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“Becoming” Review: A glimpse into Michelle Obama’s life

Michelle Obama documentary 'Becoming' premiered on Netflix on May 6, 2020, presenting connections with her bestseller memoir.

Maria Krug ’22, Web Opinions Editor

May 17, 2020

We all know her as the former first lady of the United States, but this documentary will allow you to view her as more than just that. “Becoming,” a documentary about Michelle Obama, showcases her life in a more up close and personal viewpoint.  It begins with a journey alongside Michelle Obama durin...

‘Outer Banks’ creates a binge-worthy T.V series

The new release show “Outer Banks” enhances a mysterious, adventurous teen drama show to allow viewers to binge watch during this time of being stuck inside.

Lexie Moskovit ’21

May 3, 2020

Being stuck home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are looking for something to do during quarantine. Some have taken up arts and craft, cooking or even working out. Teens are looking for shows to binge watch during this time of quarantine. Netflix just released the perfect 10 episode binge worthy series:...

‘All American’ allows great binge during self-isolation

“All American” entices Netflix viewers as it provides another great teen-drama to watch for an easy and fulfilling television binge.

Carly Kaplowitz ’21

April 21, 2020

While stuck at home amidst the quarantine from the Coronavirus pandemic, many are struggling to keep themselves occupied, and trying not to cave into binging yet another series on Netflix. But how many times can you clean your room? It is about time you just cave, and head over to Netflix to watch another...

‘On My Block’ season 3 lacks emotional depth fans expect

The season failed to live up to fans’ expectations, primarily due to the lack of clarity and depth of the plot.

Molly Gold ’21

April 21, 2020

After over a month into “social distancing,” it’s safe to assume that many of us have spent a good amount of time binging some of our favorite shows. When I saw that Netflix released season three of “On My Block,” the show went straight to the top of my watchlist. “On My Block” quickly...

‘I Am Not Okay With This’ achieves relatability but drags because of it

Sophia Lillis stars as Sydney Novak in new Netflix show ‘I Am Not Okay With This,’ a very onbrand yet surprisingly fresh perspective teenage on superheros.

Eliza Barr ’21

March 14, 2020

Netflix has mastered the art of appealing to viewer demand. It’s instantly clear just seconds into the first episode of the show “I Am Not Okay With This,” which premiered Feb. 26. The 80s nostalgia, faded color palettes plus blunt and anti-parent characters have been reconfigured into numerous...

Great anticipation surrounds debut of Netflix’s ‘The Circle’

Great anticipation surrounds debut of Netflix’s ‘The Circle’

Ella Bloomingdale ’20

January 13, 2020

As it is the start of the new year, it is a perfect time to start a new tv show. A new series that is predicted to be a big hit this year is the reality TV show, “The Circle,” which appears on Netflix. “The Circle” made its way over to the United States after being a big hit in the United...

Discovering the most popular streaming service

Staples students watch many different streaming services including Netflix and Disney Plus.

Annabelle Iannone ’21 and Grace Livecchi ’21

January 9, 2020

Streaming overload? Disney+ adds yet another TV streaming option

Disney+ will be joining the ranks of streaming services on November 12, 2019. For many, this addition just adds to the preexisting “streaming overload.

Eliza Barr '21, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

I often think about how one day I’ll tell my children about VHS movies. I’ll tell them about how I once had to slide the chunky boxed movie into the slot and watch the ‘coming to theaters near you in 2005’ ad.  They will look at me in astonishment and have no idea what I’m talking about. ...

Season two of “You” is already thrilling viewers before even being released

Season two of “You” is already thrilling viewers before even being released

Emma Smith ’22

October 29, 2019

The drama, suspense and intensity of Netflix’s original series “You” left viewers in awe of the brilliant and compelling storyline. Joe Goldberg played by Penn Badgley, slowly descends into a Ted Bundy-esque love-crazed stalker. However, the creepy and quite unsettling plot makes it impossible...

‘Tall Girl’ just another cheesy romantic Netflix original movie

‘Tall Girl’  just another cheesy romantic Netflix original movie

Charley Guthartz ’22

October 18, 2019

Netflix original movies about teen romance have a well-established reputation of being boring. So when preparing to watch the new movie, “Tall Girl” I went in with low expectations, but it proved to be even worse than I expected. In the Netflix comedy, the main character, Jodi, is abnormally tall...

Travis Scott thanks fans through new documentary

The poster cover for the documentary,

Rebecca Kanfer ’21

September 16, 2019

Flashing lights, screaming fans, and crowds of people anxiously wait for Travis Scott to light up the arena. Travis scott, a renowned performer and arguably one of the most famous artists of our generation, steps off this flashing stage and onto the big screen, with his new documentary, “Look Mom I...

“Thirteen Reasons Why” oversimplifies societal issues

Netflix released the third season of their original show “Thirteen Reasons Why” on August 23. Instead of focusing on Hannah Baker, the show follows the murder of serial rapist Bryce Walker.

Remy Teltser ’21

September 16, 2019

Netflix has finally released their long-anticipated season three of the original hit “Thirteen Reasons Why.” While the first season focused on Hannah Baker’s suicide, and the second followed her high school’s prosecution, when the third season aired on Aug. 23, the plot took a completely different...

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