Between (2015) Rated TV-14

In this Netflix original series, an unknown virus spreads through the small community of Pretty Lake, killing everyone over the age of 22. Now under quarantine to stop the spread, the youth and young adults of the town must navigate uncharted territory in the wake of uncertainty and disaster. Starring Jennette McCurdy, Jesse Carere, and Justin Kelly.

If you’re looking for something to fill your time while you shelter in place, this series may feel eerily familiar. While the fictional disease at the center of this series is somewhat unrealistic with its almost instant fatality, many of the questions and situations surrounding the characters mimic society’s current state. I wish they had developed a more realistic disease at the epicenter of this show; it’s almost laughable and over-the-top as they have it in the first two episodes. However, by the third episode, everyone over 22 is deceased, and we follow the younger generations as they try to grapple with a broken society, fear of the unknown, loss, and the ultimate question of whom to trust. If you can get past the ridiculousness of the disease that wipes out the older citizens of Pretty Lake, you may find this series worth a watch.

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