Movies and TV’s shows to stream during quarantine

Kayla Rodriguez
Contributing Writer

As we all know this whole pandemic has taken quite a toll on all of us socially. If you’re like me then you haven’t been around anyone besides the people you live with for a while now. It gets hard when you’re running out of things to entertain yourself with and keep you occupied. I have tried reading, writing, even drawing (which I’m terrible at), and binge-watching shows on streaming platforms. So, I’m here to tell you about the most popular shows and movies you can watch now or plan to watch after you finish up your work for summer semester.

Shows:

  1. Ozark: This show is about Marty Byrde who is on the go after being caught in a money-laundering situation. Marty gets involved with a drug lord after paying him to look after his family. This show will not only have you on the edge of your seat, but you will find yourself realizing your quarantine with your family hasn’t been THAT bad.
  2. Dead To Me: This is a funny show, and a plot twist. The main character Jen’s husband died in a hit and run. She isn’t much of the friend type, but she finds herself joining a support group and finding a woman she could really relate with and someone that made her feel comforted. There are secrets in this friendship that will blow your mind in season one. I don’t want to spoil it for you right now, so I’m just going to stop right here.
  3. Schitts Creek: Personally, one of my favorites. I don’t think I’ve watched an episode without cracking up, and yes, I will laugh alone on my living room couch. This show is about a rich family that loses everything and becomes broke. They move to a small town named “Schitts Creek” that the father bought as a joke. The Rose family is hilarious, and this show is most definitely going to cheer you right up if you feel hopeless when it comes to the entertainment.
  4. The Vampire Diaries: I’ve rewatched this show 3 times. It is so good, if you haven’t watched it, give it a try. It has a lot of seasons and in every season there’s 18+ episodes… The episodes are also 40 minutes long. Just to give you a heads up though, you will most likely cry. The characters are really easy to get attached to and you will see a lot of people coming and going. It’s about vampires, witches, werewolves, and the list goes on. Any mystical/occult creature you can think of, you will see on that show. The plot is so good and there’s a love triangle (which I’m a sucker for). It’s a must watch. The first couple of episodes are a little slow and you might be a little cringed out but if you push through that, you will not regret it!
Jason Bateman and Laura Linney in “Ozark”/ Photo courtesy of heraldjournalism.com

Movies:

  1. The Proposal: I’m putting this one at the top of the list because my mom has made us repeatedly watch it this entire quarantine. I guess you can say it’s her favorite movie. Sadly, it’s not on Netflix, but if you have access to other movie sites you can probably find it and watch it there. Sandra Bullock plays the main character and she’s a boss. Margaret (main character) is super dedicated to her job as an editor-in-chief in publishing. She loves her job, but something happens which leaves her no choice but to act fast. Her assistant Andrew (which did I mention is played by Ryan Reynolds? That should be a great enough reason to watch already) helps her with everything.
  2. Desperados: I give this movie a 5/5. It was the cutest and it has a plus! There’s a lesson in it which is actually pretty cool. I really enjoy movies and shows that have lessons that we can take from it and apply it to everyday life. In this movie the main character is ditzy and is looking for romance everywhere. She falls in love with this man and sends a drunken email to him after thinking he was ghosting her. Do I need to say any more? She goes through the absolute most to find him (more like find his laptop) to delete the email she sent, even if it took her to another country.
  3. Hotel Mumbai: This movie is more serious than the other two I’ve recommended. It’s about a terrorist attack in the heart of Mumbai, India. It’s a good movie if you’re a fan drama/action thriller movies. WARNING: it is pretty intense and graphic, a lot of guns and violence. If this is NOT what you enjoy then please do NOT watch. (This is not on Netflix)
  4. Get Him to The Greek: An oldie but a goodie. I am so happy they added this to Netflix because it is HILARIOUS! In this movie, Jonah Hill plays the intern, Aaron, who works at a record company. Aaron gets assigned a project that can make or break his career in this profession. He has to take an unruly rockstar to complete tasks and finally get him to the Greek Theatre.
Jonah Hill and Russel Brand in Get Him to the Greek.
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