Another semester of college is done, or you finally got your diploma after years of hard work. Either way, you deserve a break! Of course, this time of year means students will be returning home and back to the jobs they left behind, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be any room for some quality entertainment in the form of Netflix.
1. "Black Mirror."
I have heard quite a bit about this show and how good it is. A British science fiction show, Black Mirror is set in an alternate universe that looks at the effect of technology on society. Black Mirror is praised for its creativity and twists in the ending. Four seasons are currently available.
I had watched this show last summer, and eagerly waiting for more. The show stars Patrick Bateman of Arrested Development, who plays a financial advisor forced to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel in the Missouri Ozarks. The first episode jumped right into the problems at hand, which develops quite nicely over the course of the season. While the character development is rather slow, the thrills make up for that. One season is available.
3. "The Crown."
Another on my own list, for those that are into political dramas like House of Cards or The West Wing, then this might be the one for you. This show follows Queen Elizabeth II from the time she married Prince Phillip well into her reign after World War II. The series is acclaimed for its cinematography and captivating performances. There are two seasons available, with the third set for release later this year.
4. "Marvel’s Daredevil."
Heroes assemble! For our Marvel fans out there, this may peek your interest. The television adaption of The Man Without Fear follows blind lawyer Matt Murdock’s alter ego fighting to keep the streets of Hell’s Kitchen crime-free. At first, I was skeptical of a Marvel television show because I am so used to seeing Marvel films that television seemed like such a stretch for them. Because of the rave reviews and how its dark themes make a good contrast to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel's Daredevil would be worth devoting time to.
5. "On My Block."
I actually heard about this show last week, and after reading descriptions about it, it seemed like a good addition to this list. It is a coming-of-age series about four teenagers in an inner-city neighborhood in Los Angeles navigating through high school and their relationship with each other. The show tackles real and relatable issues teens today face, and its diverse cast makes it popular among viewers.