Hey Everyone! Today we have Danielle from PoetryBooksYa here with us today to tell us about 13 Shows/Movies she watched during Quarantine! Be sure to go check out her blog and give her a follow because she has amazing content and I hope you like this post!
The Skorpion Show – I’ve been watching this show since I was a college freshman, back in 2011, and it still is one of the best shows on YouTube. Hosted by Kevin and Makael from North Philadelphia, they talk about everything from politics, reality tv, music, movies, pop culture, award shows, and whatever is going on in their personal lives. They also have honorary members of the show like Mama Skorpion, who sadly passed away from complications of the coronavirus this past May. This show has been my escape then, and it still is now. The chemistry that these two Black gay guys have is unapologetic, magnetic, comedic, and incredible.
JoseOchoaTV – I got introduced to Jose’s videos when I became a BTS ARMY in 2017, and he is every army’s dream in what it means to be a fan. Not only does he do reactions to whenever BTS release new videos, but he reports upcoming news on the band. He’s not a journalist or writer; he’s just a normal guy with a huge heart who loves to spread joy and fun about his favorite boy band, which makes me very happy. I’m very happy that his videos exist.
NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts – I feel like ever since quarantine happened earlier this year, NPR has been producing so much good content in regards to their Tiny Desk concerts. From superstars like Taylor Swift to underrated artists like Haim, NPR has a way of stripping down to just the acoustics, music, lyrics, and a dedicated small audience. It reminds of of why we’re drawn to certain artists in the first place.
Avatar: The Last Airbender – I’ve watched this show since I was a kid, and it still is relevant today, 15 years later! Who wouldn’t want to be a master bender of an element, or all four elements? Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, Prince Zuko, Uncle Iroh, Momo, Appa, Princess Azula are some of the most memorable characters in Nickelodeon’s animated history. I wanted to be Katara so badly when I was younger; her strength, courage, determination and spirit was what drew me to her. The relationships between all the characters — both internally and with each other — are integral to the series.
The Legend of Korra – Same with The Legend of Korra, which is a sequel series to ATLA. At first when this show came out back in 2014, it wasn’t well received because a lot of the fans kept comparing it to the original series. But if you take the original show out of the equation, it’s actually a lot better and more well-rounded than ATLA. Korra goes through a hell of a lot more in her life as Avatar than Aang did, and has more support behind her. I’m still on the final season, but I really like how this show is heading.
The Society – This show took me awhile to get into, especially since it centers around high school kids who have to navigate their own world after all the adults have mysteriously disappeared. It shows who is ready for the real world, and who isn’t. The acting, the storylines, the romances, help build the show’s intensity. It’s too bad it only lasted 1 season; I wanted to know if those kids made it out alive…
The Umbrella Academy – I only watched a few episodes, but it’s so interesting, and it has Ellen Page (Juno, X-Men) and the hilarious Robert Sheehan (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Misfits) in it. The concept reminds me of X-Men, but without Professor X trying to take over everything. I feel like I’ll have more to say about this show the more I watch it, so stay tuned.
Project Power – This was a movie I saw months ago with my family one time, and we all thought it was really good. What would the world be like if we could acquire an hour-long superpower via a mysterious, glowing pill? I’ve always wanted invisibility and creating force fields. Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and newcomer Dominique Fishback did an amazing job on the movie.
Little Fires Everywhere – This show is so damn good and keeps you on your toes! I think I said this before on another post, but I am still watching the show after reading the book. The best decision was casting Kerry Washington as Mia Warren, when the book characters are white or don’t mention their race. She captures how it feels to be an artistic black woman in the presence of a sea of white, conservative neighborhood.
The Handmaid’s Tale – I haven’t watched this show in a minute, but the last episodes I’ve seen made me so angry!! lol they made me so angry, because at the time, I’d started watching last year, and it was such a maddening eye-opener of a time. I don’t know when I’ll continue watching it, but it’s here nonetheless.
Rick and Morty – This has been a relatively new favorite of mine, right behind Family Guy and American Dad. It’s so funny and witty and a stupid cartoon to watch after working long hours at my job.
Family Guy – Family Guy will always be a classic favorite for me; I think I’ve seen almost every episode since its first season! Creator Seth MacFarlane really did the damn thing by making a masterpiece of an animated show that has made millions and generations laugh and cry.
The Act – I haven’t seen this show in a minute, but I remember it being super-creepy and eerie, and how it was based on a true story some time ago. Actresses Patricia Arquette and Joey King make the perfect mother-daughter tag team as Dee Dee and Gypsy Blanchard. It’s very psychological, too, how you can tell someone that they are something, and they may not be, and they have to navigate themselves to try to escape you.
Comment below! What were 13 Netflix, Hulu or Youtube shows and movies you watched during quarantine?
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