Frustrated with social distancing? Tired of quarantining and not leaving your house? Bored out of your mind? We get it. It’s important to stay in right now and to avoid being too close to other people, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. It gets old pretty quickly.

To help stave off insanity and cabin fever, here are some of our favorite movies, TV shows, books, podcasts, music and video games that we think you’ll love.

TV Shows:

  • “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” available on Netflix – Nicole Wagner, News Editor
  • “The Great Pottery Showdown,” available on Youtube – Kate LeBlanc, News Editor
  • “Derry Girls,” available on Netflix – Leah Crowley, Newscast Editor
  • “Scooby Doo” – Leah Crowley, Newscast Editor
  • “New Girl,” available on Netflix – Theresa Brown, Editor-in-Chief
  • “American Vandal,” available on Netflix – Theresa Brown, Editor-in-Chief
  • “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” available on Hulu – Mary Lind, Production Manager
  • “Buzzfeed Unsolved,” available on Youtube and Hulu – Mary Lind, Production Manager
  • “Saturday Night Live,” available on Hulu – Mary Lind, Production Manager
  • “The X-Files,” available on Hulu – Mary Lind, Production Manager
  • “The Circle,” available on Netflix – Evan McAlice, Social Media Coordinator
  • “Twin Peaks,” available on Netflix – Evan McAlice, Social Media Coordinator
  • “I Think You Should Leave,” available on Netflix – Evan McAlice, Social Media Coordinator
  • “Jelle’s Marble Racing,” available on Youtube – Evan McAlice, Social Media Coordinator
  • “Survivor: Winners at War” – Evan McAlice, Social Media Coordinator
  • “The Good Place,” available on Netflix and Hulu – Laura Weick, Managing Editor
  • “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” available on YouTube and HBO  – Laura Weick, Managing Editor
  • “The 100” – Nathaniel Sandoval, Web Editor
  • “Parks and Recreation,” available on Netflix – Laura Weick, Managing Editor

 Movies:

  • Any Pixar movie, many available on Disney Plus – Nicole Wagner, News Editor
  • “Dumplin’,” available on Netflix – Leah Crowley, Newscast Editor
  • “Spotlight,” available to rent on multiple platforms – Leah Crowley, Newscast Editor
  • “Booksmart,” available on Hulu – Theresa Brown, Editor-in-Chief & Kayla Michaud, Entertainment Editor 
  • “Flower,” available on Hulu – Theresa Brown, Editor-in-Chief
  • “Sweet & Salty,” a standup special by Fortune Feimster, available on Netflix – Mary Lind, Production Manager
  • “Alive from New York,” a standup special by Pete Davidson, available on Netflix – Mary Lind, Production Manager
  • “Good Time,” available on Netflix – Evan McAlice, Social Media Coordinator
  • “Ex Machina,” available on Netflix – Evan McAlice, Social Media Coordinator
  • “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” available on Netflix – Evan McAlice, Social Media Coordinator
  • “A Streetcar Named Desire,” available on Amazon Prime – Laura Weick, Managing Editor
  • “Spenser Confidential,” available on Netflix – Kayla Michaud, Entertainment Editor
  • “Wonder,” available on Hulu – Kayla Michaud, Entertainment Editor

Podcasts: 

  • “Our Five Cents,” a podcast from the Cigar! – Leah Crowley, Newscast Editor (available here)
  • “Schnitt Talk” – Nicole Wagner, News Editor
  • “The Shrink Next Door” – Kate LeBlanc, News Editor
  • “Catch and Kill” – Leah Crowley, Newscast Editor
  • “And That’s Why We Drink: A Paranormal & True Crime Podcast” – Mary Lind, Production Manager
  • “Yeah, But Still” – Evan McAlice, Social Media Coordinator

Books: 

  • “Catch and Kill” by Ronan Farrow – Kate LeBlanc, News Editor
  • “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng – Kate LeBlanc, News Editor
  • “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones – Kate LeBlanc, News Editor
  • Any book by Carl Hiassen – Leah Crowley, Newscast Editor
  • “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk and E.B. White – Leah Crowley, Newscast Editor
  • “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” trilogy by Jenny Han – Theresa Brown, Editor-in-Chief
  • “This is Where it Ends” by Marieke Nijkamp – Theresa Brown, Editor-in-Chief
  • “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple – Theresa Brown, Editor-in-Chief
  • “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein – Theresa Brown, Editor-in-Chief
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood – Mary Lind, Production Manager
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – Mary Lind, Production Manager
  • “The Mayor of Casterbridge” by Thomas Hardy – Mary Lind, Production Manager
  • “The Sun is Also a Star” by Russo-Young – Kayla Michaud, Entertainment Editor
  • “Meet Cute,” a series of collected love stories – Kayla Michaud, Entertainment Editor
  • The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett – Laura Weick, Managing Editor

Music/Artists:

  • Hozier – Leah Crowley, Newscast Editor
  • Jon Bellion – Leah Crowley, Newscast Editor
  • MARINA/Marina and the Diamonds – Laura Weick, Managing Editor
  • “Manic” by Halsey – Mary Lind, Production Manager & Kayla Michaud, Entertainment Editor
  • “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!” and everything else by Panic! At the Disco – Mary Lind, Production Manager
  • “After Hours” by The Weeknd – Evan McAlice, Social Media Coordinator
  • “Sound of Silver” by LCD Soundsystem – Evan McAlice, Social Media Coordinator 
  • “The Slow Rush” by Tame Impala – Evan McAlice, Social Media Coordinator
  • “Circles” by Mac Miller – Nathaniel Sandoval

Video Games:

  • “The Sims 4,” available on basically any system – Mary Lind, Production Manager
  • “Animal Crossing” on Nintendo Switch, GameCube DS or Wii – Laura Weick, Managing Editor and Evan McAlice, Social Media Coordinator
  • “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” on Nintendo Switch – Laura Weick, Managing Editor
  • “Oxenfree,” available on basically any system/phone – Laura Weick, Managing Editor
  • “Celeste,” available on basically any system/phone – Laura Weick, Managing Editor
  • “Cuphead” on Windows, MacOS, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch – Laura Weick, Managing Editor
  • “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” on Windows, Xbox One or Playstation 4 – Laura Weick, Managing Editor
  • “God of War” on Playstation 4 – Laura Weick, Managing Editor