Stay InsideShow Pop Culture Picks – Day 13

Due to social distancing, many of us have found ourselves with more time inside than usual. Many of our schedules have changed, giving us the opportunity to try new things. As fans of pop culture ourselves, Sideshow’s Staff is happy to share a few suggestions to help you fill your newfound time with high quality content.

To help encourage everyone to Stay InsideShow, every day this week we will be recommending one film/series, one comic/book, one board game, and one video game that you can enjoy while you practice safe social distancing. These picks are the best of the best, curated and personally suggested by our very geeky staff.


Streaming

Recommended by Jeff

Mindhunter (Netflix)
Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases. This series focuses on the development by two men, two agents, of a new criminal field and does so through story lines of visiting the sociopathic mind.


Book

Recommended by Bri

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Aging Hollywood actress Evelyn Hugo tells the tale of her life to reporter Monique Grant. As the actress’ story progresses, Monique begins to realize that the two creatives are intertwined in more ways that just the article they’re writing together. It’s hard to remember that these are fictional people while you’re reading this… it just feels so real and so honest. It really drives home the message that you should never feel the need to hide who you are.


Board Game

Recommended by Andrew

Spot It! is a deceptively simple game. There are 55 cards. There are 8 images on every card. Between any two cards, only one image will match. It’s just your job to “Spot It!” It is loads of fun, easy to learn, quick to play, and WILDLY frustrating. I should be able to see a purple candle no matter the angle or size, but NOPE, some sort of wild magic makes it impossibly difficult… and fun.

There are also all sorts of different versions, from Spot It! Hip (the Hipster Version) to Spot It! Gone Camping!


Video Game

Recommended by Kelly

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice  (PC, PS4, Xbox One.  Rated M)

An incredibly fun, challenging game with an intriguing story and deep lore.  This game won 2019 Game of the Year, and it was definitely well-deserved.  The boss battles and combat have been artfully crafted in even the smallest details, keeping you on edge and making every action feel crucial.  Although it is extremely difficult at first, the more you play the more you learn from your mistakes – slowing improving your skills as you defeat each boss and experiment with new techniques. The game is a rewarding, beautiful journey with each new area discovered, complete with breathtaking scenery and soundtrack. Definitely worth the experience if you are up to the challenge.


Check out some of our recommendations, and as always don’t forget to Stay InsideShow!