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Best Netflix Shows to Binge Watch Right Now



Best Netflix Shows to Binge Watch Right Now

Audiences are on the verge of obsessive behavior when it comes to streaming must-see TV shows in binge-able servings. Peak TV constantly vying for our eyeballs doesn’t make it easy when it comes to adding series to our Netflix queue. So, what should you binge? Relax. We got ya covered.

Whether you’re looking for a lazy Sunday, a long holiday weekend on the couch, or something to have on in the background, here are 15 essential TV series that all self-respecting fans of the medium should binge. While there’s at least a fabillion shows on Netflix gunning for your attention, this mix of classic faves and Netflix originals are plenty to tide you over.

However, if you’re fixing for a movie or three to watch, our list of the Best Movies on Netflix Right Now is tailored for you.


Editor’s Note: This article was last updated on September 5. Recent additions include Brand New Cherry Flavor, Lupin, and I Think You Should Leave.

Brand New Cherry Flavor

Created by: Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion

Cast: Rosa Salazar, Catherine Keener, Eric Lange, Manny Jacinto, Jeff Ward

If you’re looking for a binge-worthy show that keeps you hitting play on the next episode on pure WTF-factor, Brand New Cherry Flavor is the wild, constantly unpredictable show for you. Co-created by Channel Zero and The Act‘s Nick Antosca, Brand New Cherry Flavor is arguably even more bingeable than his last two hits thanks to its ever-expanding, always evolving world of mysteries and horror. Alita: Battle Angel star Rosa Salazar plays an ambitious and gifted filmmaker who heads to L.A. after some unknown tragedy, strikes up an immediate kinship with a powerful producer, and watches it all go sour in an instant after he steals her film. Seeking revenge, she turns to an eccentric cat-witch, played with delicious scenery-chewing fervor by the great Catherine Keener, invoking a curse that introduces her to a whole new world of wonders… and pain. It’s a twisting, turning, often shocking reinvention of the revenge story and one that keeps you glued to the screen for all 8 episodes. – Haleigh Foutch



Created by: George Kay and François Uzan

Cast: Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme, Vincent Londez, Soufiane Guerrab, Shirine Boutella

Netflix’s big international breakout of 2021, Lupin isn’t just one of the most addictive shows of the year, it’s one of the most critically acclaimed. Inspired by Maurice Leblanc’s literary gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, Lupin stars Omar Sy as Assane Diop, a clever and charismatic thief in his own right, using his skills to seek vengeance against the wealthy family that framed his father. Lupin‘s mysteries are as gripping as Sy’s magnetic performance, and you’ll find yourself finished with the first batch of episodes faster than Diop picks a lock – but not to worry, Netflix released Part 2 in a hurry, just a few months after the series’ winter premiere, meaning you’ve got 10 episodes of breathless heists, puzzling mysteries, and sweet sweet vengeance to enjoy while we wait for news on Season 3. – Haleigh Foutch


I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson

Created by: Zach Kanin and Tim Robinson

I Think You Should Leave is not the longest binge-watch you can dive into, but minute-for-minute, joke-for-joke, it is one of the funniest shows you can binge on any streaming service right now. Best known for his work in Detroiters and Saturday Night Live, Tim Robinson co-created this short-episode sketch comedy series, with a long list of top comedy voices as executive producers, including The Lonely Island’s Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone. The result is one of the most deranged and brilliant comedy shows of its time, a complete clusterfuck of nightmare characters, impossible scenarios, and escalating stakes that never ever go where you expect. Featuring an endless roster of recognizable guest stars, from Steven Yeun to Bob Odenkirk, I Think You Should Leave is an instant classic of sketch comedy, and if you’re looking to laugh – really hard – easily one of the best shows to binge-watch on Netflix. – Haleigh Foutch

Dead to Me

Created by: Liz Feldman

Cast: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden


Secrets are poison. They’re also sometimes essential (and messy) building blocks to complicated but necessary relationships — at least that’s part of the thesis the excellent Dead to Me tries to convey with some of the best writing and performances of the Peak TV.

