Five TV Shows With Deep Concepts

After a long summer of scrolling through Netflix and binging shows on Hulu, it’s safe to say that some shows have deeper concepts than others. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching random episodes of The Office if I am in need of a good laugh. However, it’s always refreshing to start a new series that really makes you pay attention and think. Here are five shows with deep concepts that will do just that

 

On my Block

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On My Block follows a group of teens growing up in the hood of southern California. The Netflix series deals with gang and gun violence, while maintaining a certain youthful coming-of-age feel. 

 

The Handmaid's Tale

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Based off of the 1985 novel written by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale portrays a dystopian society in which fertile women are enslaved and owned by wealthy families. Although the show is fictional, it’s concepts symbolize modern women’s rights in the eyes of the government.

 

Shameless

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Dealing with subjects such as mental health and poverty, the hit series Shameless follows a family living on the southside of Chicago and all of the struggles that they face. The series also takes into consideration the severity of alcoholism and addition with the effects that alcoholism and addiction have on a family. 

 

13 Reasons Why

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Ever since the show premiered in 2017, 13 Reasons Why has found itself in the center of controversy. Dispite the backlash, this show has people talking about the stigmas surrounding mental health and the seriousness of teenage suicide. 

 

Atypical

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This Netflix series follows a teen boy who is on the autism spectrum. Depicting the main character’s everyday life and the struggles he and his family sometime face, Atypical teaches us  that although we may be different, we all go through the struggles of growing up just the same.