These days there's nothing wrong with being a couch potato. In fact, it's encouraged.

Here are some shows and movies with ties to Michigan for some healthy binge-watching.

Options include shows about Michigan, films set in Michigan and films shot in Michigan.

Flint Town

The documentary gives a graphic look inside the Flint Police Department, the poverty that has grown through the city and the never-ending battle against violent crime. Read our review.

Cold Case File: Circle of Friends

Follow the case after 18-year-old Shannon Siders’ body is found in the woods in 1989 in Newaygo, Michigan. The documentary originally aired on A&E.

National Parks Adventure (Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore)

The episode includes several stops with the last eight minutes showing a visit to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore's East Channel Lighthouse, ice caves and frozen waterfall climbing by mountaineer legend Conrad Anker.

The End of the Tour

The film doesn't take place in Michigan, but it was shot in and around Grand Rapids including some scenes in the radio studios and offices of Townsquare Media Grand Rapids. Award-winning author David Lipsky (played by Jesse Eisenberg) discusses the movie and David Foster Wallace (played by Jason Segel).

Set Up

50 Cent, Bruce Willis and more were in Grand Rapids to shoot this film.


Will Ferrell plays Jackie Moon of the Flint Michigan Tropics basketball team, the worst team in the league. Not Ferrell's best movie. The film was shot in 2008 including six days in Flint. Several Flint locations are briefly featured.

Battle Creek

This show "from the creators of Breaking Bad and House" had some buzz and good reviews, but it didn't last long. CBS aired one season with 13 episodes.

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