Liz Feldman’s half-hour dramedy is basically the TV equivalent of bite-sized, but each episode packs a feast of rich storytelling as the recently-widowed and very angry Jen (Christina Applegate) slowly befriends an eccentric-but-good-hearted Judy (Linda Cardellini) at a grief counselling group. Jen would rather spend time finding the person responsible for killing her husband in a hit-and-run than do trust fall-y exercises or share her feelings. But emotional catharsis seems like a golden age compared to the truths and lies Jen uncovers and confronts, as her relationship with Judy goes from zero to best friends/accomplices. To say any more would ruin the sincere joy of watching the effortless twists and gut-punch drama unfold. Applegate and Cardellini each deliver career-best work here, with the former’s Lead Actress Emmy nom much deserved.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Created by: Gene Roddenberry

Cast: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, Brent Spiner, Wil Wheaton, and Whoopi Goldberg

How Star Trek: The Next Generation survived two of the most uneven (and bad) seasons of genre television ever to become an all-timer sci-fi show is nothing short of a mini-miracle.


Credit the late Michael Piller for stepping in as showrunner in Season 3 and steadying the Enterprise-D and her crew on the way to a seven-season run (all in syndication!) that concluded with a Best Drama Emmy nom and one of the greatest and most satisfying series finales in all of television. Patrick Stewart’s Captain Picard managed to become as iconic and essential to Trek as his predecessor, Kirk, as Next Gen tackled more character and thematically-driven space-bound drama than The Original Series. But when the show fired phasers and photon torpedoes, it did so with must-see impact. (For proof, watch the classic “Best of Both Worlds” two-parter that pit Picard against his nemesis the Borg, and “Yesterday’s Enterprise.”) The series also gets credit for achieving a type of world building that was novel then that we take for granted now. It enriched and deepened the franchise by extending the boundaries of the Final Frontier to include complex characters like Worf and his complicated (and almost Game of Thrones-ian) relationship with the Klingon Empire. We also saw the show explore the inner lives of its ensemble (especially Data and La Forge) with the same level of care as it did its space action.

Next Gen isn’t a perfect show, but Seasons 3 and 4 are among the most perfect runs of any series. While its “Mission of the Week” structure may feel dated in our increasingly serialized way of binging shows, Next Gen’s character-first approach to story — and spectacle — more than hold up.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Created By: Michael Piller and Rick Berman.

Cast: Avery Brooks, Rene Aberjonois, Terry Farrell, Cirroc Lofton, Colm Meaney, Armin Shimerman, Alexander Siddig, Nana Visitor, Michael Dorn, Nicole de Boer, Mark Alaimo


Before Marvel, Star Trek was doing the shared universe thing. From the jump, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine did a crossover in its pilot with Captain Picard sort of passing the torch to the passionate and “man of the body” Cmdr. Sisko (Avery Brooks), reluctantly taking charge of a space station in the ass-end of space to avoid having to grieve the loss of his wife in the battle of Wolf 359 against the Borg — a battle that Picard’s Borgified self, Locutus, oversaw. That instant tension in a “no conflict” 23rd Century, coupled with the station-bound drama and action, immediately set DS9 apart from previous Trek incarnations — along with its darker aesthetic and slower burn narrative.

Like Next Gen before it, DS9 suffered a bumpy first two seasons before giving way to a then-almost-rebellious act of serialized storytelling with the introduction of big bads the Jem’Hadar and the Dominion. The ensuing war Sisko and his crew find themselves on the front lines of with one of Trek’s most formidable adversaries gives way to mini serialized arcs that rocket to a series finale that makes for a very rewarding and action-packed binge-watch.

Schitt’s Creek

Created by: Daniel Levy and Eugene Levy

Cast: Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire, Chris Elliott, and Jenn Robertson


If Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm had a three-way with Beverly Hillbillies, their offspring would be Schitt’s Creek.

Addictive, sweet and hilarious in equal measure, this sitcom has emerged as our favorite Canadian export with a unique and comical family of wealthy celebs forced to relocate to small-town life after they’re defrauded by their shifty business manager. While adjusting to life in the titular town, patriarch Eugene Levy and his wife, the exceptional Catherine O’Hara, find themselves in increasingly quirky and comical situations that have endeared them to a fiercely-loyal fan-base.

