On occasion, journalist August Ewert-Harpold will survey students, faculty, and staff regarding the trends in movies and television! This week, she found the top three programs Oak Hallers are currently binging on Netflix.
By August Ewert-Harpold
Enola Holmes: In this two-hour mystery movie based upon the book “The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery” by Nancy Springer, Sherlock Holmes’s (Henry Cavill) teen sister Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) goes on a quest to find her missing mother (Helena Bonhan Carter). During this mystery she runs into Viscount Tewksbury (Louis Partridge) who is being hunted down by this mysterious man. Together they try to find out the motive behind his attempted murder and why Enola’s mother left. In addition to the mystery, the movie is also about the fight for women’s equality in the 19th century. The movie is only available only on Netflix and is rated PG-13.
Grey’s Anatomy: This 16-season series takes place in Seattle, Washington at Seattle Grace Hospital. This medical drama is where you get to see into the surgeries but also into the personal lives behind the doctors on the show. The main character Meredith Grey (played by Ellen Pompeo) in season one is a first-year surgical intern whose mother is the infamous Ellis Grey (a world-renown surgeon). The show follows her life as she starts from the bottom of the surgical ranks and works her way up. In the process, she meets new friends, loses people she loves, and pursues her career. Other stars in the show are Patrick Dempsey (as Derek Shepard), Eric Dane (Mark Sloan), Chyler Leigh (Lexie Grey), Justin Chambers (Alex Karev), and Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang). If you enjoy Grey’s Anatomy definitely check out the spin-off series Station 19, Private Practice, and Grey’s Anatomy: B-Team.
Stranger Things: This four-season series stars Millie Bobby-Brown, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and Caleb McLaughlin. The show takes places in the 1980s and follows four teenage boys through the mysteries and apparent murder of their friend. The guys all connect through the game Dungeons and Dragons but eventually meet “11”, portrayed by Millie Bobby Brown. Brown’s character appears to have supernatural powers, which peeks the groups interest (as it would anyone). Later on in the series, Will Byers (played by Noah Schnapp) starts imagining he’s back in the “Upside Down”, a place where all the crazy monsters and all evil lies. This series has adventure, fights, drama, and romance while introducing new characters and saying goodbye to (spoiler alert…kind of) favorite characters. The show was created by Matt and Ross Duffer and has won awards such as the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series”.