What to Watch on Super Bowl Sunday Instead of Football

Fire up Netflix and pretend sports doesn’t exist

NFC Championship - Los Angeles Rams v New Orleans Saints
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Super Bowl LIII is this Sunday and will surely take up much of the weekend for football fans, but everyone else can thank the Peak TV gods that there’s never been a better time in history to not care about sports.

Hate the Patriots and deflated by Tom Brady? Fire up Netflix. Don’t know what the L.A. Rams even are? Hulu is always there. Think Maroon 5 is a boring choice for the halftime show? Go watch Beyonce on YouTube again. Hate chips shaped like scoops? Skip the party, catch the “Twilight” marathon on cable and eat whatever you want.

Those boycotting the NFL or those who just think sports is boring but also don’t want to go outside have never had more alternative viewing options. Here are 14 personalized recommendations for other things to watch on Super Bowl Sunday.

Puppy Bowl XV
Animal Planet

Puppy Bowl XV (Animal Planet, 3 p.m.)
For those who like sports but dislike humans. (Animal Planet will also present the second annual Dog Bowl, featuring more “mature” canines, earlier in the day.)

Kitten Bowl
Hallmark Channel

Kitten Bowl VI (Hallmark, 2 p.m.)
For those who prefer cats.

Russian Doll Netflix

Russian Doll (Netflix)
For those who like Natasha Lyonne and surprises.

Velvet Buzzsaw

Velvet Buzzsaw (Netflix)
For those who like Jake Gyllenhaal and surprises.

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead (AMC Premiere)
For those with cable but can’t wait a week.


You (Netflix)
For those who miss “Gossip Girl” but wish it was creepy.

Tidying up With Marie Kondo

Tidying up With Marie Kondo (Netflix)
For those whose lives are a mess.

Fox Rent Live

Rent (Hulu)
For those who want to know weren’t around to watch (semi-)live and want to know what all the hubbub was about. (Hulu also offers the much-maligned 2005 movie version to stream.)

Daenerys and Jon Snow Season 7 Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones (HBO)
For those who need to get started on their rewatch before the final season gets started on April 14.

Killing Eve
BBC America

Killing Eve (Hulu)
For those who missed out on one of 2018’s most-buzzed about new shows.

Fyre and Fyre Fraud (Netflix and Hulu)
For those who like schadenfreude and making fun of Millenials.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in "The Twilight Saga"
Summit Entertainment

Twilight marathon (FXX, 7 a.m.)
For those who like Kristen Stewart and brooding teens.

harry potter and the deathly hallows part one
Warner Bros

Harry Potter marathon (Syfy, 10 a.m.)
For those who don’t like “Twilight.”