O’Hara isn’t the show’s only scene-stealer; Levy’s real-life son, Daniel Levy, plays his fictional one on the show and the actor gives each episode the exact amount of whatever it needs to make you laugh. There is not one bad or weak episode of this show — an extra perk to one of the most binge-friendly series out there.

New Girl

Creator: Elizabeth Meriwether


Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Damon Wayans Jr., Lamorne Morris, and Hannah Simone

Netflix may not boast the robust catalogue of sitcom classics they used to, but it’s still home to one of the best, most lovable, and most consistently laugh-out-loud funny sitcoms of the 21st century – New Girl. The surface plot summary posits that Zooey Deschanel‘s Jessica Day moves into an apartment with four single guys after a breakup, but the show quickly moves past the initial set-up to become a full-blown ensemble hangout comedy, and it’s all the better for it. When it’s at its best, every single cast member is firing on full blast, and as the series evolves, it settles more and more into its strengths, making it one of the most emotionally rewarding and endlessly entertaining sitcoms to rewatch over and over again. – Haleigh Foutch

Sex Education

Created by: Laurie Nunn


Cast: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Alistair Petrie

The awkwardness of being a teenager facing very adult problems — love, sex, family, identity — has never been funnier or more poignant than the UK-set Sex Education.

Anchored by a young ensemble of crazy-relatable group of high school characters, lead by Asa Butterfield’s awkward Otis, each of the first season’s brisk eight episodes chronicles the messiness of high school that Otis tries to navigate by starting an unofficial therapy practice for students in a school that considers him as “other.” Otis is almost as good (if not better than) his mother (Gillian Anderson), a licensed therapist with a complicated emotional and sexual history. Their relationship, and all the friction therein, serves as Sex Education’s beating heart — one the show wears on its considerable sleeves without (thankfully) veering into melodrama or contrivance.

The show’s wit and charm are only rivaled by how accurate it captures the terrible privilege of this stage of growing up — the ups and downs and gains and losses of kids finding themselves to be just as adult and unsure as those adults raising them. Frank and R-rated, Sex Education is a refreshing take on the very familiar “coming of age” high school tale. One of the best first seasons ever.


The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Created by: Ryan Murphy

Cast: Darren Criss, Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Cody Fern, Finn Wittrock, Judith Light, and Jon Jon Briones

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is arguably Ryan Murphy’s greatest creative achievement.

Despite its 1997-based narrative surrounding the real-life murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) by the hands of a very disturbed and sad man named Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss), Assassination feels timeless with its themes of fame and the cost emotionally-vulnerable and self worth-deficient people will pay to achieve it.

Criss’ Cunanan is a broken-not-sprained man child, a liar and a charmer struggling to make his life mean something by way of taking that of another. There’s almost a Psycho/Norman Bates quality to the way Cunanan is dramatized, with Criss’ fearless, vulnerable performance proving transcendent in a way that we often feel like we’re watching what really happened. That we’re not watching a character based on a real person, but rather the real thing — tears and rage and all.


With a propulsive narrative that reaches back in time to highlight key persons and events leading up to Versace being gunned down outside his home, Assassination achieves an almost Memento-like affect with its drama that resonates long after the credits role. While bingeing, make sure you pause playback if you have to grab something or go to the bathroom. You won’t want to miss a frame.

Breaking Bad

Created by: Vince Gilligan

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Giancarlo Esposito

Breaking Bad sits up there with The Sopranos as one of the most game-changing TV series ever made.

Vince Gilligan and his writing staff prided themselves, week in and week out, on putting themselves and their characters constantly in corners and finding ways to weasel them out. This approach created nailbiting, slow-burn tension and gripping drama as the tragedy of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) — a has-been high school chem teacher-turned-prideful drug lord — hooked many onto Breaking Bad’s addictive brand of “crime doesn’t pay” storytelling.


As anti-heroes go, they don’t get more interesting (or evil) as White. What started as an exercise to provide a fiscal cushion for his family in the wake of Walt’s fatal cancer diagnosis becomes a chronicle of one man’s ambitions and pride eroding away at his moral and ethical core like the very cancer infecting his body. Once the cancer enters remission, Walt’s (ahem, Heisnberg), plan to be the meth kingpin of Albuquerque creeps past its original scope and collects quite the body count. Dragged along the way is Jesse, played by the Emmy-winning Aaron Paul, as Walt and Jesse’s relationship finds new ways to go to the brink before ultimately breaking. While the series was released before bingeing became a thing, it’s definitely best experienced in one long watch. But be warned: When it’s over, you’ll wish you get it all back for the first time. (Thankfully, we have a movie coming in October to look forward to.)

