The COVID-19 coronavirus has forced many people, whether in school or in the workforce or both, to remain at home in self-quarantine. However, streaming services such as Netflix and Disney+ can help them pass the time easier.
Don’t know what to watch? The Slate has it covered:
“Love is Blind”
Netflix’s hit series “Love is Blind” is the perfect modern show to binge during the lockdown. “Love is Blind” takes viewers on an adventure involving American singles and attempts to match couples — but there is a catch. During the dating process, the singles are in their own pod-like structures and they only hear the other person's voice until the singles agree to get married. Only then will they see their partner in real life. This show is sure to spice up your day with drama and surprises.
“The Witcher” , an action-packed series on Netflix, is another hit series viewers are watching. The story involves Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a mutated monster-hunter the Continent to find his place in the world. The show explores themes of tolerance and destiny as Geralt attempts to outrun fate. The show is similar to “Game of Thrones” and fans of that series will enjoy this incarnation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels.
“To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”
Viewers can also watch the sequel to the hit 2018 movie “To All The Boys I Loved Before,” “To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” Lara Jean (Lana Condor) is now dating the top boy in high school, Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo). Everything seems to be going well until one of Lara Jean’s crushes, John Ambroes (Jordan Fisher) volunteers at the same place Lara Jean is. This movie is a great romantic comedy to watch with the family or friends while practicing social distancing.
“The Imagineering Story”
Viewers who subscribe to Disney+ can watch “The Imagineering Story.” This documentary is about how the Disney Corporation came to be. The documentary highlights major advances throughout the years of the Disney Parks, like the invention of the Matterhorn and disadvantages, like the first few years of Disneyland Paris. The documentary is the perfect binge to learn more about the Disney Corporation and the secrets behind the imagineering aspect of Disney.
“Star Wars The Clone Wars: The Final Season”
Star Wars fans can watch “Star Wars The Clone Wars: The Final Season.” The hit series, which debuted in 2008, comes to a conclusion this year in its final season. Viewers follow the journeys of Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Yoda and many more Jedi as they battle Darth Maul and the dark side in the animated series.
Finally, families who want a movie night can watch the Disney classic “Fantasia.” Originally released in 1940, Fantasia brings families on a journey as Mickey Mouse gets ready for a symphonic concert. The film features famous pieces such as “Toccata in D Minor BWV 565,” “The Sorcerer's Apprentice” and “The Nutcracker Suite” performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. This classic will definitely bring families together.
Netflix has three plans: The basic plan is $8.99 a month, which does not provide HD-viewing; standard, which is $12.99 a month, which offers HD viewing; and premium, which is $15.99 a month, which gives viewers ability to stream on four screens at the same time.
Disney+ costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.