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Some of the Best Netflix Series that Will Change Your Life




If you are one of those people who have always had their netflix subscriptions without exactly using them – now is the perfect time to catch up on all those wasted months. Not to say this whole stay-at-home shebang is some sort of blessing in disguise, it is clearly not. However, on the brighter side of things – we all finally have the time to do things we have been putting off because of our busy schedules. Like perhaps, binge watching on the best netflix series! 

Truth be told, watching a series is one of the most effective ways to relax. It distracts you, kind of takes you to a whole other dimension and it is a really good way to pass the time. You choose a title on your dashboard, go through one episode and the next thing you know – it is night time and you are already halfway through the series. 

That being said, if you found yourself in this page looking for some binge-worthy content, look no further! We have come up with a list of some of the best netflix series to help you get through this stay home season. Again, fair warning : no netflix and chill allowed! Practice social distancing to the full extent. *wink* *wink.*.

Black Mirror 

83% Rating on Rotten Tomatoes 

93% of Google Users liked this show 

8.8/10 on iMDB 

While this show has had its fair share of occasional trending moments on Facebook and Twitter (in some cases, across ALL major social media platforms!), it still is safe to say that Black Mirror is an underrated netflix show. Quite frankly, it is a little bit telling of how scary the world might be if we allow technology to completely run our lives. In a setting that is believed to be just slightly more advanced from where we currently are, Black Mirror is a British science fiction ( and dystopian, at that!) anthology series. Each episode revolved around the personal lives of individuals or a group of people and how the misuse of technology manipulates them and their behaviour. Talking about it sounds a bit creepy but believe us, it is worth the binge. If you are the type who also likes going from one episode to the other in no particular order, each episode is a different story so that is something you might like! 


90% of Google Users liked this show 

6.6/10 on iMDB 

Another title on this list that very well makes it to our selection of underrated netflix shows is Insatiable. If you are looking for a much darker take on the coming-of-age-slash-dramatic-comedy genre, this might be the one that tickles your fancies. Despite some controversial scenes and opinions that were aired on the show, we can all agree that they were able to pull off all sorts of societal issues in an undeniably funny manner. From body image issues, bullying, cultural representation and lgbtq – we honestly cannot think of anything that the show did not touch on. Undeniably, Debbie Ryan gave us a good performance and showed us a different side of her acting range. 


95% of Google Users liked this show 

7.3/10 on iMDB 

The fans of Dynasty waited for at least a year to get the third season of the show – and for good reason. First aired in the 1980s, Dynasty is a reboot of the prime time television soap opera based on the same name. Ever heard of the running joke ‘ first world problems’? You will be seeing a lot of that in this show. Dynasty follows the story of two of the wealthiest families in America – the Carringtons and the Colbys. What makes this remake much more interesting than the original one is that the storyline has been changed to suit the call of the times. Issues such as gender bias and racism to name a few now come into play and have very well been integrated into the story line. Aside from the glamorous outfits, the avant garde sets, the occasionally petty and unbelievable characters – this show also gives viewers a good glimpse on the dark side of business and what it takes to stay on top. Spoiler : It is not always pretty but the show in itself is worth the watch. 

Stranger Things

93% on Rotten Tomatoes 

8.8/10 iMDB 

97% of Google users liked this show. 

If there is one single best netflix series ever that was able to sustain its hype since the release of its first season, it is definitely Stranger Things. Starring Golden Globe Award-winning Actress Winona Ryder, the series follows the life of Joyce Byers. The story is set in 1983 in a small town in Indiana. Things take an unexpected turn when she loses her 12-year-old son, Will, and she launches an investigation to find him at all costs with the help of local authorities. As they go about their search for answers, they unravel a series of pretty crazy events which involve the government’s secret little experiments, unexplainable and unnatural forces and a little girl who is, to say the least, far from the usual. Its first episode aired back in 2016 and up to this stay, it is still one of the most watched series on Netflix. So much so in fact, that it has become a very famous pop culture reference. 

Sex Education 

94% on Rotten Tomatoes 

8.3/10 iMDB 

96% of Google Users liked this show. 

