by Nolan Runkle

Graphics by Yiying Zhang

Most of the news we get now is pandemic this or worldwide panic that. Now that we’re all boarded up inside, what’s the next step? How do we cope with isolation for as long as we might be here? Whether it’ll be from procrastinating school work, or to keep you away from the people you’re boarded up with, here’s a list of the best shows to binge on streaming services available to you.

Michael Schur was one of the lead writers on The Office, so it’s almost criminal if you haven’t seen his other projects. Brooklyn 99 and The Good Place are well written comedy shows and will keep you entertained for a while, available on Hulu and Netflix. On Netflix, The Great British Baking Show is almost a therapeutic experience. You can go in knowing nothing about baking, and then after watching two episodes, think “How will Beverly finish her creme patisserie filling with only 10 minutes left?” The show has a very good way of roping you in. Disney+ has a wide variety of shows that have yet to be seen, as well as thousands of movies. Some of them are so bad, they’re good. Ready To Run is a coming of age story about a girl and her horse, and the movie is very enjoyable, even ironically. My Mom’s Got a Date With A Vampire is worth a few laughs, even if it’s actually laughing at the mediocre movie.

Being cooped up inside will not be fun, but you can make the experience so much better by keeping busy by rewatching some old favorites, or any newly added shows.