This pandemic has surely given filmmakers a broader genre to explore when it comes to experimenting with ideas. Another interesting series that released today on Netflix is Social Distance. As the name suggests, the series is about life post the outbreak of COVID-19 and how people learnt to cope with the new normal. Based on the months of April and May 2020, Social Distance covers some of the most critical instances from this year. If you’re planning on watching it, read this review to know what you’re in for.
Eight stories, multiple lives, many lessons
Spread across eight episodes, the first season of Social Distance gives us a peek into the lives of each protagonist. The months of April and May were definitely the most confusing months for us all. The virus was still spreading its darkness, we were still new to the idea of being locked indoors, and for many of us, it was really hard to accept that we won’t be seeing our loved ones for a long time. The eight episodes of Social Distance capture that same confusion and bring it to the small screen.
The stories cover different scenarios like a Zoom call memorial service, a gay couple exploring life outside of monogamy to bring the spark into their relationship in quarantine, a full-time nurse monitoring her daughter via security cameras, a kid wanting to be a part of a Black Lives Matter protest, and a lot more. Each episode is between 18 to 23 minutes long which works really well. While the stories aren’t the kind that keep you hooked, they are human. They remind you of the very things that keep you sane at all times — your family and loved ones.
Social Distance review: Final Thoughts
The show has been created by Hilary Weisman Graham and Jenji Kohan of Orange Is The New Black, with an outstanding cast. Danielle Brooks, Mike Colter, Oscar Nunez, Kylie Liya Page, and Brian Jordan Alvarez are all great in their roles. Social Distance is an easy watch, and you can wrap it up in no time. I would definitely recommend that you watch it. However, if the quarantine has been a little heavy on your mental health, you can probably skip it too.
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