Stay InsideShow Pop Culture Picks – Day 4
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.
Recommended by Autumn
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Hulu)
If you can get through the first season, which is a bit rough, you’ll be rewarded with an incredible story about a girl faced with the challenges of saving the world while growing up and still maintaining her humanity. It’s endlessly entertaining, constantly subverting expectations, and has some of the best characters ever written for television. There’s a fantastic YouTube channel called The Passion of The Nerd with episode guides that examine the themes and philosophy of the story, makes you laugh, and helps bring a deeper understanding and appreciation of this incredible series. I highly recommend watching each episode guide directly after you’ve watched each episode of the show.
Recommended by Andy
DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke (DC COMICS)
Quite simply my favorite comic book mini series.
There’s no dark reimagining, or gritty anti-heroes here. Darwyn Cooke makes heroes heroic again – with characters who strive to be their very best and to make the world a better place.
Cooke interweaves Gold and Silver Age characters and storylines with thematic parallels to their real-world timelines and the modern day events that would have effected them – from the Korean War and Atomic Testing, to the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race.
The art is beyond beautiful. Mixing elements of the DC Animated style with classic Kirby, and Fleischer’s Superman.
Recommended by Joe
Throw Throw Burrito
The world’s first (and only?) dodgeball card game! It’s incredibly fast paced because it’s not turn based, it’s more of a non-stop, grab & match card game. The cards you collect earn points, but getting hit by flying burritos loses them. Burrito Wars can be epic mayhem but the Burrito Duels are much more civilized, like two western burrito toting gunslingers facing off in the center of town. Pro tip: Play in a room with a lot of space or out in your yard.
Recommended by Amy
Baba Is You (PC, Switch)
An adorable and relaxing puzzle game where you play as a small creature named Baba who must solve word puzzles that define the “rules” of the world. If you change the rules, you can change anything! Hard to explain, but you have to give it a try. Baba is you. You is win!
Check out some of our recommendations, and as always don’t forget to Let Your Geek Sideshow!