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My summer Netflix binge-watches

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Over the summer I stayed pretty busy with work, hanging out with friends and taking a few summer classes, but when I had down time, Netflix shows would always be my go-to way to unwind. Between movies, shows, new releases and re-watching old shows, I’m here to give you the rundown.

"Gilmore Girls" will forever be my favorite show on Netflix. The bond between Rory and Lorelai Gilmore always warms my heart. Watching Rory grow up throughout the show, from high school to graduating college, makes me reminisce on my high school days, and seeing her in college gives me the motivation to work as hard as she did in school. I mean she went to an Ivy League, how can she not be a hard worker, right? Rory goes from a shy, timid young girl to an independent and strong woman, just like her mother Lorelai. The way they both carry themselves in any situation, easy or hard, they take everything with a grain of salt. I think this show makes me realize that not everything is as important as we may think it is in the moment. The sarcastic, wild and sentimental personalities of Rory and Lorelai Gilmore make me want to watch this show over and over again.

Photo from IMDb.

As we all know, "Outer Banks" season one was a huge success during quarantine in 2020, so when season two came out in July this year, I had to see if the show was actually as good as everyone says. Turns out it was. Between the plot twists, action scenes and the love those friends have for each other, it is a must-watch. Both seasons one and two only have about 10 episodes, so it can easily be watched in just a few days. Without spoiling anything, the ending will throw you for a loop, and I am excited to see what they do with season three.

One of the only movies I watched this summer was "Kissing Booth 3." It came up as an ad on my Netflix because it was just released, and I was just going to ignore it because I did not really enjoy the first two movies, but I was bored and had nothing else to watch, so I gave in. Compared to the first two "Kissing Booth" movies, I think the third movie was the worst. I almost couldn’t sit through the whole movie because I was not into it. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good romance movie, but this series is not for me. I think it might be up some people’s alleys, but I do not recommend. I thought the acting seemed awkward and the story line was not believable.

"New Girl." Photo from IMDb.

Lastly, my favorite show I finished this summer was "New Girl." This show took me months to actually finish from the beginning to end but was 100% worth it. I loved this show and would recommend it to anyone looking for a funny, feel-good show that can be thrown on at any time. I was so invested in the love lives of the characters, rooting for my two favorite characters to be together. This show makes me laugh out loud, cry actual tears and makes me genuinely happy because I love it so much.


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