Amber Frank

Staff Writer

Hey everyone, I’m here to talk about everyone’s number one bae…Netflix. If you aren’t caught up with the lingo, “bae” means “before anyone else” and I think we can all admit that a weekend full of Netflix is our not so guilty pleasure. This month I’m going to talk about some of our student’s favorite shows to binge on. There’s a very large range so buckle up!

Everyone loves Netflix but I think all of us find ourselves a little overwhelmed with all the options. I’m going to share some of our fellow students’ favorite shows that you should definitely check out!

Let’s start out with some Netflix original series. These are some of the most popular ones out there. The first show is titled “Orange is the New Black.”  The show is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.” It portrays a real life prison and will get you hooked in minutes.

Aley Phelan gave her opinion saying, “OITNB is a perfect mix of comedy and drama! It keeps you entertained with its cliffhangers and character back stories.”

My personal thoughts on the show are that it is very well made and appeals to many different audiences.

The next original series that has been suggested by peers is House of Cards. It’s an American political drama set in present day Washington, D.C.

I caught up with Drew Lenz, who had a lot to say about this riveting series. He says, “House of Cards is a sensational political drama that showcases the corruption of government as well as the influence and impact officials in Washington D.C. have on America. It centers on the senator turned president and his wife who embody every quality you would want to portray in a sinister yet bold leader.”

Drew then went on to talk about the actor Kevin Spacey, who plays the main character Frank Underwood. “He was a real jerk in the show but he plays the part perfectly and there is something about him that you cannot get enough of.”

Drew’s opinion and description of the show represents what a good choice it’d be for a Saturday night at home.

Next I want to touch upon the T.V. show must-see classics. The first show would be the iconic Gossip Girl. If you haven’t seen this show I don’t where you’ve been but it’s not too late, Netflix can save you. It follows the lives of privileged teenagers on the upper east side of New York City. The ruthless and mysterious Gossip Girl keeps the character and the viewers on their toes throughout the entire series.

Fellow GG fan Hanna Birenbaum said, “Gossip Girl has inspired me to become the fabulous person I am today. People frequently mistake me for Blake Lively, it’s such an inconvenience.”

Now you may ask how did Gossip Girl make her so fab? That’s a secret I’ll never tell, xoxo AF.

Moving on to the next monumental show Netflix has to offer, “Friday Night Lights.” FNL is based in the small town of Dillion, Texas. Its main focus is football but the show contains many more quality story lines and life lessons. The inside look at Texas football is also an interesting aspect. This show is so universal that mostly anyone can connect to it somehow.

Marykate Fallon, an avid FNL viewer, said, “Friday Night Lights is a life changing show. Coach Taylor and his wife connect with other characters in a new way. The friendship bonds are so strong and heartfelt. I almost felt like I knew Tim Riggins, Texas Forever!”

Last, I’ll end with some throwback shows that never get old. The first show is “The Office.” Some of us never got around to appreciating its hilarity while it was still on television and that’s why Netflix is here to help. The Office stars Steve Carrel who portrays the main character Michael perfectly.

Chris Gunzenhauser, an Office enthusiast, said, “I love The Office!! Its subtle humor sets the show apart from most comedies, which is why it was/is so popular.”

It’s a perfect pick-me-up to watch at any time. If you haven’t already, I highly suggest checking it out.

The next throwback is another classic. I chatted with Hanna Gerlander, a “Friends” addict, who said, “I love the show because it has both a mature and simple sense of humor, opening it up to all audiences! I think people should watch it because it is such a well-rounded show that has so many aspects almost anyone who watches it will enjoy!”

Her explanation is reason enough the log on to Netty and check it out.

All the shows listed are awesome, entertaining choices. I hope that you all enjoy the descriptions and are able to check them out. Netflix is only $8.00 a month and supplies so many options. We love you Netflix, thanks for all your amazing options.