What to Binge on Netflix

Henrik Hunt, Entertainment Editor

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With covid-19 keeping us all stuck at home, it seems like an opportune time to take a break from the real world and catch up on some of the many shows on Netflix. But, with the countless hours of shows on Netflix, it can be quite daunting to decide what to watch. Here is a list of  a few shows that I believe are the best ways to spend your time on Netflix. Now keep in mind that this list only includes shows with an endearing story and good character development. This means I’ll be leaving out some shows such as “Tiger King” and numerous comedies that are just there to make us laugh.

First, I have to mention Netflix’s “The Witcher.” This show is understandably one of Netflix’s most popular shows. It’s eight episode, dark fantasy setting is perfect for older viewers who are looking to satisfy that need for the high fantasy genre. With a compelling story, epic monster battles and endearing characters, this show has most of what makes Netflix so great.

Second, I would recommend Netflix’s teen horror show “Stranger Things”. “Stranger Things” is a fun mysterious ride that is meant for older viewers as well. This show has some of the most memorable characters in recent memory. With an unpredictable story that encompasses the show’s three seasons and the unbelievably canny 80’s vibe, “Stranger Things” is easily the best that Netflix has to offer.

Next, I want to mention Netflix’s “Locke and Key.” This show is in a completely different genre than the previous entries, and it shows. “Locke and Key” follows the Locke family as they move into their father’s magical mansion after he passes away. This Netflix original is subsequently meant for audiences of all ages, and is great for the entire family. “Locke and Key” deals with discovering magical keys to discover the secrets kept inside the “Key House.”

Finally, I would recommend “Breaking Bad.” This show is quite harsh, but it’s easier to look past that since it is fictional. Still, this show follows real world problems and is a wild ride through it’s fifth and final season. “Breaking Bad” follows the story of Walter White, a rule-following chemistry teacher, as he teams up with his former student, Jesse Pinkman, in an attempt to become the biggest drug lord in the crime ridden streets of Albuquerque. Even though this show ran from 2008 to 2013, Netflix released the film “El Camino” this past October to continue the intriguing story.