What to Watch: Netflix


Caroline Wilking, Staff Writer

Netflix, with its expansive library and time-consuming tendencies, is truly a blessing and a curse — which is to say, a little binge-watching every once in a while isn’t necessarily a bad thing. While you’re practicing social distancing, you may want to delve into some of these Netflix selections, in moderation, of course.

To start off, there are the comedies everyone tells you to watch but you never quite got around to watching:

  • “Parks and Recreation”
  • “The Office”
  • “The Good Place”
  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Plus the Netflix originals everyone tells you to watch but you never quite got around to watching:

  • “The Umbrella Academy”
  • “Stranger Things”
  • “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
  • “On My Block”
  • “A Series of Unfortunate Events”
  • “Anne with an E”

And some guilty-pleasure reality television:

  • “The Bachelor” season 1
  • “Jeopardy!” (This counts as learning…right?)
  • “Next in Fashion”
  • “Nailed It!”
  • “The Great British Baking Show”
  • “Queer Eye”
  • “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”

You can also watch (or re-watch for the fifth time) these popular dramas:

  • “Gossip Girl”
  • “Gilmore Girls”
  • “Once Upon a Time”
  • “The Fosters”
  • “Riverdale”

Or plan a movie night for the whole family:

  • “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
  • “Hairspray”
  • “Inception”
  • “All of the Indiana Jones movies”
  • “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (and the new sequel)

If you’re in the mood for something scary, a few horror flicks might be right for you:

  • “47 Meters Down”
  • “The Ring”
  • “Carrie”
  • “Two Sentence Horror Stories”

In terms of superhero content, Netflix has plenty:

  • “Spider-Man 3”
  • “Ant-Man and the Wasp”
  • “Black Lightning”
  • “Batman Begins”
  • “The Flash”
  • “Supergirl”
  • “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
  • “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
  • “Arrow”
  • “The Dark Knight”
  • “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • “Raising Dion”
  • “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse”

Of course, Netflix contains hundreds of other selections, and these are just some of the highlights. Whatever you choose to watch, watch it in moderation, stay safe, and stay healthy!