Staff (stay at home) Favorites

Must Watch Netflix / Hulu Binge Series:

  • Atypical. House of Cards (Netflix)
  • Broadchurch (Netflix)
  • The Leftovers (HBO) Fleabag (Amazon)
  • Derry Girls (Netflix)
  • Great News. Star Trek Next Generation. John Mulaney Comedy Specials. Dave Chappelle Comedy Specials (Netflix)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm. Barry (HBO)
  • Ozark. The Chef Show (Netflix)
  • Sex Education. The Great British Bake Off (Netflix)
  • Mindhunter. The Stranger (Netflix) A Million Little Things (Hulu)
  • Queen of the South (Netflix)
  • Love, Death, & Robots (Netflix)
  • Stranger Things. The Good Place. The Last Kingdom. Handmaids Tale (Netflix)
  • The Crown. Narcos (Netflix)
  • Black Mirror (Netflix)

Must Watch Movies:

  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Train to Busan. Us
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane. What We Do In The Shadows
  • The Dawn Wall
  • Parasite
  • Isle of Dogs. Moonrise kingdom. Fantastic Mr Fox
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • Knives Out. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Instant Family
  • Upgrade
  • Gladiator. Kickass. Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Braveheart. Freaks
  • Forks Over Knives. Black Mitzvah (Tiffany Haddish’s standup comedy)
  • Budapest Hotel. Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Must Read Books:

  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis
  • Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
  • Anything by Elizabeth Strout or Stephen King
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
  • In The Woods by Tana French
  • The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  • The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • Be Here Now by Ram Dass
  • The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Institute by Stephen King
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Best Unknown (or lesser known) Musicians to Check Out:

  • The Wailin Jennys. Beirut. Brittany Howard. Nathaniel Rateliff
  • Lauv
  • Snail Mail
  • New West
  • Gary Clark Jr. The War & Treaty. The Mighty Sequoyah
  • Beeef (Allston-based band)
  • Poolside. Still Corners. Black Moth Super Rainbow
  • Bleachers
  • Tyler Childers
  • Aaron May
  • Run the Jewels. Janelle Monáe. Frank Turner
  • Big Time Sarah  (Chicago Blues legend)
  • Cesaria Evora. Mo

BONUS – Must Listen To Podcasts:

  • Homecoming
  • Crime Junkie
  • Planet Money
  • Freakonomics


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