As its name suggests, Sex Education is quite an interesting take on, well, you guessed it right! Sex. In this unusual and very well-thought out story telling of coming of age, a socially awkward highschool student meets a bad girl with a really good heart and brilliant brain. Together, they try and “help” their schoolmates navigate highschool with their sex and relationships issues while making some money on the side. Aside from the fact that the themes being discussed are far from the ones you would usually see in films or series of the same kind, it is not your usual teen comedy drama because of its peculiar albeit fascinating story line. For instance : they hear about Ed Sheeran on occasion but you will also be seeing them use cassette tapes and flip phones. Truth be told : we are here for it. And it is the small details such as this that make it a show that is worthy of being binge-watched. 

Itaewon Class 

8.2/10 on iMDB 

97% of Google Users liked this show. 

Since this article is all about best underrated netflix shows, hear us out on this one. Here is something a little different and from the other side of the world – South Korea, no less. Just log onto Twitter or Facebook and you will see the Itaewon Class is one of the most raved about series and for good reason. The storyline is absolutely not your usual – something that South Koreans have proven themselves to be good at with the rise of the KDrama Craze. Taking its name from a well-known neighborhood in Seoul, the series takes place in Itaewon where an ex-convict and his friends fight long and hard to make their ambitious aspirations for their street bar come to life, post-imprisonment. The show touches on a whole lot of societal issues – class injustice. Identity, politics and have done so in a flawless story telling manner. Aside from the entertainment value and the thrill you get with every episode, you might also pick up some much needed motivation as well as life and business advice along the way. 

We know, we know : reading subtitles can feel like such a tedious task. However, believe us when we say that it is only on the first three episodes that you will feel the difficulty of reading and trying to stay focused on the story line! Any other netflix series you think should be in this list? Let us know in the comments! 

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The Social Dilemma: There’s more To It




A new Netflix documentary titled, “The Social Dilemma” featuring variety of noted authors, scholars, tech leaders, and activists, the film helps explain the growing influence of algorithmic technology, especially in social media.

Led by Tristan Harris, former design ethicist and president of the middle for Humane Technology, The Social Dilemma explores how these technologies are specifically designed to dish a superbly curated and addictive online world where companies exploit tracking our every digital interaction (often called surveillance capitalism).

The film focuses partly on the bogus intelligence (AI) technology behind the tools that drive our social-media feeds, email platforms, and most of our “smart” devices. As Harris explains, our concerns about AI are often centered on when it’ll overcome our strengths and outperform us in various tasks (“the singularity”), instead of specializing in how it’s already overcome our points of weakness by fostering addiction and fueling dissent. Many of those systems control what you see in your social-media feed, once you receive notifications, and even what you type—all so as to switch your behavior, whether in what you get or what you watch.

The film examines how tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, et al are ready to bend our will toward company profit by perfectly curating our online experience. This curation successively creates social bubbles that wreak havoc on our mental state and social fabric—amplifying things like anxiety and group polarization.

The Social Dilemma is a needed wake-up call to the power and influence of algorithmic technology. It’s a film Christians should watch and engage, simply because these tools are already shaping us profoundly and, in many cases, forming Christians in decidedly unchristian ways. But in a bit of subtle irony, the filmmakers actually rely on these same tools to spread the word about the film—through social media and even the Netflix recommendation engine.

Moreover, The Social Dilemma is helpful in highlighting some of the fundamental ethical problems of social-media algorithms, particularly as they serve profit-driven corporations. Yet it fails to address the core problem. In the opening scene, the interviewer asks various experts a simple question: “So what’s the actual problem here?” Many respond in awkward silence as others fumble around with half-baked answers. In a moment of honesty, Harris admits there are so many problems he doesn’t know where to start.

Even though this question is posed to spark curiosity in the viewer, it encapsulates a major shortcoming of the film. The interviewed experts focus on the many symptoms associated with social media and its outsized influence, but they don’t pinpoint the underlying cause of the disease. The Christian worldview actually has the answer these leaders can’t seem to locate: the deep-seated nature of sin, which infects all aspects of humanity, including our technological tools.

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In contrast to the Christian call to orient one’s life around loving God and neighbor, sin orients us around personal autonomy and serving self. The me-centeredness of sin led to the creation, and addictive popularity, of curated “iWorlds” in the first place. Now that we’re seeing the damage done by these technologies, calls for reform are rightly growing. But true change will not come until we admit these technologies did not arise and do not operate in a morally neutral vacuum—but within a pervasive environment of sin.

