Binge Guide

What I'm Watching: With Tim Gunn

Fashion industry maven and star of Amazon's Making the Cut reveals what he's viewing while self-isolating.

by | April 29, 2020 | Comments

With so many of us social-distancing and staying in, our Watchlists are going to empty out very quickly as we burn through all those “I’ve-been-meaning-to-watch” shows and movies we’ve been saving for a rainy day. To help you find more great content (and some undiscovered gems) to keep you going, we’re turning to the people that make it: the film and TV writers, directors, craftspeople, and performers who, just like you, are stuck home and bingeing like crazy right now.

For our latest installment of “What I’m Watching,” fashion industry maven Tim Gunn reveals what he’s watching now. Gunn’s latest project is Amazon design competition series Making the Cut, which he cohosts along with his former Project Runway costar, supermodel Heidi Klum.

Tim Gunn: “When it comes to what I’m watching, I usually shun all of the popular things that everyone’s talking about. And I think, Well do I really need to see that? And then later I catch up. One example is …”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 89%


Gunn says: “I’m now on season 2. It’s on Amazon Prime video, and it’s shot in my neighborhood, the Upper West Side, but at a much earlier time, so I’m getting a vicarious thrill while I self-isolate. I can travel the neighborhood through the The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It’s very captivating and a lot of fun, and it just picks up your spirits.”

Season 1 Critics Consensus: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an upbeat addition to Amazon’s original offerings, propelled by a playful yet poignant performance by Rachel Brosnahan.

Stream now on

The Crown 89%

Gunn says: “I am an addict. I’m actually watching it for the second time. It’s so beautifully, beautifully acted, and the cast is phenomenal. The sets, the costumes, the whole thing is so cinematic. It’s spectacular. I feel as though I’m sitting in a movie theater. Do watch it; you will not regret it for a moment.”

Season 1 Critics Consensus: Powerful performances and lavish cinematography make The Crown a top-notch production worthy of its grand subject.

Stream now on Netflix


Gunn says: “Given these very trying times, I love a laugh, I love a comedy. I love Mom; Allison Janney is just the best. I love The Neighborhood. I love Man with a Plan. I mean these are just things that allow you to escape and allow you to laugh out loud, and I welcome them.”

Season 1 Critics Consensus: Anna Faris and Allison Janney share an undeniable comedic chemistry, and if the jokes are sometimes too crass, Mom represents a sincere (and often witty) attempt to address addiction issues.

Stream now on Hulu (6 seasons) and on CBS All Access (season 7).

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 98%

Gunn says: “I simultaneously laugh and cry at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO. John’s the best, and I both love and hate reliving the week with him. It’s sobering, but it’s also purging and cathartic. We all need to do that.”

Season 1 Critics Consensus: John Oliver successfully transitions from correspondent to host in Last Week Tonight, a biting, often brilliant addition to the satirical news circuit.

Watch now on HBO on demand or stream it on HBO Go/HBO Now.

Making the Cut season 1 is now available to stream in its entirety at

Looking for more great shows and movies to binge? Head to Rotten Tomatoes’ Binge Central.

