What is the best thing to watch on Netflix while in quarantine?

As the world grinds to a halt with the spread of COVID-19, we all have the responsibility to take public health seriously and isolate ourselves. With that in mind, now's the perfect time to catch up on Netflix! Should you watch something scary to try and redirect your coronavirus anxiety? Or binge watch a sitcom so you can remember what it was like to be able to freely socialise?

Watch something funny

The best thing to do is watch something fun - remember fun? In the days when we used to leave our homes?

Watch Bojack Horseman in quarantine

Both incredibly funny and incredibly depressing - the ultimate catharsis.

Watch Russian Doll during quarantine

Natasha Lyonne stars in this dramedy about a woman who lives the same day over and over - not dissimilar to life in self-isolation. This TV show is hilarious and does not feel dull or repetitive. Its creative approach to repetitiveness makes it easy to watch, too.

Watch Sex Education in quarantine

Viewers beware: the amount of germs shared may make you very anxious.

Watch Parks and Recreation in quarantine

Parks and Recreation is hilarious, dry at times, and wholesome at heart. It is all about friends, waffles, and work. It provides a great escape from the stress of the pandemic.

Watch Master of None in quarantine

Master of None is a modern take on love and dating. It takes simple situations and makes them relatable to anyone. Love is something that takes time to figure out, and Master of None takes a raw approach at it. The series is beautifully shot, very real, and very funny.

Watch something scary

If you're screaming at your TV, it might distract from the general anxiety that has permeated your existence since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch The Stranger in quarantine

Depending on what stage of isolation you're in, watching may actually make you crave the opportunity for a mysterious stranger to tell you devastating secrets about your loved ones. At least it would mean you were outside!

Watch Bird Box in quarantine

Watch a movie with an apocalyptic society to make yourself feel better about the one we're living in right now.

Watch The Haunting of Hill House in quarantine

Thanks to quarantine, you might be starting to hate the inside of your house-but this horror series will make you realize it could be much, much worse.

Watch a drama

Once isolation is over, you will have actually watched the shows and movies everyone is always talking about - you won't have to pretend anymore!

Watch Marriage Story in quarantine

Is being trapped inside with your spouse slowly tearing the two of you apart? Marriage Story might be eerily prescient of your post-isolation life.

Watch The Irishman during quarantine

Cold-blooded murders, manipulative scheming, and betrayals- this movie based on the 2004 nonfiction book "I Heard You Paint Houses" by Charles Brandt, paints a picture of the events in the life of Frank Sheeran as he confesses to his crimes, confined in a nursing home.

Watch Roma in quarantine

Looking to up your hipster street cred during quarantine? Watch Roma, the black-and-white Netflix original that was nominated for ten Oscars in 2019.

Watch a documentary

Learn about the world around you, even when that world is currently closed for business.

Watch Don't Fuck with Cats in quarantine

If you're planning on spending isolation becoming an internet vigilante, here's a handy how-to guide.

Watch Cheer during quarantine

Cheer is an entertaining docu-series that breaks down stereotypes. Even if you might end up leaving isolation with the muscle of a pool noodle, you can at least watch other people commit superhuman acts of athleticism.

Watch reality TV

Watching other people live their lives may be a bit more exciting than the life you are currently living.

Watch Love is Blind in quarantine

Watching people fall in love without ever seeing each other might give you some insight into how to your dating life is looking from here on out (thanks, coronavirus.)

Watch The Circle in quarantine

Get some inspiration on surviving total self-isolation by watching contestants catfish each other from the comfort of their rooms. Fair warning: a possible side effect may be talking to your TV.

Watch Nailed It! in quarantine

Baking is a great hobby to pick up while you're isolating. Nailed It!, with amateurs competing not to be the worst at making impossibly extravagant cakes, is a how-not-to guide.
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