Top 10 Netflix shows watched during quarantine

Kennedy Morton, reporter

At the beginning of March, we all thought this problem wasn’t going to take longer to fix, but here we are almost 6 months later still stuck inside. Because of the current situation, we have watched many hours of Netflix, and have found a plethora of new shows to watch. I’ve always found it’s nice to remember good times even in bad situations, in this case, a good time was Netflix. Going in order from March to August we’ll remember the popular shows from each month of quarantine. 

  1. On my Block 

This popular Netflix Original was returning for its third and possibly final season in March of this year. The show is about four LA-based teenagers whose friendships are tested as they go through high school. “The first season is the best,” says Vivian, and I would have to agree because the rest is a tad bit cringy. There have been many rumors about another season coming, but most believe that the show ended due to the ending of the third season. There are three seasons and the episodes are about 30 minutes each, so you could finish it in a week if you really wanted to. 

  1. Tiger KingI’m sure we all remember the hype behind this show. Even if you’ve only heard about the show you know it’s wild in every way, shape, and form. This eight-episode true-crime documentary covers the life of Joe Exotic, who is a private zoo operator from Oklahoma. This show also features the infamous Carole Baskin. If you like investigative shows this is definitely for you. Each episode is about 40 minutes long, so you could definitely finish it in a day or two. 8. Outer Banks 

    This Netflix Original series had the internet’s attention with the many jokes and trends made out of it.  Besides it being popular due to the jokes, it also is a very interesting show. It’s about a teenager, John B, and three best friends hunting for a treasure that is possibly linked to his father’s disappearance. If you’re into TV dramas you would love this show. The average episode is about fifty minutes and there are ten episodes. You could finish the show in one or two days. 

    1. Nailed It!

    This competition reality Netflix Original was returning for a fourth season in April. The show is a baking competition hosted by, comedian, Nicole Byer. There are horrible home bakers who are trying to recreate an “edible masterpiece” for a $10,000 prize. There are four seasons with ten episodes each season, and each episode is about 30 minutes. You could finish the show in a week or two, but you could also just watch them whenever because they don’t connect. 

    1. Dynasty

    If you like shows that give rich, pretentious vibes you would definitely love this show. In May the third season came to Netflix. This show, starring Liz Gillies and many more, is an updated reboot about two families striving to have control over their fortune. Each episode is a little over 40 minutes and there are 3 seasons with 20 episodes, so you should be able to finish it in about two weeks. 

    1. Avatar: The Last Airbender

    In May there was an uproar of excitement because this show was added to Netflix. Avatar: The Last Airbender has so much nostalgia for those who watched it as a kid. Before I give you a brief description of the show here is some information you should know about it: the different “nations” are based on the elements of fire, water, earth, and air. Those elements are powers the people have. An Avatar is a person who has all four capabilities. 

    This cartoon is about Aang, who is the Avatar, and two siblings Sokka and Katara, and their journey to defeat the Fire Nation. There are three seasons with around 20 episodes per season, and the episodes are about 24 minutes. You could finish the show in a week if you wanted to. 

    1. Queer Eye

    This Emmy nominated makeover reality show stars Bobby Berk, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness. These amazing men go around changing people’s lives simply by giving them a makeover. You wouldn’t expect this show to be as heartfelt and emotional, but it really is. The episodes are about 50 minutes and are five seasons with ten episodes each. You could finish it in about two weeks.

    1. 13 Reasons whyThis Netflix Original show returned to Netflix for its fourth and final season. This show covers extremely emotionally heavy topics, so consider this a trigger warning if you haven’t watched it. It’s about a high schooler named Clay Jenson trying to uncover sad mysteries after his friend, Hanna Baker’s, tragic suicide. These are hour long episodes with four seasons, and ten episodes each. “I like it. It can be intense, but it touches on a lot of topics that go on in high school,” says Serenity.  You could finish this in less than 2 weeks, but considering the amount of chaos you should probably pace yourself. 
      1. Seven Deadly Sins

      This is a Netflix Original Anime based on a manga. If you are into anime or any fictional medieval-type shows you would enjoy this. The show is about a kingdom that is taken over by tyrants, and a princess is called to gather a group of knights called the “Seven Deadly Sins.” “I thought I wouldn’t like it, but it’s actually really good…” says Kamryn. There are four seasons with 25 episodes, except for the second season, which has four episodes, and all the episodes are 24 minutes. You could definitely finish this in a week. 

      1. Legend of Korra

      Another nostalgic moment for gen-z kids is this show. This is a spin-off of Avatar: The Last Airbender. This basically has the same concept as Avatar: The Last Airbender, but there is a different Avatar, named Korah. Korah is trying to keep her city safe through the abilities she has. The episodes are about twenty-four minutes long with twelve to thirteen long seasons, and there are four seasons. You could finish it in a week or shorter if you wanted to.