These are truly strange times we are living in caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. With the uptick in cases many governments have declared a state of emergency prompting for work closures, school closures, social distancing, and quarantine. This leaves many of us at home looking for something, anything to get us by as we wait for our lives to get back to some form of normalcy.
Well my friends we at Critix are here for you in these trying times and we have compiled a list of shows and movies for you to quarantine and chill. This is the perfect time to take in shows and movies you may have missed in recent times. It is our hopes you take this list and enjoy the world of cinema and television.
First is our list of older shows that you may have missed but should absolutely catch up on.
1. Mad Men
A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.
2. Boardwalk Empire
An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law by conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.
3. House of Cards
A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.
4. The Americans
At the height of the Cold War two Russian agents pose as your average American couple, complete with family.
5. Breaking Bad
A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.
Next is our list of ongoing shows for you to check out.
A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.
Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.
3. Stranger Things
When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.
4. Black Mirror
An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.
5. The Handmaid's Tale
Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.
Next we move onto our list of past films you should watch.
1. The Revenant
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.
3. Gone Girl
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
5. Baby Driver
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Lastly here is our list of recent films for you to check out.
1. Marriage Story
Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.
April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
3. Uncut Gems
With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive.
4. The Lighthouse
Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
5. The Irishman
An aging hitman recalls his time with the mob and the intersecting events with his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.