new year has undoubtedly been marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it has
also seen the release of several new and noteworthy TV shows.
So get your Netflix or Amazon Prime video on because
whether you’re quarantined or just lazy, these shows will keep you entertained
during your social distancing.
Though it was released in
2019, The Witcher is one of the best shows on Netflix to date. Adapted
from both an acclaimed book series and video game enterprise, the story follows
three primary protagonists at different points in time whose stories amalgamate
into a single timeline. The protagonists’ lives are each affected differently
by the empire of Nilfgaard, which seeks to expand its territory no matter the
Professional monster hunter Geralt of Rivia is inextricably linked to a young princess named Ciri, whose destiny lies in his hands. Throughout the series, he struggles to accept his destiny and maintain his humanity in a world overrun by dark forces. This series has the potential to become the new Game of Thrones, and you don’t want to miss out on it.
This series follows three
Michigan suburban mothers, each of whom are facing massive financial troubles.
Sisters Beth and Annie, along with their friend Ruth, band together to get
their lives under control.
After exhausting every
possible option, the women take matters into their own hands and decide to rob
a grocery store. Their success attracts the attention of a local gang, who have
no intention of letting them get away with it. With no other alternative, the
moms start a money laundering business and soon learn that a life of crime
Though self-isolation prevents us from living our typical day-to-day lives, we can always find comfort in different ways of escaping reality. These shows each act as a way to pass the time while quarantined and provide an escape from the current state of the world.
On Amazon Prime
Taking place in New York City
during the post- Cold War era, Hunters follows protagonist Jonah
Heidelbaum in his fight to avenge his grandmother’s death. Heidelbaum finds
himself taken in by a covert group of Jewish Nazi hunters, some of who are Holocaust
survivors, as they wage a secret war against escaped Nazi war criminals living
in the United States.
In each episode, this furtive
group takes down their targets before time runs out. Many of the characters
struggle with the morality of vigilante justice and the consequences of their
mission. The Nazi officials work to create a “Fourth Reich,” but the hunters
don’t make it easy for them.
Sex Education season two
This coming-of-age comedy
follows socially awkward teenager Otis Milburn and his high school peers as
they struggle to come to terms with their sexuality.
Otis’ mother is a sex
therapist whose open and honest approach to all things concerning sex makes
Otis uncomfortable. In an effort to better educate himself and fellow students,
Otis and his classmate Maeve open a sex advice business to try to help others
with their sex related problems.
Season two of the series finds Otis in a new relationship with a spunky character named Ola Nyman. This season focuses on the pressures that come with dating while in high school. The protagonist’s relationship is tested by sexual taboos and stereotypes that are discussed throughout the series.