May's Best Binge-Worthy Shows Are Streaming Now
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Kids & Family
- Published: 10 April 2020
If you put off your usual Memorial Day travel plans in favor of social distancing, now is the perfect time to catch up on your favorite shows through WHRO Passport. WHRO Passport is the member benefit that provides you with access to an extended, on-demand library of PBS and award-winning local programming. Stream episodes of your favorite shows, including full seasons of many current and past series from any computer, smart device or tablet.
Here are recommendations from Heather Mazzoni, our chief content officer, for this month's programs that are worthy of binging in your free time.
New & Noteworthy:
Nature: Spy in the Wild 2
Not only educational, this is truly a fun series! When Season 1 debuted in 2017, the staff couldn’t stop talking about the animal reactions to the “spy” animals. A little trivia, it takes 2-3 months to create each animal robot and all are fashioned under the advisement of a scientific expert on the particular species that is being created. 2, 125 hours are filmed for each hour long episode ensuring that each program is chock full of the best of moments! This is perfect for the entire family. Watch now >
The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross
While Bob himself is no longer with us, his love for nature and kind, soothing commentary is now more popular than ever! I recently spotted my 16-year-old neighbor sitting on her porch wearing a Bob Ross shirt. Not only is he a pop icon, he has found his way to the next generation. There’s just something about his delivery that has a calming effect and the series has just been added to Passport.
Relax with 40+ episodes >
The Great British Baking Show
This is such a delightful show. The bakers are authentic, everyday people from many walks of life having a go at their life’s passion–baking. What’s so different about this reality series, versus reality series created in the U.S., is that the competitors truly care about one another and root each other on. The tears are genuine, the disappointments and joys are all shared through comradery. Most importantly, the recipes are shared on their website, so you too can join the challenge.
Enjoy all 5 seasons now >
Baptiste: Masterpiece Mystery
Set in Amsterdam, this series is a visual stunner with an all-star cast. Retired detective Julien Baptiste may think his detective days are over, but when an old friend calls him up to help with a missing persons case, Baptiste is thrown back into his old world. The pace is heart-pounding and the plot is full of twists and turns. Please note, this drama contains scenes that are not suitable for all audiences and contains violence and sexual situations.
Start watching now! >
Mark Your Calendar
NEW! Grantchester Season 5
They boys are back! It’s 1957, and Will Davenport has settled into his role as the vicar of Grantchester, preaching to a packed church. His best friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, has come to accept his wife Cathy’s commitment to her job–well, just about. Will’s faith will be thoroughly tested as he and Geordie are reminded once more that there’s darkness lurking in their little corner of Cambridgeshire
Here's a sneak peak >
Note: the rights are expiring for two of our most popular series, Ken Burns' Country Music (rights expire 5/31) and Downton Abbey (rights expire 6/30), so don’t delay if they are on your must-watch list.
Here's how Passport works:
WHRO Passport is a member benefit that gives you access to an extensive, on-demand library of television programming. Anyone who is a current member (or who becomes one) at the giving level of $5 or more per month, is eligible. Once your WHRO Passport account is activated, you will be able to sign in on our media player and watch television shows.