Stay-at-Home Entertainment Recommendations from Our Team
Times are tough, and with the current stay-at-home order in place here in Michigan, you’re likely looking for things to do that can help you through the next several weeks – or in the very least, the next several hours. Either way, we’re here to help! Check out the entertainment recommendations we’ve collected for you below, courtesy of the Rockford Property Management team.
- Feed (M.T. Anderson) – Technology is ever-present in our lives, and in general serves to improve the way we operate day-to-day. But it’s also become the primary way we absorb information. What would happen if this information wasn’t delivered via an external medium – like a computer or mobile device – but instead, internally, through an implanted device? “Feed” answers this question in an exciting and equally disturbing way.
- Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be (Rachel Hollis) – A funny, motivational book that will keep you laughing and feeling empowered with each page.
- High Achiever: The Shocking True Story of One Addict’s Double Life (Tiffany Jenkins) – An amazing biography of how a young woman overcame addictions and is now a social media sensation. She gives hope to the millions that are struggling with any addiction, reminding us all that we can change for the better at any time.
- Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave (Joanna Gaines) – A great piece that you don’t have to read through in one sitting, this book helps you feel inspired in your own home and motivates you to make the most out of the space you have.
- A New Earth: Awakening Your Life’s Purpose (Eckhart Tolle) – This book, in addition to Tolle’s “The Power of Now,” have been guides for me in how to show up for life in the present moment. With his teachings, one can see the impact of the mind, which, untrained, impacts everyone around you and the planet. It’s a must read for anyone willing to deepen their understanding of self and how collectively we can change the course or our lives, the planet and the greater whole with releasing our egos and showing up with love rather than fear.
- Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time (Jeff Speck) – Learn how thriving cities are inextricably linked to one deciding factor: walkability.
- Armchair Expert – I’ve always enjoyed Dax’s voice – it’s very soothing! Dax and his co-anchor Monica Padman interview a wide variety of celebrities and public figures from the attic of his garage. It’s an easy listen…and a good laugh.
- Darknet Diaries – This podcast explores hacker culture and what can happen when knowledge of computers and the internet mixes with dark intentions. Each episode examines a different hacker or story, and is presented in a way that all can understand – even those without deep knowledge of technology.
- The Joe Rogan Experience – Joe Rogan is a comedian and television host who brings political leaders, comedians, actors, athletes and more onto his podcasts. The show focuses on a variety of current events and topics.
Movies and Series
- Bridesmaids (Movie) – A classic. “Bridesmaids” is one of those movies you can watch hundreds of times and it never gets old.
- Breaking Bad (Netflix) followed by El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix Movie) – “Breaking Bad” is worth the re-watch (and definitely a first-time watch if you somehow have yet to see it)! “Part II, El Camino” offers up great closure.
- Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix) – A classic. Even after 16 seasons, it doesn’t get old.
- Grace and Frankie (Netflix) – A funny story of two women and how they must both cope with divorce, being single, dating and keeping their family together. It’s a comedy that we all can relate to, no matter how old you are.
- Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu) – A new Hulu original that I am already hooked on! This is one of those shows where you just can’t wait for the next episode to come out.
- Love is Blind (Netflix) – Place a bunch of young, love-hungry people together, prevent them from seeing one another’s physical appearance and coax them into getting married. What could go wrong?
- The Outsider (HBO) – Directed by Jason Bateman and based on Stephen King’s book of the same name. Spooky murder-mystery/sci-fi.
- Ozark (Netflix) – It’s crazy and I love Jason Bateman. Enough said.
- The Ranch (Netflix) – This sitcom is one my favorites. It’s about a semi-pro football player returning to his childhood home in Colorado. The storylines are funny and some topics can be related to everyday life. It’s definitely a binge-worthy series!
- Schitt’s Creek (Netflix) – Covers a wealthy family who loses everything and moves to a rural town, Schitt’s Creek. Lighthearted and entertaining.
- This Is Us (NBC) – A series that will make you laugh and cry in the same episode. Plus, you’ll probably fall in love with every character.
- Your Name (Movie) – Two strangers living completely separate lives somehow switch places. This happens randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around one another. They build a connection by leaving notes for one another and, eventually, they try to meet. But their connection is stronger than just the body swap, and the actions they take could completely alter both of their lives forever.
In addition to the above, our team has also curated a Spotify playlist to help you navigate through the next few weeks. Access the Rockford Property Management Stay-at-Home Mixtape here.
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