We’ve carefully curated pairings—the show x the strain—to take the guesswork out of the best cannabis-infused viewing experiences.
Midnight Gospel x Candy Land
Midnight Gospel is an animated series recently released on Netflix. Clancy is a spacecaster (think futuristic podcaster) with a refurbished world simulator. He chooses his world, sticks his head in a cavity, and transports himself to find his newest spacecast guest. With bright psychedelic colors, trippy music and fantastic storylines, these 20-minute episodes will give you a much-needed break from our pandemic-ridden world. While you’re transporting yourself to other worlds with Clancy, roll up some Candy Land. This strain is sativa-dominant, bred from Grandaddy Purple and Bay Platinum cookies. You’ll feel uplifted and creative, ready to travel and commune with others, even if you don’t leave the comfort of your couch.
Great British Baking Show x Ice Cream Cake
For those looking for some culinary inspiration or just wanting to look at beautiful pastries (instead of yet another package of Pop-Tarts), look no further than The Great British Baking Show. Unlike other cooking shows, the judges and contestants aren’t cutthroat or aggressive. Each week, the bakers participate in three challenges, baking a variety of items from cakes to breads to custards. The Great British Baking Show pairs well with Ice Cream Cake, an indica-dominant cross of Wedding Cake and Gelato #33. As you can imagine, this strain is sugary with hints of vanilla, reminiscent of an ice cream cake. The relaxation you’ll feel will have you dreaming of delicate sponges lightly iced with buttercream.
Russian Doll x Berry White
Starring (and co-created by) the incredible Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll is a trippy tale that follows Nadia who keeps dying on her 36th birthday after (or while) attending a party thrown for her by her two best friends. This show is well-written, funny and eccentric, bringing the viewer in and keeping you guessing. Take this journey with a joint filled with Berry White. A combination of Blueberry and White Widow, this strain gives you stress relief (stress probably caused by watching Nadia die 87 times) while also giving you a sense of euphoria (like when you realize she will inevitably reappear alive in the bathroom). This strain is balanced and beautiful, just like Russian Doll.
American Vandal x Amnesia Haze
American Vandal, a mocumentary following a high-school class clown accused of spray-painting phallic images on parked cars, is funny, obscene and so reminiscent of the terror of being a high schooler. The characters are quirky and relatable, almost making you believe it was a real documentary (or maybe that was just me). Follow Dylan’s journey with a bowl (or multiple bowls) or Amnesia Haze. This earthy strain is citrusy and uplifting, allowing you to stay energized and engaged for the whole two seasons.
Twin Peaks x Peyote Cookies
Although not as lighthearted as our other picks, Twin Peaks will reel you in with its engaging storyline and keep you guessing as the death of Laura Palmer moves from homicide to supernatural. Originally debuted in 1990, this psychological thriller is quirky and intriguing. Characters like FBI Agent Dale Cooper and teen queen Audrey Horne will lead you through the strange town that is Twin Peaks. Paired with Peyote Cookies, this show couldn’t get any weirder. A cross between Peyote Purple and Cookies Kush will keep you in your head and locked on your couch. With flavors of guava, vanilla, coffee and earth, you’ll feel relaxed with this strain, even if you’re perplexed by this show.