What to Watch Right Now

Being inside has given everyone a lot of free time to explore new shows in their boredom. I’m not one to watch TV that much, but with all of this free time, I’ve been starting shows left and right. Thanks to all of these streaming services, you have a variety of shows to pick from, and here are some of my top picks!

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

This is possibly the most talked-about show right now, and it has some very bizarre characters. Tiger King explores the world of big cat breeding. It stirred up plenty of controversy for the treatment of the animals as well as the crimes committed by the characters in the show. The characters alone are enough to draw you in, and the memes make it so much funnier to watch. 

Where to watch: Netflix

https://deadline.com/2020/04/tiger-king-review-new-episodes-joe-exotic-netflix-1202903051/

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures

This is an anime that follows the adventures of a family and their descendants fighting against an enemy that never seems to leave them alone; it’s definitely worth the watch. Admittedly, Part 1 of it is hard to get through but if you get past that, then all the other parts are much more interesting. It follows the Joestar family bloodline and their friends who are trying to stop several enemies from causing absolute destruction. I was honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed this show, and I think that it’s just too good to overlook. 

Where to watch: Crunchyroll. Netflix, or Hulu

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2359704/

Looking For Alaska

This show came out back in October, but if anyone still hasn’t seen it, now is the time to watch it. Based on the John Green novel of the same name, this show features actors that were able to bring this book to life. It is centered around Miles “Pudge” Halter who attends a boarding school to experience something more than what he has at home, and the show follows his interactions with his friends as well as his budding feelings for Alaska Young. Based on experiences as a teenager, it may not be the exact replica of teenage life but it feels real. The show portrays the tragedy and grief of a friend in a raw way without being over the top. It’s got the perfect mix of humor, awkwardness, and sadness all in one. 

Where to watch: Hulu 

https://www.hulu.com/series/looking-for-alaska-de237b2b-f39a-437a-ab5c-610c50298c20

Baby

This Italian drama is based on real-life events and follows Chiara and Ludo, two girls living in the wealthy Rome area, prostituting themselves. It’s fast-paced and definitely fits as a teen drama. I watched it more as a guilty pleasure show, but it’s pretty interesting. If you watched the Spanish series Elite, you will most likely enjoy Baby as well. 

Where to watch: Netflix

https://baby-tvseries.tumblr.com

On My Block 

On My Block follows four friends on their way to entering high school and their experiences living in an inner-city neighborhood. The main cast is predominately black or Hispanic, giving more diverse stories and representation in media. It’s full of heart and extremely funny but isn’t afraid to cover topics regarding gang violence, family issues, and race. It’ll have you wanting to watch more.

Where to watch: Netflix

https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/on-my-block-season-three-premiere-date-set-for-netflix-comedy-series/

These are the shows that I’ve been starting or keeping up with since quarantine has kept us in. I hope you consider watching one of them and maybe even recommend them to a friend! There are options for everyone to choose from.