8 Captivating Netflix Shows To Watch This Summer

8 Captivating Netflix Shows To Watch This Summer

When there's nothing to do over summer break, watch a show on Netflix!

As summer break starts to roll in, so does the extra time to spend for ourselves! Sometimes, because we're so accustomed to having so many assignments and due dates during the school year, we don't know what to do when we haven't decided to hang out with friends. For those kinds of days, Netflix is the best solution, providing so many shows to choose from that cater to all interests.

Here are eight shows currently on Netflix that I love to watch.

1. "Black Mirror"

"Black Mirror" explores the possibilities of a future guided by technology, showing interesting scenarios where different people's lives are ruined by it. From a government official's public image to a normal woman's social media rating that decides her life, "Black Mirror" creatively envisions a society where they don't realize how much they rely on technology. The show gives off a mysterious "Twilight Zone" vibe and makes the viewer rethink his or her choices on how much he or she should rely on a mobile device.

2. "Grey's Anatomy"

When I first heard about the show, I found no interest in watching it because I was told that it was more about the surgeons' personal lives rather than the medical side of the show. I'm more of a "House" fan because I've always been fascinated by the amount of bravery doctors have when they work with patients. But "Grey's Anatomy" is a balance of medical practice and personal drama that keeps the viewer watching for the developing, underlying plot. Just after watching the first episode, I wanted more.

3. "The Office"

This is one of the classic comedy shows on Netflix that I've seen more than once. I love watching medical and crime shows, but "The Office" has a sort of character development that when I look back from season nine to season one, it's almost impossible to imagine that such people could change so much. I won't lie when I say that I've been emotional when watching certain episodes, but the emotions that come along with watching "The Office" are worth reliving.

4. "Gilmore Girls"

Lorelai and Rory Gilmore of Stars Hollow are the main characters of "Gilmore Girls", another show that's outside of my comfort zone. Rory is growing up, going from high school to college. The show progresses by documenting the mother and daughter's relationship and family drama. The best part about the show is how they're best friends more than they are just a mother and her child, and how they communicate with each other is unique.

5. "How To Get Away With Murder"

I'll admit, the title scared me when I first saw it on Netflix, but the first episode quickly cleared up the confusion. But that doesn't mean that the title is wrong... The show is about more than just how the main group of characters solves court cases; they have some problems of their own. "How to Get Away With Murder" is a great show for anyone with an interest in law and how to actually get away with murder.

6. "Friends"

I haven't finished "Friends" yet, but from what I've seen so far, the friend group's adventures are fun to follow. For me, Phoebe is my favorite character because her cluelessness is so relatable. At the same time, though, the six adults have their own underlying problems that allow their personalities to form, which makes them different from the others. I like the show especially because it lives up to its title. "Friends" shows how friendship can overcome any issue.

7. "A Series of Unfortunate Events"

When I was younger, I would always read Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events." I always thought that he was a weird man, and when the older movie came out a few years ago, I would not stop watching it. So when I heard that the books were coming to life once again in a Netflix show, I could not be more thankful to have access to Netflix. I finished the show in two days because of how excited I was, and it lived up to my expectations! I'm so excited because I hear that there is apparently going to be a season two!

8. "Bones"

As soon as I had heard that "House" was being taken off Netflix on April 1, I knew that I had to quickly find another show that I'd enjoy. I stumbled upon "Bones," a show that I had seen snippets of when I was much younger, but I had never sat down to watch it completely. Before I knew it, I couldn't take my eyes off the screen and finished a few episodes in one night. To my luck though, seasons one through four were removed from Netflix on April 1, too, but the rest of the episodes are still there!

Hopefully, this is enough to last the whole summer! Have a great summer break 2017!

Cover Image Credit: Pexels

Popular Right Now

23 Cristina Yang Quotes Every College Girl Needs

"If there's no food, I'm going home."

