As a nerd, I also have a ton of favorite TV shows including Netflix series. Netflix allows you to watch a wide variety of TV shows and movies from all types of genres. One of the nice things about Netflix also is their original series and movies. A lot of their original content is well made and spectacular, however some series don’t get the spotlight they deserve. In today’s blog, I’m going to briefly list some of my favorite Netflix Originals that people should watch!
5. Dear White People
Based on the 2014 movie that came out, Dear White People is a show about how students of color navigate various forms of racism and discrimination at a Ivy League PWI (Predominately White Institution). Follow each student’s narrative as they find different ways to adapt and interact with the rest of the university. Dear White People is a great show to watch because it sheds some light on a lot of problems that many students of color face when they attend a PWI such as trying to find one’s own identity or culture or how to handle racial issues or discrimination.
4. Marco Polo
If you love Game of Thrones, than you’ll love this series! Marco Polo follows a young Marco as he travels across the Silk Road and interacts with the Khan of the Mongolian Empire. Watch as Marco is forced to learn how to stay alive in a strange new world, and learn the cultural norms of the Mongols in order to survive as he experiences the dynamic world Ease Asia.
3. The Get Down
The Get Down is set in the late 1970s in New York City, where bankruptcy is a huge problem in the city, resulting in a lot of neighborhoods being run down and filled with crime. Follow a group of friends, who reside in the Bronx, as they do their best to navigate the streets, while discovering their passion for music to use as an escape from their harsh realities. The Get Down is an amazing show with great visuals, storytelling, and catchy music.
Sense8 is a compelling show that celebrates diversity, unity, and passion. Without revealing to much, the show is about a group of eight people who are located in different parts of the world, but one day a live changing event happens to them and they are able to communicate telepathically with each other and experience what others in their group or “cluster” experience. However, an evil organization is hunting clusters like the main eight characters and exploiting their abilities to hunt down others like them. Overall the story, visual aesthetics, and the overall tone of the series is amazing.
- Stranger Things
At the top of the list sits Stranger Things! I know, I know, Stranger Things is a really popular series. However, if you haven’t checked it out yet. Stop reading this article, open Netflix and watch it right now! The show is set during the 80s in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. Nothing unusual typically happens in Hawkins, however an ominous presence looms that many are unaware of. The story starts off with a young pre-teen by the name of Will Byers disappearing after heading home from his friend’s house. Suddenly a mysterious girl with a shaved head appears. Overall Stranger Things is a breathtaking show with stunning visuals, amazing plot devices, and equipt with a dynamic cast and crew.
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