Better Call Saul

Created by: Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould

Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean

The best spinoff since Frasier, Better Call Saul achieves a level of quality that arguably surpasses its mothership series, Breaking Bad.

On paper, a “Saul Goodman Begins” show seems like a noble misfire at best, a shoulder shrug at worst. But creators and Breaking Bad colleagues Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are pathologically incapable of delivering nothing short of excellent, with Saul being a train we know exactly how it wrecks but can’t help but take our seats and watch.


“Slippin’” Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) practices public defender law in the shadow of his brother, Chuck, and the law firm with his name on it. Sibling rivalry barely covers the McGill brothers’ complex relationship, which slowly jack knifes into tragedy as everything and everyone Jimmy cares about gets caught in the wake of his quick schemes and morally-bankrupt ways. Jimmy is a “nice” guy capable of cutting corners to get ahead without feeling too bad about it. That’s almost worse than a chem teacher wanting to be a drug dealer, especially when Jimmy’s choices have consequences for the only person who truly believes and loves him, fellow lawyer Kim Wexler (the exceptional Rhea Seehorn.)

Sips not gulps when it comes to bingeing Better Call Saul, savor it because we may never get a show this excellent again.

The Good Place

Created by: Michael Schur

Cast: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, and D’Arcy Carden


If Lost and every college philosophy class made a TV show, it would be The Good Place.

Not since 30 Rock has a sitcom achieved such an inspired joke-a-minute approach to its story, which — in Good Place’s case — is seemingly more concerned with using the trappings of a network sitcom to Trojan Horse in a highly astute examination and discussion of what it means to be a moral and ethical person.

We know, that doesn’t sound very funny — but it is! Seriously, the internet is not steering your wrong about this show set in the Afterlife. Kristen Bell plays Eleanor, a recently-deceased woman and terrible person who has seemingly landed in the “good place” by a literal biblical error. There, she finds her Wizard of Oz-esque band of companions to help her navigate life after death and uncover the truth about where she really is. With architect Michael, played by a never-better Ted Danson, and her very smart (but stuck in his head) soulmate Chidi (the crazy-talented William Jackson Harper), Eleanor starts a very hilarious and inspiring way to redeem her life after death. Often in brilliant and laugh-out-loud ways.

Stranger Things

Created by: The Duffer Brothers

Cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, and Matthew Modine


Watching Stranger Things is like mainlining nostalgia.

The Duffer Brothers’ ode to Amblin, Stephen King, and ‘80s sci-fi/horror made an instant dent in pop culture with its Goonies by way of John Carpenter and Steven Spielberg story about the telekinetic Eleven (breakout star Millie Bobby Brown), the young D & D fans charged with protecting and befriending her, and the slimy, reality-breaking creatures from the Upside Down our young heroes must team up and defeat. Equal parts mystery thriller and “hang out” show, Stranger Things is at its best when it’s just two characters talking in a room like you or your friends would if faced with events that would make Mulder and Scully blush.

You take away all the exceptional special effects and fist-pumping, edge-of-your-seat set pieces, all the action, and what you’re left with is the reason why fans are so hooked on this show: The characters. You can’t get this dynamic anywhere else on television. That, coupled with Stranger Things being designed to take advantage of Peak TV’s binge-friendly landscape, makes Netflix’s hit show one of the medium’s all-time greats.

Queer Eye

Created by: David Collins


Cast: Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski

Queer Eye’s most recent season, Season 4, became an instant fan favorite, thanks to the Fab Five’s effortless chemistry and truly inspiring subjects. Ever since Netflix picked up the rights to the former Bravo show, Queer Eye quickly ascended to the top of Peak TV’s most accessible and bingeable shows.

