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Binge Watching 101: Streaming Recommendations

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Jessica Jones

Genre: Crime Drama

Number of Seasons: 1

(13 episodes, 50 minutes)

Warning: Jessica Jones is highly addictive.

Marvel and Netflix teamed up once again to create Jessica Jones following their successful series, “Daredevil.”

The show follows the superhero Jessica Jones, played by Krysten Ritter. Unlike the usual superhero, Jessica works as a private investigator, hoping to get enough money to pay rent and buy liquor.

She battles demons from inside, suffering from PTSD, and from outside in the form of Killgrave.

Killgrave, played by David Tennant, can control others’ actions through his words. He can make them do a range of actions like jump off buildings. With her abilities, Jessica feels she is the only one with a chance of stopping him.

The show was released in November 2015 and is available to stream on Netflix. It has also been renewed for a second season as of early January.

Go ahead and binge-watch this dark and addictive show; just make sure you don’t have any huge assignments due, because once you start, you won’t stop until the series is over.


 

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We Bare Bears

Genre: Animated Comedy

Number of Seasons: 1

(25 episodes, 11 minutes)

“We Bare Bears” is an American animated television show featured on Cartoon Network. The show follows three adoptive bear siblings Panda, Grizzly, and Ice Bear and their adventures in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The series shows the bears attempting normal human tasks that are comedic and relatable for college students or young adults in general, often referencing pop culture and summing up the struggles of living on a budget. The idea for the show came from Chong’s webcomic “The Three Bare Bears,” making it Cartoon Network’s first comic-based series.

The pilot episode premiered at the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival and won under “Young Amsterdam Audience.” The production staff features artists, including Chong himself, who worked previously with Pixar, and Niki Yang, the voice of BMO in Cartoon Network’s, “Adventure Time.”

While the development of character’s backstories throughout season one pull at the heartstrings, I look forward to character development, plot progression, and world building in season two.

 

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