Hi! Today, I wanted to talk about one of my favorite subjects: Netflix. It’s my favorite way to unwind from a long day of classes. I also enjoy discovering new shows and movies to watch. There are so many possibilities of things you can enjoy. There’s something for everyone, whether it’s a laugh-out-loud comedy or a super romantic, mushy movie. Stuck on what to watch? Here are some suggestions you might enjoy. I realize that we all don’t have the exact same taste in movies and TV shows. My tip is this: try watching 15-20 minutes of something and stop watching if you’re not liking it. This gives you a pretty good idea of the overall plot and characters. First, I’ll start with 3 movie suggestions and end with 3 TV show suggestions.
Lights, Camera, Action! It’s showtime:
- The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants – This is a heart-warming, touching movie about the power of friendship. A group of four teenage girls share a pair of pants while apart during the summer. The pants bring a certain kind of magic into their lives and change them for the better. The cast is fantastic and you’ll find yourself relating to each of the girls in different ways. Bridget is sporty and cool, but struggles with the death of her Mom. Carmen deals with the acceptance of a new step parent and step siblings. Lena goes to Greece and finds love, but at what cost? Meanwhile, Tibby is stuck at home working at a soul-sucking job, but meets a young girl named Bailey who helps her film a documentary.
- Forrest Gump – This movie’s a classic for a reason. Sally Field and Tom Hanks are fantastic in this charming film. Forrest Gump lives through and is part of a variety of historical events in U.S. history. He’s slightly below average intelligence and people only see him as dimwitted. Forrest is lovable and sweet but makes a lot of mistakes along the way. This movie centers around an ill-timed romance with his childhood friend, Jenny. Forrest does everything from opening a shrimp restaurant to being a ping-pong champion. You’ll never know what he does next. This movie keeps you on your feet. It has comedy, romance, sadness, drama and everything in between.
- The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) – This was originally a play written by Oscar Wilde developed into a movie. I had to read it for my English Lit class and really enjoyed the story line. It’s a funny comedy that takes place in the Victorian Era (late 1800s). Two young men, Algernon and Jack, are the main characters. They both use the name “Ernest” to their advantage and frequently lie about who they really are. They’re not quite earnest though, so that pun comes into play. Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth play in this film.
TV Shows that are awesome:
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – You’ve got a lot of cast members from 30 Rock on this hilarious show. The second season is coming to Netflix on April 5, so there’s plenty of time to get caught up. Kimmy, the main character, is stuck in an underground cult for at least 10 years, but is successfully rescued by the FBI. She then decides to move to New York City and experience all the things in life that she’s missed. It’s a wacky and creative show that’s fun to watch.
- Mad Men – Let me just say this: I LOVE Mad Men. If you like the 1960s, advertising agencies and good looking men, this is the show for you. As a marketing major, I can appreciate all the account executive references and ad talk. It’s slow to start, but the characters will keep you interested in the show. I’m convinced everyone knows a Don Draper type who’s seemingly perfect and can never do any wrong at work. Meanwhile, I think more of us are like Pete, who aren’t as smooth and deal with a lot of obstacles at the workplace. There are seven seasons, so there’s plenty to watch.
- Friends – This is a classic TV show from the 90s and it’s perfect for any 20-something to watch. After watching the show, I realized that I’m a “Monica”. Maybe you’re a “Joey” or a “Rachel”. It’s hilarious; there are a lot of great jokes. Romance is a big part of it too, especially between Rachel and Ross. It’s entertaining and relatable. I think it’s something everyone should watch.
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