I know very few nonprofit communicators are laying around all day binge-watching TV. Most of you are working from home still trying to make the world a better place.
That being said, we still have a lot more time at home these days and I am super tired of writing and thinking about coronavirus, so I put together a list of shows you can watch based on your needs. All of these shows can be found on Netflix (although maybe not all seasons).
If you are coming from the corporate world to the nonprofit world…
No more marketing budget? No more staff? You will empathize with the Rose family as they navigate the world after everything is taken away from them, and they are forced to live in a tiny town with no luxuries. Extra note from me: This is one of my all-time favorite TV shows now, but it took a couple episodes for me to get into it.
If you question your decision-making…
This show is just straight up bonkers. I have no other words. The choices you have made will seem genius compared to these people. But maybe don’t watch if you are in animal rescue – especially big cat animal rescue.
If you are missing co-workers…
Parks and Recreation
I know a lot of you will pick The Office as their favorite workplace show, but I would much rather work with the crew at Parks and Rec.
If you are homeschooling your kids while also trying to work…
This show will help you learn to just do what you can and not be too hard on yourself.
If you are looking for romance in the time of corona…
Love Is Blind
Dating apps have been huge for a while, but with everyone needing to stay home, could this be our new normal? This show will give you hope that even if you are quarantined, you can still find true love…or something.
If you just need something pure…
The Great British Bake-Off
Unlike a lot of American cooking competitions, these people are all so nice to each other. The judges are always fair and not overly critical or mean. And it’s not edited to be overly dramatic. It’s just a bunch of regular people baking. Extra note from me: I had to rewatch several episodes of this after watching Tiger King to scrub my brain.
Here are some more ideas on what to watch:
Coronavirus: 100 TV shows that will keep you streaming for weeks of social distancing
What to quaran-stream if you’re staying in to avoid coronavirus