Cristina Yang has the kind of sarcastic, intelligent personality that every girl wants to have. From her antics with Meredith to her snippy comments she makes to her interns, we all aspire to be more like Yang. Her iconic one liners make for the perfect relatable college girl quotes.

Here are 23 Cristina quotes every college girl needs.

1. "If you want crappy things to stop happening to you, then stop accepting crap and start demanding more."

2. "Screw beautiful, I'm brilliant. If you want to appease me, compliment my brain."

3. "Not everybody has to be happy. That's not mental health, that's crap."

4. "We have to dance it out. That's how we finish."

5. "If there's no food, I'm going home."

6. "Being aware of your crap and actually overcoming your crap are two very different things."

7. "If you want to be a shark, be a shark."

8. "Doubt is normal."

9. "I don't have a sour puss, this is just my face."

10. "I'm not a spoon, I'm a knife and I'm going to stab you in the eyeball."

11. "Don't let what he wants eclipse what you need. He is very dreamy, but he is not the sun. You are."

12. "I need a drink, a man or a massage. Or a drunken massage by a man."

13. "I'm laughing, just not externally."

14. "Should I sleep or should I shower? I could sleep in the shower but I'm also starving."

15. "This face only goes on the Nobel brochure."

16. "Pretty good is not enough, I want to be great."

17. "That's where the real work begins. To find hope where there seems to be absolutely none at all."

18. "Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature."

19. "I'm not pretending, I'm sad. I'm very sad. Me sooo sad."

20. "Well, I don't speak girl."

21. "I'd say wish me luck but I don't need it."

22. "I get angry when I go without sleep."

23. "Everybody has problems. Now get your ass out of bed and get to work."

Cover Image Credit: ABC

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

A Step By Step Of How Your Thanksgiving Will Actually Go

Every year we think it will go differently, and yet...


It's pre-Christmas, and it will be a day of stress, love, and wonderful food.

1. You wake up to the sounds of a parent slamming pots and pans on the counter top


It is time. The day has begun and your mom or dad will start yelling for you any minute.

2. You finally make it downstairs and you're assigned your tasks before family arrives


There will be the "Make this table," or the "Dust the entire house because your cousins are coming and they won't notice but your aunt sure will. Oh, and please stay out of the kitchen." You know, the usual.

3. You try to eat breakfast and lunch but honestly you can not WAIT for dinner tonight and the smells coming from the kitchen are overwhelming


What are we celebrating again? I'm just excited to eat.

4. You rush and make your way to the grocery store at least once (maybe twice) because your parents can't leave the kitchen


"You would think mom wouldn't forget anything for tonight, but I guess it is pretty easy to forget gravy when you're making a million other dishes," you think to yourself as you try to defend the forgetfulness.

5. You spend a few hours feeling bored as you wait for your family members to arrive because you still aren't allowed in the kitchen and you find yourself watching that one "Friends" episode to kill some time. 


Football or "Friends"? Honestly I should ask my mom if she needs more help but I'll just keep watching this.

6. Your family finally arrives 


It is suddenly overwhelmingly loud and you now get to talk about your life for the next few hours. Food cannot come soon enough.

7. Hours and hours seemed to go by but dinner is finally ready


At llllaaaassssstttttttttt, my dinnnnnnneeeeerrrrrrrr will be mmmmiiiinnneeeeeeeeee!

8. You have to sit through and listen to either heated debate or six conversations at once while you eat 


Honestly, I'll just keep quiet and enjoy these mashed potatoes for their deliciousness.

9. You get one look from your mom and suddenly your busting the whole table


But hey, there are worse things in life. For instance, I'm not even toughing that turkey carcass I don't care what my parents say.

10. It's round two. You've been waiting for that pie all day 


There's this cool thing called a dessert stomach where you have more room for dessert than you did five minutes ago. Isn't that great?!?

11. Your family slowly starts to leave, and the food coma starts to settle in 


It's been a great meal, even if there was some arguing. At the end of it all, it's still been a great thanksgiving.

Related Content

Facebook Comments