Stuck inside? Going stir crazy staring at the same white walls for days on end? What's a person to do?!
Well, being confined to your home doesn't have to be a complete hindrance to your enjoyment.
Now more than ever is the perfect time to start binging on all of those television shows, movies and books that you've been putting off "until later." In this post, I'm going to share two television shows that have been keeping me entertained during these solitary times.
I'm a sucker for a legal drama. Show me a legal show, and you're guaranteed to get a few watches out of me. Knock it out of the ballpark and I'm a loyal viewer for life.
Enter David E. Kelly.
Like many, I was an avid watcher of Ally McBeal (another great show to binge watch!) I was more or less hooked the moment those first TV spots for David E. Kelly's new series hit. A series that subverts the model for a television dramedy? I'm in!
It wasn't until some time later that I discovered The Practice, the darker, more mature legal drama, also from Mr. Kelly.
Want to feel better about your current situation? Spend a few hours binging on this engaging, but at times depressing - but entertaining(!), series. It follows the struggles and ethical dilemmas of a small law firm as they fight to defend murderers, rapists and other questionable human beings. There's nothing like watching people, fictitious or otherwise, who have it worse off than you to really make you appreciate the life that you have.
It's not all doom and gloom though! This utterly captivating drama, like all of Kelly's shows, have comedy sprinkled throughout which helps to break up the tension that can, admittedly, get heavy at times. So I recommend giving The Practice a try. It's exciting, entertaining and at times hilarious - a perfect series to binge watch!
But if legal dramas don't appeal to you, then might I suggest the never-ending reality series Survivor.
You may, more or less, be confined to your home, but that doesn't mean you can't escape to a tropical paradise by way of reality television.
I just binged an entire season in two weeks and it was great fun! Gorging on the beautiful scenery while rooting for my favourite contestants as they compete for the million dollar grand prize has really helped ease the burden of being stuck in doors!
So if you're suffering from a case of the COVID-19 blues, try a legal drama like The Practice. Or sit back, put your feet up and escape to a paradise where half naked people run around playing games while maneuvering, positioning, plotting and strategizing to get themselves one step closer to their million dollar dream. Fun times.
What have you been bingeing on, Neverites? Have any suggestions for our readers? Let us know what you recommend.