What We’re All Watching


With just a few days left of school, students are finding tv a good way to relax and decompress from the torrent of events and activities.

The Willistonian spoke to many people and find a wide range of favorite programs to enjoy.

Luke Ballard suggest watching “Peaky Blinders” on Netflix, a “great combination of action and mystery,” he said.

“The writing is incredible and it delves into a new genre of early 20th century crime life,” he said. “It is a fantastic show that combines amazing fictional storylines with real life story lines such as the world wars and the Great Depression. I highly recommend this show to mature audiences as I enjoyed every second of it.”

“Peaky Blinders” is set in Birmingham and the fictional gang is loosely based on a real urban youth gang of the same name who were active in the city from the 1880s to the 1910s.

There are six seasons, and 36 episodes of “Peaky Blinders”. They finally wrapped up their last season on Apr. 3. 2022.  There will not be a 7th season, however there is a movie in production.

Some of the main actors in “Peaky Blinders” are Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Tom Hardy, Helen McCrory, and Sophie Rundle.

Other television options in the category of mysteries and detective work are “Breaking Bad” or “Narcos.”

Lucy Latham enjoys watching both shows in her spare time. They provided a different perspective for her and option for different entertainment. “Watching detective shows or mysteries is fun because I feel like I’m solving the puzzle too and you learn to think differently,” she said.

If a psychological thriller is more your speed, check out “Severance” on Apple TV.

According to High on Films, “Severance” is about, “an organization called Lumon Industries that practices the procedure of ‘Severance,’ which separates the work memories of their employees from the non-work memories. Set up like a dystopian horror, the narrative keeps exploring different themes through the confines of its workplace.”

Aaron Chittilappilly appreciates the relevance of “Severance.”

“I like ‘Severance’ because of I like the concept a lot it relates to our current society and the direction, writing and the cinematography is amazing,” he said.

There is one season, nine episodes each ranging from 40-57 minutes. There is no official release date for “Severance” Season two, however is rumored to be in production.

Adam Scott, Britt Lower, Patricia Arquette and Dichen Lachman are some of the main actors.

“Money Heist” an action, crime and drama movie, is another popular show.

Hira Asghar likes the, “different aspects and point of views that are shown. And how it is presented in a way that makes the views think it’s something they can achieve which makes the show feel a lot more persona.”

“Scandal” is another fan favorite. The drama and thriller series can be found on Netflix.

Siga Pouye is watching “Scandal.”

“I’ve watched it so many times and can have it playing in the background while I do other things but can also put it on before bed and watch because it’s just that good.”

With nine seasons of “One Tree Hill,”  there are over 187 hours of television to watch.

According to IMDb, “Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.”

Actors involved in “One Tree Hill” are Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, and Benthany Joy Lenz.

Emily Crovo is fond of “One Tree Hill.”

“I’ve watched it too many times, but it’s a comfort show for me to put on when I want to watch it, when I want background noise, when I’m down and want a reset.”

She said, “I first watched it like six years ago and it’s a show I always recommend and always can binge. I even bought a Nathan Scott ‘One Tree Hill’ basketball jersey recently because I just love it so much.”

A reliable show that has been people’s favorites since the 2000s is “Gilmore Girls.”

Esther Glazer said she loves “Gilmore Girls” because “The characters are relatable and the relationship drama keeps it entertaining, it also reveals some of the not so glamorous parts of the characters lives so I appreciate how it does not sugar coat their lives.”

A comedy drama that has unique take on the business world is “Succession,” found on HBO max.

Austin Conroy appreciates the business aspect since he is into business.

“The whole show is about a family being torn apart by a business and how they’re sorting out who gets what while throwing in a lot of funny scenes, cliff hanger endings, and plot twists,” he said.