Streaming service Topic wants to be your new quarantine hobby

The humorous spot, by Walrus, uses real scenes from foreign crime thrillers.

After a year in quarantine, it might feel like there’s nothing left to watch. But Topic, a streaming platform from First Look Media, wants you to look abroad. In the spot, short snippets from real international dramas, mysteries and thrillers are paired with mismatched subtitles. "Let’s talk about pandemic fatigue," the spot begins. "You’ve baked every carb imaginable. You’ve even bought plants to keep your other plants company." But, the worst part? "You’ve streamed the entirety of American TV," the subtitle reads. Topic presents an extensive catalogue that it promises has "good, dark, totally addictive" programs for those thriller buffs.