As winter days become colder and colder, time on the couch or in bed with one’s favorite snacks while you load up Netflix happen more and more. Each year brings in a new set of shows or movies that make hours feel like minutes. Seton Hall students share some of their favorite shows to take a look at this year.
Whether or not students have seen the show, some find it impossible to hide from social media’s reaction to the show and its new second season. The drama revolves around Joe, a bachelor who becomes overly obsessed with the women who come into his life. Katherine Patton, a sophomore business major, mostly admires how the writers were able to portray Joe as a charming individual despite his stalking.
“I think it got popular because it deals with stalking through social media, which is pretty realistic during this time where everyone’s lives are online,” Patton said.
This British comedy series revolves around an awkward high schooler as he dives into the world of sex therapy. The British teen series introduces many characters with different viewpoints on the matter and gives the audience someone to relate to. Some students find that it captures the awkward and surreal emotions that inevitably come with high school.
Dylan Hunt, a sophomore journalism major, said the show “truly encapsulates the confusion and wonder of growing up in a modern society.”
The show is now on its second season with a total of 16 episodes.
“Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez”
Whether one is a fan of sports or suspenseful dramas, the Aaron Hernandez documentary includes both. The three-part docuseries revolves around former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted of murder at the prime of his career and then committed suicide in a maximum security prison. The documentary is only three years removed from the death of Hernandez.
Rony Jerez, a sophomore visual and sound media major, saw the docuseries as an in-depth and interesting look at Hernandez’s life. The three episodes offer a deeper insight while expanding the story behind Hernandez’s trial. The docuseries showed a personal look into Hernandez’s life.
“All in all, it was captivating,” Jerez said.
As social media was flooded with people debating the accuracy of the show, Jerez commented on the allegations surrounding Hernandez’s life.
“I was not surprised to hear that some of the information was not true,” Jerez said.
“Atypical” revolves around Sam, a rising college student with autism. Alongside his best friend and family, Sam navigates through the various trials that come along with becoming an adult, while also trying to enjoy what’s left of his teenage years.
Emily Jung, a senior visual and sound media major, has been enjoying the series that brings a sense of humor in such a household.
“It’s really inspiring,” Jung said. “It’s funny as well.” The series just released their third season over the winter holidays and continues to follow the family as Sam begins college.
As for movies, Netflix has been making a push for more original content. The recent release of “Marriage Story” stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver and depicts the harsh reality of a family handling a divorce. Kaleigh Diamond, a senior communications major, appreciates how the director Noah Baumbach’s created such a real film “I felt like it was an accurate representation,” Diamond said. “It also says a lot about streaming services.”
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