The Emmy-nominated reality series follows food and wine expert Antoni, fashion king Tan, life coach and point man for all things culture Karamo, interior design guru Bobby and the always-funny groomer Jonathan as they embark on a change agent mandate to re-shape and revitalize the lives of their subjects — average citizens struggling to feel seen and heard in a world that they’re not sure knows how to look at and listen to them. The Fab Five set up a posh homebase in a U.S. city and endeavor to do more than just a physical makeover for their lucky subjects. In between home improvement projects, laugh-with-but-never-at asides, and cooking lessons, the Fab Five enrich the lives of everyone they encounter. In every episode, hope goes viral — which is ideal at a time when the world could use strong doses of it. Have at least a box of Aloe-lotioned tissues ready and a shoulder to cry on as you binge. You’re gonna need ‘em.


Created By: Eric Kripke


Cast: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard

If you haven’t seen Supernatural before, we envy you. We wish we could get our first time back.

The CW’s longest-running show, the lone holdover from the WB days, wraps up its epic, “guitar rock”-fueled 15-season run this year, but it’s never the wrong time to catch up on this series.

Starting in 2005, Supernatural centers on two brothers — Sam and Dean Winchester — as they struggle to stop supernatural threats from pushing into our world, using little more than shotguns and faith. Their leather-jacketed, muscle-car adventures effortlessly negotiate various tones in a way that would make other series tap out. Like The X-Files before it, Supernatural evolved from a “Freak of the Week” format to a more serialized show with weekly victories and season-long threats. It also wasn’t afraid to embrace more comedic and very meta storylines, often commenting on the show and its fans itself in ways no show had truly attempted before. The back half of the show’s run has largely been thread through literal Biblical tentpoles — heaven and hell, God and the Devil, angels and demons. How this show got away with turning Sunday School lessons into set pieces and whole seasons worth of episodes, on the network known for targeting the bedazzled cherry cell phone generation, is worthy of at least several studies. How it did so with suspense, legit jump scares, fun, tears, and no shortage of big emotional emotional stakes makes it worthy of your time.


Created by: Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams


Cast: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Peter Mullan, and Janet McTeer

The Netflix original series Ozark is frequently one of the streaming service’s most popular shows, and for good reason. Almost like a backwoods version of Breaking Bad, the series opens with Jason Bateman’s life falling apart. He and his family are forced to move from Chicago to the Ozarks to start a money laundering business after he discovers his longtime business partner has been dealing with Mexican drug cartels, and they owe an inordinate amount of money. Bateman’s life is spared when he promises to recoup by opening a vacation destination in the Ozarks, but as he and his family enmesh themselves deeper and deeper into the criminal underworld, the line between good and bad becomes further blurred. It’s pretty thrilling, packed with twists, and the performances are solid. It’s not as tight or as emotionally satisfying as Breaking Bad, but then again what is? In Ozark‘s favor, the show was created with binge-watching in mind, so there are tons of cliffhangers that have you ready to move right on into the next episode. – Adam Chitwood

Creator: Dan Harmon

Cast: Joel McHale, Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Danny‌ Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian‌ Jacobs, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong, John‌ Oliver

If it’s a comedy you’re looking to binge, you can’t do much better than Community. The NBC sitcom was famous for taking huge tonal swings, and is where Avengers: Endgame directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo cut their teeth exploring different genres. At heart, this story of a mismatched group of adults attending community college is about, well, community. But in practice, Dan Harmon‘s show is a wildly ambitious (sometimes overly so) exploration of human interaction and ego, taking detours to craft action episodes, David Fincher homages, and even a full-on stop-motion animated episode. Bingeing whole seasons at once is a delightful way to experience the range of this gone but not forgotten series. – Adam Chitwood



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Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its $70 Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling




Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its  Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling

After years of anticipation from DC fans, Warner Bros finally found a way to introduce Barbara Gordon to live-action, announcing a solo movie for the hero with the developing Leslie Grace-led film. Batgirl, which finished filming earlier this year, has been scheduled to hit HBO Max sometime this year, however according to a number of new reports, Warner Bros doesn’t want Batgirl to see the light of day. Outlets are reporting that $70 million project is being scrapped after test screenings scared off the studio on the movie. 

