Binge away: Ultimate November entertainment countdown

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5 shows to binge

“Ratched”

Released on Netflix, this show, set in 1947, follows Mildred Ratched, (Sarah Paulson), who poses as an asylum nurse in a psychiatric hospital in Northern California. Presenting a perfect image to those around her, the story unravels as more is revealed about Ratched, who is not as moral as she seems.

“Emily in Paris”

Released Oct. 2, “Emily in Paris” quickly jumped to popularity on Netflix. Starring Lily Collins as the titular character of Emily, Emily moves from her “boring” American life and moves to Paris for a job in a marketing firm. Adjusting to the differences in cultures, Emily quickly forges new friendships and gets into dramatic love triangles.

“Grand Army”

“Grand Army” follows five teenagers who attend the largest public high school in Brooklyn, N. Y. With complex relationships and connecting storylines, as well as sensitive topics like sexual assault, the series premiered on Netflix Oct. 16 with 10 episodes.

“Helstrom”

Perfect for avid Marvel watchers, “Helstrom” is an extension, although it contains a new storyline, of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) on Hulu. Siblings Daimon and Ana Helstrom, kids of a satanist serial killer, daylight as an ethics professor and an auction house manager, respectively, with their real hobbies as hunting for evil.

“That Animal Rescue Show”

Airing on CBS All Access, this documentary records animal rescuers in and near Austin, Texas. These animal rescuers run a variety of different facilities that help animals, such as a program where children with mobility issues learn to walk with the aid of horses. For an emotional, inspiring experience, this documentary is the perfect watch.

4 movies to stream

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Starring a well-known ensemble cast, this historical film documents the trials of the Chicago Seven. The Chicago Seven were eight protestors of the Vietnam War during the Democratic National Convention of 1969 who were arrested and accused of attempted riots by the American government.

“Holidate”

Preparing for the upcoming holidays, this movie kicks off the first of the holiday romance movies on Netflix. Starring Luke Bracey and Emma Roberts as the titular couple, the two agree to be each other’s holidate, or solely platonic friends who attend functions together as each other’s dates during the holidays. However, the couple begin developing romantic feelings for each other.

“The Witches”

A highly anticipated film version of the Ronald Dahl novel “The Witches,” released Oct. 22, contains a well-known cast including Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer. Following a darker interpretation of its inspirational story, Hathaway plays the Grand High Witch, leader of all the witches in the world whose purpose is to turn children into mice.

“Enola Holmes”

With teenage star Millie Bobby Brown, “Enola Holmes” is the title character as the youngest sibling of the famous detective Holmes family. Searching for her missing mother, Holmes meets enemies and friends along the way as she follows the clues and mysteries her mother has left behind. 

3 albums to listen to

“Positions” by Ariana Grande

The sixth studio album by Ariana Grande, containing guests like Doja Cat and Ty Dolla Sign, Grande combines R&B and trap-pop to create her first album of quarantine. Highly anticipated by Grande fans, otherwise known as Arianators, “Positions” contains 14 songs and is about 41 minutes long.

“Love Goes” by Sam Smith

Smith’s third album, three years after the release of his previous album, “Love Goes” contains 17 songs with guest singers like Burna Boy and Labrinth. A mix of pop and R&B, Smith categorized his junior album as his “first proper heartbreak album.”

“A Very Trainor Christmas” by Meghan Trainor

A holiday-centric album made by the newly pregnant Meghan Trainor is perfect for those desiring to get into the holiday spirit. It contains 12 well-known Christmas songs that Trainor sings with her own twist on them and six original compositions with features by stars like Earth, Wind & Fire and Seth MacFarlane.

2 must-see music videos

“Golden” by Harry Styles

Harry Styles released his music video of the song “Golden,” off of his second album “Fine Line,” Oct. 26. Considered a blend of arena rock and indie pop, this music video features Styles donning many outfits, including khaki pants and a ‘golden,’ flowy hat. He runs dramatically, drives a convertible, and swims across many different sections of the mountains near the sea.

“Wish Me Luck” by Wallows

Concluding the trilogy of Wallows’ “Curly Fry Trilogy music videos, “Wish me Luck,” from the band’s “RemoteEP follows band musician Cole Preston saving his bandmates in space. The six-minute video begins with a narration of the story, ending with an animated tale set to the alternative/indie song.

1 awesome playlist

Best New Music by Complex on Spotify

Perfect for those desiring to stay up-to-date with new music releases, this specially curated playlist includes music from hip-hop, R&B and pop.

Eva, a junior at American Heritage School, is starting her first year as a writer for the Patriot Post. She enjoys all things literature and is part of many clubs including the National Honor Society, Key Club and Black Student Union. When she is not studying, she is at swim practice or watching Netflix.

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