Wednesday, February 1, 2017

What to Watch on Netflix if You Feel…

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Netflix: a place where productivity goes to die. Going on Netflix starts off as a harmless way to relieve some stress. You tell yourself: I’ll only watch one episode.” Two seasons later you receive the Are you still watching” message because not even Netflix can’t believe you’re still watching. If you’re swamped with homework, Netflix is definitely not a good place to invest your time. But if you happen to have time to kill, then Netflix is perfect for you. Here are a few must-see Netflix movies and T.V. shows that we would recommend.

Movies
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If you feel like nothing is going right…
Forrest Gump (PG-13)
            A good-hearted man navigates the ups and downs of life.

If you feel romantic…
The Princess Bride (PG)
            Westley and Buttercup fight to be together with the help of a giant and a master swordsman.

If you feel a little down…
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (PG-13)
            In this romantic comedy set in the ’20’s, an unsuccessful nanny steals someone else’s job and ends up helping an American starlet navigate opportunity, life, and love.

If you feel uptight and you just need to chill…
Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)
            This movie takes place in 1965, when two 12-year-old lovers run away together, leaving the boy’s scout leader, the girl’s parents, and a policeman to find them while solving their own problems.

If you feel disappointed in yourself…
Legally Blonde (PG-13)
            Elle Woods’ boyfriend leaves her when he goes to Harvard, so she decides to get into Harvard and win him back.

If you feel not quite sad but not happy either…
Nanny McPhee (PG)
            A widower’s seven children cannot be forced to behave, until the magical Nanny McPhee comes along with, shall we say, unconventional methods. “No spoonful of sugar” here!

If you feel comedic…
Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure (G)
            Everyone’s favorite spoiled brat chases her dreams in the Big Apple and learns to deal with failure.

T.V. Shows
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If you feel like you can take on the world…
Powerpuff Girls (TV-Y7)
All seasons available
(The older version, of course.)
This animated series follows the life of the super-adorable Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, three superheroes who were the result of a lab experiment mishap. Blossom is the edgy tomboy; Bubbles is the sweet, sensitive one; and Buttercup is the implicit leader of the group. Watch as they battle it out with their foes, saving Townsville from one heinous villain at a time.

If you feel nostalgic…
Saved by the Bell (TV-PG)
Most of the seasons available
Navigate through the halls of Bayside High with six unforgettable friends: Kelly, Slater, Zack, Screech, Lisa, and Jessie. Ripe with romance, fun, life lessons, and lots of laughs, Saved by the Bell is a perfect series to binge with friends or to watch every now and then if you want to immersed in 90s culture.

If you feel quirky…
Fuller House (TV-G)
      Two seasons available!
Fuller House: a modern-day throwback, if that makes sense. A reboot from the 80s-90s hit series Full House, Fuller House serves as sequel that explores the adult lives of DJ Tanner-Fuller, Stephanie Tanner, and Kimmy Gibbler. Filled with lighthearted comedy and tons of shenanigans, Fuller House is the perfect series to revisit the warm, familial spirit of Full House but in 2017.

If you feel dramatic…
Degrassi: Next Class (TV-PG)
Two seasons available
I know what you’re thinking: There have been, like, a 100 seasons of Degrassi. What makes this one different?” Degrassi: Next Class, like other seasons of Degrassi, explores real-life topics that teens currently face.
Next Class, however, is more refreshing. The series successfully investigates realistic issues without over-saturating or making the topics too dramatic.
Bonus: some of the characters from older episodes reunite in one of the Next Class episodes.

If you want your books to come to life…
Pretty Little Liars (TV-14)
Six seasons available
Based off the bestselling books by Sara Shepard, Pretty Little Liars follows the lives of four girls (Aria, Hanna, Emily, and Spencer) residing in Rosewood, a place where secrets are the glue holding this mysterious town together. After the disappearance and murder of one of their best friends (Alison), the girls uncover secrets that suggest that what they once believed to be the truth might actually be a lie. On top of it all, an omniscient and omnipresent cyber-stalker A” is threatening to divulge the secrets that the Liars (Aria, Hanna, Emily, and Spencer) keep.

If you feel mysterious…
Stranger Things (TV-14)
One season available
An odd girl. Four inquisitive boys. A series of disappearances. These form the premise of the show Stranger Things. Set in the 1980s, Stranger Things takes place in an agrarian town where nothing really happens until a string of strange disappearances sets this once mundane town on edge.

If you feel empowered…
Parks and Recreation (TV-14)
    Seven seasons available
Leslie Knope is an effervescent public servant whose love for government almost dominates her love of breakfast foods. Her upbeat, go-getter attitude comically contrasts with her co-workers general apathy. Leslie Knope dreams of improving her small Indiana town called, Pawnee. In the beginning of the series, Knope ardently works to build a park in Pawnee. As the series progresses, Knope’s aspirations elevate when she runs for a spot in the City Council, higher government positions, and fights gender inequality. Knope, overall, epitomizes what it means to be a woman in power.

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