Batgirl has been called “irredeemable” by a reported “top Hollywood source” found by The NY Post. Per the report, the movie will be “shelved,” but it has yet to be confirmed by the studio if it’s purely a rumor or a bombshell piece of news for one of Warner Bros’ upcoming DC movies.  

The Wrap backed up this report, sharing it had additionally heard via insiders that the movie “did not work” for studio executives – made by Bad Boys For Life and Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah for a reported budget of over $70 million (though it may have ultimately cost the studio $90 million by the time cameras finished rolling). 

The news could perhaps be the product of the recent change in Warner Bros’ leadership, with CEO David Zaslav becoming the new big boss since WB merged with Discovery. There was some rumored talk of the previous WB chair Toby Emmerich considering Batgirl for a theatrical release rather than a HBO Max exclusive, however, but the new reports suggest the film isn’t testing to the level of a big-screen project and may be removed from getting any kind of release. 

Batgirl would not only introduce Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon, but is features a stacked cast including the return of Michael Keaton as Batman and J.K. Simmons as James Gordon. Brendan Fraser plays the film’s villain, Ted Carson a.k.a. Firefly. It’s arguably unheard of for a project as high-profile as this one to lose any form of avenue for distribution. 


Apparently, a move like this is not uncharacteristic for Warner Bros’ new CEO, however, who previously shut down the failed streaming service CNN+ weeks after it launched (it reportedly cost $300 million to put together). There is some restructuring of DC projects currently underway behind the scenes, with David Zaslav on the search for a someone to fill a role much like Marvel boss Kevin Feige has at Marvel Studios. 

Coming off San Diego Comic-Con late last month, Marvel Studios announced and showcased a lineup of projects planned until 2025 including two more Avengers films, whilst DC did not bring anything from Batgirl to its panel. Instead, Warner Bros chose to only focus on Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Black Adam, both of which have set release dates later this year. Warner Bros. Discovery is set to report its earnings for this past business quarter on Thursday; it’s possible we’ll learn more then. 

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere




High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere

What time is it? Summer time!

Well, that’s what the students of East High are saying in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. I know, the name is a mouthful, but honestly, this show is a whole lot of fun and if you haven’t watched it, you definitely should. The first two seasons were great, from the songs in Season 1 to the drama in Season 2, and when it was announced that the series would be getting a Season 3 and 4, I was all on board. 

Now that I have watched the first episode of Season 3, I am even more excited for the next episodes to come, and that premiere has me all in my feelings – specifically these five. 


Man, this show makes me so nostalgic for when I was younger. 

Don’t get me wrong, I would never travel back in time to then, just because I was so young and didn’t know half the stuff I know now, but there is just something about listening to the soundtrack of some of these original songs from the High School Musical movies that just get me. While we don’t get many songs in the first episode, we get the classic, “What Time Is It” from High School Musical 2 within the few three minutes of the show and ugh, the memories. 


If you were a tween or kid back in 2007 and watched HSM2 when it premiered on Disney Channel, you know this song just as well as I do. And for years, I sang this song on the last day of school – heck, I still sing it now whenever warm weather comes around and I’m two years out of college. I love this music, and I can already tell from just this first episode that this season is going to make me so nostalgic. 


I’m really curious to see what they’re going to do with this camp in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. 

For those who don’t know, the first two seasons of this series were pretty much based around the first film’s premise. The show takes place in a world where the movies exist, but instead of the actors from the High School Musical cast that we’re familiar with, we are introduced to students who are auditioning for those iconic roles. And over the last two seasons, we’ve watched them grow into brilliant performers while singing in productions of both High School Musical and Beauty and the Beast, with covers and original songs all along the way. 

But the whole entire point of the first two seasons was that this show took place in the same high school where the movies were filmed. So it’s only natural to think that the second season might end up happening at the country club that was in High School Musical 2, but nope – we are at a summer camp, something that was never talked about in the original movies. 

The arrival of everyone coming to this summer camp is fun, but it makes me wonder how they’re going to include the songs from High School Musical 2 into this season when it’s not at the same location as the film, but it’s still interesting to watch, nonetheless. 


Dude, I love Olivia Rodrigo – and I mean that. This girl has done so much these last two years and watching her in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is always a joy. 


