Greg Hausler ’20
Life in quarantine is no fun. Life in quarantine with no sports to watch or bet on is quite possibly the closest thing to H E double hockey sticks that anyone could possibly go through. With no sports to watch, I like many others have been forced to pivot back to America’s favorite past time… Netflix bingeing. So far my favorite show has been watching students and faculty struggle to figure out Zoom and Google Meet, but when I’m not entertained by perpetual technological failure I have found a plethora of must-watch shows for all 7 members of our Eggplant audience.
We’ll start with the maddening Netflix reality/romance/science experiment Love is Blind. The show is like watching a car accident, you just simply cannot take your eyes off of it. The characters lack basic social skills and leave you sitting there just screaming at your TV due to their stupidity. Yet somehow I watched all 10 episodes in 48 hours.
Our next recommendation is Spenser Confidential. Mark Wahlberg plays Mark Wahlberg as he tries to fight everything in sight. This riveting action film is the perfect movie to watch on your couch because it will be on 3 times a weekend on FX after Shooter plays from 1:30-3:30 pm. Netflix may have the shows but people forget FX has the movies.
Our final recommendation isn’t even a streaming service, simply tune into the White House Coronavirus Task Force’s daily press briefings. Like any good performer, our administration knows how to play the hits. Whether it be labeling CNN and MSNBC as “fake news” or claiming that we are ahead of the virus, the White House sure knows how to get a laugh out of the audience. Mix this into your daily rotation with The Office, Parks and Recreation, or Friends!