Stress levels are rising in NUS as the weeks pass by and the workload starts to pile in. So just before you start pulling all your hair out, why not take a break with a quick episode? Here are some Netflix shows that you may not have heard of that you can consider watching!
1. Reality TV: Selling Sunset
Creator: Adam DiVello
Cast: Chrishell Stause, Christine Quinn, Maya Vander, Mary Fitzgerald ,Heather Young, Davina Potratz, Romain Bonnet, Amanza Smith, Jason Oppenheim, Brett Oppenheim
You wouldn’t think that a show about real estate would be exciting, much less one filled with gossip and drama that will lead to your eyes being glued to your screen, unable to look away, but Selling Sunset managed to do just that. The show revolves around a group of elite real estate brokers at The Oppenheim Group, where they sell luxurious lifestyles to their affluent buyers. When a new agent joins the team, friction arises as personalities begin to clash with one another. Filled with gorgeous houses and drama that makes reality tv series so addictive, Selling Sunset is a show that will have you binge-watching the series in a matter of days, wondering what will happen next.
2. Teen Drama: Grand Army
Creator: Katie Cappiello
Cast: Odessa A’zion, Odley Jean, Amir Bageria, Maliq Johnson, Amalia Yoo, Jaden Jordan, Alphonso Romero Jones II
Fans of 13 Reasons Why and Euphoria will love this gritty drama series that follow five high school students as they navigate life in Brooklyn. The show is instantly compelling from the very first episode, where a nearby bomb explosion causes a school lockdown. The show also has a diverse main cast, with characters such as Leila Kwan Zimmer, a Chinese adoptee with white Jewish parents, and Siddhartha Pakam, a closeted Indian-American. Grand Army establishes itself to be a TV series that does not shy away from an array of serious social issues, including systematic racism, class relations, poverty, sexuality, and sexual assault.
3. K-Drama: I Can Hear Your Voice
Director: Jo Soo-won
Cast: Lee Bo-young, Lee Jong-suk, Yoon Sang-hyun, Lee Da-hee
This 2013 South Korean drama series stars actress Lee Bo-young as a sharp public defender who helps convict and imprison the murderer of a young boy’s father when she was a teenager. Several years later, she meets the boy again, only to learn that he has the supernatural ability to read other people's thoughts by looking into their eyes. Together, they team up to solve cases and prove that justice is sometimes blind. K-drama fans may recognize actress Lee Bo-young in other famous shows such as When My Love Blooms and Whisper. The male lead, Lee Jong-suk, is also a famous actor, starring in k-dramas such as Pinocchio and Romance is a Bonus Book.
4. Comedy: Modern Family
Creator: Christopher Lloyd, Steven Levitan
Cast: Ed O’Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jeremy Maguire, Reid Ewing
A show that many people probably already know of, but I couldn’t resist but including nonetheless: Modern Family is a mockumentary television sitcom that follows the lives of three diverse families as they navigate their jobs, family members, and unexpected situations in their own ways. The show is hilarious, charming, and heartfelt, making you laugh one moment and tearing up the next as the characters are thrown into situations that are so ridiculous yet somewhat so relatable sometimes.
5. Wholesome Content: Sugar Rush
Creator: Ariel Boles
Cast: Hunter March, Candace Nelson, Adriano Zumbo
Just looking to kick back, relax, and watch some wholesome content? Try watching Sugar Rush, a baking reality TV show where contestants in teams of 2 race against the clock to bake up the best-tasting sweets for a prize of $10,000. Each episode features a different theme contestants have to follow, whether it be trends, the holidays, or candies! As all contestants are baking professionals, you can expect to see cakes, cupcakes, and confectionaries that are beautiful and mouth-watering. Furthermore, unlike other cooking competitions where friction and hostile tension often arise between teams, the contestants on Sugar Rush have such a strong bond with their partners you can’t help but smile.
Do you feel like there are any shows we’re missing? What are your go-to shows to watch? Leave a comment below!