Chill with Netflix

November 2017

Ivy McClanahan, Cactus Writer

Study, study, study! These words have been said and heard by college students everywhere. With the semester coming to an end and finals right around the corner, November/December is one of the most stressful times for students.

Luckily, Netflix is here to save the day! Many of us have sat anywhere from 8 to 12 hours watching Netflix. However, at this time, binge watching is not the answer. Watching just an hour or two will give your brain the break from studying that it needs. Grab the popcorn and set aside the study books, for now, because Netflix has some new shows coming this month.

*”Alias Grace” (Season 1) – November 3rd

Fans of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”, buckle your seatbelts, because Netflix has another adaptation coming our way. “Alias Grace”, also a novel written by Atwood in 1966, stars Sarah Gadon.  She plays a woman convicted of a savage murder who is hired out of the prison to work as a servant.

*”She’s Gotta Have It” (Season 1) – November 23rd

Still high from the success of the hit “Dear White People”, Netflix is adapting Spike Lee’s movie, “She’s Gotta Have It”, into a new series. Arriving just in time for Thanksgiving, the show follows Nola Darling, as she tries to balance her life, her job, and her friends. Not to mention her three lovers.

*”The Punisher” (Season 1) – November 17th

Marvel fans, here is your show. After the mass fan outcry for his debut in “Daredevil,” Frank, AKA the Punisher, is finally getting his own show. The series is set to dig deeper into Frank’s past. This will be the first year Netflix has dropped three Marvel exclusive series, and “The Punisher” is the most anticipated by far.

Netflix is also bringing back older movies and series for this month, such as “Men in Black,” “Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,” “Charlotte’s Web,” and “Casper.” The full list of shows being added can be found at

Whether it’s watching an episode of a new series or re-watching a childhood favorite, Netflix offers a variety of shows to give your brain a break from all that studying. Although this break is only temporary – all those projects and tests are not going anywhere – it allows the students to take a breather. Afterwards they can kick their gears back into studying and focus more on the material at hand.