As all of us spend time at home with our loved ones, waiting for the virus sweeping the world to pass, one thing we all have is time. How do we spend it? One way is by watching these long, meaty shows that you might have missed or that you might want to revisit. They all have three seasons or more, so you can binge without having to worry about the clock.

‘Silicon Valley’

In this hilarious show about the tech industry, Richard, a coder, builds a game-changing app and tries to get investors for it.
Creators: John Altschuler, Mike Judge, Dave Krinsky
Cast: Thomas Middleditch, TJ Miller, Josh Brener, Kumail Nanjiani
Seasons: 6 (2014-2019)

‘Downton Abbey’

The story of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century. One of the best costume dramas out there, the series has an entire six seasons of great drama and witty dialogue.
Creator: Julian Fellowes
Cast: Michelle Dockery, Jessica Brown Findlay, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith
Seasons: 6 (2010-2015)
Streaming on: Amazon Prime

‘Money Heist’

El Profesor puts together a team of attractive outlaws for a heist of Spain’s Royal Mint. Hostage negotiator Raquel Murillo tries to end the subsequent siege. Money Heist is like Ocean’s Eleven meets a Spanish telenovela and the 44 million people who streamed season three can vouch for how binge-worthy it is. Read our review of season three here and watch the trailer for season four here.
Creator: Álex Pina
Cast: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño
Seasons: 4 (2017, 2019, 2020)
Streaming on: Netflix

‘The Sopranos’

A classic show that is considered by some to have kickstarted the golden age of TV. The show chronicles the business and family life of New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano. Kick back and watch six great seasons of television.
Creator: David Chase
Cast: James Gandolfini, Edie Falco
Seasons: 6 (1999-2007)
Streaming on: Hotstar

‘How I Met Your Mother’

Architect Ted Mosby tells his kids the very long story of his time living with his friends in New York and how he met and fell in love with their mother in this quirky modern classic. The show spans nine episodes.
Creator: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas
Cast: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris
Seasons: 9 (2005-2014)
Streaming on: Hotstar

‘The Office’

A mockumentary on the daily lives of office workers of paper company Dunder Mifflin, with pranks, ego clashes, lots of inappropriate behaviour and awkward moments. The American version of the British original goes on for a satisfying nine seasons.
Creator: Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Cast: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski
Seasons: 9 (2005-2013)
Streaming on: Amazon Prime