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Netflix Films and Shows to Watch Instead of Adulting

by Jernice Kelley
Web Content Contributor

If you are anything like me, you probably would rather curl up in bed and watch TV rather than doing work.

Watching a good show or movie always puts me in a good mood and is one of my favorite ways to relax. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have had more time than ever to start watching new things.

Here is some of my favorite entertainment currently streaming! 

Alice in Borderland

“Alice in Borderland” is a Japanese drama based on Haro Aso’s novel of the same name. The series is centered around a group of friends who must navigate the streets of an abandoned city and compete in dangerous games for “visas.” What makes the stakes higher is that if the visas expire, the individuals are executed.

If you love the survival genre and films such as Saw, Hunger Games and Battle Royale, then this is the series for you. It is cinematically beautiful, lots of fun and will keep you on your toes! 

Devilman Crybaby

“Devilman Crybaby” is a Japanese animation that follows Akira Fudo and his friend Ryo Asuka as they attempt to face-off against ancient demons that want to destroy humanity. 

The show is fairly graphic and explores themes of sex, love, puberty, sexuality and queer identities. This series may not be for everyone, as it showcases some of the worst parts of humanity, perversion of self and how no matter how much positivity you have, your humanity will betray you in the end.

“Devilman” will surely take you on an emotional rollercoaster. 

Enola Holmes

If you enjoy Millie Bobby Brown’s projects such as “Stranger Things” and “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” then you will enjoy one of her latest flicks, “Enola Holmes.” 

“Enola Holmes” is a mystery film that follows the teenage sister of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes on her journey to find her mother while getting into a bit of mischief along the way. The film truly is a breath of fresh air and executed well. 

The Call

“The Call” is a South Korean thriller that revolves around two women from different time periods who are connected by a phone in the same home but 20 years apart. One simple phone call will interchange their fates. 

I truly enjoyed the concept of this film although it can be difficult to keep up with at times. The acting, atmosphere, and execution genuinely immerse you in the story. 

Love, Death, and Robots” 

“Love, Death, and Robots” is an adult animated anthology showcasing 18 different stories.

With different animation styles for each story, their uniqueness stands out. Each stand-alone episode shares a thematic connection with the three subjects, although not each episode contains all three elements.

Some of my personal favorites are “Beyond the Aquila Rift” and “Sonnie’s Edge.”

Be aware that the series does include strong language and adult themes. 

Siempre Bruja” (Always a Witch) 

“Always a Witch” follows the tale of Carmen Eguiluz, a powerful witch from the 1640s who is propelled forward in time to 2019.

The series depicts Carmen’s attempts to fulfill a promise to a powerful wizard, fight back against looming danger and return home. On Carmen’s journey, she learns to adjust to modern life, if a bit awkwardly at times. 

Featured image by Netflix and Andie Mau via Canva.

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