Snow Days ‘Must-Watch List’


Mathew WorthingtonBarnes

Snow covered trees on a frosty night.

As no school days continue to pile up and students run out of things to do, many students turn to Netflix. Although the variety of options that Netflix provides satisfies many viewers, it can make it extremely difficult to pick out what to watch. So, for those in need of narrowed-down Netflix options, this list can simplify the decision.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Need a sweet, light-hearted comedy? Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the perfect show. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is about a girl who was kidnapped and kept in an underground bunker for fifteen years. The show begins with the police discovering Kimmy and her friends in the bunker and follows Kimmy as she moves to New York and tries to get her life back.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt balances humor with serious topics, such as gentrification, feminism, PTSD, and racism, and has a very diverse cast. The show has a great story line too, and never leaves any plot holes in the story line. The characters in the show are amazing too. They are all flawed, like genuine people, but are still very lovable.

Although a great show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is fairly long, so it wouldn’t be watched in one sitting. The story is well worth the long watch though, and viewers looking for something to really get attached to will find Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt perfect.

Black Mirror

Black Mirror is today’s equivalent of The Twilight Zone. Each episode follows a new set of people in a new scenario, all taking place in a sci-fi dystopian future.

Many Black Mirror episodes are infamous for making viewers question reality and the thought of being in a simulation. The futuristic technology also leaves audience wondering ‘where is the line drawn when it comes to what technology can do for society?’

There is also the Black Mirror: Bandersnatch movie, which is an interactive movie, where you get to choose what the main character does, which changes the outcome of the movie. It takes elements from those childhood “choose-your-own-adventure” stories, while still retaining the seriousness that other Black Mirror episodes have.

Black Mirror definitely carries a more serious vibe, with murder mysteries and gruesome imagery, so audiences with a queasy stomach, beware. If viewers can deal with the gore, Black Mirror is sure to impress.

Ted Bundy Tapes

The new Netflix original The Ted Bundy Tapes is a true crime show that blew up after its release. The documentary recounts the stories and murders of the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy.

Although the title ‘documentary’ can be off-putting for some, I would not classify the show as boring. Audience gets a firsthand account of the mind of a killer, as the story is told by Ted Bundy himself, via tape recordings made on death row.

There are four episodes in the series, which are about an hour long each, so watching them all in one sitting wouldn’t be hard at all. The series is ominous and scary, because not many ordinary people have the opportunity to hear a serial killer share their story, but it is well worth the watch.