The Netflix Originals You Should Check Out

The Netflix Originals You Should Check Out

Because, it's never too early in the semester to start binge-watching Netflix

It's a new semester, but it doesn't mean that habits have to change. First week of classes already has you wanting to crawl under a blanket and just watch anything? Here are the Netflix Originals that you should check out!

1. Voltron: Legendary Defender

Looking to close the void that the end of Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel The Legend of Korra left you in? Don't look any further! Several parts of the team that you brought you Aang and Korra have come back with Voltron! It has the same comedy, story depth, and lovable characters that made you fall in love with the Nickelodeon original cartoons. Extra plus: the ever enjoyable Steve Yeun, of The Walking Dead fame, is voicing one of the main characters, Keith. (Also, if you wait long enough, Season 2 will come by in late 2016)

2. John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid

The best part of John Mulaney is the fact that it feels like you know him, that you've definitely met him before. The comedy is like having a conversation with your friends. He's relatable and funny because his stories are seemingly commonplace, but with a twist that keeps you snickering throughout the whole show.

(He asks the question about Back to the Future that none of us ever thought of asking)

**BTW, if you love this, check out John Mulaney: New In Town!

3. Ali Wong: Baby Cobra

She's raunchy and dirty and . . . pregnant? Get to know more about this comedy legend and her crazy adventures with homeless people confused as hipsters and the dolphin bodies of Asian men. Best part about her, she's an empowered Asian female! Everything she says just hardcore speaks to me. To be honest, she actually just speaks to all women!

("I JUST WANNA LIE DOWN and eat snacks and watch Ellen all day" - actual words of the wisest of us all, aka Ali Wong)

4. Master of None

Master of None is a mix of sarcastic comedy and actual sincerity. Follow main character, Dev, and his crazy adventures as a 30-year old actual American (not a Hollywood version of American, but like a legit regular dude) with love and his friends. The show touches a soft spot for me, since it's probably the few times in Hollywood media that gives an honest representation of the life and thoughts of an Asian American, without making us all seem like immigrants that don't belong in Western society.

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If You've Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

Despite what they have told you, it's a gift.

Emotional: a word used often nowadays to insult someone for their sensitivity towards a multitude of things.

If you cry happy tears, you're emotional. If you express (even if it's in a healthy way) that something is bothering you, you're sensitive. If your hormones are in a funk and you just happen to be sad one day, you're emotional AND sensitive.

Let me tell you something that goes against everything people have probably ever told you. Being emotional and being sensitive are very, very good things. It's a gift. Your ability to empathize, sympathize, and sensitize yourself to your own situation and to others' situations is a true gift that many people don't possess, therefore many people do not understand.

Never let someone's negativity toward this gift of yours get you down. We are all guilty of bashing something that is unfamiliar to us: something that is different. But take pride in knowing God granted this special gift to you because He believes you will use it to make a difference someday, somehow.

This gift of yours was meant to be utilized. It would not be a part of you if you were not meant to use it. Because of this gift, you will change someone's life someday. You might be the only person that takes a little extra time to listen to someone's struggle when the rest of the world turns their backs.

In a world where a six-figure income is a significant determinant in the career someone pursues, you might be one of the few who decides to donate your time for no income at all. You might be the first friend someone thinks to call when they get good news, simply because they know you will be happy for them. You might be an incredible mother who takes too much time to nurture and raise beautiful children who will one day change the world.

To feel everything with every single part of your being is a truly wonderful thing. You love harder. You smile bigger. You feel more. What a beautiful thing! Could you imagine being the opposite of these things? Insensitive and emotionless?? Both are unhealthy, both aren't nearly as satisfying, and neither will get you anywhere worth going in life.

Imagine how much richer your life is because you love other's so hard. It might mean more heartache, but the reward is always worth the risk. Imagine how much richer your life is because you are overly appreciative of the beauty a simple sunset brings. Imagine how much richer your life is because you can be moved to tears by the lessons of someone else's story.

Embrace every part of who you are and be just that 100%. There will be people who criticize you for the size of your heart. Feel sorry for them. There are people who are dishonest. There are people who are manipulative. There are people who are downright malicious. And the one thing people say to put you down is "you feel too much." Hmm...

Sounds like more of a compliment to me. Just sayin'.

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