Thumbnail images: Amazon; Robert Viglasky/Netflix, CBS; Lloyd Bishop/HBO

Tag Cloud

cancelled Film Pet Sematary Thanksgiving Emmys cancelled TV series fast and furious cats 007 Trailer Oscars sequels green book cults Marathons Action Marvel Television Pixar Tarantino Cartoon Network Mindy Kaling ratings hollywood zombies Baby Yoda criterion 2020 worst 2015 IFC Films FX Food Network thriller Chernobyl Disney streaming service twilight Amazon Prime halloween satire Horror YA Brie Larson Box Office Tomatazos aliens Shondaland Travel Channel Anna Paquin parents independent TLC SundanceTV TCA children's TV renewed TV shows batman Extras Animation Fox Searchlight disaster zombie vampires Spectrum Originals Amazon Studios cooking science fiction CNN nfl Trivia Winter TV Spring TV Awards Music jamie lee curtis Summer Nickelodeon Avengers Dark Horse Comics Pop TV Opinion President Country American Society of Cinematographers justice league National Geographic WGN MTV crime drama spy thriller stoner Mary Tyler Moore award winner NBC DirecTV Apple TV Plus canceled video on demand doctor who franchise richard e. Grant Epix Polls and Games indie Comedy Heroines ABC Family A&E blaxploitation Endgame mission: impossible foreign CBS All Access Arrowverse MCU free movies Hallmark Christmas movies A24 screenings unscripted TV Land Photos ESPN Hulu BBC America Acorn TV GoT asian-american rotten movies we love The Witch Nominations The Academy Teen 4/20 Warner Bros. Sci-Fi CBS LGBT Christmas CMT Discovery Channel social media obituary television historical drama documentary Amazon Prime Video space animated zero dark thirty south america facebook documentaries festival comics festivals BAFTA GLAAD Walt Disney Pictures VICE all-time Freeform series Crunchyroll archives serial killer HBO Go Turner Classic Movies Valentine's Day 71st Emmy Awards Black History Month Hallmark 21st Century Fox sequel Reality Competition Crackle Drama Toys movies composers 2017 Apple period drama medical drama HBO Max Superheroes Interview Infographic spanish Pirates Hear Us Out Certified Fresh Disney+ Disney Plus concert ghosts Binge Guide Best and Worst Pop TCA Winter 2020 adaptation crime thriller cars binge E3 reviews sitcom 45 OneApp Musical Tumblr ABC Sundance TV strong female leads Song of Ice and Fire DGA Ovation stand-up comedy Watching Series Spike Rock chucky Marvel Schedule Netflix Christmas movies YouTube Premium Sony Pictures crossover TBS Family dark directors 2019 24 frames BET Western spinoff Showtime anime Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Classic Film Television Critics Association supernatural Sundance Now Sneak Peek Star Trek Disney Channel reboot DC Comics PBS Star Wars VOD psycho Set visit Comics on TV dc Adult Swim Academy Awards DC streaming service Mary poppins discovery slashers video Comic Book Comedy Central Reality FXX laika elevated horror cancelled TV shows Super Bowl San Diego Comic-Con Chilling Adventures of Sabrina hist nature harry potter game of thrones name the review joker what to watch cinemax blockbuster finale war Esquire breaking bad based on movie Podcast The Walking Dead travel dogs a nightmare on elm street Stephen King sports Elton John Shudder Emmy Nominations Fall TV Paramount MSNBC History football golden globes comic First Look Character Guide biography PaleyFest Superheroe Disney scorecard FX on Hulu TruTV Film Festival halloween tv miniseries WarnerMedia TV renewals toronto Marvel Studios mockumentary Paramount Network 72 Emmy Awards witnail politics Black Mirror Netflix ITV Vudu worst movies crime Trophy Talk The CW Kids & Family Apple TV+ Captain marvel Masterpiece nbcuniversal YouTube Red true crime E! mutant spain Winners Lionsgate robots latino Mudbound Lifetime scary movies psychological thriller emmy awards Pride Month venice classics spanish language talk show Creative Arts Emmys child's play cancelled television critics Britbox Quiz italian Fantasy Rom-Com Red Carpet SXSW singing competition Turner technology IFC werewolf HBO police drama romantic comedy X-Men dragons Mystery comedies best RT21 french stop motion rotten canceled TV shows Holidays indiana jones Columbia Pictures spider-man AMC universal monsters Logo quibi Awards Tour 2016 game show Video Games docudrama VH1 teaser Amazon book toy story political drama streaming GIFs TCA 2017 Funimation Cannes japanese die hard BBC One remakes Starz BBC Mary Poppins Returns dramedy Election Musicals TCM boxoffice RT History Year in Review NYCC Writers Guild of America PlayStation BET Awards versus theme song CW Seed comiccon Peacock hispanic anthology Disney Plus FOX Universal TCA Awards New York Comic Con APB The Purge TIFF Sundance tv talk superhero See It Skip It sag awards TNT dceu screen actors guild cartoon revenge Ghostbusters news USA 20th Century Fox Lucasfilm Television Academy DC Universe Cosplay adventure Fox News USA Network First Reviews LGBTQ Premiere Dates Biopics Nat Geo Holiday casting The Arrangement Ellie Kemper TV cops Women's History Month OWN SDCC films movie Countdown christmas movies 2018 Rocky YouTube diversity kids transformers Syfy Bravo Grammys El Rey natural history Martial Arts Lifetime Christmas movies Rocketman Tubi Calendar romance