Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2020 by Chris Evangelista
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The TV Show: Floor is Lava
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: Remember that game you played as a kid, where you would have to jump around on furniture without ever touching the floor, because the floor was “lava”? Well, Netflix went ahead and turned that into a game show. Yes, it’s very stupid. Yes, it’s very fun to watch.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Floor is Lava will never win any awards. It’s not prestige TV. It’s not even that great a game show. But there’s something undeniably enjoyable about watching adults try to navigate through elaborate obstacle courses while avoiding a floor of bubbling “lava” – or red-orange-colored water, to be more precise. No matter how ridiculous you think this idea is, I promise you that you’ll be hooked by the first episode, sitting on the edge of your seat and yelling at the contestants as they try to avoid all that lava.