Score Quarantine Chronicles, Part IV

What have we been watching lately? We asked our crew.

670 The Score Staff
March 27, 2020 - 10:57 am
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(670 The Score) It's an odd time for all of us, as the state has issued stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic and we don't know when life will return to normal.

Life slowing to a crawl has given us more time to think and reflect -- and learn about ourselves and others. With that in mind, we asked our 670 staff a series of open-ended questions that ranged from what they've learned recently to how they're occupying their children at home 24/7 to their most embarrassing moments amid the pandemic.

The answers were a mix of seriousness and lightheartedness, which seems to be the best balance for everyone in these times. We've presented some of the answers already, and in the coming days, we'll share the rest of our staff's responses.

Score Quarantine Chronicles, Part I: What have we learned?
Score Quarantine Chronicles, Part II: What's the most embarrassing thing we've done lately?
Score Quarantine Chronicles, Part III: How much do we miss sports?

Let's get to it.

WHAT CHANNELS & SHOWS HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING IN THE ABSENCE OF SPORTS?

Mike Mulligan: I’m a big fan of Star Trek. I’m watching Picard sparingly, want it to last. Also, I’m watching Discovery from the start again. I’m trying to limit my television intake. I’m watching a lot of home- building shows even though I’m useless. I’m also about to watch Frozen 2.

Dan Bernstein: I'm watching my 15-year-old son play NBA 2K pickup games with his friends against people online, and I'm trying to get them to understand how to defend a damn ball screen: show hard/recover, blitz to get the ball out of someone's hands, "Ice" to force the play baseline, go under against a bad shooter. Know your personnel and remember our rules! C'mon! Dammit! (breaks whiteboard over knee)

David Haugh: When you’re married, your TV habits mirror your spouse’s, so I just finished watching Grace and Frankie, and my wife already misses it. The Outlander series on Starz is well-done and taps into my wife’s Scottish heritage. I have watched more CNN than usual and recognize Lester Holt’s mannerisms on the NBC network news easier than I’d like from watching him every night. Of course, without the NFL Network I think the past week would’ve been much different. I don’t miss the Marquee Sports Network because, as a Comcast subscriber, I have yet to access it and this latest development removes any sense of urgency. And kudos to NBC Sports Chicago for acting quickly to help our city reminisce about the 1996 Bulls and 2010 Blackhawks.

Jay Zawaski: We've been watching old episodes of Parks and Rec, the Simpsons, etc. We finished High Fidelity on Hulu, which was awesome. I think I'm finally going to start Peeky Blinders and maybe FINALLY finish the Sopranos.

Danny Parkins: I’ve watched a lot of CNN and WGN. I haven’t missed a presidential press conference or one from our governor. I need to cut back drastically on my news and social media intake because it’s not good for my anxiety. Better Call Saul and Curb Your Enthusiasm have helped a bit.

Mike Chen: Disney+ has been a savior. I’ve been watching Ultimate Spiderman, and there's always plenty of Netflix content. I'm not ashamed at all to watch children's cartoons.

Russ Mitera: I’m streaming YouTube to my TV and watching tons of fishing shows. Lindner's Angling Edge, Larry Smith Outdoors, John Gillespie's Water & Woods, In-Fisherman, The Sportsman's Journal, Keyes Outdoors, In-Depth Outdoors. Those are my favorites.

Mark Grote: I’ve watched some movies – Richard Jewell, Arbitrage and Chuck. I also have an insatiable appetite for music documentaries. I never liked the band Chicago, but the documentary is tremendous. Also, the Chris Brown story.

David Schuster: I watch CNN to keep up with the latest news. I've also gone back in time to watch certain sports events that I actually saw in person but now am watching on tape. It's a whole new perspective for me.

Adam Studzinski: Does playing hours upon hours of video games count? Because that’s what I’ve been doing. My current binge is Batman: Arkham Asylum, which I hadn’t played in at least five years. It still holds up, by the way.

Julie DiCaro: History Channel – UFO shows and Ancient Aliens, thanks for asking.

Chris Emma: Crap, I'm ready for Love is Blind. 

Kevin Dziepak: I've already rewatched The Sopranos for the 10th time or so. And I've begun Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Jordan Maly: Normally, I never watch cable TV anymore. If I’m watching something, it’s usually streaming somewhere, but for whatever reason in the last week or so, I’ve been watching the Paramount Network. I spent most of Sunday watching Bar Rescue and Adam Sandler movies. Ozarks on Netflix is back this week, and I’m catching up on Better Call Saul. 

Mike Esposito: I’ve mainly been doing more Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. Right now, I’m on Better Call Saul. Just whatever comes into my head that day. I’m also a big reader, so I’m making my way through a few books.

Julio Rausseo: I've been watching C-SPAN to keep tabs on what's going on with the virus. I’m not ashamed to admit I watched The Sound of Music for the first time last weekend with my wife, and I really enjoyed it! Like most of the country, I started streaming Tiger King and boy, what a show! I'd like to have a drink with Joe Exotic.