Given the numerous home shows available when you have a real television, you might wonder why you should watch another one on your laptop. The first two reasons should be obvious: it’s on Netflix and produced by the BBC. The even better reason is that it is nothing like any homes show you’ve seen before.
In “Sex Education”’s mere eight episodes it is able to tell a story that, although its particulars may vary from many people’s high school experiences; its overall message speaks towards the awkward universality of that time in people’s lives. There are a lot of moving components in this show, and they all add up to one pleasant viewing experience.
When I first watched Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch I was stunned. I sat trembling in my easy chair not in fear of the film at hand but in excitement towards the idea of it. For Bandersnatch was something new, something creative and unexpected, that directly changed the rules of engagement between viewer and film to its advantage.
Are you a fan of Gossip Girl? Did you ever ask yourself what would it be like if we knew who Dan was as a person and also what if he killed people? If any of these questions have ever come across your mind then You is the show for you!
Here is a hot (and probably unpopular) take: the movie To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is overrated.
Netflix released yet another original back in February called Everything Sucks! and I’m here to spoil it for you. The show is set in 1996 in Boring, Oregon, which is actually a real place, though it was filmed in Oregon City and Portland. The show revolves primarily around the stories of Luke and Kate, a freshman and a sophomore at Boring High School. Surprise, surprise, these kids are played by real 14-year-olds and not random 24-year-olds pretending like they still look young enough to pass as high schoolers. I’m going to take you through each episode, give you the highlights, and hopefully explain why I got so emotionally invested in this short-lived Netflix original.
Ahhh Netflix, you narcotics dealer you, you know exactly what you’re doing when you release an entire season of Jessica Jones at the same time, you know that I’m a college student and therefore I’m obligated to stay up until 3am and binge watch the entire thing. I’m beginning to think that Netflix wasn’t built by people looking to make money, but instead by time vampires hellbent on depriving the world of sleep and productivity. Well, congrats Netflix, it worked.
I’ll be the first to admit that cyberpunk is my guilty pleasure. The writing could be subpar, the actors could be boring, but god damn if you slap some neon lights and rain onto a setting, I’m instantly a fan. Of course, cyberpunk would be meaningless without its partner in crime, neo-noire; which gives framing for why everything is grey, gritty, and miserable.
Netflix recently came out with a new docuseries titled Dirty Money, from documentarian Alex Gibney, whose previous work has included Going Clear, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and other notable recent documentaries. The six-episode series focuses on several different cases of scandal and corruption in big business, each directed by a different documentary filmmaker.
This “new” Netflix series is a grown-up Moonrise Kingdom. by Claire Nunez Editor-in-Chief I have wondered…