What to Watch on Netflix this Break

With finals being the only thing keeping me from winter break, it’s difficult not to start thinking about what I’m going to do as soon as I finish finals. Mostly, I’m excited to binge watch to my heart’s content. Netflix is my best friend that’s always there for me when I’m sad, bored, or procrastinating. Basically I’m saying that I have an addiction that has made me aware of some really great shows and movies, including some hidden gems.

 

Therefore, I’m using my Netflix knowledge to compile a list of shows and movies to help you decide on what to watch over the break. You’re welcome in advance.

 

Gilmore girls

I know there is a slightly annoying hype surrounding Gilmore girls due to the release of the new Netflix Original episodes for Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life, but I promise that it’s worth it to jump on the bandwagon if you have not already. The mother daughter relationship between “Lorelai” and “Rory” will make you extra nostalgic when you’re home with your own family for break.

 

Skins (UK)

I can genuinely say that Skins is one of the best TV shows I have ever seen. The show focuses on sex, drugs, and the hardships of being a teenager. Despite its raunchy content, odds are it will resonate with you in some capacity, causing you to truly sympathize with the characters. If you enjoy slightly dark humour and teen drama, this the show for you. Warning: once you start, you won’t want to stop.

 

10 Things I Hate About You

Ladies and gentleman, 10 Things I Hate About You is on Netflix. This is a feel good film that will make you feel like a high schooler falling in love again. Watch this film to see Heath Ledger looking dreamy as ever and to chuckle at Kat’s witty, feminist rhetoric. This film is guaranteed to be your new guilty pleasure.

 

Black Mirror

This show is on my binge watching list for break because I have only heard amazing things. The general consensus is that the show messes with your head and will most likely make you cry. Probably not the best show to binge watch in one sitting. I have been told that you need breaks in between episodes to ponder life because it makes you question humanity. Overall, Black Mirror is so highly recommended, it’s bound to be good.

 

Shameless

Being home with your family is fun at first, but after a while all you want to do is get back to school and back to independence. However, to put your own family into perspective, I would recommend the TV show Shameless. The series follows the Gallagher family who live in poverty in Chicago, scheming their way through life. The show is highly entertaining and will make you thankful for your own family.

 

Hemlock Grove

Hemlock Grove is for those who love the supernatural, especially vampires and werewolves. The show is sexy, thrilling, and addictive, making it an easy binge watch. There are only three seasons and all of them are available on Netflix, so no stressful waiting around for closure. Instead, you get to sit back and enjoy all the hotties on the show.

 

Colonia

If you love Emma Watson as much as I do, then you will love her film Colonia that is available on Netflix. She plays a very different character from her iconic role as Hermione in Harry Potter. In this movie, she willingly joins a religious cult that inflicts emotional and physical pain all in order to save her boyfriend. The film is beautifully done and really depicts this subject matter in an interesting and insightful way.

 

White Girl

White Girl is officially one of my top five favorite films and I highly recommend it to everyone with a Netflix account. The film follows a college student named Leah who is living in New York for her internship during the summer before her sophomore year. She becomes involved with a drug dealer and despite their relationship’s passion, things take a turn for the worse. The film can be painful to watch at times due to sensitive material, however the movie as a whole is incredibly powerful.