4 Netflix Shows To Binge Watch After Finals

1. Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 3 is coming to Netflix on May 19th and I can barely contain my excitement. If you haven’t watched the first two seasons of this show I highly recommend it. The show follows the journey of Kimmy Schmidt who is adjusting to adult life in New York City after spending 15 years trapped in an underground bunker as a part of doomsday cult. Okay, I know that sounds extremely dark, but trust me it is a light hearted comedy. The show has an extremely positive protagonist who even after facing incredible trauma faces every challenge and wrong turn with unbridled optimism. The show also touches on serious issues such as race, sexuality, and PTSD. This is a feat that only show runner, Tina Fey could pull off.

 

2. Master of None 

 Master of None is a show whose protagonist I can relate to more than most Netflix shows. Aziz Ansari plays a struggling actor in New York City. He often gets passed off on roles and really does not feel he has gotten his big break. He also finds himself getting into embarrassing and uncomfortable situations which is the story of my life. The show touches on many issues people in their twenties struggle with. The show touches on modern dating, awkward social situations, and trying to create a career. His character copes with growing up and focusing less on just getting by but finding who is going to be. As a college student I feel that there is the constant pressure of having to be someone or finding your purpose. Ansari’s character certainly does not have all the answers to these question but he faces these challenges with the help of his friends and with a level of determination we can all aspire to.

 

3. House of Cards

Okay with the political climate right now I think we all would benefit from escaping into the fictional universe where Frank Underwood is the President. A world that is slightly less crazy than the one we are currently living in.  Frank Underwood in every season is a delight to watch and is absolutely ruthless. The only character that may be more cold and calculating is his wife Claire Underwood. They both use a complicated set of power plays to climb the political ladder and will stop at nothing to get what they want. The show has a bit of a slow start but is worth watching because once it pulls you in it does not let go.

 

4. Dear, White People

The show is based off of the movie by the same name. The show follows a group of black students at a predominantly white college, who stand up to white students who think it is acceptable to dress up in black face for Halloween parties. It has already garnered some controversy from users who feel the show demonizes white people. But after viewing the show I can see it isn’t necessarily out to demonize a group but rather give white viewers a different perspective and introduce them to the experience of black youth. Of course the show points out flaws in white society but the show is about realizing our own flaws and prejudices and learning to be more aware. #StayWoke. So, if you aren’t afraid to have your privilege checked and want to check out a series that tackles racial issues make sure to tune in.

 

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