekend, thanks to the blizzard known as Jonas. But, unless you actually enjoy making snow angels while losing a layer of skin to windburn, you’re going to spend most of that time indoors—probably binge watching TV. So, why not “lean in” and pick a series that takes place in a cold climate? Or, you can do the opposite, and choose a show set somewhere toasty. It’ll give you something to fantasize about. Either way, we came up with a list of suggestions to help you either embrace or escape the snow:

If You Like It Cold:


Where to watch: Season 1 (Hulu), Seasons 1 & 2 (Amazon)
You’ll be seeing a killer behind every snowman after watching this Midwest-set noir series inspired by the Coen Bros. film of the same name. Plus: A Fargo Who’s Who of Characters

Game of Thrones

Where to watch: Seasons 1-5 (HBOGo, HBONow, Amazon)
Try complaining about the draft in your living room after seeing the ice-covered digs of the Night’s Watch.


Where to watch: Seasons 1-3 (Netflix)
A New York mobster (The Sopranos’ Steven Van Zandt), who testified against his former associates, relocates to Norway to save his a**—and ends up freezing it as well—in this cold-weather dark comedy.

The Killing (U.S. version)

Where to Watch: Seasons 1-4 (Netflix)
One word: Sweaters. Detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) makes them look almost cool as they protect her from the icy Seattle rain so that she and partner Stephen Holden (Joel Kinneman) can solve the murder of a local girl (Seasons 1 and 2), a string of runaways (Season 3) and a family (Season 4). If only they warmed up her stone cold attitude…

If You Like It Hot:

Golden Girls

Where to Watch: Seasons 1-7 (Amazon)
Yes, you could be watching Baywatch babes in red bathing suits gamboling across the sandy beach. But we’d rather see these four hilarious seniors in pastel blouses shuffle through their shared Florida villa. The only thing hotter than the weather is a choice burn from snarky Sophia (Estelle Getty).

Jane the Virgin

Where to Watch: Seasons 1-2 (Amazon), Season 2 (Hulu)
Grey sky got you down? Then you definitely need the colorful characters (and backdrop) of this Miami-set telenovela adaptation about a wannabe writer who gets accidentally knocked up. Plus: Explore Jane the Virgin‘s Bright and Sunny Set

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Where to Watch: Season 1 (Hulu, Amazon)
There’s music! There’s dancing! There’s lots and lots of sun! A successful New York lawyer (Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom) ditches her East Coast life to follow an old crush out to California in this musical comedy. Yep, crazy.


Where to Watch: Season 1 (Netflix)
The swampy Florida environs—and the squirrelly, messed up, murderous family that lives there—makes the cold the good. Beware: You might get so hooked, you’ll spend next weekend inside as well. Plus: How Bloodline Gets Florida Right