The pandemic hit the world late last year. By March this year, most countries in the world, including Nigeria, initiated a lockdown as a means to curb the speed of the spreading virus. The lockdown meant jobs were lost. Some people were able to work from home.
People turned to several things to help them go through this period; from baking to painting to writing. At some point, a hashtag went viral on Twitter after motivational speakers told people to use this period for something productive. #IAmJustTryingToSurvive became a rebuttal people used to wane off unnecessary pressure.
It’s been several months since lockdowns were initiated around the world and things are beginning to return to normal; flights have resumed and the gathering of people, reasonably, is no longer considered breaking the law. One thing remains, most people still work from home. That means for some of us, we still have to stay at home unless urgent or required.
If you’re tired of baking or painting, we’ve compiled—and reviewed—TV Shows you could watch on Netflix to forget time.
Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood
Imagine the Golden Age of Hollywood but without racism, homophobia, and misogyny. Ryan Murphy, the creator of shows such as Glee and American Horror Story, creates an alternate universe in Hollywood. He imagines what would have been if Hollywood were different in the 60s.
The show which stars The Big Bang Theory star, Jim Parsons, follows the story of multiple characters all involved in making a movie Meg. In the process, betrayal, blackmail, and power-struggle take center stage.
Books, obsession, and blood-filled romance. You take its audience on an adventure like no other. Currently, in its second season, You begins with the story of a young man, Joe Goldberg, who falls for a young, aspiring, student-writer, Beck. Beck is charming, reserved, and intelligent. In the cause of the relationship, Joe and Beck, begins to unveil the secrets of their pasts.
In the second season, Joe meets his match in the person of Love Quinn. You is a psychological thriller that doesn’t disappoint. It is scored 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and has a 7.8 out of a 10 on IMDb. The third season is slated to return in 2021.
13 Reasons Why
Proceed with caution, is the only disclaimer you need for this movie. Created by Brian Yorkey, this teen drama is primarily set in a fictional high school, Liberty High School. It is filled with regret, revenge, and deals with socio-relevant topics like consent and rape.
The show is based on the 2007 novel, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. And is currently in its fourth season.
The first season introduces us to Hannah Baker, who committed suicide. Hannah leaves behind a set of seven tapes, and in it details 13 reasons why she killed herself. The second season proceeds with a lawsuit by Hannah’s parents against Liberty as more information comes to light. The third and fourth season is set months after Hannah’s death and deals with issues such as mental health and bullying.