By Maura Gormley ’19
Let’s be completely honest, as much as we like to imagine going to the beach all summer and hanging out with friends, we still spend an awfully large amount of time on Netflix. Whether it’s a late night series marathon, or an occasional episode or two, it is important to spend your valuable time off watching something that is worth the hours you put into it. That is why I have compiled a list to help you.
If you are looking for an easy watch that most likely won’t cause mental distress, I recommend I Love Lucy. Almost everyone has heard of I Love Lucy but a lot of people overlook it because it is an old show. I Love Lucy is a lighthearted comedy that looks into the hilarious life of Lucy Ricardo and her husband, Ricky. This show is guaranteed to make you laugh all summer long. I Love Lucy can be found through Hulu, Target, Amazon, or the Hallmark channel.
Something more thrilling to fill your days would be the Freeform show, Stitchers. Stitchers is the story of a hacker who is implanted into the memories of dead people. The hacker, Kirsten, uses the memories of the dead to try to solve open cases. This fast-paced show will leave you intrigued and keep you entertained (and slightly stressed) during your break. Stitchers is available on the Freeform app or on Tuesday nights on Freeform.
Into shows about sports? No? Me neither. However, Haikyuu will pull you in and keep you occupied for days or even weeks. Haikyuu is a popular anime about Karasuno Volleyball Club. It follows the journey of two boys who manage to become incredible players with the help of each other and their team. With a perfect balance of comedy and drama, Haikyuu will quickly become one of your favorites, regardless of whether you are interested in sports. Haikyuu can be watched on Hulu, Crunchyroll, Kissanime, or on DVD.
Finally, if you are looking for something a little different, Your Lie in April may be perfect for you. This show is based around a young piano prodigy called Arima, who loses his love for music after his mother dies. Arima is so busy grieving that he forgets to look for the good in the world. To him, everything becomes gray and dull without light or color to brighten it. Your Lie in April will show how Arima will start to heal with the help of an eccentric violinist named Kaori Miyazono. Keep a box of tissues next to your bowl of popcorn when watching this show. Your Lie in April is accessible through Netflix.
I would like to warn you in advance that all of these shows are highly addictive and I am not responsible for any life destroying emotions that may be associated with them.