Best Background Shows

Best Background Shows

Lori Grenier poses in the press room with the award for outstanding structured reality program for" Shark Tank" during night one of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

“Business Insider’ put together a list of the 12 best shows to watch in the background…. always looking for those shows! According to them these are the best shows to have on in the background and pay about 20% of your attention to…

The list includes “The Great British Baking Show,” “The Office” which sometimes you get suckered in no matter how many times you’ve seen it let’s be real, and the show where inventors/business hopefuls pitch ideas to millionaires on “Shark Tank.”

The whole list courtesy of Wise Brothers:

1.  “20/20” . . . To satisfy true-crime obsessions, plus there’s a lot of repetition.

2.  “Futurama” . . . Witty sci-fi comedy, in simple self-contained episodes.

3.  “Wife Swap” . . . It’s good for this because it’s structured and over-produced.

4.  “The Real Housewives of Potomac” . . . Reality TV is great for ambient noise, and some people think this is the best of the “Real Housewives” shows.

5.  “Emily in Paris” . . . The plot is fun, but pointless.

6.  The “Charmed” reboot . . . Easy to tune in and out freely.

7.  “Ted Lasso” . . . This one made the list for being REWATCHABLE as a background show.  It’s also not too complicated to follow.

8.  “The Great British Baking Show” . . . It has a pleasant, relaxed vibe.

9.  “The Great Pottery Throwdown” . . . Another wholesome, hobby-based competition show, similar to “The Great British Baking Show”.

10.  “Love on the Spectrum” . . . Considerate of individuals on the autism spectrum, and a lot of the action happens over conversations, so it’s perfect to LISTEN TO while cleaning or working on something else.

11.  “The Office” . . . It’s filled with tons of jokes and quotable lines, so it’s easy to tune in intermittently for a good laugh.

12.  “Shark Tank” . . . It’s easily digestible with several “pitch” segments in each episode, so it’s workable even if you’re in and out of the room.

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