Top 5 Things to Watch When You’re Bored

Top 5 Things to Watch When You’re Bored
By Skyy Cannon ‘19

Sierra Burgess is a Loser (Netflix): If you liked The Kissing Booth or To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, this movie is just cringe-worthy in such a relatable way but also in an “oh, that’s horrible” way. The movie starts off like your typical teen rom-com with Sierra Burgess (Shannon Purser) being… a loser as a band geek with only one friend and being bullied by the popular girls. Until one day, she gets a text message from a cute guy from their rival school who thinks she’s someone else, her bully, Veronica. This movie isn’t just about getting a guy but also about forming friendships and understanding people rather than judging a book by its cover. Plus, everyone is a fan of Noah Centineo, am I right?

On My Block (Netflix): I’ve had this show downloaded on my phone for months until I finally just put it on and didn’t notice the credits melting into the next episode’s Netflix logo. This is a good show of diversity and friendship, where a group of city kids transitions from middle school to high school, but the summer made it a little difficult for it to go smoothly. The kids are funny and you don’t realize that you are attached to them until the last episode… you probably won’t see it coming.

Dawson’s Creek (Amazon Prime/Hulu): If you consider yourself a 90’s kid, you have got to watch this classic. Start watching it to find the famous memes and then suddenly you’ll find yourself invested in the rag-tag group: Dawson, Jen, Joey, Pacey, Andie, and Jack. As they navigate high school, it makes you wonder as a college student if that’s how you acted when you were that age since they are quite annoying yet the drama draws you in episode after episode and with only 6 seasons, it’s a much easier commitment than Supernatural or Grey’s Anatomy. So, look out for the Dawson crying on the dock meme because it put a smile on my face. Thank god for the internet.

The Shop (HBO GO): If you like listening to important people talk about important issues, then watch The Shop. Despite it being programmed by the Sports department of HBO, that doesn’t take away from the conversations happening in the barbershop. Lebron James and Maverick Carter sit down with celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Jerrod Carmichael, and others to talk about their honest feelings about media, culture, sports, and entertainment. For someone who doesn’t follow sports, the conversation was still valid, so watch the first episode with your free HBO.

Hotel Hell (YouTube): Have you ever watched Hell’s Kitchen and thought that it would be interesting to see Gordon Ramsay in a hotel instead? Me neither but someone did and it’s not as bad as you think. The show basically flies Gordon Ramsay around the country to hotels that need help. Usually, the blame is on the management, and they get an earful from him, but it is interesting to see the business side of things and how to improve these hotels before they lose their staff, customers or both. This show is literally something to watch while doing homework because there’s drama but it isn’t so much that it stops writing in the notebook distracting. Plus it’s on YouTube so if you do need a distraction you can easily watch a vine compilation.