Underrated Netflix Finds

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In case you didn’t have enough to watch on Netflix, I’ve got your back.

‘The Keepers’

Based on the true and still unsolved murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik, which occurred in Baltimore, Maryland in 1969, “The Keepers” will shake viewers to their core.

The disappearance of the nun created waves throughout the Catholic community in the city and throughout the globe.

The seven-episode series unfolds through interviews with girls who attended the school at which Sister Cesnik taught.

The series begins cryptically with interviews from these girls, speaking on what happened to their young beloved teacher and how it formed them.

The young nun, who became a teacher as an effort to change the world for the good, disappeared on Nov. 7, 1969, and her body was discovered Jan. 3, 1970.

With the feeling of a suspenseful thriller, this docuseries shows the darkest nature people are truly capable of and will have you binge-watching it for hours.

The scariest part? It’s a true story.

‘Oklahoma City’

This documentary takes a hard look at domestic terrorism in the U.S., using the Oklahoma City bombing as the film’s focus.

When we think about terrorism, the event most peoples’ minds turn to is 9/11. This documentary looks within the U.S. to point out our own failings and make audiences wonder, “Could it happen again?”

The film, based around terrorist groups rooted in white supremacy, details the horrifying history and continuing danger that lies in the radical right.

Perhaps the most shocking point in the documentary is when the man who coordinated the attack walked out of the courtroom after his conviction. The person who speaks over this image comments on the fact that he is a red blooded white American, and he continues to comment on why that is important.

‘Atypical’

Anybody who has grown up or worked with people on the autism spectrum will tell you that life can get a bit more particular than some of us make it. “Atypical” shows what those particularities look like through the life of somebody on the spectrum.

I personally would like to commend this show for being a platform to discuss autism in a way that doesn’t put down or lessen the people who live with it.

Too often it seems that TV and movies paint autism as a disorder that clouds the mind, and it ends up being painted in a negative light.

Instead, the show makes a point of highlighting every person’s experience, from mother to father to sister to peers, but it does not prioritize one over that of the person living with autism.

The show doesn’t make him seem wrong or as if he doesn’t fit. It instead looks at how being different is just a different kind of strength.

One of the character’s ticks is that he takes everything very literally and is incredibly honest. While some people may see this as rude or are taken aback, I found myself refreshed with a character’s blunt and simple honesty. It’s also how he gets a girl in one episode.

‘Everything Sucks’

Do you remember your middle school/early high school experience? It was uncomfortable right? Thinking about it? Unspeakable. Watching it? An absolute hoot.

This show takes a really fantastic approach to broaching the subjects that haunt us all. No, not math or chemistry, I’m talking about sexual identity and navigating complicated friendships. From marijuana to step children, this show really does have it all.

While one character has no father figure in his life, he continues to prove that he can be a man anyway, going so far as to woo a girl by carefully listening to her and using his own special AV club charm.

Another character struggles with her crush, which is on a girl, while she also struggles with trying to figure out if being a lesbian means she has to dress like a 70-year-old farmer.

The quirky series is sure to be a hit with anybody who has been through high school. Maybe get some of the gang back together for what’s guaranteed to be one of your favorite cringey experiences since you got your braces off.

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