Top Netflix Shows

Sometimes, after a hard day’s work full of school and extra curriculars, it’s nice to unwind with an episode or two of your favorite television series. It can be difficult to find a show worth watching, so here are a few that  I highly recommended for high school students.


Orange is theMV5BMjA1ODMzNDM5Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDU0NjQ5MTE@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_AL_ New Black

Orange is the New Black is about Piper Chapman and her experiences in an all women prison for a crime she committed ten years prior. Her ex-girlfriend Alex, whom is an international drug dealer, is one of the many prisoners Piper comes across. The show is a Netflix exclusive, and received a bigger reception than originally anticipated. The comedy/drama is based off a memoir Orange is the New Black: My Life in Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman. It contains mature content, but nothing gorey or explicit. I fell in love with some of the characters because of how unique the personalities were. Orange is the New Black is guaranteed to keep you on your toes because of how unpredictable some of the characters can be.



Grey’s Anatomy

greys-anatomy-season-7-posterGrey’s Anatomy is a medical drama that takes place at fictional Seattle Grace hospital. It follows the stories of a group of up and coming interns and residents that are delicately balancing their work lives and personal lives. Meredith Grey is one of the main characters and often the narrator in the beginning of the episodes. Her relationship with neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd serves as recurring parts of main plots. The show has eleven drama-filled seasons, so it’s a good choice for a marathon. It’s more of a “love in the workplace” show than anything else, but it manages to keep the audience attention with constant plot twists. There are surgeries and traumas in each episode, so it’s not for those with a sensitive stomach.


Parks & Recreation

Parks and Recreation is an American comedy that focuses on Leslie Knope, the deputy director of the Parks and Recreation Department in the fictional town of Pawnee. It has a promising cast of comedians, including Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt and Nick Offerman. It’s filmed as a mockumentary, with the audience’s view of only one camera at a time. It has the same editor as The Office, making the two shows comparable in style.




Honorable Mentions

The shows listed above are top three that I recommended and have received high viewer reviews. Some other shows worth watching are Once Upon A Time, Weeds, Skins, Supernatural and Breaking Bad.