The Best Shows To Watch On Netflix Right Now!
June 9, 2017 (No Comments) by Felipe Wasserstein

One of the best things about Netflix is that you have access to countless TV shows, including ones developed by Netflix themselves. But having to choose from such a vast catalogue, creates that familiar feeling we’ve all experienced – you spend more time searching for something to watch than actually watching the shows themselves.

Well, we at The Sharpe have got you covered this time. The following titles are some of the very best Netflix has to offer right now. They include hours of entertainment on a variety of genres and topics, just try not to watch them all in one sitting!

The Keepers (2017)

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The Keepers is a documentary series which centres around the unsolved murder of nun, Sister Catherine “Cathy” Cesnik. The documentary theorises that Sister Cesnik’s murder could have been part of a cover-up by the Catholic Church. The reason was that Catherine intended to reveal cases of sexual abuse at the Archbishop Keough High School for Girls. Catherine was an English teacher at the high school.

The murder was committed during the 1960s, in a time when publicly accusing institutions such as the Catholic Church of crimes was met with harsh criticism on the part of the public. It was also a time when victims of sexual abuse (particularly women) were disregarded by society. Catherine’s death was followed by the murder of a woman named Joyce Malecki. What is interesting is that both women had a connection with local priest, Father Joseph Maskell, who was suspected of committing sexual abuse.

Fortunately, the series avoids the sensationalism we expect to see from most Netflix Original documentaries. Instead the series is respectful towards the victims and is serious in showing the long-term side effects (and prejudices) experienced by victims of sexual abuse. It’s a truly harrowing watch, however it’s also eye-opening, with the climax of each episode leaving you eager to watch the next one.

13 Reasons Why (2017)

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Based on the 2007 novel of the same name, the story focuses on high school student Clay Jensen, who finds a shoebox on the porch outside of his house addressed to him. The box conceals a range of cassette tapes made by Hannah Baker, his former classmate, who committed suicide a few weeks earlier.

The tapes contain the 13 reasons behind Hannah’s decision to end her own life. There are also instructions on the package confirming that each person that has received it. After listening to the tapes, the person must pass the package to another one in the chain of individuals deemed responsible for Hannah’s fate.

The series has caused controversy due to portraying topics relating to suicide, self-harm, rape and drugs. Some critics believe the series may glamorise suicidal behaviour, and is particularly dangerous to a younger demographic.

Though caution is recommended, the series itself is thrilling, well-acted (especially from the two leads) and highly enjoyable (as most of the original content developed by Netflix is these days). If you go on to watch 13 Reasons Why and enjoy it, you’ll be glad to know that Netflix has announced a second season, that will be released next year.

Orange is the New Black (2013)

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Orange is the New Black is one of the most (if not the most) popular original Netflix shows, and is based on the memoir written by Piper Kerman. It tells the story of Piper Chapman, who is sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary, for carrying drug money for an international drug smuggler and former girlfriend, Alex Vause.

A mix of comedy and drama, one of the series’ biggest strengths is its supporting characters and smart dialogue. The characters are complex and realistic with diverse backgrounds. It is actually difficult to select a favourite character, and even the protagonist’s story becomes secondary to the plot in some episodes.

If you haven’t watched the show already, now is the perfect time as there’s a fifth season due for release on June 9th.

Daredevil (2015)

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Netflix boasts plenty of series adapted from Marvel comics (Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist) but Daredevil continues to be the best of the bunch. The series successfully brings one of Marvel’s least known titles to the small screen and is far better than the movie which starred Ben Affleck in 2003.

The reason this adaptation works so well is due to respect and fidelity to the source material from Netflix. Daredevil is not as nearly as popular as Spiderman or Wolverine, but the comics are among the very best Marvel publishes every month, with historical eras brought by writers such as Mark Waid, Brian Bendis and Frank Miller.

The episodes offer plenty of action, humour, legal drama (he is a lawyer after all, a blind one at that) and fan service. Plus, you will see characters such as the Punisher, Elektra and Wilson Fisk on the same screen. A third season has been confirmed, but it will take time as Netflix intends to finish working on Marvel’s “The Punisher” and “The Defenders”.

We’ve only just scratched the surface when it comes to all the top class shows available on Netflix, but don’t worry, we’ll be back with another list before you know it!

Felipe Wasserstein
Writes about sports and lifestyle. Enjoys anything related to movies, video games and football. Also a massive Juventus supporter.

