Sometimes there’s nothing better than getting high, putting your feet up, and watching some television. But with almost every show ever made at your fingertips, it’s hard to know where to begin. As part of our mission to make your lives better and easier, in this article we give you 10 suggestions for our favourite shows to watch while high.
We have arranged them in a top 10 countdown style but given there are different strokes for different folks you might find your fave bang in the middle.
10. Trailer Park Boys
Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian ‘mockumentary’ following the lives of three trailer park residents Ricky, Bubbles and Julian. You will laugh your socks off as you follow these lovable rogues and their get rich quick schemes, all the while being hunted by the power tripping trailer park supervisor Jim Leahy and his perpetually semi-nude assistant. Several series and a world tour attest to the greatness of their comedy genius.
9. Planet Earth
The Planet Earth series is a mind-blowing reminder of the majesty and beauty of this planet and all its inhabitants. Living in towns and cities we can forget that there is a whole other world out there, but with the help of cleverly disguised HD cameras and the soothing voice of David Attenborough, we are immersed in a natural world of intrigue and mystery. See first hand how all creatures, great and small, live there day to day lives in vastly differing climates.
8. Rick & Morty
Each episode of Rick and Morty is a miny sci-fi adventure story filled with intelligent comical humour. It follows the ill-tempered alcoholic scientist Rick who travels the multiverse with his grandson Morty. Every episode has a well thought out plot that full of vivid worlds and outrageous characters. Just to show how popular the series is, Rick and Morty appeared as guests in a Simpsons season finale couch gag.
7. Black Mirror Series
Black Mirror is one of the most successful series ever to appear on Netflix. Thematically it’s very similar to the classic ‘Twilight Zone’ – we’re shown a very possible dystopian future that our addiction to technology could create. These episodes are not for the faint-hearted. They are a trippy, mind-bending, thought-provoking bounty of brilliance showing us the devastating effects that social media, Artificial Intelligence, and technology, in general, can have on our lives. Warning: This one could induce some anxiety.
6. Carl Sagan's Cosmos Series
We get so caught up in life’s dramas that we often forget that we’re all sitting on a big rock floating in outer space like a speck of dust in the morning sun. This series may be old but it is as relevant and engrossing as ever. The voice of the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan brings us on a journey through the universe, gently reminding us that we are made from the same stuff as the stars. A great way to get high and appreciate this wonder we call life. Catch it on YouTube.
5. Dr Quantum – Double-slit Experiment
Ok, so it’s not technically a TV show but it’s so mind-blowing that we HAD to feature it on this list. This animation simplifies quantum physics and will make you rethink everything you think you know! The experiment shows how when electrons are passed through slits they behave completely differently depending on whether they are being observed or not! Get high. Watch. Be blown away.
4. The Office (UK Version)
The Office is one of the greatest TV comedy series to ever hit the box, lasting a total of 9 series and even made into an American version (We love the British one more). Created in a ‘mockumentary’ style it follows the misadventures of typical office workers and their insufferable middle management boss David Brent. Anyone who works in an office will be able to relate to the characters, the atmosphere and wealth of arse-licking that goes on in this comedy caper classic.
3. HBO Carnivale
Carnivale is one of the weirdest yet most intriguing shows you could possibly watch. It’s set in the 1930s during the great depression and follows a group of gifted Carnivale people as they travel across America and learn of their faith in this classic good versus evil epic series. Carnivale was set for a 6-season run but was cancelled after only 2 when viewing figures failed to reach HBO’s target.
2. That 70’s Show
This comedy show is set, unsurprisingly, in the 70s’ and features a cast of 6 teenagers living in a fictional town in Wisconsin. There is a perfect balance of wit, charm, and humour all wrapped up in episode after episode of hilarious comedy. At the end of every episode, our central characters gather around in a smoke-filled circle and share their stories. Special mention must go out to parents Red and Kitty Foreman who bring extreme measures of fatherly disappointment and motherly love to perfectly balance the antics of the teenagers.
1. The Big Lez Show
This hilarious web-based cartoon series follows the protagonist Big Lez living in the fictional town of Brown Town, in Australia. The central character, Big Lez banished from his homeworld, lives with his adoptive son Quinton and gets into constant misadventures with the help of his friends, Sassy and Donny who are sasquatches.
The web series ran for 7 years containing a total of 36 episodes and 4 seasons. A mention must go to Jarrad Wright who created, voiced and animated the web series, along with additional voice acting from his mates.