What to watch on Netflix while in quarantine


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Liam Hawley, Staff Writer

During the Coronavirus pandemic, most Americans are inside with a lot of time on their hands, but with Netflixs abundance of shows to binge all that free time can be filled. Netflix has a whopping 165 TV shows to offerbut which ones are worth watching? Well, here are some Netflix shows that will surely occupy some time. 

First on the list is Peaky Blinders, which is set after World War I in Birmingham, England. The plot follows the Peaky Blinders which is one of the most powerful gangs at the time. The gang is led by war hero Thomas Shelby, who is played by Cillian Murphy. Shelby is eager to expand the gang’s control throughout Birmingham. After a cache of military machine guns comes into the gang’s possession, Shelby sees this as an opportunity for the expansion he is searching for. The show has received excellent reviews with an 8.8/10 on IMDb and a 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The series has five seasons that consists of six episodes each. 

Second on the list is The Witcher,” where the setting is in a fictional universe created by Andrzej Salkowski. In this Netflix fantasy it follows the character Geralt of Rivia, who is played by Henry Cavill. Geralt is a mutated monster hunter who has been taking bounties on monsters for gold. Throughout the show, Geralt’s life becomes a bit more complicated when he must find Ciri, the princess of Cintra, because it is his destiny. The show received an 8.3/10 on IMDb and a 67 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The series consists of one season with eight episodes, but more are on its way. By being a medieval style fantasy with a detailed storyline “The Witcher” clearly shoots to be the next Game of Thrones and could be when the next season comes out in the next year.  

Third on the list is a show that takes place in the 1880s American West called Godless. The show revolves around several characters– one of them being a former member of a gang, Roy Goode. The gang’s leader Frank Griffin is sought out to seeking his revenge on Goode for betraying the brotherhood. Goode eventually finds refuge in the town of La Belle, but when word gets out about him being there, the gang heads there to take care of Goode. The show has won two Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Jeff Daniels and Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Merritt WeverIt received good reviews with an 8.3/10 on IMDb and an 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. It is a limited series and consists of seven episodes that are around one hour long each.  

Fourth on the list is “Living with Yourself, which is about a man, Miles Elliot, played by Paul Rudd, who decides to undergo a treatment to make him a better person. After the procedure, Elliot finds out that instead of making him into a better person, the procedure has made him a better version of himself. The show has received decent reviews with a 7.3/10 on IMDb and a 79 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The show consists of one season with six half hour long episodes. 

Fifth on the list is “Arrested Development.” In this wacky comedy series Michael Bluth who is played by Jason Bateman has found himself taking over his family’s real estate business after his father, George Bluth, has been imprisoned for committing white-collar crimes. The rest of the Bluth family is a spoiled bunch, pestering Michael with their wants and needs all while he is trying to run a business and set a good example for his son George Michael Bluth. The show has received relatively good reviews with an 8.7/10 on IMDb and a 75 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The series consists of five seasons and 84 episodes. 

These five shows, along with many others, might just be enough to occupy all that free time.