If you're one of the millions of people who've been advised to stay indoors during the arctic freeze that is the Polar Vortex, you might be looking for something to stream that can help keep you warm and entertained during your impromptu staycation right about now.

Well, look no further because this is TV Guide, and that's what we do. Below, our staff of TV fiends have shared what shows and movies they'd be watching in your snow shoes today, so binge on (and stay warm)!



What list of movies to stream during the Polar Vortex would be complete without Polar. An adaptation of the Dark Horse comic of the same name, Polar finds Mads Mikkelsen playing Duncan, an assassin on the cusp of retirement who becomes the hunted and must fend for his life... while also contending with a hit from 20 years earlier that left him emotionally scarred. The highly stylized action is directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the famed video director who's worked with Madonna, Lady Gaga, Kesha and more. Vanessa Hudgens, Johnny Knoxville and Richard Dreyfuss all costar. -Christopher Rosen

Where to watch: Netflix

North & South

<em>North & South</em>North & South

If the polar vortex has you reaching for a warm blanket, hot tea and the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice (all six episodes are streaming via Amazon Prime Video), you might consider curling up with another BBC miniseries instead: North & South, currently streaming on Netflix. The 2004 adaptation follows Margaret Hale, a heroine every bit as fiery as Lizzie Bennet, whose family moves from their summery home to a frigid northern mill town on the brink of a strike. There, she meets Richard Armitage's dark and serious John Thornton, a mill boss who could give Mr. Darcy a run for his money in the brooding department. The setting may be chilly, but the sparks that fly between Miss Hale and Mr. Thornton will warm you right up. -Noelene Clark

Where to watch: Netflix

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, <em>Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life</em>Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Here's a chance to experience all four seasons in one sitting. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life gave Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino a chance to button up the story of the Gilmore Girls as they originally intended it to, and it was a welcome adventure back to Stars Hollow indeed. Of course, you could always go back to the beginning of the full series and learn to embrace the snow Lorelai Gilmore-style, but if you're not planning to spend the next two weeks locked up in your room, the sequel series is a great way to kill the day. -Amanda Bell

Where to watch: Netflix

The Terror

Ciarán Hinds,<em> The Terror</em>Ciarán Hinds, The Terror

If you think the unwelcome blast of Artic temperatures is bad, watch this piece of supernatural historical fiction to know that it could be much, much worse. Season 1 of The Terror recounts the very real doomed Arctic voyage by the British Royal Navy to find safe passage through Canada in 1845, but adds horror elements inspired by native folklore to the mix for the most terrifying television in recent memory. The self-contained season (Season 2 will turn The Terror into a full-blown anthology) is a flurry of snow and ice as two vessels get trapped in the desolate Canadian winter seas, and becomes a tale of survival as the men aboard struggle with disease, lapses in sanity and an unknown monster ripping them apart. One watch of this engrossing and morbid journey, and a trip to the corner store in freezing temperatures to pick up a box of Hamburger Helper will feel like a walk on the beach. -Tim Surette

Where to watch: Amazon (for purchase), AMC



Is it weird to watch a show called Trapped while you're trapped inside? Or is it actually genius? I'm not really sure. But if you're into crime dramas and don't mind reading subtitles, seek out Trapped on Amazon. Set in a remote Icelandic town during a snowstorm that cuts off the village from the rest of the country, the first season follows a local police officer as he attempts to solve the grisly murder of a man whose dismembered torso was discovered in the port. -Kaitlin Thomas

Where to watch: Amazon

The entire 90 Day Fiancé universe

Thanks to this polar vortex, you probably don't want to leave the house for a very long period of time, so what you need right now is something with a deep bench of seasons and spin-offs to keep you more than entertained until you're ready to brave the winter weather again. I can think of no better distraction than TLC's 90 Day Fiancé franchise. Not only do you have six seasons of the flagship reality show — which is about couples consisting of one American and one foreign partner who have 90 days to get married or else the foreigner will be deported — but you also have two seasons of the equally addicting Before the 90 Days, which follows couples meeting in person for the first time, often with the intention of getting engaged; five seasons of Happily Ever After, which follows couples after their appearance on the flagship series; and 10 episodes of What Now?, which provides updates on various couples. This wealth of programming might seem overwhelming under different circumstances, but when you have nothing better to do, it becomes the perfect form of escapism that will easily make you feel better about your own life while also giving you plenty of reasons to scream at your television. And if you're looking for a place to start, may we recommend 90 Day Fiancé Seasons 5 or 6, or Before the 90 Days Season 1. You're welcome. -Sadie Gennis

Where to watch: Hulu, Amazon (for purchase), TLC.com

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Sarah Michelle Gellar, <em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em>Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Can't decide if you'd rather take your mind off the cold with a sunny TV show or just lean into those polar vortex blues? Have your cake and eat it too with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The teens in Sunnydale, California, spend most of the year in halter tops and shades (and '90s-appropriate platform heels, obviously), but they also have to fight vamps and demons in their downtime, so it's kind of a wash. Wrap yourself in a blanket and fire up that Buffy marathon to remind yourself that, sure, you could move to California — but then you'd be closer to the Hellmouth. (As a bonus, you can feel superior about that time the whole town shut down at the first sign of snow.) -Kelly Connolly

Where to watch: Hulu, Amazon (for purchase)


Pamela Anderson, <em>Baywatch</em>Pamela Anderson, Baywatch

It may be cold outside, but Baywatch has been making people hot for 30 years! And by "making people hot" we mean it introduced Pamela Anderson to the world. And also everyone on the show is ridiculously hot and wearing a bathing suit all the time. It just hit Amazon Prime for the first time ever, digitally remastered and with new original songs written for the soundtrack (a big part of why it never reached any streaming services until now was music clearance issues). -Liam Mathews

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

30 Days of Night

<em>30 Days of Night</em>30 Days of Night

If you want to embrace the freezing darkness, watch the cult fave horror flick 30 Days of Night, in which vampires take over an Alaskan town during a month-long polar night. It'll be so cold during the polar vortex that when Danny Huston says "God?", looks around like he's seeing if He's coming, then says "No God," you'll be like "I felt that." -Liam Mathews

Where to watch: Starz, Amazon (for purchase)



If you've got little ones who are also hunkering down in the middle of this freeze and/or suspect that there must be some misunderstood ice queen who is responsible for all of this, now's a good time to revisit Disney's Frozen. Sure, that will mean that the movie's theme song — you know the one — will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day, but that'll just give you an excuse to dance, and dancing is a rather excellent way to get those toes feeling toasty again. -Amanda Bell

Where to watch: Starz, Amazon (for purchase)