By Hope Ortiz, Samantha Alicea, Michelle Steidle, and Daniella Sanjlaj
Recently, we interviewed students and staff members here at HHS about their favorite things to watch on Netflix.
Despite the fact that people have different interests and not everybody said the same thing, a majority of people tend to prefer shows they are able to binge watch. This includes programs with several seasons or Netflix originals that put out an entire season at once, that way people can sit on their couch for hours and be content.
While interviewing the students,we’ve noticed that many thought the best shows were One Tree Hill, the Flash, and Arrow. Sophomore Sneha Kafle said she likes the show Arrow because “it teaches a lot of life lessons and I just like watching the show.”
Evernae Smith, also a sophomore, said she likes to watch The Flash because “it’s entertaining and interesting.”
We also interviewed a few freshman boys who like The Flash and Arrow, such as Michael Campoverde and Tony Utan. Stephanie Ross, another sophomore, said she likes to watch the show One Tree Hill “because it’s engaging” along with another junior, Arianna Young who also claimed she liked One Tree Hill because “my friends forced me to watch it and I ended up really liking it.”
Likewise, junior Lauren Steidle thought the same and said “One Tree Hill, because they incorporate real issues into the show and I think that’s really interesting.”
However, we found out not everyone watches Netflix when we interviewed a Junior, Jessica Sanzo who stated, “I don’t have Netflix, although I like the show Backstage. It’s about dancers.”
There are some students who think other shows are worth watching.
Freshman George Losch stated he enjoys to watch Marco Polo.
Julia Morrone, another freshman, said she loves to watch Gilmore Girls.
Daniel Chi, a freshman stated he loved the movie The Admiral because “it’s intense and a very historical yet epic movie and it’s about history that we don’t learn here in the US which adds more excitement.”
We also interviewed seniors Samantha McElroy and Sarah Tufts who said they love watching Stranger Things because it’s mysterious and the characters and plot just interest them.
Two other seniors, Samuel Ashbury and Lee Taveras, enjoy watching How I Met Your Mother because it’s “relatable” and “realistically problematic.”
Students are not the only ones who binge watch shows on Netflix. Recently, we’ve interviewed teachers who work here at HHS to find out what their binge worthy shows are.
Ms. Durso, who teaches AP World History, claimed that the best show to watch on Netflix is The Office because “it’s funny and it is a something you can have on in the background while you’re doing work.” She also stated that it is “something that keeps the environment happy” which is very true.
AP Literature and Composition teacher Mr. Zisa and he said the program Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is his favorite show because “it’s hilarious, well written and uncomfortably real.” He also claimed that it’s the “most unshameful feminist thing I have watched in a long time.”
A Chemistry teacher, Mr. Rosenthal had more of a science based answer where he said his favorite show was Good Eats because “it explains the science about cooking.”
Mrs. Ferrante, who teaches Biology, claimed that The Walking Dead was her favorite show because “all of the seasons were there so I was able to catch up.”
Lastly, Ms. Krueger, who teaches AP Language, had a very thorough answer where she claimed that Breaking Bad and Orange is the New Black are both her favorite shows. She thinks they were “so well done and intelligent”. Also she “loves how books turn into shows and twists the understandings of the characters, along with the interaction of the characters.”
All in all, no matter what their interests or their age, people love to binge watch. There’s something about sitting down to watch a show and never having to stop that really appeals to people.
Could it be that they won’t have to wait to find out what happened? Or do they just enjoy the pure fact that they now have an acceptable excuse to lay in bed all day? Whatever the case is, Netflix originals like Stranger Things, and classics like One Tree Hill, and How I Met Your Mother continue to grace the screens of Netflix junkies.