St. Joe’s binge-worthy Netflix picks


“The Office” is a workplace comedy that follows the lives of the employees of a paper company.

Molly Moody, Staff writer

As most know, Netflix became a big part of many lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the lives of the young teens and teachers at St. Joe, as well as myself. Not only was it used a lot by the St. Joe community, but it was also used all around the world, making Netflix one of the most visited entertainment sites this year. What was your comfort show on Netflix during this kind of depressing time? My comfort show was the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, which has 17 seasons, so it has definitely kept me busy.

I roamed around campus asking the St. Joe students, faculty, and staff which Netflix show helped them through quarantine. They requested that you all should watch these shows at least once in your lifetime: Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, The Vampire Diaries, Stranger Things, Glee, The Umbrella Academy, Tiger King, and Haikyuu.

“Stranger Things” is a Netflix original series that explores elements of drama, thriller, and horror mixed in with 1980s nostalgia.

Seventh-grade English teacher Mrs. Melissa Munoz completely agrees with the fact that Netflix was one of the main parts of quarantining, besides teaching online of course. “Netflix was a big part of my quarantine…Tiger King helped me through some times. Especially during online school in the spring, I kept getting distracted because I am such a big procrastinator.”

St. Joe ninth-grader Melanie Moody, a.k.a. my older sister, also believes that Netflix proved to be essential for relationships, like our sisterhood. “I don’t know why and I don’t know how, but I do believe Netflix has brought not only our relationship closer together, but also our families relationship closer together as a whole.”

Many students and teachers at the Joe feel that Netflix brought their families closer than they had ever even imagined they might have before. It definitely did for my family because of how we always could be like “Hey, do y’all want to watch

“Grey’s Anatomy” is an ABC television drama in its 17th season.

that new show on Netflix?” and none of us have anything else to do so we spent most hours of the day laughing and bonding. Just having fun staying in our little “bubble” and trying to ignore the fact that the world might be collapsing around us.

Let’s be honest, quarantine made us all go a little insane, but somehow we made it through one of the hardest times of all of our lives. But Netflix was there for us. It saw us through our cry sessions, laugh sessions, stressed sessions, and even some zoom sessions. Always there for us with a good comfort show, tissue, and a lot of food.