New to Netflix
Friends stab each other in the back, kids try to stop a monster from killing a whole town, a band of superheroes fight gangs of ninjas to protect their homes. Sounds exciting, right? Well, students are all waiting to see these new shows hitting Netflix.
Stranger Things: Season Two
On the top of the list is Stranger Things: Season Two. In Season One, it charmed audiences with its characters and captivated with the mystery and horror that unfolds in the show. Set in 1980s Indiana, it stars with a group of game-loving misfit kids Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) trying to survive the day-to-day grind of middle school. When their best friend Will (Noah Schnapp) goes missing, they stumble upon a mysterious girl called Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) being chased by scientists. Mystery and murder unfold as the five kids try to unravel the unnatural events surrounding their town.
Marvel’s The Defenders:
Another much anticipated arrival is Marvel’s The Defenders. Comprised of the four well-loved superhero series Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist, fans are practically drooling over the fearsome four converging into one show.
Daredevil introduced us to Matt Murdock. During the day, Matt is a blind lawyer and a good one at that. But at night, he is the coolest blind superhero ever to knock criminals’ heads together. Struggling to keep both himself and his law practice alive, this is perfect for the die-hard action and Marvel fans.
Marvel’s Luke Cage:
Luke Cage (surprise) stars Luke Cage (Carl Lucas) who, due to an unfortunate lab accident, has unfathomable strength and indestructible skin. Working as a janitor in a barber shop, Luke tries to keep his enhanced abilities a secret, but when gangs start to threaten his loved ones, he is forced to bullet-stopping, bone-breaking action.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones:
Jessica Jones is a darker Marvel show centered on Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), a detective and once superhero who handles cases involving superhuman abilities and the people who have them. Forced into retirement by a man named Kilgrave (David Tennant), this series presents a dark mystery that stands out from the more PG Marvel shows.
Marvel’s Iron Fist:
Starring Danny Rand (Finn Jones), this bombastic portion of the Marvel family brings complex fight scenes, bordering on what was achieved by the Matrix series. As a boy, Danny and his family went through a plane crash, leaving Danny as the only battered survivor. The plane had crashed near a monastery where Danny was rescued, nurtured and trained in the way of martial arts. Running away from an ancient prophecy that he had almost fulfilled, Danny returned home to claim his rightful place at his father’s company and to defend his family from danger. Tying all of these heroes together will be surefire hit for the viewers.
Bingers looking for less explosions should take a look at Riverdale, whose next season is coming to Netflix on October 17. This show is about complex relationships and emotions tossed in with a murder in a small town. While this show is mainly about the murder of Jason Blossom (Trevor Stines), since the characters are in high school, they have their own drama to deal with. Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) is homeless, Veronica Lodge’s (Camila Mendes) parents are criminals, and Betty Cooper’s (Lili Reinhart) sister is missing, so the many plotlines can get confusing, but it adds a certain spice to the plot. On top of that, Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) lives a normal life, except for the fact that he has a secret affair with a teacher. If the mystery does not draw viewers in, the relationships and the tear-jerking break ups surely will.
13 Reasons Why:
The original series became a controversial hit due to its sensitive topic of teen suicide. Starring Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), this show chronicles Hannah’s feeling and eventually her suicide for reasons not yet known to the audience. Her friend Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) struggles with her death and wonders why she came to such a horrible conclusion. Her death takes a strange turn as he receives a tape of Hannah describing why she came to her decision over a series of 13 tapes, hence the title: 13 Reasons Why. Clay comes to shocking realizations and dark secrets as he discovers more tapes in this mysterious and tragic show.