quarantine stream floor is lava

(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.

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Around 500,000 years ago, Homo erectus engraved symbols on shells. During the Upper Paleolithic period, cave painting was invented. Now, in the year 2020, art has hit its pinnacle. There’s nowhere left to go from here folks, so all artists and creatives might as well pack it in. Because this Friday, Netflix is unleashing Floor is Lava, a game show based on the popular children’s game of jumping up and down on the furniture while making a ruckus.

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