Many of the film’s experts cast the battle for our souls as an unfair fight, wherein most of humanity is simply outmatched by the power of a few tech companies. While there is some truth to this view, we can’t abdicate responsibility and shift the blame for fake news, polarization, and other maladies solely on these technologies, without acknowledging that these tools actually function like jet fuel poured on a society already aflame with sin.

It’s true that algorithmic technologies have the power to not only respond to our behavior but actually to modify it, conditioning us to act in troubling ways to greater and greater degrees. But we are not powerless pawns, and our behavior online is not a foregone conclusion—however sneaky the algorithms become. Nor are we merely innocent victims in AI-driven societal disintegration. Humans chose to create these tools, and we can choose how to use them—or not. Indeed, the bigger dilemma for Christians—given what we know of the nature of sin and our vulnerability to temptation—might not be how to reform social media, but whether it is reformable at all.

The film ends with the interviewees giving practical recommendations for the way we are able to navigate the challenges of social media. These include turning off notifications on your devices and limiting the time spent on social platforms, especially for teenagers and teenagers. Some offer public policy recommendations like requires greater regulation, federal privacy legislation, and law.

While Christians will debate the merits of those proposals and will disagree on the simplest path forward, we must not forget that the important social dilemma isn’t happening in Washington or geographic region but in our own hearts and houses. It centers on the selections we make day after day and the way, as an example, we use technology to either follow the best commandment (Matt. 22:36–39) or ignore it, to either serve the self or sacrifice our autonomy so as to serve God et al.

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Enola Holmes: A Review and How Was It?




When Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill) abandoned the countryside to sleuth around London, he left behind his wilding sis, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) — that’s, in line with “Enola Holmes,” the new on-screen adaptation of Nancy Springer’s young adult book series “The Enola Holmes Mysteries.”

Not like the perfect Victorian lady currently 19th century British society that embroiders cushions and reads romance novels, Enola’s specialties be jiu-jitsu, tennis, and chemical explosions, all skills acquired courtesy of her free-thinking feminist mother, Eudoria Holmes (Helena Bonham Carter).

And though Sherlock never visits or writes home, Enola, whose name we are oft reminded spells “alone” backwards, diligently collects newspaper clippings about his cases.

In “Enola Holmes,” a Legendary Pictures and PCMA Productions project distributed by Netflix, the strong-willed heroine gets an opportunity to resolve her own.

When Eudoria inexplicably disappears on the morning of her daughter’s 16th birthday, her sons Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes (Sam Claflin) return to their estate, surprised to seek out their sister without a standard education, plus a governess.

Without her mother reception, Enola’s future lies in Mycroft’s hands. She’s faced with the choice to follow her mother’s hidden ciphers leading her to freedom or succumb to Mycroft’s attempt to enroll her in school and make her a “proper” lady.

Period pieces have been adapted and modernized countless times, but few of them have been centered around a female protagonist as fierce as Enola.

A young woman refuses to comply with society’s assigned gender roles, whether they be marrying a man or wearing an itchy hat. And though there is an abundance of stories set in the late 19th century, rarely do viewers see a strong, disobedient woman in search of something greater than courtship (and who doesn’t end up getting married anyway because they finally met the “right” man).

In “Enola Holmes,” they finally do.  Director Harry Bradbeer gives viewers an unfiltered look at a young Victorian woman. Much like he did on the first two seasons of the award-winning show “Fleabag,” Bradbeer invites the protagonist to break the fourth wall and share her thoughts directly with the audience.

Thanks to Brown’s impressive delivery, viewers have the opportunity to meet a complex, uncompromising feminist living in a time period when a woman’s individualism wasn’t widely accepted. Nor were her demands for equal rights.

And though Enola is a brave detective willing to play dress-up for the job, she’s not immune to the period’s patriarchal ways. From Mycroft’s control over her future to institutions barring women from entering, examples of institutionalized inequality are scattered throughout the film.

The topic is most blatantly and effectively addressed when Eudoria’s friend, a Black feminist named Edith (Susie Wokoma), points out Sherlock’s privilege as a wealthy white man midway through the film.

In fact, the story would’ve benefitted if screenwriter Jack Thorne included more of those deep conversations in place of some of Enola’s action scenes. Because while she proves that her combat skills can keep her ahead of her enemies time-and-time again, some of her on-screen relationships come off as underdeveloped.

