Go-To Binge Watching During Covid

by Arlene Perez

Ever since quarantine started due to the Coronavirus, both cadets and students have developed new hobbies such as cooking, art, working out, skating, sports, music, gardening, and some have even gotten jobs. This is really important because while being in quarantine students can’t go out with friends or go out to socialize, so they’ve been keeping sane by binge watching shows and movies.

Let’s start off with shows they’ve been watching throughout the pandemic. So far, the most popular shows include Criminal Minds, The Office, Outer Banks, All American, Shameless, American Horror Story, Grey’s Anatomy, Orange is the New Black, along with many more. 

Popular choices for movies include The Greatest Showman, A Nightmare Before Christmas, Mulan, Central Intelligence, The Notebook, Avengers, The Titanic, and many more.

Now if you’re wondering how they’ve been watching both shows and movies, many cadets and students have been using streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, HBO, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Due to the ease of streaming, many students have rewatched many shows and movies more than once.

Lastly, here’s a look at some popular snacks consumed while binge watching. Here are the results of a poll I did showing popular snacks for cadets:

  • 30.4% – Candy
  • 26.1% – Popcorn
  • 15.2% – Chips
  • 13% – Chocolate
  • 8.7% – Nachos
  • 4.3% – Ice Cream
  • 2.2% – Fruit

So as you can see, many students and cadets have different snacking preferences when it comes to watching movies or shows.