Netflix for days

Over this spring break, take a look at these must-watch T.V. shows.

The Office

As Pam Beesly of “The Office” puts it, “There’s a lot of beauty in the ordinary.” In the show, a documentary crew chronicles the lives of a paper company staff, as the company’s employees practice giving birth to “watermelon babies,” give birth to real babies and make shoes out of tissue boxes. The premise of the show is simple, but its perfect combination of the hilarious, heartwarming, tear-jerking and relatable makes a 9-to-5 office job seem like the dream job.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) focuses on cases of sexual assault in New York City. The cases are reviewed by detective Olivia Benson and the New York Police Department, and they work alongside the victim to bring justice to the offender. Through watching intense interrogation sessions and frustrating court trials, the viewers are able to experience behind-the-scenes action in a police investigation and the workings of the criminal justice system. Each episode concentrates on a new victim with a new storyline. With its graphic content and sexual references, SVU is highly recommended to mature audiences interested in realistic and thought-provoking drama.

Daredevil

“Daredevil” takes you through an emotional rollercoaster following the blind Matt Murdock, who compensates for his disability with self-trained superhuman senses. An undeniably fallible character, he struggles with seeking justice as a lawyer and saving his city. The show’s refreshing plot curbs clichés and effectively uses tragic backstories to communicate themes of self-sacrifice. To anyone looking for skillfully shot action scenes and multifaceted characters—which makes T.V. shows relatable and characters human—I dare you to watch.

By Michelle Chang, Scene editor and Melissa Kim and Angela Zhang, Staff writers


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