Shows to binge on Netflix

By Sean Gallagher, Staff–

With the current stay-at-home orders, Americans are turning to streaming platforms such as Netflix for entertainment. Netflix reported gaining 15.8 million global subscribers on April 21, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s my pick for the shows that you should add to your quarantine binge-watch list.

Number one is “Outer Banks.” For Netflix originals, this show does a great job of keeping the viewer entertained and in suspense through to the end. The show centers around John B and his group of misfit best friends as they search for a legendary treasure linked to John B’s father’s disappearance.

If you liked “Stranger Things,” you will find this show equally compelling and thrilling. Though the show does feature some cheesy dialogue, the action and exciting plot make up for it.

This show never had me bored and is not too much of a commitment to get into. “Outer Banks” is the show of the summer.

Last month Netflix added the hit sitcom “Community.” This comedy features a Spanish study group turned tight- knit friends that meet at quite possibly the worst education institution, Greendale- Community College. The show is filled with free-wheeling comedy and a great ensemble of characters.

“Community” originally aired in the early 2010’s, it starred actors such as Joel McHale, Donald Glover, Allison Brie, Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs and Chevy Chase.

Though a change in writer plagued later seasons, the first three seasons are definitely worth watching. Fans of “Rick and Morty,” “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” will enjoy this quirky sit-com.

Finally, my last pick is sure to give 2000s kids nostalgia: “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” The hit animated TV series was recently added on May 15. I’m happy to say that this show has aged amazingly since its 2005 release on Nickelodeon.

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” is set in a fictional world divided into four nations- the Water Tribe, the Fire Nation, the Earth Kingdom, and the Air Nomads. The Fire Nation took over the world and disrupted the peace, only the Avatar, a kid named Aang can restore peace.

Though a children’s show, viewers of all ages will find themselves binge-watching. There are great characters, animation and a fun plot. 

The end of every episode leaves the viewer in suspense and wanting more; it’s like the show was made for binge-watching.

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