5 Reasons 'She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power' Should Be At The Top Of Your Netflix Bucketlist

5 Reasons 'She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power' Should Be At The Top Of Your Netflix Bucketlist

For the honor of Grayskull!

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The Netflix original series "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" premiered its first season just a few weeks ago on November 13, 2018. This show is a reboot of "She-Ra: Princess of Power" which ran only from 1985 until late 1986 for two seasons with a total of 93 episodes. She-Ra came back into the light a bit after an aggressively popular He-Man meme of "What's Going On" by Non 4 Blondes swept the internet. For those that don't know, She-Ra is He-Man's twin sister -- or at least that's what their original shows depicted. Perhaps that meme helped push this reboot into production, or perhaps it didn't, but either way, we've been blessed with an incredibly progressive and entertaining show. When I rave about this new favorite, these are five points I try to sell to my friends:

1. Women in positions of authority

Well, this one's sort of a dead giveaway since the show is, after all, centered around princesses, hence the "and the Princesses of Power" in the show's title, but let's just reflect on how refreshing it is to have a show so dominated with strong, intelligent women. Now, I understand there are other franchises that are very female-dominated -- the Disney princesses come to mind right away -- but each of these Etherian ladies do more than just flaunt enchanting singing voices and pretty locks of hair. Their dreams go beyond love and world exploration as they choose to use their authority to both protect and change Etheria for the greater good themselves, without needing men to do the work for them.

2.  A prominent LGBTQ character lineup

Romance in this series has been relatively subtle. No one has outright admitted to being in a same-sex relationship, let alone any relationships besides the potential connection between Mermista and Seahawk or Bow and Perfuma at prom, but there have been several nods to LGBTQ couples and love connections. Adora and Catra is one potential pairing, Netossa and Spinnerella as another and, during the prom episode, there were several same-sex dyads clearly in romantic poses (see the Tweet's bottom right picture above for reference). Love is love is love!

3. A beautiful character array of all shapes, sizes and colors.

I mean, just look at that glorious cast! There are traditional-looking races represented, but there are new ones, too! Purple, pink, gray and so forth. Now, this particular image is a little exaggerated for aesthetic purposes, but it's very clear throughout the series that skin differences are prominent yet undiscussed because equality is so integrated into their society that skin differences are irrelevant. You might also notice that some character are taller, like She-Ra and Scorpia, while others are tiny, like Frosta. And, not to mention, others are thicc queens and muscular women owning their bodies. Among all of these diverse women, there is now a much larger audience can identify with at least one on the cast.

4. Stunning world design

This one has been up for debate because a substantial amount of fans have criticized the 2D animation style, hoping for further motion and more detail that competing shows, like "The Dragon Prince," offer. Now, those are valid points, but in my opinion, this style is a nod to the older animation quality that the original '80s series had. Plus, the series chose to emphasize scenery as opposed to fighting. I'd much rather have a more vibrant, panoramic introductory scene of each kingdom to become immersed as opposed to a few extra details in fight sequences, wouldn't you?

5. Character development in nearly every episode

Adora, Catra and Glimmer are anything but static. Since the very first episode, it's clear that their moral gears have been continuously turning. Throughout the series, you'll see Adora look past what she was raised to know from the Horde, becoming her own person while also learning how to save the world from evil. Catra, Adora's lifelong friend, is also seen going through turbulent self-journeys, teetering between the lines of good and evil as she's taunted with inner feelings of pain, jealousy and the craving for power. Glimmer is another character you'll see develop gradually, becoming more mature and learning how to put her stubbornness aside.

What are you waiting for? Season 1 is only 13 episodes. That's perfect to cram in during a day of winter break. Binge away!

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6 Places in New York City Every "Friends" Fan Needs to Visit

Grab a cup of coffee at Central Park.
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As a Friends fanatic myself, I often wonder about the places in New York City featured in the various episodes and whether I could actually visit them. Most of them are fictional or no longer exist, but there are a few places you can go to reminisce about your favorite Friends moments. So, here are 6 places in New York City you definitely need to visit as a Friends fan.

1. The Apartment Building, Obviously

The building used for the exterior shot of the apartments in Friends is real, and is located at 90 Bedford Street at the corner of Grove Street in Greenwich Village. It's an obvious must-see.

2. The Pullitzer Fountain

This is the fountain that the friends danced around in for the iconic theme song, and it's located right in Central Park.

3. Bloomingdale's

This is the department where Rachel worked before she moved on to Ralph Lauren, where she met Joshua, and where she started her career in fashion.

4. The Plaza Hotel

This is where Monica and Chandler celebrated their engagement in The One WIth Monica's Thunder, and is actually really gorgeous.

5. The Central Perk Replica

While Central Perk isn't a real coffee shop, a pop-up replica opened up in 2014 on Lafayette Street and it's definitely a must-visit.

6. Chandler's Office

The fictional Chandler works in the real Solow Building, located on West 57th street.

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21 Reasons Winston Bishop Is The Most Underrated Character In 'New Girl'

Move out of the way Nick Miller, it's Winston Bishop's time to shine.

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"New Girl" wouldn't be the same without Winston. He's unpredictable, sassy, and a little too obsessed with his cat, but we wouldn't have him any other way.

Every other character is great, but I don't think people give Winston the credit that he deserves! So, here's to you, Winston Bishop!

1. His pranks range from tickling someone's foot with a feather to crashing a wedding but either way, no one can compare to Prank Sinatra. 

2. His relationship with Furguson is the best romance on the show, even if it gets a little creepy at times

3. He isn't afraid to show his sassy side

4. He's a child at heart.

5. He takes his hobbies very seriously.

6. He stands up for his friends, no matter how ridiculous it might be 

7. He tells you exactly what he thinks.

8. He asks the important questions.

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10. Winston discovering he's color blind three seasons in made us love him even more.

11. He says things everyone can relate to.

12. He gives himself the best nicknames.

13. He can make us laugh without saying a single word.

14. He's sentimental and isn't afraid to show his true emotions.

15. He's unpredictable, you never know what Winston is going to do

16. He is the most supportive friend of the group.

17. Winston always puts 100% into what he does. 

He might get a little too invested at times, but it's all part of his charm.

18. He makes friends with everyone.

19. He's confident in himself.

20. Winston always has a positive outlook on the situation, no matter how bad it might be

21. He's a true romantic. 

The only couple better than Winston and Ferguson is Winston and Ally, even though he took so long to propose we were beginning to think it would never happen.

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