Bett-Binge Watch (Netflix Recommendations)
1. “American Horror Story”
“American Horror Story” is a horror TV series that every season tells a different story but with most of the same actors. The first season is about a haunted house, and
the family that has moved into it. The second season centers around an insane asylum, where the manager takes in men and women that aren't actually criminally insane. The third season follows a coven of witches trying to figure out who their new leader is.The fourth season is about a “Freak Show” and the menacing lives of the performers. The fifth season, which just concluded, on network TV focus on a virus that has taken over the “Hotel Cortez.” “American Horror Story” is creepy, not scary. Most people say, “I won't watch ‘AHS’ because is too scary.” The show makes you jump but if you can stand a little blood, sex, and drugs, you are sure to fall in love with “American Horror Story” just as I have.
2. “Breaking Bad”
“Breaking Bad” follows Walter H. White, a chemistry genius, who has been recently diagnosed with stage III terminal lung cancer and is given a short amount of time left to live. To ensure his son and wife have a financial future, Walt uses his chemistry skills to create the world's finest crystal meth. With the help of Jesse Pinkman, a former student of his, the meth makes them very rich very quickly. But it soon attracts the attention of his DEA brother-in-law Hank. Walt and Jesse’s reputation in the drug world escalates, Walt becomes the best meth cook ever and Jesse is a hot-headed salesmen. Hank is always on their tail, and it forces them to come up with new ways to cover up their tracks. I recommend this show to anyone who likes a thrilling crime drama.
3. “Game of Thrones”
“Game of Thrones” is based on George RR Martin's “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series. The story is about nine noble families that are fight to take control of the seven kingdoms of Westeros. King Robert Baratheon asks his old friend Eddard, Lord of Winterfell, to serve as his Hand of the King. Lord Eddard is secretly warned that the previous hand was murdered. In order to investigate further, Eddard accepts and takes half of his family to King's Landing with him. Meanwhile the Queen’s family, Lannister, is planning to take the power away from the King. Across the narrow sea, the last members of the Targaryen family are going to attempt to regain the “Iron Throne” in King's Landing. The resistance between the houses Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, and Targaryen leads to a full-scale war while an ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. The night's watch is all that stands between the realms of man and the icy horrors beyond. “Game of Thrones” is my favorite show, I love the fantasy, romance, and the medieval feel of this show. I recommend this to anyone because is not just about the king fighting a war against his lord's. It's about the relationships built between the kings and houses of Westeros.
4. “Pretty Little Liars”
“Pretty Little Liars” is set in a small town of Rosewood. The series follows lives of
four girls: Spencer, Aria, Hanna, and Emily. Their friendships fall apart after the disappearance of their leader Alison. One year later the group is reunited when they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure named “A,” who threatens to expose their deepest secrets, including ones they thought only Alison knew. At first, they think its Alison herself, but after her body is found, the girls realized someone else planning to ruin their lives. I finished watching “Pretty Little Liars” last month on Netflix. I loved this show so much because the show is set up for us as the audience to figure out who “A” is; it doesn’t ever focus on one antagonist; it twist and turns, moving from one character to another and even the girls once turned on each other. When I got to the end of season 4 I thought I finally put all the pieces together, but in the end I was wrong. Season 5 was called “The Summer of Answers” where we finally found out who “A” is. I recommend this TV show for anyone looking for a good mystery/drama.
“90210” follows the lives of several wealthy students attending the West Beverly Hills High School in California. The show originally revolved around the Wilson family, including Annie, Dixon, Harrison, and Debbie. Harrison has returned from Kansas to his Beverly Hills childhood home with his family to care for his drunk and sickly mother, Tabitha. Annie and Dixon struggle to adjust to their new lives while making friends and yet listening to their parents. It has been a couple of years since I have seen “90210” but I loved it so much. It shows the complexity of young adult lives no matter if you are rich or poor. I recommend this show to any young adult looking to learn some important life lessons.
6. “The Fosters”
“The Fosters” follows Lena and Stef, a interracial lesbian couple who are raising a
biological son along with several other adoptive children. Lena is assistant school principal, who is determined to save children. She decides to take in Callie, a troubled teen with an abusive past which will turn the Foster’s family upside down. Stef is a tough but kind police officer who is not eager to add to their family while Lena tries to introduce new children to the family, not always with Stef’s knowledge. I recommend “The Fosters” for anyone because this show shows the ups and downs of a life in foster care and a lot about acceptance and love.