Stay InsideShow Pop Culture Picks – Day 21

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

The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Prime Video)

In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, a young woman discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes. Based on the story originally written by Philip K. Dick.


Book

Recommended by Amy

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

This story might be a tough sell in our current moment, but it’s a beautiful and powerful read. Station Eleven begins on the eve of a global pandemic that devastates society. 20 years later, the story picks up with a young woman named Kirsten who has now joined a wandering theater troupe, as survivors try to keep the art and culture of the old world alive. Her own escapist fantasy is her favorite graphic novel, Dr. Eleven, which she has carried with her since childhood. Not everyone left in the world is as kind as others, though. It’s a challenging story about what we value most when all else is lost, how art and beauty survive hardship, and how connected our world is despite all of our differences on a personal scale.


Board Game

Recommended by Andrew

Settlers of Catan

Build a colony on the island of Catan. Gather resources. Make the longest road and have the largest army. Negotiate with your opponents. And above all else, have a good time!


Video Game

Recommended by Katie

Disney Kingdoms

You build your own Disney Kingdom. Get characters. Have quests. Kingdoms may need adult help for younger kids in just figuring out story, but other than that definitely family friendly.


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