‘Social Distance’ Review: Netflix’s Quarantine-Shot Series Is a Bore

‘Social Distance’ Review: Netflix’s Quarantine-Shot Series Is a Bore
Many are still wondering about what kind of film and television work will come out of the Covid-19 pandemic and its resulting quarantine; so far, little has impressed. And that includes Netflix’s new anthology series “Social Distance.” Set in the initial months of the pandemic, it’s an eight-part series that, per the press release, “showcases the power of the human spirit in the face of uncertainty and isolation.”

Meh.

Produced entirely remotely by Jenji Kohan, the creator of “Orange Is the New Black,” the series focuses on how Americans were forced to cope with the early effects of quarantine. Each episode tells a different story. But is it worth watching?

For a number of reasons, it falls short. A television show about life during the pandemic feels too soon — we don’t know how this story ends, because it has yet to end. If the series’ goal is
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