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The Best Shows To Watch On Netflix Right Now!
June 9, 2017 (No Comments) by Felipe Wasserstein

One of the best things about Netflix is that you have access to countless TV shows, including ones developed by Netflix themselves. But having to choose from such a vast catalogue, creates that familiar feeling we’ve all experienced – you spend more time searching for something to watch than actually watching the shows themselves.

Well, we at The Sharpe have got you covered this time. The following titles are some of the very best Netflix has to offer right now. They include hours of entertainment on a variety of genres and topics, just try not to watch them all in one sitting!

The Keepers (2017)

thekeepers

The Keepers is a documentary series which centres around the unsolved murder of nun, Sister Catherine “Cathy” Cesnik. The documentary theorises that Sister Cesnik’s murder could have been part of a cover-up by the Catholic Church. The reason was that Catherine intended to reveal cases of sexual abuse at the Archbishop Keough High School for Girls. Catherine was an English teacher at the high school.

The murder was committed during the 1960s, in a time when publicly accusing institutions such as the Catholic Church of crimes was met with harsh criticism on the part of the public. It was also a time when victims of sexual abuse (particularly women) were disregarded by society. Catherine’s death was followed by the murder of a woman named Joyce Malecki. What is interesting is that both women had a connection with local priest, Father Joseph Maskell, who was suspected of committing sexual abuse.

Fortunately, the series avoids the sensationalism we expect to see from most Netflix Original documentaries. Instead the series is respectful towards the victims and is serious in showing the long-term side effects (and prejudices) experienced by victims of sexual abuse. It’s a truly harrowing watch, however it’s also eye-opening, with the climax of each episode leaving you eager to watch the next one.

13 Reasons Why (2017)

13reasonswhy

Based on the 2007 novel of the same name, the story focuses on high school student Clay Jensen, who finds a shoebox on the porch outside of his house addressed to him. The box conceals a range of cassette tapes made by Hannah Baker, his former classmate, who committed suicide a few weeks earlier.

The tapes contain the 13 reasons behind Hannah’s decision to end her own life. There are also instructions on the package confirming that each person that has received it. After listening to the tapes, the person must pass the package to another one in the chain of individuals deemed responsible for Hannah’s fate.

The series has caused controversy due to portraying topics relating to suicide, self-harm, rape and drugs. Some critics believe the series may glamorise suicidal behaviour, and is particularly dangerous to a younger demographic.

Though caution is recommended, the series itself is thrilling, well-acted (especially from the two leads) and highly enjoyable (as most of the original content developed by Netflix is these days). If you go on to watch 13 Reasons Why and enjoy it, you’ll be glad to know that Netflix has announced a second season, that will be released next year.

Orange is the New Black (2013)

oitnb

Orange is the New Black is one of the most (if not the most) popular original Netflix shows, and is based on the memoir written by Piper Kerman. It tells the story of Piper Chapman, who is sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary, for carrying drug money for an international drug smuggler and former girlfriend, Alex Vause.

A mix of comedy and drama, one of the series’ biggest strengths is its supporting characters and smart dialogue. The characters are complex and realistic with diverse backgrounds. It is actually difficult to select a favourite character, and even the protagonist’s story becomes secondary to the plot in some episodes.

If you haven’t watched the show already, now is the perfect time as there’s a fifth season due for release on June 9th.

Daredevil (2015)

daredevil

Netflix boasts plenty of series adapted from Marvel comics (Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist) but Daredevil continues to be the best of the bunch. The series successfully brings one of Marvel’s least known titles to the small screen and is far better than the movie which starred Ben Affleck in 2003.

The reason this adaptation works so well is due to respect and fidelity to the source material from Netflix. Daredevil is not as nearly as popular as Spiderman or Wolverine, but the comics are among the very best Marvel publishes every month, with historical eras brought by writers such as Mark Waid, Brian Bendis and Frank Miller.

The episodes offer plenty of action, humour, legal drama (he is a lawyer after all, a blind one at that) and fan service. Plus, you will see characters such as the Punisher, Elektra and Wilson Fisk on the same screen. A third season has been confirmed, but it will take time as Netflix intends to finish working on Marvel’s “The Punisher” and “The Defenders”.

We’ve only just scratched the surface when it comes to all the top class shows available on Netflix, but don’t worry, we’ll be back with another list before you know it!

Felipe Wasserstein
Writes about sports and lifestyle. Enjoys anything related to movies, video games and football. Also a massive Juventus supporter.

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