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Nathalie Moreno

Now that most of Florida Southern’s students are stuck at home for most of the day, people might find themselves having more free time. According to the Los Angeles Times, Netflix has gained more than 15.8 million global subscribers since the coronavirus outbreak. They have since released loads of new material to keep subscribers on their toes. Here are some of the binge-worthy ones:

1. All American

Loosely based on a true story, Blake Neely’s All American is everything you could ask for. From sports to gang violence to teen drama to adult problems, All American is the binge-watch you never knew you needed. The show is centered around Spencer James, a high school junior who travels from his violent neighborhood Crenshaw to play football in Beverly Hills.

He is forced to move in with his coach, Billy Baker, and the Baker family for a valid local address, which proves to be an uncomfortable change for everyone. The narrative quickly becomes more than this. With every passing minute and episode, we go deeper and deeper, seeing that all the characters in the series are also battling their own demons.

2. La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)

The European-Spanish action show circles around a group of strangers as they carry out a genius plan to rob the Royal Mint of Spain. What could go wrong? A lot more than you think. What starts off as a group of criminals partaking in the heist for their own benefits becomes something more serious and more dangerous.

Trapped in the Royal Mint for days on end, they become more than strangers, forced to rely on each other and on the one person outside who is the mastermind behind it all. Watch as they evade the lead detectives on the case and the police over and over again.

Now in its fourth season, sit and wonder to yourself, will they get away with all they have done? As time goes on, you will find yourself hoping they do.

3. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

This new docu-series is the talk of this quarantine. Released on March 20, Tiger King is the story of a few different wildlife breeders, mainly Joe Exotic, Doc Antle and Carole Baskin. This documentary series focuses on the dangerous gray area that Joe Exotic lives in being a big cat breeder as well as a reality television star and a country artist.

Meanwhile, Exotic’s biggest enemy, Carole Baskin, tries again and again to tear him down, but he is determined not to let that happen. A documentary that seems solely about a big cat fight twists and turns into something nobody expected.

4. Coffee & Kareem

This new comedy featuring Taraji P. Henson, Ed Helm and Terrence Little Gardenhigh is a film that will keep you laughing. From the excessive foul language coming out of a 12-year-old’s mouth to the graphic content (it shouldn’t be funny but for some unknown reason, it really is) this movie is a great laugh in these tough times.

The movie centers around fifth grader Kareem who walks in on his mother and her white police officer boyfriend hooking up and decides to get revenge by asking a gang to beat him up. Instead, he witnesses a murder and makes himself and his family a target.

What follows is a hilarious game of cat and mouse, with Officer Coffee and Kareem searching to find out what dirty cops are working with the worst gang in the neighborhood.

5. Locke & Key

Everyone loves a good supernatural horror drama, right? Based on a comic book series written by Joe Hill that ran from 2008 to 2013, Locke & Key focuses on the Locke family.

After moving to their father’s childhood home following his devastating murder, siblings Tyler, Kinsey and Bode think their lives can’t possibly get any worse–until they start finding magical keys hidden all around the house.

To complicate matters even more, there’s a mysterious woman after these keys, and not for friendly use. They soon realize they are in this alone after discovering that adults, including their mother, Nina, and uncle, Duncan, find it harder to remember magic. What follows is a battle between good and evil, as well as diving into the teenage lives that no show can go without.

6. The Big Show Show

No matter how much time passes, family sitcoms never get old. WWE wrestler Big Show plays a retired wrestler and dad in this sitcom. The show follows him and his wife Cassy (played by Allison Munn) as he struggles to navigate life outside the ring as well as raising his three daughters Lola, Mandy and JJ.

The rest of his family are facing their own struggles as well, with Lola moving across the country to live with her father and adjusting to a new life, Mandy coming to the reality that she is no longer the oldest sibling and JJ dealing with her own problems. Meanwhile Cassy is just trying to keep the family together and make ends meet.

With all the good bones for a great family sitcom much like some other Netflix originals like Marlon and No Good Nick, The Big Show Show promises to give you a good laugh with each and every episode.


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