By Anna Cichelero '21
"You" by Netflix TV Mature Audiences Only
I recently started watching the show You on Netflix. I'm not a big Netflix person, but after seeing ads for You, I decided to give it a try since Dan Humphry's actor plays the main character. Don't get me wrong, Dan can get quite annoying in Gossip Girl, but I'd never seen him in anything else so I thought it was worth a shot.
You was intriguing right from the start. Season one kept me interested and excited. I also liked the way the main character (who's name I'm still unsure of, as it changes throughout the series) narrates the show. It's a little scary, but in a good way and there's always something unexpected to keep you on your toes. In a short season of only ten episodes, many juicy secrets are exposed through the main character's intense stalking.
I started season two a few days ago, but haven't really been able to get into it. All of the characters from season one changed except for Penn Badgley's character which I was kind of upset about. In my opinion, season two seemed like the same plot line as season one, but with a new set of characters, which didn't intrigue me personally. Adding onto that, I was still mad about the way that season one ended (I wish I could say more on that but I won't spoil it), but I'm only half way through the first episode so I probably haven't given it much of a chance yet.
Overall, I would definitely recommend season one.
By Ellie Schwartz '21
Spinning Out by Netflix Mature Audiences Only
The Netflix show "Spinning Out," is a binge worthy drama that surrounds aspiring figure skater, Katarina Baker, as she struggles with mental illness, toxic relationships, and love. The show was a little melodramatic at some points, but overall, I thought it showed a somewhat accurate representation of living with mental illness and how it affects relationships. While I enjoyed the emotional arc of the main character, what stood out most was the actor who portrayed Justin, Evan Roderick, Kats new skating partner. Roderick was very nice to look at and made the intense scenes much more enjoyable. The only critic I have for his character is that he should have been less attractive, as it was hard to not enjoy his character even when he was doing questionable things. However, I hope Netflix does not take this criticism to heart and they continue to use Evan Roderick’s gorgeous face in Season 2. Overall, Spinning Out is a guilty-pleasure-esc drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat, which I would highly recommend watching.