Even with the need for social distancing during this challenging time, it is important to fill your day with entertainment and happiness. Netflix, a digital streaming service, is a great way to pass one’s time and have some fun. For $8.99 per month, the service provides you with more than 5,000 TV shows, movies, comedy specials, documentaries and educational programs.
Prepare to watch on Netflix with these easy tips:
- Use your Smart TV to access Netflix, or go to Netflix.com on your computer.
- Create an account by choosing a username and password you are familiar with. You also will be asked for payment information that will be charged for the monthly fee.
- Log into your account with your Smart TV app or on your computer.
- Use the Search column to look for your favorite TV shows or movies.
- Click on what you want to watch; either click “Play” to watch instantly or “Add to My List” to save for later.
- Not sure Netflix is for you? Try it for free for one month. Visit Netflix.com for details about the free trial.
Now that you’re in, what are the best shows to watch right now? Watching episodes of your favorite shows is a great way to relax when you’re indoors. Here’s a quick guide to some popular Netflix options:
Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor profiles the incredible stories of the select few who have received the military’s highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor. Viewers get an inside look at the recipients’ heroic actions through intense re-creations and archival footage to the event that earned them their medal.
The Twilight Zone
Since it first aired in 1959, The Twilight Zone has drawn in fans with a strange mix of horror, science-fiction, drama, comedy and superstition. With 156 original black-and-white episodes, The Twilight Zone is perfect for those looking to be entertained for hours on end.
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker narrates the untold story of black hair care pioneer Madam C. J. Walker. Each episode explores how she overcame the hostility of the time period in America to become the country’s first black, self-made female millionaire.
The Andy Griffith Show
First airing in 1960, The Andy Griffith Show has been making people laugh and touching their hearts for decades. The show follows Andy Taylor, the sheriff of Mayberry, North Carolina. The lovable characters and laugh-out-loud scenarios can be seen in all 249 episodes.
Based on the award-winning play The Audience by Peter Morgan, this Netflix-original drama illustrates the life of Queen Elizabeth II. The series begins in the 1940s with an inside look at the early reign of the queen. Viewers get an inside look at the political rivalries, romantic entanglements and personal conquests that shaped the queen’s life in the later years of the 20th century.
Experience earth’s natural beauty and intrigue through an educational account of how climate change impacts all living creatures. This documentary introduces viewers to beloved wildlife from across the planet and explores how the animals’ lives continue to change.
Cheers is a lighthearted show about Sam Malone, a former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, who now owns and runs a bar called Cheers. Several wacky and loveable characters make Cheers their home-away-from-home, with comical situations and heartwarming relationships.
Watch as some of the most renowned chefs in the world prepare a unique culinary creation, step-by-step. While cooking, the chefs share with viewers what inspires them, their personal stories and an inside look at their road to success. Watching will both encourage and educate those who want to cook like professionals.
After tragically losing his son, small-town pharmacist Dan Schneider dedicates himself to exposing and fighting back against the powerful figures behind the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic.
The Two Popes
Behind the walls of the Vatican, Pope Benedict and future Pope Francis must find common ground to secure a healthy and efficient future for the Catholic Church.
Starring comedian Jerry Seinfeld, this slapstick comedy introduces four adult friends and their struggle to deal with the hustle and bustle of everyday life in New York City.
Retired World War II Army nurse Claire Randall is enjoying a normal life with her husband when suddenly she is transported to 1743. To survive and stay safe, she marries a Scots warrior with whom she develops a passionate relationship. Claire is caught between her two lives, one being in the present and the other centuries before. Outlander is adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon.