Many students living in apartments near UT Austin have found themselves spending a lot more time at home than they’re used to lately and are feeling more grateful for television streaming services than ever. If you’ve exhausted your list of shows to binge and movies to watch, allow us to add a few more things worth watching the next time you’re stuck at home in your UT student apartment with some free time!
These 2020 Netflix releases are worth watching if you haven’t already. And if you know a friend or a neighbor who could use some show recommendations, don’t forget to share this list with them too!
Love On The Spectrum
This Australian reality show follows several adults on the autism spectrum as they seek out fulfilling romantic relationships. Heartfelt and hopeful, this series also serves as a great education for those who may have less exposure to the experiences of individuals who are on the spectrum. This series has received rave reviews both for its wide appeal and its affirming stance toward neurodiversity without ignoring the challenges these individuals face as a result of disabilities while living in a world that caters to the able-bodied. If you want to laugh, cry, and discover a cast of individuals and couples you’ll love rooting for, this series may be for you.
The Haunting of Bly Manor
Lovers of the Haunting of Hill House will recognize the look and feel of this new horror series. The Haunting of Bly Manor, while not a direct sequel to the events of Hill House, is the spiritual successor to this previous series, incorporating many of the same cast members and unfolding in a familiar episodic format. Deeply unsettling and at times startling, Bly Manor takes the haunted house trope to familiar and unfamiliar conclusions, making for a satisfying series for all horror fans.
This romantic comedy follows a couple who have lost their romantic spark only to find it again through an unlikely crisis. You’ll love each of the protagonists as they stumble their way through an attempt to clear their names for a crime they didn’t commit. As they dig themselves deeper and deeper into this hole, the experience gives them another chance to see and appreciate each other for who they are. This movie is an easy watch that will make you laugh out loud and give you something to smile about.
Locke and Key
Based on a comic series, Locke and Key follows the Locke children who have recently moved into their late father’s childhood home, Key House. Magic and mystery quickly becomes part of their lives, but along the way a sinister past unearths itself, threatening to alter the Locke family’s lives, or even end them. If you enjoy a teen-driven fantasy thriller, this show might be perfect for you.
I Am Not Okay With This
For another supernatural teen drama featuring dead fathers, I Am Not Okay With This tells the story of a teenage girl with nascent magical powers she can’t control. But much like Locke and Key, this show takes that familiar, fun premise and turns it toward the sinister while still offering plenty of comic relief and relatable teen angst along the way. If you enjoyed the movie Carrie, you might love I Am Not Okay With This too.
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