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Updated: Apr 11, 2020

The Pine Perspective proudly presents…. Our favorite quarantivities to get you through lulls during the lockdown

For some activities that are on brand as ~quarantivities~, these have been some our fave ways to pass the time:

Movies/ TV Series:

  • Contagion (2011): This movie is eerily reflective (though definitely still fictitious) of the implications associated with a highly infectious respiratory disease

  • Pandemic (2020): Again, eerily reflective of what it takes to address a global outbreak


  • The Plague by Albert Camus

  • The Stranger by Albert Camus

  • How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell

  • The Perfect Predator by Steffanie A. Strathdee

  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau


  • The Daily: a short & sweet daily dose of news

  • The Journal: one of our fave episodes recently talked about how plasma transfusions from survivors could aid in COVID-19 treatment for those still battling the disease

  • What the Health?: provides a unique lens into health policy and insurance, and some of their recent episodes reflect on the future of the ACA in this political climate

  • Science Vs: they’ve recently been dissecting a lot of the coronavirus fads that have been circulating misinformation!

For when you want to get your mind off of Corona, these are some of our fave distractions:

Movies/ TV Series:

  • He’s Just Not That Into You (2009): A Pine Perspective throwback fave especially since being back in our childhood rooms has us all feeling nostalgic

  • Parasite (2019): Now streaming on Hulu! This chilling movie takes you through all emotions while making strong social statements that make us think long and hard about poverty, wealth, disparity, and values.

  • The Pink Panther (2006): Some good ‘ol good cop bad cop humor to pass the time.

  • The Goonies (1985): Escape on an adventure with The Goonies (from the safety and comfort of your couch).

  • Tiger King (2020): Is Tiger King what we needed during this lockdown, or was the lockdown what Tiger King needed to go viral? Either way, this docu-series is binge-worthy and worth the hype.

  • Little Fires Everywhere (2020): Reese Witherspoon is back at it again, and this show channels major ‘Big Little Lies’ vibes


  • Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith

  • Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

  • The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri


  • How I Built This with Guy Raz: One of their recent episodes features the Ben & Jerry’s founders, and we don’t know about you, but their Boom Chocolotta Cookie Core flavor was definitely one of our impulse buys at the grocery store this season

  • It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders


Have you been tired of listening to the same 3 playlists on loop? Ya, us too.. SO we’re curating a ~quarantime~ playlist here that we’ll be updating every week to mix up your quarantunes!

All that said, here's a quick reminder on the actual terminology used to describe current measures:

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