New TV Series and Movies for Your Quarantine


While many Americans are stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many may feel they have run through all possible Netflix and Disney + shows. The Inkwell team compiled and reviewed a large variety of new shows and movies for your enjoyment including some you hopefully haven’t seen yet.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a tender portrayal of forbidden love and yearning between two women, Héloïse and Marianne. Set in 1770 on a secluded island in France, Marianne, a young artist, is hired to paint reluctant bride-to-be Héloïse in secret, so that her portrait may be sent to her future husband. It’s an intimate tale of friendship and passion, full of poignant looks and bittersweet moments. This film is at once heart-wrenching and exhilarating to watch, with an aesthetic that is both evocative and enchanting. Ripe with cinematic charm, its images will transport you through time and space. While each line of dialogue feels beautiful and well-written, the silence in this film is just as meaningful.

Never Have I Ever

This new teen rom-com series released in late April features 10 episodes which you can binge in under five hours. The story circles around a young Indian student, Devi, and her challenges after losing her father and becoming paralyzed from the waist down shortly thereafter. It dives into her want for normalcy, a boyfriend, and a true high school experience all while staying loyal to her Indian roots. From producer and actress Mindy Kalig, this comedy- drama series is sure to be an enjoyable binge for your quarantine.

Historia de un Crimen: Colmenares (Crime Diaries: Night Out)

This thrilling Spanish-language Netflix series follows the mysterious death of a young college student in Colombia, and his mother’s undying thirst for justice. Based entirely on true events, this series is sure to get your heart rate up.


Onward follows brothers Ian and Barley as they race against time to complete a magic spell that will bring their late father back to life for a day. This coming-of-age film is both comedic and sincere, with a vibrant cast including the likes of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, and Octavia Spencer. In such difficult times, Onward offers a much-needed narrative of hope and gratitude.

Street Food (both Asia and Latin America)

“Street Food” follows the chefs of various regions of Asia and Latin America. Each episode highlights a different culture and the many chefs who create the food the locals (and tourists) love. Available on Netflix, it is an easy-to-watch show, but always entertains with its unique look into other cultures. Be careful: “Street Food” is very interesting, but it will make you want to get out and taste the foods for yourself!

Boss Baby: Back in Business

Although this may seem like an unlikely watch for anyone other than young kids, Boss Baby is so extremely terrible, it is good. It offers a simple escape from thinking about anything going on right now, and in bite sized 20-minute episodes, it is so easy to watch one on the go. You can even watch a third of the season in an hour. The episodes may be cheesy, annoying, really really weird, but they are fun. Boss Baby chronicles his adventures after the events of the 2017 movie by the same name. And with three seasons, it can buy you a few days of escape.