As the world grinds to a halt with the spread of COVID-19, we all have the responsibility to take public health seriously and isolate ourselves. With that in mind, now's the perfect time to catch up on Netflix! Should you watch something scary to try and redirect your coronavirus anxiety? Or binge watch a sitcom so you can remember what it was like to be able to freely socialise?
Watch something funny
The best thing to do is watch something fun - remember fun? In the days when we used to leave our homes?
Watch Bojack Horseman in quarantine
Both incredibly funny and incredibly depressing - the ultimate catharsis.
Natasha Lyonne stars in this dramedy about a woman who lives the same day over and over - not dissimilar to life in self-isolation. This TV show is hilarious and does not feel dull or repetitive. Its creative approach to repetitiveness makes it easy to watch, too.
Master of None is a modern take on love and dating. It takes simple situations and makes them relatable to anyone. Love is something that takes time to figure out, and Master of None takes a raw approach at it. The series is beautifully shot, very real, and very funny.
If you're screaming at your TV, it might distract from the general anxiety that has permeated your existence since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
Watch The Stranger in quarantine
Depending on what stage of isolation you're in, watching may actually make you crave the opportunity for a mysterious stranger to tell you devastating secrets about your loved ones. At least it would mean you were outside!
Cold-blooded murders, manipulative scheming, and betrayals- this movie based on the 2004 nonfiction book "I Heard You Paint Houses" by Charles Brandt, paints a picture of the events in the life of Frank Sheeran as he confesses to his crimes, confined in a nursing home.
Cheer is an entertaining docu-series that breaks down stereotypes. Even if you might end up leaving isolation with the muscle of a pool noodle, you can at least watch other people commit superhuman acts of athleticism.