As the summer comes to a close, it's great to relax and unwind. Add a hammock into the mix and you've got a winning recipe for tranquility.
But if simply swaying in the wind or napping isn't your cup of tea, why not bring your laptop, tablet, or phone with you and take the opportunity to squeeze in some binge watching.
Unsure what to watch? We can help with that too! Whether you're looking for something funny, trendy, nostalgic, or creative, we've got plenty of recommendations for shows that are perfect for watching while lounging in your hammock. Check them out below!
Looking to really unwind and relax and escape reality for a bit? Look no further. These recommendations are perfect for turning off your brain.
The Joy of Painting
When hanging in your hammock, the goal is usually relaxation, and what could be more relaxing than Bob Ross?
While we don't recommend bringing your paint set into the hammock, follow along with one of Ross's famous tutorials and let his soothing narration send you into a state of total relaxation.
Get in tune with nature by setting up your hammock outdoors and streaming this stunning nature documentary series that captures the beauty of our planet in extraordinary detail.
Shows That Bring the Laughs
Looking for a good laugh? Check out these options.
An oldie but a goodie! The Office is one of those classic sitcoms you never get sick of and can binge over and over again. For those who prefer something familiar instead of bingeing something new, this is the perfect pick!
If you haven't already binged all 6 seasons of this critically acclaimed Canadian sitcom, now is your chance. With numerous awards under its belt and an incredible cast with two Canadian comedic icons, you won't be disappointed.
Once you've finished Schitt's Creek, you need to check out this other incredible Canadian show from CBC. Centered around a Korean immigrant family running a mom-and-pop convenience store in Toronto, this hilarious sitcom will have you falling out of your hammock laughing.
This cult favourite is about to air its final season, so now is the perfect time to catch up on the hijinks of the 99th precinct.
Shows That Are All the Rage This Summer
Looking to see what all the hype is about? These shows were insanely popular this year, and are great for binge watching.
The White Lotus
The White Lotus is this summer's hottest new series. Set at an idyllic Hawaiian resort and following the lives of its staff and guests, this satirical comedy is perfect for binging while swaying in your hammock.
A comedic take on the sports genre, this new series starring Jason Sudeikis was all the rage this year. In fact, the Apple TV+ show was renewed for two additional seasons just two months after it premiered back in 2020, so you know it's good.
Marvel fans rejoice! Disney+ brings Tom Hiddleston's fan-favourite character from the Avengers franchise to the streaming platform with a 6-episode series. With stunning visuals and action-packed scenes, this is a great pick for escaping reality.
Sometimes, all you want is to reminisce about the past and escape to a simpler time. These shows are perfect for this.
This ensemble comedy from the 1980s is making a resurgence, and for good reason. With a cast full of comedic powerhouses, this lovable sitcom brings endless laughs and is great for easy watching. Climb into your hammock, press play, and pretend you're in sunny Miami sharing a cheesecake with Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, and Sophia!
That 70s Show
The 70s were all about relaxed attitudes and chill vibes, so why not sway in your hammock as you reminisce about bell bottoms and disco?
For fans of the Karate Kid film series, this family-friendly modern reboot has the original cast return as rival karate instructors teaching a new generation of young martial artists how to "wax on, wax off."
The Movies That Made Us
We all have that one movie from our adolescence that had a major impact on our development. This docu-series from Netflix takes a deep dive into these films and provides a play-by-play of how they came to be – from the writing process to filming, post-production, and more. Stand-out episodes include Dirty Dancing, Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump, and Home Alone.
Shows That Will Get Your Creativity Flowing
Looking to get your creative juices flowing? We've got some recommendations for that as well!
The Great Canadian Baking Show
Feeling lazy and in need of some creative inspiration? This Canadian competition show will help you get your fix.
Dream Home Makeover
If you are feeling like your home is in need of a design refresh, this reality show on Netflix will give you plenty of ideas.
There you have it! Those are our top picks for shows to stream while lounging in your hammock.
Missing the hammock part? We've got you covered! Check out our selection of cozy hammocks that are perfect for napping or binge watching one of the shows listed above.