9 Best Shows to Watch During Quarantine

9 Best Shows to Watch During Quarantine

June 1, 2020 0 By Cherryl Pereira

Stuck in the times of Corona? Yeah, we all are. We all are stuck in quarantine, but it definitely doesn’t mean that the world has stopped. Time continues to go on and we need to do the same. We need to keep moving, not out of our homes, but in life. The lockdown isn’t a very favourable situation but we need to find our own ways to deal with it.

The first and foremost thing to do is to give these news channels a little break. It’s time to indulge yourself in the world of cinema and some amazing engaging TV series. And what another place could be better than Netflix to do the same?

 

Here is a list of 10 suggestions that you can start with. We know that many shows arrived in 2020 but this list talks about the top 10 of all. This list has been created by taking a poll of 500 people and we have listed the shows in ascending order keeping popularity as the key criteria. 

 

Unorthodox

Fond of Drama? Well, here is a heavy dose for you.

This series is loosely based on Deborah Feldman’s 2012 autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. It’s about Etsy fleeing away from an arranged marriage to proclaim her freedom. And watching her go through the struggle and overcoming is something you cannot miss at all.

She verbalizes the objective facts for a woman – no formal education, no money of her own, etc, but is reminded by others a few times that the real barriers are actually in her head.

It’s unconventional and it will make you think. It is a mini-series about faith, feminism and fighting for your freedom and it’s something you shouldn’t miss this quarantine. 

 

Sex Education

It’s the biggest highlight on Netflix in 2020. It revolves around the lives of teenagers revolving around sex. The protagonist of the show is Otis, a socially awkward teenager whose mother, Jean, is a sex therapist. He hasn’t ever had sex yet knows everything about it. He puts his superpower to use and becomes a sex counsellor in his school. Surprisingly, it works! His sex advice is actually effective and this becomes a great source of comedy. 

Apart from the comedy, this show also highlights issues related to intimacy and identity amongst the youth. This show is going to top the list of shows you loved to watch during the quarantine. 

 

Tiger King

We don’t recommend Tiger King because it’s good or it’s bad. It’s just sensational. It’s a seven-part documentary series about a gay, polygamous zoo owner who is into tiger breeding. His name is Joe Exotic, a man larger than life but eventually gets smothered by it. He successfully manages to create a private zoo with over 200 tigers and some other big cats. He runs for the elections for the US president, also the governor of Oklahoma. The journey will keep you glued you leave the screen. Give the show a shot maybe?

 

Love is Blind

We all know this, but now it’s time to watch it yourself. It is not a usual Netflix series, it’s a reality dating show. The participants talk to each other, know each other but in isolated pods. They get engaged on the basis of the conversation only and live with each other one month before the actual wedding. Unusual isn’t it?

It may sound weird but once you start watching it, there is no way you can stop. It’s addictive. 

 

The Witcher

The Witcher is a fantasy production based on the books by Andrez Sapkowski. This show’s overall look and feel quite matches with that of Game of Thrones. But don’t expect spectacular GoT visual effects because you will definitely not get it. 

The story, the characters and the overall experience of this Netflix show is phenomenal. You won’t be expecting much from it initially because it’s not hyped appropriately till now. It’s a world you will love to explore, from which you will not want to come back. You will not regret watching but you will surely end up being disappointed in the end, because season 2 is going to come in 2021.

 

Never have I ever

Delve into the life of Devi Vishwakumar, an Indian American Teenager growing up in California. The protagonist is a nerdy, over-achiever kind of a kid who now wants to be cool and not-so-nerdy anymore. Being an Indian in a foreign land, she is constantly in between this tug of war between her parents who root for the culture they come from and the people she is surrounded by.

There is no way that you wouldn’t find this series not relatable. You will see school drama, teenage identity issues, the search for love and the reality checks of life. You will thoroughly enjoy this show because we have all been there, done that!

 

Hollywood

This show gives you a picture of the post-world war 2 scenarios circling around Hollywood. In the post-world war 2 scenarios where people of the industry do almost anything to make themselves a success. It has some authentic sets and music setting the mood of the old times. Murphy shows what he is best at- creating the most engaging characters. Each character has a unique glimpse into Hollywood’s political and social spheres. Extremely rich, indeed! 

The show is great, however, gets a little flat in half the season. 

 

I’m Not Okay With This

Based on the life of Sydney Novak, often called Syd, this show explores young adult relationships. The protagonist has just moved to Pennsylvania two years ago, and here he explores teenage relationships, friendships and angst in great detail. As awkward and charming as adolescence, but with twice the supernatural twists, this show’s first season at times veers into the shallow territory.

But Sophia Lillis’ strong performance keeps it afloat. The confusion of puberty, and moving away from the old lifestyle as adult life takes over. The parts dealing with her superpowers are the weakest and dull moments of the show. But overall, I Am Not Okay With This is a fun and easy-to-watch coming-of-age series backed by a great soundtrack featuring songs by The Kinks, Karen Dalton, and more that seem to perfectly and magically meld with the show’s visuals.

 

The Stranger

 The Stranger is a Danny Brocklehurst adaptation of ‘Transposed from New Jersey to Manchester’. It’s known as a psychological thriller revolving around suburban shagging rather than spies and guns. Adam Price is a lawyer living an enviable life. Everything he has, you can add ‘perfect’ adjective to it. Perfect Car, Perfect house, Perfect Wife, Perfect Sons. Everything perfect. 

The cast is strong and the writing is good enough for the tension to keep viewers going on the edge of their seats. The show is meant to elevate your pulse rate.  

 

We hope that you liked the best shows to watch during quarantine list. Make sure you watch them all! Once you are done with all, maybe you can try playing some fun facebook games like coin master. We can ever assist you with coin master tips and tricks to be the excellent player you wish to be.

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