Arts & Entertainment

What To Watch on Netflix This Winter

I review some excellent shows that will keep you going in the cold months to come. 

By Rebekah Karp, Staff Writer and Artist

With winter break right around the corner and the need for us to stay inside to keep the world safe, you and I both are catching “cabin fever” already. What better way to drive away that anxious feeling than by stepping into a brand new world and binging a new TV show. I’ve got some excellent shows that will keep you going in the cold months to come. 

Netflix:

Julie and the Phantoms

Okay, hear me out on this one. I know that the show is definitely geared towards a younger audience, but it is created by Kenny Ortega. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, maybe the hit song “We’re All in This Together” will? Kenny Ortega is the director and creator of our beloved nostalgic classic, High School Musical. This new show has the same classic Disney vibes but has some fantastic themes to it. From dealing with grief to acceptance to young love, this show has it all. This is a show that you don’t have to think really hard to watch. It has some great representation, and you will end up feeling warm and fuzzy at the end of the show. I HIGHLY recommend it!

The Haunting of Bly Manor

This is a brand new sequel series to The Haunting of Hill House, a Netflix hit that came out last year. In the same fashion as American Horror Story, the same actors are back, but they are playing different characters in a brand new house of horrors. If you are looking for something on the spooky side and trying to hang onto the last bits of your Halloween spirit before Christmas is shoved down our throats, this show is perfect. Both Bly Manor and Hill House do an excellent job of being scary but also being an intense show.

HBO:

Lovecraft Country

Do you love monsters, demons, chaos, surprises around every corner, having absolutely no idea what’s going on and then getting it at the end…and even more monsters? Then HBO Max’s Lovecraft Country is the perfect show for you! It is a beautiful mix of hard-hitting topics and monsters with an incredibly diverse cast and an awesome score to the piece as a whole. It’s definitely a great one to watch and binge.

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