You’ve already binged and finished the latest season of
House of Cards, and are trying to figure out what to watch
next. Skip your Friday recitation and check out some of
these new Netflix originals.
The Characters – Eight comedians. Eight episodes. Netflix’s new series gives eight up–and– coming comedians the chance to write their own 30–minute episodes. No rules. No limits. They can do whatever they want. The Characters will feature Tim Robinson (Saturday Night Live), Paul W. Downs (Broad City) and Natasha Rothwell (SNL writer), among five others. Since Mask and Wig’s Spring Show, Flight Club, is closing this weekend, you’ll now have more sketches to keep you entertained for the last few weeks of the semester.
Chelsea Does —This four–part documentary stars comedian Chelsea Handler, who has the balls to address questions on marriage, racism, Silicon Valley and drugs. She’s not afraid to touch on the more controversial aspects of them all. For those of you who are in Gender and Society, you should be interested that Chelsea is an avid proponent of feminism and even went to the extremes of posting her own topless photo on Instagram after Kim Kardashian’s was taken down. She is likely to address feminism in multiple ways, so pick one and find a way to bring it up in recitation.
Flaked— Starring and written by Will Arnett, Flaked tells the story of Chip, a recovering alcoholic who is set to turn his life around. He ends up in Venice, California, makes three–legged stools, is a self–help guru but still can’t seem to help himself. Many know him from his comedic work in Arrested Development and BoJack Horseman, and this dramedy captures a more serious tone of his work. “You are you, wherever you are. You should be excited to find that out.” Part of the college experience is growing up and figuring out your identity, who you really are. If you’re still stuck (as most of us still are), watch this show and use Chip’s words as a source of inspiration for yourself too.
Fuller House—It’s finally back, but even fuller. Eleven years after one of our favorite childhood shows came to an end, Full House is getting spun off with new Netflix original series, Fuller House. The show picks up three years after Full House left off. Set in the same house, with many of the original cast members, including John Stamos and Candace Cameron–Bure, reprising their roles (after opting out of their reprise, Mary–Kate and Ashley Olson are rumored to return as Michelle for Season 2), this show gives you a chance to throwback to your childhood days as they use the old catchphrases too. As finals are starting to come around and your stress is starting to kick in, give yourself a break, watch the show and remember, “You got it, dude.”
Love – Don’t worry, it’s not just another love story…kind of. Judd Apatow’s new show tells the story of what it’s like navigating an intimate relationship. Set in Los Angeles, the show stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust. The show captures moments of awkwardness as a friendship turns romantic. Consider it a how–to guide if your new friendship or random hookup starts becoming something more.
The Ranch – Starring Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, the show tells the story of Colt Bennett (Kutcher) who returns to his hometown after struggling to play semi–pro football. It’s a semi That '70s Show reunion, and he’s trying to figure how to be an “MVP of life, not just football.” Watch this show if you’re still trying to figure out what you want to do with your life, too.