The best new Netflix series to waste your mid-sem break binging
If you’ve spent the last few weeks immersed in assignments and study notes, totally oblivious to the world around you, you may have missed out on some essential Netflix viewing. Thankfully, you have mid-sem break to spend a week in bed catching up. These are the series that have recently landed that you should definitely add to your list.
Based on Sophia Amoruso's autobiography #Girlboss, this is the motivational series we need to kick our lazy mid-sem butts into action. Written by Kay Cannon (the brains behind Pitch Perfect) under Charlize Theron’s production company, you know you’re in for something good. The show follows Sophie's journey from buying and flipping clothes on eBay to becoming a full-blown entrepreneur, which tbh is inspo for all of our money-making schemes this mid-sem break. Cancel your weekend plans, because it comes out this Friday.
Bill Nye Saves the World
It’s Bill Nye! The science guy! Now with his very own talk show! If you get to the point of your mid-sem break where you feel guilty for watching so much TV, this show will make you feel better. Of course science will be discussed, but it will also focus on topics like pop culture, society, video games, sex, and of course some good ol’ fashion myth busting. Learning stuff just got way more fun. The show will even feature some famous guests like model Karlie Kloss and comedian Nazeem Hussain.
American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson
Released on Australian Netflix in March, now is your time to get up to date with this true crime mini-series. If you’ve found yourself obsessed with true crime as of late (thanks to podcasts like Serial and My Favourite Murder and TV series like Making a Murderer and The Jinx), this series is for you. The series delves into the infamous court case of former footballer O.J. Simpson, who was on trial in the '90s for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend. Whether you know the outcome of that case or not, the series takes you on a thrilling ride.
You may have heard the hype around this show by now, so if you haven't already, now is time to jump on the “We love Riverdale” bandwagon. Based on the characters of the famous Archie Comics, the teen drama is a lot darker than the colourful cartoon characters. Like any teen drama, there of course is the typical high school #dramz and romance at play. But underneath the seemingly perfect town, a murder investigation is underway. All those elements together make for some very addictive viewing.