Quarantine Watch List Pt. 2

It’s been a little over seven months since self-isolation and while I have adjusted and been a lot more productive now than in the first three months, hubby and I have made a habit of bonding/decompressing over a nice meal, dessert or drinks while watching a movie, docu or series, some days. Here are some recommendations to add to the first list I posted months back here. This time around we decided to give Amazon Prime and Apple TV a shot.

From Netflix:

  1. Cobra Kai
  2. Ratched
  3. Away
  4. The Old Guard
  5. Snowpiercer
  6. Anna
  7. To The Lake (Russian)
  8. Enola Holmes
  9. The Social Dilemma

And these (on days when you just want something really light and/or distracting enough), if you haven’t already:

  1. Umbrella Academy (very interesting plot and well placed twists!)
  2. iZombie
  3. Santa Clarita Diet
  4. Somebody Feed Phil
  5. Ready Player One
  6. Jane The Virgin
  7. Anne with an ‘E’
  8. Warrior Nun
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From Amazon Prime:

  1. Jack Ryan
  2. Treadstone
  3. James May Our Man in Japan

If you haven’t already:

  1. Upload
  2. Covert Affairs

From Apple TV (coming soon, still checking out a few)

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I know, that’s a lot of shows/movies and too much screen time. Enough for a decade or so. Sigh. Anyway hope you find this list helpful. Feel free to make suggestions in the comments and I’ll check some of them on the weekends 😉😉

Quarantine Watch List

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I have films and series to thank for surviving the first two months of self-quarantine.  Almost five months into isolation now, my husband and I have moved on to music (mostly ’90s) and starting a new business (a very exciting endeavor with loads of learning, more in another post).  I also found my way back to writing and reading in between, but that’s also for another post.  I’m sharing what we felt were worth spending time on (in random order), and hopefully get more recos from here on out.  You’ll notice that the list includes all sorts of genres from different sources, from anything Western to Korean, Spanish to Japanese, even Thai.  Hope this helps even just one person diversify his/her day or take a breather and whatnot.

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  • Movies
    • The Old Guard
    • Lord of the Rings
    • The Hobbit
    • Harry Potter series
    • Marvel (MCU) series
    • Snowpiercer
    • Gifted
    • John Wick series
    • The Intern
    • Ready Player One
    • Ender’s Game
    • Alita: Battle Angel
  • Series
    • Money Heist
    • Unauthorized Living
    • Crash Landing on You
    • Itaewon Class
    • Something in the Rain
    • Queen of the South
    • Snowpiercer
    • Gilmore Girls
    • Atypical
    • Girl from Nowhere
    • iZombie
    • Santa Clarita Diet
    • Anne with an ‘E’
    • Daredevil
    • Jessica Jones
    • The Witcher
    • Chernobyl
    • The Mandalorian
  • Docus, others
    • The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes
    • Shark Tank
    • The Last Dance
    • Inside Bill’s Brain
    • Becoming
    • Tiny House Nation
    • Grand Designs
    • Conspiracy

Anything to add?  I’m open to ideas/suggestions.  We’ve limited screen time to 1-2 movies/episodes or after getting some work done at the end of the day.  But nobody knows really how long this self-isolation will be, and some entertainment (and a bit of education from it) won’t hurt.

Update: Care for more?  A better, more updated list here.

A Birthday Project

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I’ve never been one to care about gatherings or celebrating birthdays, but this time especially, I almost can’t stomach celebrating while thinking about others in crisis in this pandemic situation.  At other times, that can be a problem for me, caring too much.  In this case, I think it’s…justified.  My birthday is in a few days and in the past, my friends and I would gather to simply hang out or do some sort of charity.  It hasn’t been consistent but this time, I’m deciding to make this a yearly thing.

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I was encouraged to find others who’ve gone the same route, sharing their experiences or projects publicly or anonymously online to inspire others.  Now I’m actually getting excited to plan.  Do I come up with 37 (my age) random acts of kindness, like someone did before?  Perhaps this can be a month-long project, in lieu of celebrating for more than a day, kinda like a birth week or birth month thing.  I’m sharing some ideas I came up with below.  Very much open to ideas or even collaboration:

  • Build an app where people can safely (and freely) seek help emotionally, by connecting with mental health workers or professionals (volunteers).
  • Raise funds to give care packages, safety kits and some grocery to the homeless or those who lost jobs or are stuck due to the travel restrictions in place.
  • Give food and drinks to frontliners I know or living around me.
  • Pay for someone’s meal/drinks at a restaurant/cafe I visit (takeout, of course).
  • Pay double for the fare next time I ride a grabcar/uber.
  • Support small and local businesses by buying more from them and giving a good or at least honest review.

All my ideas thus far.  Feel free to pitch in:)

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