With summer holidays behind us for the most part and school still a few weeks away, it’s time to enjoy the free time we have left. However, the heat index sends many of us inside to survive the rising temperatures. With summer heat sending us indoors, we turn to Netflix to keep us entertained. However, Netflix offers many shows to whet your media appetite and ask for more. So, where should you start? Here are some options based on what’s popular on Netflix!
Avatar: The Last Airbender
One of the most popular Nickelodeon cartoons of the early 2000s is now on Netflix! Follow the adventures of Aang, known as the last surviving Airbender, as he and his friends fight the clock to save the world from the Fire Nation before the Firelord can take over the world! As his friends learn to master their respective elements, Aang as the Avatar has to learn to master all four: water, fire, earth, and air!Read More »
What do you call a reality game show where you have to prove to your competition that you aren’t trying to sabotage their chances to win a cash prize? You get The Mole! A hidden gem from the early 2000s, this game show hosted by Anderson Cooper has the contestants competing in challenges to add money to the cash pot while a “mole” does their best to undermine the efforts of the group. Who will win out in the end? Tune in to find out!
Why should you watch? If you’re a fan of reality television and/or game shows, this is a great pick for you! Enjoying watching contestants take part in a variety of stunts for the chance to win more money while they are eliminated one by one. This two season show will keep you watching for clues as to who is the mole until the very end.
Did you grow up watching The Karate Kid movies? Do you enjoy martial arts? Then try Cobra Kai! This YouTube Red series follows Johnny Lawrence, the bully from the first film, as he reopens the Cobra Kai dojo and ends up crossing paths with the Karate Kid himself Daniel LaRusso once again. Will history repeat itself or was there always more going on than we thought?
Why should you watch? The nostalgia is strong with this one with the original cast returning to play their parts in this three season show. Having moved to Netflix, the series is slated to have a fourth season coming in late 2021, so if you’d like to hop aboard the Cobra Kai bandwagon now would be a good time to see what the hype is all about!
If you love DC superheroes, then try The Flash. Follow the adventures of young Barry Allen as he learns to use his new power of super speed to fight super powered villains. Action, intrigue, romance, and suspense mix together to make a delight show for any superhero fan.
Why should you watch? If you’re looking for a show with plenty of runtime to fill your summer days, this superhero has six seasons for you to enjoy! Our main cast go through many character arcs that challenge them to become better people and to choose how they want to use the gifts they’ve been given. This is a superhero show with heart and humor that you’ll want to rewatch again and again.
Netflix has plenty to offer, but choosing where to begin is always the hardest part. Depending on whether you want a game show with contestants to root for, a relatable hero with the world in need of saving, or just some fun nostalgia to brighten your day, there’s many a starting place to choose.
With these suggestions of what’s hot to watch, summer fun has only just begun!
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