As we adjust to the reality of not having a social life due to the Coronavirus, we are going to need something to do while they’re at home. One thing to do is either turn on the TV or game systems and watch popular shows on Netflix or Hulu. Here are some recommendations on what to watch while you are waiting to leave your house and return to a normal life.
Arguably one of the greatest comedy series of all time, The Office follows the adventures of fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin. The situations that boss Michael Scott and his top salesmen, Dwight Schrute and Jim Halpert, find themselves in would get a person fired in real life, but allows viewers to laugh at what happens on screen.
Parks And Recreation
For those politically inclined, Parks And Recreation follows the activities at the parks department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. When the city government gets concerned about the spending from that department, newcomers Ben Wyatt and Chris Trager are introduced to help the department reduce spending but we see their personal relationships develop with other characters.
As one of the many classic shows still in production today, creators Matt Parker and Trey Stone continue to come up with hilarious storylines for the citizens of the fictional Colorado town while tying in current events. Most current events in the show now revolve around the former third and fourth grade teacher Mr. Garrison, who has portrayed President Trump since Trump’s candidacy, and the recent legalization of marijuana in most states with Randy Marsh now owning a weed farm.
This New York version of the main series revolves around Detective Mac Taylor, portrayed by Gary Sinise, leading the New York crime lab. An understanding lead detective, he enforces the rules when necessary, most notably firing detective Aiden Burn when she broke an evidence envelope open and with Danny Messer, who was removed from the promotion grid after an officer involved shooting in a subway. Throughout the series we learn more about the characters’ personal lives, with the most striking ones being that Detective Taylor’s wife passed away on September 11, the murder of Detective Don Flack’s girlfriend at the end of season five, and Detective Taylor’s workplace relationships with his two assistant detectives, Stella Bonasera and Jo Danville.
The spinoff from Full House is about to wrap up, with the final episodes set to be released at some point this year. The series follows DJ Fuller, who became a widow shortly before the series. DJ eventually accepts the help of her sister, Stephanie, and her childhood best friend, Kimmy Gibbler, to move in and help raise her three children. The series follows the Fuller children, as well as Kimmy’s daughter Ramona, as they grow up in a similar way to DJ, Stephanie, and their sister Michelle. Appearances by the adults from the original show are common, but don’t expect to see Aunt Becky in the final season.
The Brady Bunch
For adults wanting to introduce their children to a classic series, this is a great choice. The series follows Mike and Carol Brady, who are both on their second marriage and must raise six children together. They are helped by their maid, Alice, to keep the house clean and maintain order between all six children. The show is known for its celebrity cameos, with Joe Namath and Davy Jones being two of the most notable.
The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air
This was Will Smith’s big break into Hollywood, which involved Will getting into a fight and having to move into his wealthy aunt and uncle’s house in Bel Air, California. Will gets along well with his cousin Ashley, but generally clashes with his other cousins, Carlton and Hillary. Aunt Vivian and Uncle Phil criticize Will’s decision making quite a bit, but one of the most memorable moments of the series was when Will’s father came to visit for the first time in fourteen years and after leaving again Will realizes we won’t be back and asks, “How come he don’t want me man?” Will and his cousins all mature throughout the series, with the most prominent relationship growth happening between Will and Carlton and Will and Uncle Phil.
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