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Top student TV and movies on Netflix this spring
In need of a Netflix binge? It’s always nice to settle in during a rainy day or a cosy night with something to binge watch. And there are plenty of student centric movies and series on Netflix for you to compare your own student experiences with. Who knows, something like Emily in Paris may inspire you to spend some time further afield.
Netflix Original: Emily in Paris
Starring: Lily Collins.
Episodes: 10 per season.
Year Released: 2020 –
Run Time: 24-38m per episode.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%.
What’s it about: A Netflix original, Emily decides to leave her midwestern life for the luxury of Paris. But it isn’t all beautiful clothes and scenery, as learning to fit into a different way of living can be tough. And comical. Season 3 of the show has been confirmed, but no release date yet.
Starring: Reese Witherspoon.
Year Released: 2001.
Run Time: 1h 36m.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%.
What’s it about: A classic on Netflix. Legally Blonde is all above breaking down those outdated blonde stereotypes. When Elle Wood’s boyfriend dumps her on her birthday, she’s determined to do anything to get him back. But before you scream about how anti-feminist this sounds, the story is much more about discovering your full potential, and how amazing law school can be.
Netflix Original: Sex Education
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey.
Episodes: 8 per season.
Year Released: 2019 –
Run Time: 47-60m per episode.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%.
What’s it about: Another Netflix Original. This quirky comedy-drama has gained attention for its take on teenagers, sex and issues that few other shows would feel comfortable tackling. All three seasons are available to binge on Netflix, and season 4 is scheduled to be released later this year.
The Vampire Diaries
Starring: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder.
Episodes: 22 per season (16 season 8).
Year Released: 2009 – 2017.
Run Time: 41-49m per episode.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%.
What’s it about: An oldie but a goldie, Vampire diaries premiered in 2009 (oof) but the series’ popularity hasn’t faltered much, and the fandom has had a bit of a revival since it appeared back on Netflix. Like the mythical creatures the show is based around, the show will never go out of style. But will probably get rebooted towards the end of this century. Until then enjoy all 8 seasons.
Starring: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Daniel Pudi.
Episodes: 13-25 per season.
Year Released: 2009 – 2015.
Run Time: 22-30m per episode.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%.
What’s it about: Another show that came out in 2009, Community follows students attending Greendale Community College in the US. It’s quirky and a great look into the community college system in the states. How we wish ‘Troy and Abed in the Morning!’ was a real morning talk show.
Starring: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Dylan Llewellyn.
Episodes: 6 per season.
Year Released: 2018 –
Run Time: 30m per episode.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%.
What’s it about: Set during the political conflict (known as the troubles) in 90’s Northern Ireland, Derry Girls is about a group of five friends who attend the local Catholic girls’ secondary school and all the crazy and funny shenanigans they get up to. If you love the first series on Netflix, All4 has the second season on catch up.
Starring: Synnøve Karlsen, Rachel Hurd-Wood.
Episodes: 6 per season.
Year Released: 2017 – 2018.
Run Time: 30m per episode.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%.
What’s it about: Childhood friends Georgia and Holly begin their first year of university, which is supposed to be an exciting time for new students, especially if you’re lucky enough to attend the same uni as your friend. They are soon dropped into a world of power and seduction that is underpinned by something sinister. You’ll be thankful for your normal uni life after viewing this.
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