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Published on May 17th, 2016 | by Claudia Poposki

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Top 4 shows you may have missed on Netflix

Streaming services are god’s gift to humankind – and no, as someone who uses watching hours of television to distract themselves from everything they have to do, I am not exaggerating.

From getting to experience new shows, to reliving the ones you absolutely adored (I’m looking at you, Gossip Girl), streaming services have this ability to create fantastic television due to the fact ratings aren’t an issue.

I’ve spent the majority of my Netflix ownership watching shows I was way too young to watch the first time around – either because I wasn’t interested at the time or it had themes that were deemed too inappropriate for my younger self.

So, here are my Top 4 Netflix shows that I missed as a child and thank the lord I’ve now found:

  1. Friday Night Lights

Ask anyone, I went on about Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler), the East Dillion Panthers and the East Dillion Lions for weeks after watching this show. I actually have to thank my mother for getting me into this show.

Friday Night Lights follows Coach Taylor and his family as they try to deal with the pressures of being a high school football coach in Texas – as well as a team poised to win the state championship. Disaster strikes – a player ends up so injured he’ll never play again, a rookie will take his place, racism runs rampant and the boosters are constantly on Coach’s back – but the relationships are just too real and honest to not love this show.

I don’t even like sport all that much.

2. Prison Break

Am I way too late to the party with this one? After watching a friend constantly snapchat herself binge watching Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) try to break his brother Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) out of prison, I had to cave and see what the fuss is about. And, oh my goodness, I am so glad that I did! Is it wrong to be cheering for convicted felons to achieve? Probably. Each episode is one wild party to the next, the plan to escape always changing with each new obstacle.

The undying love Scofield has for his brother, Sara Tancredi, the prison’s female doctor, (played by Sarah Wayne Callies), and his nephew is absolutely heart warming. I’m only on season 3, so no spoilers, folks!

The show is actually heading for a reboot, with several Instagram pics leaking from on set!

@amaurynolasco …. My boy. Been years nicest human on #planet #earth. So cool hanging with the boys.

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3. Heroes

So many of my favourite shows reference Heroes and how it went downhill after ‘Save the Cheerleader, Save the World.’ I needed to see what everyone was going on about – and with two of my faves, Hayden Panetierre and Milo Ventimiglia, starring in it – how could I resist?

The show follows a variety of people who figure out they have superpowers thanks to gene mutation, like being able to jump off a 30 meter building and not die. Their stories intertwine as the series goes on. Think Valentine’s Day and He’s Just Not that into You style. It was exciting seeing all the connections between the Gifted and the Non-Gifted.

Okay, the show sometimes didn’t make sense, and yeah, ‘the company’ was never quite explained as far as I watched, and I did give up because I went away for a week. However, I would be keen to get back into it

Also, a cheerleader saving the world? Pretty neat.

The show has received a reboot, and once Prison Break is done I’ll go back and finish Heroes so I can start tuning in to Heroes Reborn.

4. Supernatural

Okay, confession time. I didn’t actually watch Supernatural on Netflix. I watched it about a year ago, before Australia got the streaming service, but boy, did I wish I waited. I seriously watched the first three seasons in a month – and that is in between waiting to buy the DVDs (yes, I’m one of those people). Can you imagine how many seasons I could have watched in a month and how much money I could have saved had I waited?

The storyline of two brothers going on the road to kill all that’s evil in the world after their Dad goes on a hunting trip and doesn’t come home? It’s sweet. One of my favourite things about this show is that everything relates back to season one. Even 11 seasons in.

Worst thing? They killed all my favourites. Those jerks.

Ah, saving people, hunting things – the family business. What more could you want?

Last day of season 11. Me and my baby.

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Claudia Poposki

Hey! I'm a third year journalism student at UOW. I sell shoes when I'm not studying. I am interested in rights issues and how they are interpreted in the media.



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