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Best Shows on Netflix

Alexia Ayuk, News and Special Projects Editor

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One of the many reasons why Netflix is a fan-favorite platform is because it compiles so many of our beloved television shows onto one place. Netflix in recent years has branched out into developing many of its own original series which have become staples in many people’s’ television watching lifestyles. So, get ready to disregard your homework and social activities for some time because this list might take a while to get through.

 

American Vandal

 

You may think that a lot of drama goes on in your friend group or within the walls of GC, but wait until you see this series. With the explosion of crime investigation documentaries, this satirical mockumentary is the perfect extension of that genre. Two filmmaker friends attempt to find out who is truly responsible for a school prank gone too far, leaving one student expelled while claiming to be innocent. Thirty minutes per episode will not be enough for you as you explore the investigative research of the guilty party. Luckily, a second season is already on Netflix.

 

Gossip Girl

 

I may or may not have watched this series give or take 5 times. This statement may sound incredulous to admit, but this following of the fictional lives of the Upper East Sides elite adolescents was ahead of its time in many ways due to its inclusion of blogging as its means for social destruction. As one the character’s said in the show’s last episode, “the Upper East Side was like something from Fitzgerald or Thackeray: Teenagers acting like adults, adults acting like teenagers—guarding secrets, spreading gossip—all with the trappings of truly opulent wealth.”

 

New Girl

 

This past year, FOX’s beloved series New Girl came to an end. The only happy ending to this tale is that Netflix currently has every season for you to binge except the most current one. “The economy stinks. Bees are dying. Movies are pretty much all sequels now.” The show’s premiere in 2011 reflected a sitcom of its time–30 somethings attempting to figure out their lives in a post-recession America. Combined with an adorkable cast and even better running jokes, you’ll be able to find something to relate to as well as something to laugh about.

 

Mad Men

 

First premiering on AMC in 2007, this show was not expected to be anything more than background noise while one was cleaning their house. Set in the 60s, Mad Men displays the last years of a restricting social order our country had where men where kings of the world and women were forced to be their subservient maids. It’s combination of a changing age and a time we currently live in but fixed with memorable characters, episodes like short stories, and writing that makes it one of the best shows to come out of television’s Golden Age.  According to George Packer of The New Yorker, “[Mad Men] presents a world that’s alien enough to be interesting as anthropology.”

 

On My Block

 

This provocative, coming of age story follows four diverse best friends venturing into high school. Set in a rough neighborhood with unusual and surprising characters, the story and dynamics between the characters are ever intriguing. Rollerworld and gangs and quinceaneras, oh my! This Netflix Original Comedy is like no other and should not be slept on.

 

The Crown

 

Also featured in our “What You Should Be Binge Watching: Winter Break 2017,” this binge-worthy tv drama is everything a royals-obsessed human could want. The dramatized events of what occurred in the world’s favorite monarchy will make you believe you are a fly on the wall and witnessed the events as they happened, fictional or not.

 

House of cards

 

Political shows have been all the rage in the most recent years of television. Scandal, Veep, and Designated Survivor are just a few that have surfaced our television screens, but something sets apart this political thriller from the rest. Perhaps the realistic depiction of Washington politics is so entrancing that we forget we are not watching a secret camera following our own elected officials in their attempts to attain power.

 

Glee

 

Almost ten years after its premiere, this Journey song stands the test of time as the anthem of Glee. The high school telling reflecting the lives of teenagers trying to discover who they are through the troubles of adolescence may sound like your average drama. BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Ryan Murphy’s successful creation of a musical comedy broke down the walls of what teen dramas could be. Choreographed dance numbers. An evil cheerleading coach wanting to take down their club. Slushie throws. Relationship Woes. This combination could be the television remedy you needed.

 

The Office

 

Love it or hate it, this satirical look at a boring job at a paper company has become ingrained in our pop culture. Through various memes and gifs, we have all come to know and love Michael Scott and his band of unenthused workers. The pranks, marriages, trips, and catchphrases have become everyday slang and notable references. Whether you love to hate it or hate to love it, deep down, there is something special about what that office means to the characters and why so many keep rewatching.

 

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