• Julianna Chang

What to Watch on Netflix

For many of us, summer isn’t quite what we hoped it would be. Instead of frolicking around with our friends, we’re stuck at home watching reruns of reality shows. If you’re looking for something new to spice up your life at home, here’s what you should watch on Netflix:


Avatar: The Last Airbender:

This classic Nickelodeon show was just added to Netflix and everyone is watching it. If you’re looking for a throwback to your childhood and a great show all around, watch Avatar.


Sex Education:

Sex Education follows Otis, whose mom is a sex therapist, and Maeve as they try to give

out sex advice to the kids at their school. I watched it a while back and enjoyed it.


Athlete A:

This is a documentary that follows journalists at the Indianapolis Star as they investigate

the sexual assault scandals regarding Dr. Larry Nassar, a famous gymnastics doctor, and USA Gymnastics. I recently watched this documentary with my family and I was shocked. If you’re looking for an in-depth description of the major scandal that took place last year and has Dr. Larry Nassar in jail and both the FBI and USAG being investigated by the government, this documentary is for you.


Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga:

If you’re looking for a really terrible, but funny, movie to watch, this is it. Starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams (you might recognize her from The Notebook), it’s a terrible movie about Fire Saga, an Icelandic band of two, trying to win Eurovision, a contest similar to X-Factor or American Idol that actually exists in Europe. Even though the singing is terrible, I highly recommend you watch this movie for some laughs.


Just Go With It

This is a classic Adam Sandler movie, starring Adam Sandler himself and Jennifer Aniston. If you’re looking for something to watch with your family at night, this is a great one.


13th:

13th is an Academy Award Nominee documentary following the history of racial injustice in the US, focusing on the fact that the prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. This is a great way to educate yourself on the Black Lives Matter movement and the injustices that they have faced over time.


The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes:

This one, I’ll have to admit, is more tailored to my family's taste. If you’re a family that loves to watch HGTV and look at luxury homes, this show is for you. However, the two hosts, Pierce and Caroline, add entertaining commentary to each house. You can always expect a fantastic drawing from Pierce of the houses’ structures and if there’s a pool, don’t doubt that Caroline will be swimming in it.


The Half of It:

If you’re looking for a more teenage, romance movie, this one is it. It follows Ellie Chu and Paul Munsky as they both fall in love with the same girl.


The Good Place:

In The Good Place, Eleanor (Kristen Bell) dies and mistakenly ends up in heaven, or The Good Place. The show follows her journey to fit in with the others and pretend that she belongs. It’s hilarious and entertaining and I would definitely recommend that you watch it.


The Politician:

The first thing I noticed when I began watching this show is that it stars Ben Platt, who played Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen, the broadway musical. That, and that it’s hilarious. The show follows rich kid Payton as he strives to be the student body president of his high school. It’s filled with twists and turns that will surely keep you on the edge of your seat.


Also, look out for the new shows and movies coming to Netflix in July, including The Notebook, The Kissing Booth 2, TheKarate Kid trilogy, and Spaceballs.



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