What Movies and TV Shows to Watch During Quarantine?
It’s more than 20 days of self-isolation and by now, most of us are exhausted. The moment you turn on the news channel, the anxiety and depression escalate. We have heard and read of ways to keep ourselves distracted during the quarantine period but it’s just not enough to forget about the panic COVID-19 has created through the world.
Instead of watching videos and reading content to become the coronavirus expert, take a break and catch up on pop culture. Take advantage of Spectrum plans for instance like I’m doing. Many providers are offering free premium channels amidst the crisis. Needless to say, Hollywood is filled with content to make us forget what is outside the window. Experts have suggested forgetting about screen-time right now. So get ready to indulge yourself in a well-worth binge-watching distraction parade.
Without further ado, here is the list of TV shows and movies to watch while you are stuck at home.
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Popular TV Shows
With so many options in critically acclaimed TV shows, it’s hard to pick the best ones. We have narrowed done both trending and the best shows of all time for you:
Some call it an R-rated Harry Potter addition, the show revolves around the life of Quentin Coldwater played by Jason Ralph. This fantasy novel nerd somehow enrolls himself in the Brakebills University which is a secret magical pedagogy. Coldwater not only finds that the magical world is real, but it’s a danger to humanity. You will have 5 seasons to binge-watch.
This semi-apocalyptic drama series is pretty timely since its plot hinges around the question of what happens if 2 percent of the world’s population is wiped out.
The show is a stunning exploration of hope, fear, family, and fighting for a meaning in life. With the leftovers, you will find meaning in meaninglessness. Caution: before you plan to watch it, season 1 takes you to some dark places. But we recommend sticking with it because it’s worth it.
American Horror Story
Murder is scary, no doubt, but when murder comes in the form of camp slashers, haunted carnivals, and witches, it’s exciting. American Horror Story is the perfect distraction some of us need these days. Plus, the show introduces viewers to strong performers like Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, and Sarah Paulson.
I Am Not Okay With This
Who doesn’t love Stranger Things, right? If you would like to see Eleven’s power in action again, but through another character, of course, I Am Not Okay with This is for you.
This teen drama series has a sensational storyline with a charming cast. It just takes 3 hours to watch the entire season. The show is about an angsty teen who discovers she has superpowers.
7 seasons of Mad Men would keep anyone busy! Make sure you take breaks because the show can get real depressing at times. It was the first cable TV show to receive an Emmy for outstanding drama series. I was lucky it was available on my Spectrum service!
The series revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper who is the main man in the advertising business. The show explores true human nature beneath the traditional family values of the 1960s.
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Best Movies to Binge-Watch
Now let’s move on to the list of sensational movies to watch during these desperate times.
A Quiet Place
This movie was John Krasinski’s directional debut and it was nothing short of astonishing. Alien-like creatures roam around the world and they are attracted by noise. The only way to survive is to remain quiet. This movie gives the message of family and love.
Not to mention, there is childbirth involved and the family struggles to keep the screams of the mother in labor and the cries of the newborn from attracting the monsters.
Good Will Hunting
If you would love to see Matt Damon and Ben Affleck together, watch Good Will Hunting. Damon (Will Hunting) plays the role of a janitor who solves the hardest math problems of MIT.
Hunting struggles with the emotional crisis for which he sees Dr. Sean Maguireto, the psychiatrist played by the phenomenal actor Robin Williams. Don’t worry, the movie isn’t depressing at all. Damon’s humor will bring smiles on everyone’s faces.
This thriller won plenty of Academy Awards last year and all for good reasons. The movie follows the Kim Family struggling to survive in a small apartment. They scheme to become employed by the Park family, which is quite wealthy and the rest is history.
Get ready to dive into a dark comedy, social commentary, and cinematography. You would have to watch the movie to find out how the Kim family infiltrates their household.
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Let’s be real, we all need the humor to cope with the dark days. This teen comedy movie directed by Olivia Wilde will take you to a rebellious adventure. Booksmart is about two high school girls who are ready to break some rules.
Molly and Amy engage in partying resulting in lots of laughs and heartfelt moments. Wilde nailed it on her directorial debut.
Okay so everyone is talking about Contagion. We are sure you have heard people making a comparison of the MEV-1 outbreak with the COVID-19 outbreak.
If you haven’t watched Contagion yet, we suggest you do it. It involves the scramble of governments and people in an attempt to create a vaccine for contagious disease. Doctors race against time to come up with a solution before the disease takes more lives.
Get ready to watch amazing content. Why not make a calendar for movies and shows to watch till self-isolation days last?