Windermere Prep student Julia Kaufman offers her picks to cure the summertime blues.
By Julia Kaufman
In the middle of a global pandemic, stuck at home, feeling alone, trying to stay safe, there is always an option to get you out of the funk you’re in. Watch Netflix!
So, without further adieu, here are my top 10 summer Netflix picks to help you ward off boredom. Warning: Some of these shows contain adult content.
1. “Dead to Me”
There are twists and turns around every corner. “Dead to Me” turns the most inconceivable story lines into something extraordinarily suspenseful, leaving you on the edge of your seat. Stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. Rated TV-MA.
2 and 3. “Schitt’s Creek” and “The Office”
Both binge-able comedy series are extremely funny with outrageous plots and unique, relatable characters who are entertaining to watch. “Schitt’s Creek” stars Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Annie Murphy and Catherine O’Hara, while “The Office” stars Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson. Both shows are rated TV-14.
4. “The Pursuit of Happyness”
This movie displayed the true meaning of hard work, struggles and sheer determination. It is a reminder to never back down from the obstacles life throws in your way, no matter how impossible they appear to be. “The Pursuit of Happyness” stars Will Smith, Thandie Newton and Jaden Smith. Rated PG-13.
5. “Q Ball”
“Q Ball” is a captivating documentary. It breaks down society’s stereotypes about prisoners. Additionally, it shows how important it is to have a hobby/an outlet for your energy. It was the winner of the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival Documentary Grand Jury Award and was executive produced by NBA All-Star Kevin Durant. Rated TV-MA.
6 and 7. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved PS: I Still Love You”
If you’re looking for a cheesy, adorable, feel-good, teen rom-com, this movie and its sequel are the movies for you. Based on the Jenny Han novel of the same name, both movies star Lana Condor and Noah Centineo. Rated TV-14.
8. “Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?”
This stand-up comedy special features clever material, and the physicality of the comedian’s movements are engaging enough on their own. Maniscalco began his career in 1998 and subsequently has released five comedy specials. He also has acted in the films “Green Book” and “The Irishman.” Rated TV-MA.
9. “Candy Jar”
“Candy Jar” features a story about young love with plenty of comedy, and viewers will come away understanding the value of enjoying the present moment. “Candy Jar” tells the story of two high school debate champs and their plans to earn acceptance into the colleges of their dreams. It stars Sami Gayle and Jacob Latimore. Rated TV-14.
“Dumplin’” follows the story of a Texas teen entering a pageant and teaches its audience about accepting, loving and standing by your loved ones while loving yourself for all that you are. “Dumplin’” stars Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald. Rated PG-13.