John Srouji

“It was an insane ending and to be honest, I’m not sure how to feel about it.”

Since quarantine started, lots of people at Lovett have had much more time on their hands. While much of this extra time has surely been put into schoolwork and studying for AP exams, I think it's safe to say that a good portion of this time has gone into watching TV.

I for one am definitely guilty of watching way too much TV over Quarantine. I went from watching The Office to Parks and Recreation to Ozark to Outer Banks to Survivor and now I’m watching American Horror Story.

I spoke with a few different Lovett students to see what they have been watching during quarantine.

Junior Ashley Marshall told me, “I’ve been watching Game of Thrones because the plot is really complicated and there is never a dull moment. You’re ready for your favorite character to get killed any second.” Although Game of Thrones is a very intense show, Ashley let me know that she has “also been watching The Office because I need something less intense.”

I agree with Ashley on this one. Whenever I have just finished a season of a really plot-driven TV show, I find myself hopping right into a comedy show like The Office or Parks and Recreation so that I can have a break from watching really intense TV.

Junior Josh Robinson told me the show he has been watching the most over quarantine is Avatar: The Last Airbender. He explained to me that it interests him because of its influence from Asian culture and its many life lessons.

Junior Nava Little also mentioned Avatar: The Last Airbender as the show she has been watching the most. She even went as far to say that it is “one of the best shows of all time.”

Avatar: The Last Airbender centers around a world divided into four nations based on the four elements (fire, water, earth, air). The Avatar is the only one who can control all four elements and the series follows the Avatar as he tries to save the world. 

I also spoke with Senior Palmer King. She told me that she watched a show called Midnight Gospel. “It’s the trippiest thing, but I couldn’t stop binging it.” Palmer also mentioned the show Ugly Delicious because it makes her hungry.

The Midnight Gospel is a show about a person who travels through different worlds in a universe simulator. The show also features and explores lots of existential questions about things like life and death.

Ugly Delicious, on the other hand, is all about food. The show follows Chef David Chang as he explores the world and tries food from different cultures. 

As for me, the show I have watched the most is American Horror Story. It was recommended to me by Junior Lillian Turner and while I’m usually not a fan of horror, this show caught my attention and I immediately started binging. 

After finishing the most recent season I was in shock. While most seasons center around different horror stories, season eight managed to bring a bunch of the seasons together for an intense apocalyptic-themed season. After finishing, I reached out to Lillian and she agreed with me about the series, saying “It was an insane ending and to be honest, I’m not sure how to feel about it.”

The coronavirus quarantine has opened up a lot of extra time for many people, and now with summer arriving, I’m sure we’ll all continue to put in some hours finishing series, and starting new ones. “Play next episode?” Netflix asks. “Of course,” I say!

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