Nine Shows and Movies to Binge During Quarantine

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Let’s face it, we all know this quarantine is going to last a while, and we have a lot of free time. So if you get bored and want to watch something fun on Netflix, here are nine shows and movies that you might not have seen already.

Money Heist

Filmed in Spain with four seasons so far, Money Heist is a popular Netflix show. It was released on May 2 2017, and while its original language is Spanish, it has also been translated into nine different languages including English.
The show tells the story about a guy named the Professor who recruits a band of robbers to perform the greatest robbery in the entire world: Print 2.4 million euros on the Royal Mint of Spain in Madrid. Here anything can go wrong, from the police trying to get them to problems inside it. With its touch of mystery and continuous action, this show keeps you on alert 24/7 and creates a strong connection between you and the characters that will make you want to watch all four seasons in one day.

Schitt’s Creek

This American show with six seasons was released on January 13, 2015, and tells the story of a wealthy family that loses everything and has to move to their only remaining possession. A town called Schitt’s Creek that they bought as a joke. Here the wealthy family has to face their new life living in “poverty”. This comedy is full of amazing emotions and it has laughter assured. You will end loving these crazy and “rich” characters.

On My Block

Released on March 16, 2018, On My Block is about a group of four friends who live in a Hispanic and black neighborhood starting high school. In this show we can see the different real issues of a teenager’s life and how Monse, Ruby, Cesar, and Jamal confront them and prove how mature they are This show with three seasons is a great opportunity to learn more about true friendship and loyalty.

Grey’s Anatomy

If you love romance stories and doctors, this is the right show for you. Grey’s Anatomy is a story about a group of interns who want to become surgeons at Seattle Grace Hospital in Seattle Washington. Here they have to prove their skills inside an E.R and fight to become a resident. In this show, you will find a lot of romances, gossip, and real medical cases. And don’t worry, if you love it and want to watch it every day there are already sixteen seasons. So you won’t get bored.

The Cable Girls

If you like shows set in the ’20s and ’30s, this is a great show for you. Filmed in Madrid, Spain, The Cable Girls, tells the story about a woman called Lidia Aguilar who gets a job in the first telephone company in Spain. Here Lidia finds out that Francisco Gomez, her teenage lover, is the director of the company. This show is a really good way to learn how people lived around that time, how women fought for their rights and the civil war in Spain.

MOVIES:

All The Bright Places

Violet Markey is a girl whose sister died not a long time ago. She and her sister were really close, so now she feels alone in the world and like no one truly understands her. Theodore Finch, a school classmate, becomes her friend and together they get involved in their own love adventure where they see that the small details are the most important. All The Bright Places shows real mental health problems and how teenagers deal with them. It is a really good movie to enjoy with friends and cry a little.

Miracle in Cell No.7

Ova lives with her grandma and mentally-ill father in Turkey. Everything is perfect, Ova loves her dad and they have a happy life until he is wrongly accused of murder. Based on the Korean movie Miracle in Cell No. 7, this movie will get to your heart and make you cry every five minutes while watching it.

Incredibles 2

We all loved The Incredibles and the sequel is here! The life of Elastigirl and Mr. Incredible is as normal as it can be for them. But when Winston Deavor, a Telecommunications guru, sends Elastigirl to fight against crimes and give back fame to superheroes, Mr. Incredible stays at home with one of the most important challenges in the world: Taking care of his children. This comedy is full of funny moments and it is a really good movie to watch with family and friends.

Hugo

Although this movie was released in 2011, it is set in the year 1930. Hugo, an orphan child lives inside the walls of a train station in Paris. No one knows that he doesn’t have a family so he continues to do his dad’s job, which is to maintain the station clock active. But he also has a personal project, to make an automaton work with only the instructions that his father left inside a notebook. This is a beautiful movie and tells an amazing story that anyone will enjoy.