A Netflix Binge for Every Mood

  1. 1. If you want a good cry...

    There are just some days when you want to cry; I understand the urge and so does Netflix. Granted, I’ve left out some no-duh movies, like The Notebook, but here are my picks for if you you want a good cry.

    · PS I Love You: A story of a husband who dies and a wife struggling to move on. It’s heart-crushing from beginning, and this movie will surely start the water works.

    · Grey’s Anatomy: Literally heart-wrenching from the first season. A medical show drama that either 1) has a death in every episode or 2) makes you cry about not having a McSteamy in real life.

  2. 2. If you need a good scare...

    Now I’m not the biggest fan of scary movies or shows (as evident by the many nightmares I endured after watching The Nun), but I do appreciate a good scare. Just beware that the list goes from “Yeah, I can watch this at night” to “I’m never going outside again.”

    · Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A fairly well known story, this new Netflix show follows Sabrina Spellman, a half witch, as she goes against dark forces and enemies. It may sound like another TV show Netflix put out, but the first episode has a teacher beheaded and possessed, so there we go.

    · Hush: No magic nor supernatural creatures involved, but this movie takes an interesting turn as it follows a deaf author living in the woods. As if that isn’t difficult enough, she has to fight for her life against a masked killer. This is one of my favorite Netflix movies so I would highly recommend.

    · Holidays: Now if you’re in the mood to be terrified, then Holidays is the best choice. Holidays is a series of eight short firms, each representing a dark story on a holiday. It’s chilling, scary, illogical, and definitely memorable. If you want more of a teaser, the first episode is “Valentine’s Day,” and without spoiling the story too much, the main character essentially digs her enemy’s heart out with a knife to give to her crush. It’s cute.

  3. 3. If you want a good laugh...

    My favorite section of Netflix: comedies. Here are some of my favorite shows/movies that everyone should watch. Again, I didn’t include some of the obvious, like Friends or Big Mouth as those are basically a given.

    · The Office: As I’m very aware, people have most likely already seen this show, but for all those people who haven’t seen this brilliant sitcom, The Office follows employees of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in a documentary style. I’ll admit, the first season isn’t the best (personally, I started on the second season), but push through, it’s worth it.  

    · That ‘70s Show: Probably an underrated sitcom, this show is set in the 70s (if you couldn’t tell) and follows a group of friends struggling with high school relationships, family, and their future. Each character has their own idiosyncrasies, and will definitely make you laugh.    

    · 21 and Over: The most ridiculous, grandiose, movie about a night out that I could think of on Netflix. This movie is essentially exactly what it sounds like: a group of guys go crazy before an important interview the next morning, and end up wearing a bra on top of a police car.

  4. 4. If you just had a break-up...

    Break-ups suck, whether it be mutual or one-sided, but here is a list of movies to get you through.

    · To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: This is the movie you watch when you want to cry about love. A fairly new Netflix movie, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before follows Lara Jean as her habit of writing letters to boys she likes become revealed. It’s funny, sad at times, but very heartwarming at the end. Of course, it’s perfect for break-ups, especially during the first few weeks.

    · Legally Blonde: Watching Elle Woods use her break-up as fuel to get into Harvard Law School because of a boy is so empowering, yet so ridiculous. I will say most of this movie feeds into the empowerment of a woman after a break-up, so Legally Blonde is the perfect movie during the, what I call, “I hate boys” phase of a break-up.  

    · John Tucker Must Die: Usually after a break-up, there is a moment where you start cursing his name. Now this movie isn’t actually on Netflix, but it was so perfect that I had to include it. John Tucker Must Die is a classic romantic comedy that follows the revenge plot on John Tucker, the basketball player who dated three girls at once. I can personally say, watching this after my own break-up, John Tucker Must Die is a movie every girl should be petty for.

  5. 5. If you're feeling dramatic...

    Not matter what mood I’m in, there’s always a place to be dramatic. Here are two shows I highly recommend if you just want some drama in your life.

    · Gossip Girl: Every second of this show encompasses drama in the form of prep students. Follow Serena van der Woodsen and a bunch of other rich teenagers as they go through their lives being documented by a person known as Gossip Girl. Think Pretty Little Liars, but more sceney.

    · The Originals: I may be biased only because of my everlasting love for Klaus Michaelson, but The Originals is my current obsession. The Originals is both similar enough that people who watch The Vampire Diaries will love it, but also different enough that an older audience will enjoy it. It’s a darker, sexier show where you don’t have to watch the origin series to understand it. It follows the Michaelson Family, the oldest, strongest, most ruthless family of vampires as they struggle to find the meaning of family and strength. So good.