What Are You Watching?


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Yes, I know, Game of Thrones. But it’s only on Sunday. What do I watch the other nights?

Netflix is always a reliable source of entertainment for students on campus. The Willistonian spoke to a wide swath of campus to see what’s new and exciting — what your next show should be. If you are looking for something to get you through these final weeks of school, here are some recommendations.

Natalie Stott, freshman, watches “Pretty Little Liars.” “I’ve watched it six times but it never gets old and I can watch it whenever I want as many times as I want,” she said.  “It’s a teen drama that has mysteries and thrillers that have you wondering what’s next.

The show, about, among other things, a high school clique, stars Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, Laura Leighton, and others. It was originally on ABC Family.

Sophomore Anaya Akpalu watches the show “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” This show, which has been running for 20 seasons and aired originally on NBC, is full of suspenseful, gritty, often provocative stories, often based on actual events. “It’s an intense, involving show, once you start watching its hard to put down,” she said. The only scripted prim-time TV shows that racked up more seasons than “SVU” are “The Simpsons,” “Gunsmoke,” and the original “Law & Order.”

Another sophomore, Maz Hussein, watches an anime show called “Soul Eater.” It is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Atsushi Okubo. The series revolves around three different teams as they collect the souls of evil humans. There are also weapons which transform into humanoids. “It’s a cool, different show,” Maz said.

Henri Bourque, a junior, is watching “All American,” which is taking campus by storm.

The plot is about a rising high school junior football player who must navigate the complexities of high school life as well as a fraught relationship with his parents. “It’s a great show, it has a great story line,” Henri said. The show originally aired on The CW, and also stars award-winning actor Taye Diggs.

Senior Sarah Sullivan’s favorite show is “How to Get Away With Murder.” This show is about Annalise Keating, a brilliant professor and defense lawyer, who teaches a class on, well, exactly what the title suggests. It premiered in 2014 on ABC, and stars Oscar and Tony-winning actress Viola Davis.

Post graduate Brendan Nehmer’s favorite show is “Dexter.” This show follows Dexter Morgan, played by Michael C. Hall. The title character is a blood spatter expert, who solves murders — and also commits them, hunting down murderers who haven’t been caught.

Brendan said Dexter, which started on Showtime, is “an interestingly-written show, it always keeps you engaged because you don’t know what’s going to happen next, which keeps it exciting.”