As Sacramentans hunker down at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have suddenly found they have an unprecedented amount of time to watch television, for better or worse. But entertainment has also been a salve for our sanity. Reality fluff has become much-needed comfort food. Documentaries have become essential escapes from an uncertain moment in history. If the world hadn't suddenly ground to a halt, would so many people have been rapt by a roadside zoo owner with a mullet and a criminal record? Hard to say.
During the stay-at-home orders, entertainment has brought us together when we can't actually be together. At the very least, it's given us something to talk to one another about on FaceTime and family Zoom calls besides a virus.
From new scripted series to episodic documentaries to older offerings we've finally had the time to revisit, the shows are being pitted against each other in our March Madness-style bracket. Which television show will emerge as the ultimate in quarantine content? You decide.
Help your favorite program advance through each round of the competition by registering with a valid email address and then casting a vote.
Round 1: Thursday, May 7–Monday, May 11
Round 2: Tuesday, May 12–Saturday, May 16
Round 3: Sunday, May 17–Thursday, May 21
Final round: Friday, May 22–Thursday, May 28