While self-quarantining amid the coronavirus pandemic it can get pretty boring at home – here are five Netflix series to help you ride out the isolation.
Maybe a global pandemic is the best time to start watching one of the most popular medical dramas in American history.
“Grey’s Anatomy” premiered in 2005 and is still putting out new seasons 15 years later.
The series follows Meredith Gray, played by Ellen Pompeo, as she navigates her residency at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital later named Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
It features some other big names in acting like Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Patrick Dempsey, and T. R. Knight.
If you need a better explanation, it’s a more serious and dramatic version of ‘Scrubs’.
If you’ve ever wanted to see the demise of a wealthy family that is so out of touch with modern day society, this is the show for you!
The premise of the story is that a video store entrepreneur and soap opera star find themselves completely broke. The only asset they can keep, aside from a few small things, is a small town called ‘Schitt’s Creek’ which they bought as a joke years prior to the series.
So, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) and Moria Rose (Catherine O’Hara) pack up their two children David (Daniel Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy) and move to a Schitt’s Creek motel.
The four of them learn to live in a rural town with absolutely no money. It’s won multiple awards and has been making headlines as season 6 comes to an end in April.
This crime drama takes place in the 1970s as two FBI agents change the field of criminal science by diving into the psychology of murder.
The series features Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany and Anna Torv as they interview serial killers to understand how they think and apply it to ongoing cases.
Season two of the show is actually based on the Atlanta murders of 1979 to 1981 where at least 28 children and adults were killed over a two-year period.
Wayne Williams was arrested, tried and convicted in two of the murders but was never charged in the other cases.
This is rated TV-MA so you may not want to watch with the kids around.
Parks and Recreation
In a time of crisis, we ask ourselves “what would Leslie Knope do?”
“Parks and Recreation” ended after a seven-season run on NBC but the storyline remains timely as ever.“ Saturday Night Live” alum Amy Poehler was one of the minds behind the series and portrayed the main character Leslie Knope.
The series follows Knope’s quest to show people that local government exists to do good while her boss, Ron Swanson (portrayed by Nick Offerman), dreams of shrinking government as much as possible.
The show has a slow start but will have you locked in after episode five.
It stars some other big names like: Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza. Adam Scott and Rob Lowe.
Human resource departments will forever be needed thanks to dysfunctional workplaces, but never has there been a more overwhelmed HR worker than Toby H. Flenderson in “The Office.”
The hit NBC show is actually based on a British version of the show led by Ricky Gervais (yeah, that guy who said a lot of offensive things at the 2020 Golden Globes).
The show is centered in Scranton, Pennsylvania at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
The main character, Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) terrorizes his employees in his office with bad jokes and inappropriate antics but garners full support from the office ‘suck up’ Dwight Schrute. The show also features a major couple in any television program, Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly.
Jim and Pam’s relationship takes a transition from a side plot to the main plot multiple times throughout the series. At some points, you’ll be rooting for them and crying.
Other times, you’ll just be cackling at the characters who help advance the plot. With “The Office” set to leave Netflix at the end of this year, you may want to bump this suggestion to the top of the cue.