Having a broken bone is a painful experience. But the hospital visit is only half of the inconvenience. Downtime is critical for healing, and depending on the severity of the break and which bone is broken, bed rest times can range anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months. Finding what to do during this time can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are plenty of bed rest activities available to kill the time, including being immersed in your favorite TV show. Here are some popular Netflix shows to add to your favorites list and binge-watch while your bone heals.
Pun aside, this show is top-rated in the crime category. Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan, a forensic anthropologist, is asked to partner with law enforcement and use her forensic skills to help solve crimes. Kill time by solving murder mysteries and watch Dr. Brennan “read the bones” as you heal yours.
Released on August 31, 2016, this show has had incredible reception. It has 5 stars on Netflix and has been nominated for various awards, including a Grammy and a Golden Globe. In this show, a small town in Indiana in 1983 experiences many unusual occurrences, including the disappearance of a boy, government secrets, and strange abilities. This hot sci-fi thriller will have you completely engrossed and you’ll find your cast off in no time.
Being at home and watching a TV show about work doesn’t sound too appealing. But this show is anything but serious. It’s filmed in a mockumentary style where the cameramen follow the employees of Dunder-Mifflin and films their antics and clashes as regional manager Scott attempts to “manage” them. After the first episode, you’ll be so caught up in the conflict between characters and their interesting personalities that soon you’ll find yourself healed up and returning to your own office.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
There’s no better escape from the world than well, literally escaping it. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey does just that. Cosmos has the factual basis of a documentary but feels more like being taken on a thrilling adventure. Famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson shows you stunning images and footage as he teaches you about the universe and its’ parts. He also shares the compelling stories of historic astronomers who contributed to the knowledge that we have today. This series will make your bedroom the center of the universe and have your broken bone healed faster than the speed of light.
The Walking Dead
Also having 5 stars on Netflix, this AMC action series takes place in a zombie apocalypse. Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma, finding the world overrun by “crawlers.” He joins up with other survivors, and they must fight both the living and the dead to stay alive. Watch your favorite characters take on hoards of the dead and make your bedroom come to life.
Overall, having a bone fracture doesn’t have to be a completely miserable experience. Bed rest is important, especially with a broken leg or ankle, and you can take advantage of this down time to binge-watch your favorite Netflix series. With shows this good, you’ll find yourself healed up in no time, but wishing you had more of it to cram in just a few more episodes.