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NHP's Bingeworthy Flicks

By Ari Boldur

Source by @nhpchariot

Above is the question asked on an Instagram story to the followers of The Chariot's Instagram.

Throughout quarantine, streaming companies such as Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu became more popular since everyone was stuck at home for a long period of time. As a result, people began to binge new television series and watch more movies. In a recent Instagram questionnaire, students at New Hyde Park were asked which TV shows they binge watched during quarantine. Among the most popular responses were "Criminal Minds," "All American," and "Outer Banks."

"Criminal Minds" is a crime drama television series which follows a group of criminal profilers who work for the FBI as members of its Behavioral Analysis Unit, using behavioral analysis and profiling to investigate crimes and find perpetrators. In most episodes, the plot starts with a victim being portrayed and then the realization comes that someone is missing, dead, or kidnapped.

“It’s really interesting because every episode is a completely new case, so it’s never the same thing. When you really think about how they come up with the plots, it is really cool because each episode is either based on a true story or an intricate crime investigation,” said senior Keralyn Lener.

Source by @nhpchariot

Above are several responses from the question asked to followers of The Chariot's Instagram.

The plot of "All American" follows a rising high school American football player from South L.A. who is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High School. As a result, there is a collision of two families from vastly different worlds—Crenshaw and Beverly Hills. The series is inspired by the life of football player Spencer Paysinger.

“I liked "All American" because the creators of the show really highlighted two totally different worlds and how the people from those two worlds came together and blended as a team. This show really showed what true hard work and teamwork is and I loved that,” said senior Ava Denaro.

Finally, "Outer Banks" follows a group of teenagers in the Outer Banks of North Carolina who are called "Pogues.” They live at The Cut, and are determined to find out what happened to the missing father of the group's ringleader, John B. Along the way, they discover a legendary treasure that is tied to John B's father.

These three TV shows were very popular throughout quarantine, for the plots, relevance, and messages in each of them sparked interest among the student body.


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