Enola’s feelings for Tewkesbury, in particular, abruptly flip-flop from annoyance to admiration with little interaction between the characters. Though their potential romance isn’t meant to be at the forefront of the plot, and she claims to grow more fond of him during his absence, the rapid progression of their closeness could’ve been slowed down to feel more authentic.

Furthermore, the film’s stacked cast will likely win over viewers regardless, though.  Brown, who rose to fame on “Stranger Things” before appearing in nearly every scene of “Enola Holmes” and co-producing the project with her sister Paige Brown, carries the film on her shoulders.

She’s flanked by Cavill of “Man of Steel” playing a softer-than-usual Sherlock, which led to a lawsuit from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate, and Claflin of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” as Enola’s traditional, heavily mustached eldest brother Mycroft.

Carter, their on-screen mother, rounds out the family as the whimsical, free-spirited Eudoria, a role that feels completely natural for her, especially after her performance as an early British activist trained in jiu-jitsu in the 2015 film “Suffragette.”

As for Patridge, who appears on the show “Medici,” the British teenager holds his own as Enola’s love interest and loyal sidekick, Tewkesbury. The bottom line: ‘Enola Holmes’ is a delightful watch, but viewers shouldn’t go in expecting a remake of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock

At slightly over two hours, “Enola Holmes” is a high-energy feminist story that has a little bit of something for everyone — mystery, activism, romance, history, and action.  But the protagonist shouldn’t be compared to Sherlock, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mastermind detective.

While many of Sherlock’s cases are known for being multi-faceted and impossible for anyone aside from the famous detective to figure out, his sister’s first attempt at solving a crime is fairly straightforward and easy to follow.

The key to figuring out the crime is to be the first one at the scene, rather than the most technically advanced. In fact, Enola spends more time dodging her brothers, changing from corsets to slacks, and making snarky comments to the camera than sourcing clues.

So between Enola’s coming-of-age story and the current events happening around her, the mystery at hand can feel secondary. This type of case makes “Enola Holmes” approachable for many but disappointing to those accustomed to more sophisticated detective work.

Although it’s tempting to size her up to Sherlock due to their shared moniker, it’s important to realize that “Enola Holmes” isn’t about a young woman following her brother’s path. Rather, it’s about Enola’s quest to carve her own.

“Enola Holmes” premiered on Netflix on September 23. You can watch the trailer below.

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‘WandaVision’ Trailer debuts During Emmys




Marvel fans have something to look forward to with “WandaVision” set to debut later this year.

A new trailer for the upcoming series for Disney+ debuted during the Emmy Awards.

Marvel fans got a longer look at a “WandaVision,” the upcoming Disney Plus series starring Scarlet Witch and Vision, during Sunday night’s Emmys. The brand new trailer features Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reviving their roles as Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a. the Scarlet Witch, and Vision from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a bizarre format. Moving from a black and white domestic sitcom structure to a more contemporary comic book feel, the trailer also prominently features co-stars Teyonah Parris, Kathryn Hahn, Debra Jo Rupp and Fred Melamed. The cast also includes Kat Dennings, reviving her role of Darcy Lewis from the “Thor” movies, and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo, who appeared as an FBI agent in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

“WandaVision” will be the first Marvel series to debut on Disney Plus. It premiere before “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” which was previously slated to debut before “WandaVision.”

For the uninitiated, the trailer shows off Vision’s original comic book costume, complete with a cape and bright colors. Fans had already seen Scarlet Witch’s comic book-inspired costume in an earlier teaser. The two are briefly shown holding two babies, who could be the young superheroes Wiccan and Speed from the comics. In the pages of the comic books, those two heroes go on to help form the Young Avengers, which fans are theorizing could make an appearance in the MCU at some point.

The show was created by Jac Schaeffer, who also wrote the upcoming MCU film “Black Widow.”

The six episode series about two super-powered beings living in suburbia, created by Jac Schaeffer, is based on the Marvel Comics characters Wanda Maximoff and Scarlet Witch.

It stars Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kat Dennings, Randall Park and Kathryn Hahn.

There’s no release date just yet but production on “WandaVision” was halted due to Covid-19 in March and is expected to premiere some time in December.

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