The newest book-to-TV drama series from Netflix, 13 Reasons Why, is here, and it’s causing quite the stir about a very serious topic. One day, high school teenager named Clay mysteriously finds a box of cassette tapes on his porch that was recorded by Hannah Baker, Clay’s classmate and crush, who tragically committed suicide two weeks before. Through each tape, Clay discovers the thirteen reasons why she chose to end her life and the secrets of his fellow classmates that are gradually revealed through each tape. I, unfortunately, have not read the novel, so I entered the show full-on blind to the characters, the story, and the tone. As a result, each episode was unexpected to me.
It wasn’t long ago that Netflix made its way into our homes via DVD deliveries. These days, we are flooded with options available at the tip of our fingers which is a double edged convenience. On one hand, we don’t have to wait to binge-watch seasons of our favorite shows, but we do have to sift through a whole lot of stuff we might not be interested in to find what we are really in the mood for. Fear not, fellow Netflixers! We have put together a short list of some of our favorite documentaries that are available now. These films are sure to please, whether you are an artistic soul, a true crime fanatic or a music buff!
This latest Marvel Netflix show before the culmination of these Marvel shows with The Defenders was definitely built on a significant amount of fan hype and justice for the comic book character. Unfortunately, the martial arts superhero show barely had any power in its punch coming off with some decent action sequences and a good supporting character but overall leaving a very lackluster, dull, and structure-less taste.
What is so unique about this Netflix documentary series is that it does not only go into depth of the specialty food of the chef but into the chef’s particular background as well. The new season focuses on six world-renowned chefs, Jeong Kwan, Vladimir Mukhin, Nancy Silverton, Ivan Orkin, Tim Raue and Virgilio Martinez. They focus not only on the food but the chef’s past experiences, struggles, and successes. Even though these chefs’ come from diverse backgrounds and have diverse cooking styles, they all have similar personalities of conviction and compassion, which clearly distinguishes itself from other cooking documentaries.
Last November, Netflix dropped viewers back into the quirky little town of Stars Hollow and the lives of our beloved Gilmore Girls, Lorelai and Rory (Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel). In the much-anticipated revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, fans were given another chance to live vicariously through the fast-talking mother-daughter duo and the crazy antics of the world they live in.
Spring is gradually returning and with a combination of beautiful days of flowers, warm and cool breezy nights, and various amounts of new television premieres. These premieres of old and new television shows are packed with a mixture of celebrity drama, martial arts action, sociopolitical issues, and deep revenge. Here are the top new television premieres to watch out for this spring.
In recent years, there have been an excessive amount of films and TV shows that were undead or zombie-themed. The most noticeable films are the sci-fi horror drama 28 Days Later and the horror comedy Shaun of the Dead and the most popular zombie TV series being the horror drama The Walking Dead. Netflix’s half-hour horror comedy, Santa Clarita Diet, brings an alternative spin to the zombie themed premise and also presents itself as an absurdist family sitcom that is highly aware how free they are from the traditional constraints of network television.
The Netflix original series, “The Crown” depicts the beauty and delicacy of the early royal reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Through this season viewers will take in all the beauty and grace of British royalty. However, Netflix’s new hit drama also reveals the hidden cracks in the crown. This series offers a deeper reflection into the Queen’s exclusively tumultuous family life and the significantly difficult choices Elizabeth had to make as a queen.
Netflix is taking television to the mat with its new slew of originals. With so many binge-worthy originals, it was hard to choose which we liked best. These are the nine we couldn’t keep off of our screens.
This family adventure drama and dark comedy presents itself as a series of sorrow and woe but in actuality is an intriguing show with an amazingly picked set of actors, a humorously melancholic narrator, a mostly moving plot and detailed set designs. It’s the culmination of these factors that makes the show difficult to look away and easy to binge. The TV adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is based on the New York Times best-selling children’s novel series of the same name.
I vividly remember the moment that Gilmore Girls ended. It was spring of 2007 and Samantha’s living room was cluttered with a scattering of used tissues, empty take-out containers, and pairs of mothers and daughters with red-rimmed eyes. For those 42 minutes, the room, tucked away in a small Connecticut town much like our beloved Stars Hollow, remained completely silent. Well, silent apart from the rapid-fire dialogue and infamous ‘La La’s bellowing from the TV in front of us one final time.
Fall is upon us and so is the ever-anticipated cuddle weather! What better way to enjoy the season of change than by spending some time inside snuggled up with your honey…or yourself! Break out the junk food and comfy clothes as I fill you in on some binge-worthy Netflix fall favorites to get you ready for the perfect binge-a-thon for your next Netflix and Chill session.