Happy holidays everyone! We’re currently in the time period where we stop worrying about school and block out anything that sounds even remotely academic related. Math? What even is that? “Chemistry’s the one with the shapes and sh*t, right?”
With that being said, I’m sure many of us have already had our days where we don’t know what to do except stare blankly at the ceiling and wonder what TV series we’re gonna start next. Well, look no further because here are two movies and one TV show that’s going to blow your mind and change your life.
1. "Dead Poets Society"
This is a classic movie from 1989 starring the late Robin Williams (bless his soul). I was first introduced to this movie in my English class during my junior year of high school, and let me tell you… I was not expecting to like it. To be honest, I wasn’t even expecting to pay attention in that class, but for some reason, I did.
Don’t get put off by the fact that this movie came out in 1989. It was beautifully crafted and the moral of the story is absolutely incredible. I won’t spoil anything, but in this movie, you follow Professor Keating (Robin Williams) and his rather unorthodox methods for teaching students.
If you want to become a teacher in the future, this movie is a MUST. Even if you don’t want to become a teacher, this movie will truly inspire you and tug at your heart-strings (I actually ended up bawling my eyes out by the end of this movie in class… embarrassing).
2. "Hidden Figures"
Now moving onto a more recent movie, you may have heard of "Hidden Figures," which stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. These women tell the untold stories of three brilliant African-American women who worked for NASA during the Space Race time period.
In this movie, you are bound to feel inspired, enraged at the discrimination they face on a daily basis, touched, and warm-hearted.
I’ve watched this movie at least three times within the past two months, and I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone, even if you are not a space or math geek.
3. The Good Doctor
So we’re gonna shift gears a little bit and turn our attention to a TV show called "The Good Doctor."
In this series, we follow the inspirational journey of Shaun Murphy, an autistic surgeon with savant syndrome.
Similarly to "Hidden Figures," you are definitely going to feel a variety of different emotions while watching this show. You get to see the discrimination Shaun must experience on a daily basis for being “different” from the norm, yet you also get to witness amazing miracles and actions.
Unfortunately, this show is not complete and is currently in the process of being filmed and released. However, it definitely means you get to look forward to a new episode every week! This is truly an inspirational TV show that demonstrates how we can all face hardship and be the person who comes out on top.