Students Stay Upbeat with Video Entertainment

May 14, 2020

These past few weeks in quarantine have been hard, but in all darkness, there is a silver lining for some students-the free time to catch up on TV shows or movies.

“The Chosen”

“The Chosen” is a TV show that came out in 2017 and has a total of eight episodes; it is based on the life of Jesus Christ, “through the eyes of those who met Him.”

Senior Jacob Dildine passes the time by watching this show.

“‘The Chosen’ is like a show based off of things that happen in the Bible. It’s interesting to someone who has read all or some of it and believes or is involved with a religion associated with it,” said Dildine. “I suppose one would watch it, of course, for entertainment, but not only that I think you would watch it to see what things were like in those times. The same reason you would watch a movie about George Washington in his perspective – it’s not only interesting but slightly entertaining.”

Senior Jabob Dildine watches “The Chosen” in his house during the quarantine. Photograph Courtesy of Jacob Dildine

“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”

This movie is an action-comedy that came out in 2010 based on the graphic novel series “Scott Pilgrim.”

For those looking for two hours to kill, this movie is the one for you.

Sophomore James Cabanas enjoys watching “Scott Pilgrim” as a way to pass the time.

“I’ve watched this movie during quarantine because it’s just a fun story that sucks me into its world and makes me feel happy,” said Cabanas.

Sophomore James Cabanas watching “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” during quarantine. Photograph Courtesy of James Cabanas

“The Conjuring”

For folks interested in horror, two bone-chilling movies not recommended for the faint of heart: “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2.”

Both movies are approximately 2 hours long and full of many jump scares.

Freshman Austin Fair has recommended this series, as well as quite a few other horror movie options, if you enjoy these movies.

“Probably ’The Conjuring’ series or anything related to ‘The Conjuring,’ like ‘The Creators,’‘ Babadook,’ ‘It,’ Stephen King movies, ‘Grave Encounters,’ ‘Paranormal Activities,’” said Fair.


This movie came out in 2008 and is a favorite of all ages.

The movie is set 700 years into the future, where humans have fled the earth due to the amount of trash and uninhabitable conditions.

It really makes people understand the devastation pollution and littering can bring not only to the human race, but every creature that lives on Earth.

Freshman Coda Heck particularly enjoys this movie, along with many others his age.

“I like Wall-E for it’s a great story, and the limited use of speech but the characters can still communicate emotions to the audience,” said Heck.

“Steven Universe”

This TV show is great to binge-watch for hours.

It has a total of five seasons and 160 episodes with around a length of 11 minutes per episode without commercials.

“Steven Universe” has a really diverse fan base, and is a very family-friendly show.

Junior Gabby Lynch enjoys watching this show in her free time.

“I like ‘Steven Universe’ because regardless of its childish art style, the show conveys so much emotion and spreads a positive message about the LGBTQ+ community. It’s a good refresher (with phenomenal music) about realizing who your true friends are, and who you; yourself- really is, in a creative way,” said Lynch.

Junior Gabby Lynch taking a selfie of herself watching Steven Universe during quarantine. Photograph Courtsy of Gabby Lynch


This TV show is a teen drama full of loveable characters and suspense.

The show started in 2017 and has a total of four seasons and 78 episodes with each episode being around 45 minutes long.

This show has never-ending cliffhangers and inspires the urge to keep watching it for hours at a time.

Sophomore Haily Young likes to watch “Riverdale” along with many other teens.

“I love the show because it shows friendship in many ways, and it shows LGBTQ+ in it,” said Young.

“My Hero Academia”

This binge-worthy show has a total of four seasons and 88 episodes;, it is a superhero anime filled with action and loveable characters.

As the show moves forward, the characters face many challenges and have to work together in order to get through high school.

Freshman Charlotte Hanshew is very fond of this show.

“I love ‘My Hero Academia’ because of the characters and the story! It just keeps unfolding…” said Hanshew. “I just think the way Horikoshi uses his characters in the story is amazing and the characters are almost always amazing.”

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”

For the people who like the “Star Wars” universe, this show might interest you.

It is set during the Clone Wars and shows fans what happened during those wars.

The movies don’t go that much into depth about the Clone Wars, so this is a great show to watch if you are more interested in what happened during that time.

Junior Talen Perry recommends this series.

“It goes into further depth about the Clone Wars themselves, which is a topic very lightly touched upon during the movies,” said Perry.


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