But what really makes me so proud of her is that I’m not even just proud of the actress, but the character as well. Nini is this young star who is a little afraid to take these big risks but she does so anyway, knowing that she has this big break she can’t lose, which was the big theme of this first episode. She goes away on this road trip with a producer over the summer so she can record songs, giving her that shot, and I am so proud of her for doing that. 

Olivia Rodrigo plays her perfectly, and while I know that her character was demoted to a guest role thanks to Rodrigo’s budding music career, I can’t help but be proud, because wow, she has blown up. It makes me want to watch her documentary on Disney+ again


I know I said earlier on that I was curious as to how they’re going to really change up this season with this new location. But, about twenty minutes in, I genuinely was feeling eager to see where this show would go – specifically the dynamics of new characters. 

For two seasons, we have pretty much been surrounded by the same characters, and while we have grown to love them, I think this season was the one where we truly needed a change in not only scenery, but characters as well. And this first episode brought a ton of them in. 

One of the scenes that got me really eager to see what happens with these new characters was when Gina, Ashlyn and Kourtney, three clear as day theater kids, find out they have to share a cabin with Gadget (a new character) and two other girls – and you can clearly tell at first that they are not feeling the vibe, and you can almost smell the problems from a mile away. 

That screams great television, and it’s got me wondering how much more drama this show is going to produce over the next episodes with these new dynamics. I’m so eager to see. 



Seeing Corbin Bleu in the premiere episode made me very excited to see where this fictionalized version of him is going to go next. 

Usually, when it comes to the original members from the High School Musical movies, we’ll get some pictures from them from the old high school – like Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron both recently taking pics there in 2022 – but I didn’t think anyone would come back to the show. We had Lucas Grabeel and Kaycee Stroh in Season 1 but no one in Season 2, so I’m super pumped to see Corbin Bleu back for this season.

Not only that, but Jason Earles. Do you guys know who he is? The moment I saw him as Dewey, the director of Camp Shallow Lake, I practically screamed. This man is Disney Channel royalty. He was not only a co-star on Hannah Montana but also on Kickin’ It and I can’t believe he is in another Disney show and it has me so excited. 

I’m not sure how often he and Bleu are going to be on the show, but I know for a fact that those two appearing on that stage has me excited for what this season holds and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Could Zac Efron be next?

What are you guys looking forward to with Season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series? All I know is that if I don’t get a cover of “Fabulous” by Carlos in this season, I will riot. I demand it, Disney+!

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The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie




The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie

Book adaptations of big-time novels always seem to go over well with audiences, and have for plenty of years, with movie sagas such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings taking over the box office. But, a newcomer is arriving on the movie scene, one which should have been adapted almost as soon as it came out, if you ask me.

The School for Good and Evil, an amazing addition to the fantasy genre, is finally getting its own adaptation into the film world – but not in theaters. However, it will be appearing as a Netflix movie, on the popular streaming website. However, what else do we know about this upcoming film? What is it going to be about? Who is going to be in it? There are plenty of things that you might not know, but we do. Here are some quick things we know about the upcoming Netflix film.

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The School For Good And Evil Release Date Is Set For October 21

Mark your calendars, fantasy lovers, as The School for Good and Evil is going to be coming out as part of the 2022 movie release schedule! Announced with the official poster from the Netflix Twitter page, it was confirmed that The School for Good and Evil would release on the popular streaming platform in Fall 2022, specifically on October 21. 

Talk about a great addition to all the fun Halloween movies we’ll be watching during that time of year – I can always use a little good and evil in my life. 


Sofia Wylie in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has A Star-Studded Cast

With an adaptation like The School for Good and Evil, we all knew that the cast needed to be amazing. And, luckily, there’s no shortage of amazing additions to this Netflix movie. First, let’s take a look at the two leads characters of the film, Sophie and Agatha, where the story begins. These two roles will be played by Sophia Anna Caruso, known for her role in the Broadway musical Beetlejuice, and Sofia Wylie, who stars on a Disney+  show you really should watch, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Wylie is especially excited for her role in The School for Good and Evil. In an interview with MTV, she talked about her part as Agatha and how she’s excited to “bring some realness” to the character that hadn’t been seen before. She described Agatha’s struggles with internal and external beauty through her own experience, saying that it’s something she can relate to and that it’s an important message to teach.

