It is safe to say that in the past decade, Netflix has created an online entertainment empire. With over 3000 movie titles available in most regions (and new ones being added every day), as well as around 700 Netflix Original series (so not even including the ones they licence from other networks), there is certainly no slowing down for the streaming giant.
Ever since season two of the CW’s Riverdale aired and went of the rails, it has been the laughing stock of television dramas. You see, season one actually wasn’t quite that bad. Sure, the dialogue was insanely cringe, but it had a lot of good moments and potential.
Based on the best-selling novel by Irish author Sally Rooney, BBC Three’s adaptation of Normal People is a near word for word parallel as it tells the raw and realistic story of Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal). An infatuation started as teens through secret kisses (and that which follows) that would continue to be revived and deepen as their lives persist on crossing paths throughout the years.
I don’t attempt to kid myself - to put on some bubblegum pop and pretend that everything is fine right now; it isn’t. Of course, if that is your jam and if it makes you feel at ease, all the more power to you.
But personally, I've found it to be a very specific type of music that has resonated with me these past few weeks.
According to the Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal organization that has fought to exonerate innocent men and women incarcerated in the U.S. since 1992, between 2.4% and 5% of all U.S. prisoners are estimated to be innocent. Considering that as of 2019, roughly 2.12 million people in the states are behind bars, this could potentially mean that just over 100.000 people are currently serving time for crimes they did not commit. Additionally, that is 100.000 people guilty of those crimes running free.
While some people are being almost offensively productive during these hours of self-isolation, many of us just want to take this time to relax and unwind. But maybe, even though you have more free time than ever, you’re still not in the mood to sit down and read those Game of Thrones books, or let your partner convince you to watch One Piece with them (which consists of a glorious 925 episodes… RIP). In that case, I’ve compiled a list of 10 mini/one season-series that you can binge through in just a couple of hours and then move on to the next one!