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What to Watch if You Don’t Want to Watch the Election

West Wing Hunger Games
Left: NBC / Courtesy Everett Collection; right: Lionsgate / Courtesy Everett Collection

For many, this Election Day will be spent devouring as much coverage of the voting results as possible, flipping between different news channels while simultaneously checking Twitter and refreshing several different election results websites.

Others, however, may need to take a break from all the election coverage — or perhaps shut out everything having to do with the election entirely, as a necessary distraction from what would otherwise be fuel for a spiral down into a bottomless chasm of unresolvable anxiety and doom.

And who needs that, especially in 2020? No one! So here are some hopefully helpful — and by no means comprehensive — suggestions for alternative ways to ride out the election, both via streaming and over old fashioned linear TV.