Best TV shows to watch high 2022
The idea of a lazy stoner who sits on the couch and watches TV all day has become a cliché. But that doesn’t change the fact that when lit up like a Christmas tree, watching TV remains one of the most enjoyable experiences in this universe.
With snacks in hand and a flaming bong on the table, the only conundrum to figure out is what to watch. In the modern era of television programming and streaming services, we are faced with an ever-expanding and seemingly endless cacophony of choices available.
Luckily, your friends at Leafly have put together a list of eight must-do programs that will tickle your mind while under the influence of your favorite strain.
So, without further ado, here’s what to watch for when you’re high:
Rick & Morty
One could argue that you haven’t really seen Rick and Morty until you’ve seen it stoned. (Courtesy of Adult Swim)
This powerhouse of an animated series follows the adventures of a mad scientist named Rick Sanchez and his clumsy grandson Morty Smith. Together, they embark on interdimensional adventures that challenge the nature of reality while cultivating a mundane domestic life.
The reason this show makes our list of things to watch while high comes straight from the comedy. Rick & Morty has highly intelligent jokes carefully woven into the dialogue, but if you’ve taken a particularly potent dab of concentrate and your brain just wants fun colors and imagery, the visual comedy amuses just as well.
Rick & Morty has 5 seasons and counting in case you want a long night (or weekend) of laughs.
A weed house. You know a bird house, but for weeds. (Courtesy of Netflix)
Gossip about Stranger Things abounds these days with Season 4 having recently released on Netflix, and there are many reasons for that. The series has always confidently layered excellent storylines with deep and nuanced character development.
Set in a fictional town called Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s, this part sci-fi, part horror, part drama hybrid focuses on many of the supernatural events that take place there.
Granted, the show is way more in-depth and detailed than what we can describe here – it would take the rest of this article to explain it all.
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There’s even a fair amount of marijuana reference in the show, thanks to a character named Argyle. He even builds a weed bird house in Season 4 Episode 1!
Needless to say, the combination of nostalgic ’80s references and constant twists and turns in the plot make Stranger Things one of the best shows to watch stoned.
Grab some greenery and your favorite Baby Yoda swag to eat the Mandalorian. (Courtesy Disney+)
The recent influx of new Star Wars content makes it easy to assume that Disney is aiming for quantity rather than quality, but that’s not the case (mostly) at all.
Most of the new series based on the original films have received incredible praise from fans and critics alike, and one of those righteous shows is The Mandalorian.
The series follows a character named Din Djarin, a member of the Mandalorian tribe, essentially a clan-style group that follows a specific code of conduct and disciplined way of life.
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Djarin begins as a ruthless bounty hunter scouring the galaxy for wanted individuals, eventually encountering a being named Grogu (also known as Baby Yoda), a child of the same species as Master Yoda.
It’s hard not to melt in the presence of this walking plushie, and that’s exactly what happens when Djardin spends more time with him.
The Mandalorian is a great way to enjoy Star Wars even if you’re unfamiliar with the main series. It obviously ties into the original lore and you’ll have a deeper experience the more you know about the Star Wars universe, but it won’t stop you from enjoying the show for what it is.
Trailer park guys
Remember the one with the hash driveway? (Courtesy of Swearnet)
If you’re looking for some weed-worthy content native to Canada, look no further than Trailer Park Boys.
Trailer Park Boys uses the mockumentary theme full of marijuana references. The three main characters Ricky, Julian and Bubbles live in Sunnyvale Trailer Park and are constantly trying to earn money illegally, which usually ends up in prison.
The show’s dark humor coupled with its easy-going pace and attitude is a perfect fit if you just want to chill and laugh… a lot. A must if we say so ourselves.
Someone feed Phil
Your visual cure for cravings. (Courtesy of Netflix)
It would be utter blasphemy to have a list of the best shows for stoners and not include something in the food category. Even better, a show where you just have to watch people eat delicious dishes instead of trying to follow a detailed recipe. And no, we don’t mean diners, drive-ins and dives.
Somebody Feed Phil plays Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond. With his very humorous dialogues and observations, Rosenthal travels to exotic destinations to talk to interesting people and enjoy delicious dishes.
The combination of amazing food and Rosenthal’s unique sense of humor easily makes Somebody Feed Phil one of the best shows for stoners.
This is Canada for you. (Courtesy of Netflix)
If you’ve never heard of Schitt’s Creek, then you obviously don’t have television. This hugely popular series features a cast of fantastic actors including comedy icons Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara.
The premise of the long-running series is a very rich family who made all their money in a video store chain and ended up losing most of their fortune. They are then forced to move into their last remaining property, a small town motel they bought.
This show has the same chaotic family flow found on hits like Modern Family and Arrested Development. The comedy can be subtle and overt, but the biggest draw of this now-forming TV show is in the character development. These characters are spoiled, overprivileged rich people, but you fall in love with them very quickly and stay with them for the duration of the series.
Now that you’ve devoured those NASA photos, it’s time to head into Cosmos. (Courtesy of NatGeo)
This in-depth series tackles big, ponderous questions about space and existentialism – it could very well be one of the best things to look up to, period.
Led by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos combines easy-to-understand scientific theories and explanations with intricate stories about outer space, human nature and the world around us.
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The episodes delve into fascinating topics including what molecules do and how they permeate everything, the speed of light and how we calculate it, and the lifespan of a star. Combine that with a strong indica at the end of the day and you could unlock the deepest mysteries of the universe.
it’s always sunny in Philadelphia
Dayman, fighter of the night man, champion of the sun. (Courtesy of FX)
Last (but certainly not least) on our list of things to check out while you’re high is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Numbers speak for themselves: This show now has more seasons than any other American live-action comedy series.
Still going strong, Sunny follows a group of narcissistic, sociopathic and rather dopey friends known as “The Gang” who run an Irish bar in South Philadelphia.
Often this highly amoral group comes up with dark schemes to conspire against one another for personal gain, vengeance, or just being an idiot for the sake of a fool.
Their adventures are dark, to say the least, but always result in cringe-worthy laughs meant to shock. Anything featuring the legendary Danny DeVito is a winning ticket.
Jon Hiltz has been a journalist in the cannabis industry since 2016 and writes for many major publications. He became a published author with his first book, The Wild West: Canada’s Legalization of Marijuana, in 2018 and was Director of Business Development for Indiva, Canada’s leading edibles manufacturer, for over 4 years.
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