TV Shows to check out during the quarantine

Right now the country is in turmoil, and people are trying to figure out what to do with this extra downtime.

While some people still have to go to work, others have this time to rest and binge on some new shows that they’ve been putting off or have never gotten the chance to watch.

Well, I went around the Cypress Chronicle Newsroom (on Zoom) and asked what show the newsroom staff would recommend. After getting the list of shows, I made a poll on both Instagram and Facebook to get a second opinion on what others would recommend.

These were the top 10 shows in order that had the highest votes and scores via the Facebook and Instagram poll:

1. Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon first aired in 1992 even though the original series only aired for 3 years. The series has constantly been providing both long time new fans with adventure, love and friendship.

The magical action-adventures of a teenage girl learns about her destiny as the legendary warrior, Sailor moon, and must band together with the other Sailor Scouts to defend the Earth and galaxy.

Where to watch: Hulu

Number of seasons: 5 seasons

Total number of episodes: 200 episodes

How long it would take you to watch: 100 hours

How long if you watched it 8 hours/day: 12.5 days

2. The Mandalorian

If you’re a fan of the Star Wars cinematic universe, then this show is definitely for you.

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order.

The series depicts a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Where to watch: Disney Plus

Number of seasons: 1 season

Total number of episodes: 8 episodes

How long it would take you to watch : 5.3 hours

How long if you watched it 8 hours/day: 5.3 hours

3. The Boys

A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.

The Boys is set in a universe where super-powered people are recognized as heroes by the general public and owned by powerful corporation, Vought International where they ensure that they are aggressively marketed and monetized.

This show will change your perspective on how superheroes have been portrayed for decades.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Number of seasons: 1 season

Total number of episodes: 8 episodes

How long it would take you to watch: 9 hours

How long if you watched it 8 hours/day: 1 day

4. The Haunting on Hill House

This show was made horror fans and for screen adaptations of books. Steven Crain is the author behind The Haunting of Hill House, an autobiographical novel about his childhood experience while residing in the haunted mansion with his parents Hugh and Olivia, and his younger siblings Shirley, Theo, Nell and Luke.

Where to watch: Netflix

Number of seasons: 1 season

Total number of episodes: 10 episodes

How long it would take you to watch: 8.5 hours

How long if you watched it 8 hours/day: 8.5 hours

5. New Girl

During this time of quarantine, you’ll want something lighthearted and funny. After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat and bubbly young woman who is also a teacher moves into an apartment loft with three single men she’s never met before. She is known to burst into song, catches her boyfriend with another woman.

Where to watch: Netflix

Number of seasons: 7 seasons

Total number of episodes: 146 episodes

How long it would take you to watch: 73 hours

How long if you watched it 8 hours/day: 9.1 Days

6. This is Us

The Pearson family’s generational story unfolds in this emotional drama within the moments of love, joy, triumph and heartbreak.

Revelations emerge from parents Jack and Rebecca’s past while triplets Kate, Randall and Kevin discover deeper meaning in their present day lives.

This show has a mixture of romance, comedy, drama and tragedy. When you were at work or attending class, you’ve probably heard someone recommend this show at least once. Now it’s your time to check it out.

Where to watch: Hulu

Number of seasons: 4 season

Total number of episodes: 66 episodes

How long it would take you to watch: 46.2 hours

How long if you watched it 8 hours/day: 5.8 days

7. Euphoria

Euphoria follows a group of high school students through their experiences of sex, drugs, friendships, love, identity and trauma.

Now this show could be a hit or miss because the topics Euphoria focuses on can be overwhelming for some viewers. With that said, viewer discretion is advised.

Where to watch: HBO (available on HBO streaming)

Number of seasons: 1 season

Total number of episodes: 8 episodes

How long it would take you to watch: 8 hours

How long if you watched it 8 hours/day: 8 hours

8. BoJack Horseman

BoJack is a former 50-year-old sitcom star trying to write a memoir and his agent, Princess Carolyn, who is also his ex-girlfriend insists he hire a ghostwriter, Diane Nguyen.

When BoJack’s relationship ends with Princess Carolyn, his freeloading roommate, Todd Chavez convinces him to throw a party to settle his own debts. Simply put, go watch this. It’s pretty good.

Where to watch: Netflix

Number of seasons: 6 seasons

Total number of episodes: 77 episodes

How long it would take you to watch: 38.5 hours

How long if you watched it 8 hours/day: 4.8 days

9. Watchmen

In an alternate universe that takes place in America around 1985, costumed superheroes are part of everyday life.

When a former comrade is murdered, masked vigilante Rorschach, uncovers a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes.

As he reconnects with his retired associates, only one of which has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a far-reaching conspiracy involving their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the world’s future.

Where to watch: HBO (available on HBO streaming)

Number of seasons: 1 season

Total number of episodes: 9 episodes

How long it would take you to watch: 9.5 hours

How long if you watched it 8 hours/day: 9.5 hours

10. Insecure

After a disappointing 29th birthday, Issa Dee starts doubting her relationship with her unemployed boyfriend, Lawrence.

Issa and Daniel kiss, but he lets her know that he is not looking for a relationship after she brings the subject up.

Insecure is great comedy that ties into real world situations.

Where to watch: HBO (available on HBO streaming service)

Number of seasons: 3 seasons (4th season starts in a week)

Total number of episodes: 24 episodes

How long it would take you to watch: 14 hours

How long if you watched it 8 hours/day: 1.8 Day