That’s something that I personally can really relate to, that voice inside of your head, how much power it has. I deal with those doubts and those insecurities. And I think I can really bring some realness to Agatha in that sense because I know, as a teenage girl, it can be very difficult to overcome that voice.

Adding on to this cast, Deadline reported that two megastars, Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington, signed on for two of the main roles in the upcoming film. Theron is set to play Lady Lesso, and Washington will portray a teacher at the school, Professor Dovey.

In addition to these two, in another article, Deadline reported that Laurence Fishburne, known for his roles in The Matrix trilogy and many other films, as well as action star Michelle Yeoh, from movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Crazy Rich Asians, and her TV role in Star Trek: Discovery, have stepped up to be in The School for Good and Evil. Fishburne will play the Schoolmaster – a role that sounds quite fitting for someone of his talents, and Yeoh will portray another teacher, Professor Anemone.

Also for the film, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Kaitlyn Akinpelumi, and Freya Theodora Parks will play Anadil, Dot and Hester, three young women who are a part of The Coven in The School for Good and Evil, as confirmed by a behind-the-scenes look with the author of the original novel, Soman Chainani on YouTube.

Already, this film is shaping up to be filled to the brim with some of the Hollywood elite. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they do with the material they are given, because it’s about to get magical.


Charlize Theron in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Will Follow The Bestselling Book Series

For those who don’t know, The School for Good and Evil is composed of several novels in a series. Netflix confirmed that this new movie will be based on the series by Soman Chainani, and from the premise of the film, it’s looking to be exactly like the first novel.

As confirmed by the description from the trailer for the new movie on YouTube, The School for Good and Evil is going to follow two best friends, Sophia and Agatha, who are swept into a world of trying to balance both good and evil when they are given different roles, but this in turn causes their lives to turn upside down. 

I’m already on board for a story like this. Two opposing personalities who end up being trained in styles that they thought they weren’t aligned with? Thrown into unlikely situations? Fantasy elements? My god, I can almost feel the franchise coming. Netflix has a great addition with this one.

Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig Is Directing The School For Good And Evil

I don’t think there could have been another perfect choice for the director for The School for Good and Evil than Paul Feig. The legendary director has produced some of the biggest comedic hits in the last ten years. For example, Feig directed the smash-hit Bridesmaids back in 2011, the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters, the Emilia Clarke Christmas comedy Last Christmas, the comedy thriller, A Simple Favor, and so many others.

Besides movies, Paul Feig has also directed multiple episodes of several incredible sitcoms, such as The Office, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock. The School for Good and Evil novels have an amazing comedic element to them, and I can only imagine what a comedic director like Paul Feig will bring to the table in this new film.

The castle in The School for Good and Evil.

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Finding Neverland Screenwriter David Magee Wrote The Screenplay For The School For Good And Evil

When it comes to an adapted screenplay, you always have to make sure that you find the right person to do it, because with novels, there are so many details that need to somehow make it into the movie. The School for Good and Evil found its screenwriter in David Magee.


Magee is a perfect choice, because not only has he been around the business for some time, he’s had plenty of experience in writing fantasy, working on films such as the Academy-Award winning Life of Pi, the Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns, and wrote the screenplay for Finding Neverland, the story of the author who created the legendary character, Peter Pan. Truly, he has great experience up his sleeves, and I’m eager to see what he’ll do with the fantastic story that is The School for Good and Evil.

The bit apple in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has Finished Filming 

As you can expect for a film that already has a trailer, The School for Good and Evil finished production for their film not too long ago. From a tweet on Twitter from Netflix Geeked, it was confirmed back in July of 2021 that filming had wrapped on the film and was entering into the post-production phases. 

Watch The Trailer For The School For Good And Evil 

If you haven’t yet seen the trailer for The School for Good and Evil, be sure to watch it now, as you won’t want to miss out on the magic. 

With an amazing cast, awesome story, and some really cool looking set pieces featured in the trailer, The School for Good and Evil is looking to be an amazing addition to Netflix’s original film line-up. I can’t wait for this movie to pop up as part of the 2022 Netflix movie schedule. I’m practically counting down the days. 

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