There’s a lot happening in the world right now with the COVID-19 outbreak creating a pandemic, spring semester classes going online and an unexpected change in our daily routines. Luckily while we socially distance ourselves at home, most of us have our good pals Netflix and Hulu to keep us company.
With so many movies and TV shows, the streaming services have something for everyone. Our staff has selected a couple of their favorite TV shows to help you create a “quarantine and chill” list so you don’t go bored.
Here are their selections:
Currently our Editor-in-Chief, Alex is binge-watching “The Crown” on Netflix and “Jersey Shore” on Hulu. Both shows are polar opposite from each other, but according to her, they’re a must-watch. As a New Jerseyan, Alex is feeding into the culture as she catches up on the “Jersey Shore” but she’s happy to inform you that as she does this, she regrets nothing.
Our Managing & Digital Editor, Adrienne has been obsessed with “Supernatural” since she first started the series in high school. The show contains many plot twists, folklore tales and two hot brothers named Sam and Dean. But one of the main reasons why she’s been so hooked is because of the “amazing script writing and character developments” the show has.
The series has 15 seasons, which should keep you busy for a while. Unless you’re like Adrienne who binged season eight during her spring break.
“Pathetic? Yes. Do I regret it? No,” she says.
Another of her all-time favorites is “Prison Break” on Hulu. What intrigued her were the characters, the scary reality of prison and crimes as well as the forbidden romance that made her want to break her laptop.
“This is one of the craziest shows I’ve ever watched,” she says. “And I’ve watched a lot.”
Staff Writer Amanda just finished season three of “Elite”, a Spanish drama on Netflix. It had her mind blown. She loves how the plot keeps you hooked by having the murderer roam among his friends as they don’t have a clue of what he’s done.
As an anime fan, she recommends “One Punch Man” which is available on Netflix and Hulu. What she loves about it, is that Saitama is such an “awesome” superhero and the villains can’t fathom the strength that comes from just one punch.
The shows I’m currently watching are shows I’m watching for a second time. Am I obsessed? Possibly.
Currently, I’m rewatching “The Vampire Diaries” on Netflix because I just couldn’t get enough of the Salvatore brothers the first time. A show with vampires, doppelgängers, witches, werewolves and hybrids -- count me in. But the best part about being hooked on the series is that they have two spin-off shows, “The Originals” and “Legacies”. So if you finish one, you got two more to go.
Another show I’m rewatching is “Baby Daddy” on Hulu. I watched this show when it first aired on TV, but recently I went back to it and I’ve been laughing nonstop. Just imagine it -- three bachelor guys in their 20s living it up in New York City and out of the blue they get stuck raising a baby. Horror story or comedy series? I’ll let you decide.