9 Shows We’re Binge Watching While Eating Ice Cream Just Because We Can

By: Malak Atwa

If you’re the 1% of the Egyptian population that isn’t going to spend their summer in Sahel then here’s a list of shows to binge watch on Netflix because what else would you do this summer? I don’t know about you guys, but ice cream and disaster shows seem to go hand in hand with this heat, however, feel free to add other junk food to the pile and get watching.

#1 The Umbrella Academy 

A show about crime-fighting superheroes. 43 children are unexpectedly born at the exact same time in October 1st 1989. The weird part about these births is that none of the women who gave birth to these kids were pregnant when the day began. Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire, adoptes 7 of these miracles children and creates the umbrella academy. 

#2 You

Fellow writer Hagar Ibrahim already gave you plenty of reasons to watch this, but I’ll give you a few more anyways because it’s become one of my favorite Netflix originals. Its about this book store clerk, Joe, who is kind of crazy and can’t really keep it in his pants. He’s basically a sociopath really. He meets this girl in – that’s right you guessed it – the bookstore where he works. Guinevere Beck. He falls head over heels for her and stalks the living heck out of her. It’s the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen, and I’ve had sleep paralysis before so I think that says a lot. Even though it is disturbing, you just can’t look away no matter what.

#3 The End of the F***ing World

This one is kind of strange so bare with me over here. James, a 17 year old guy, an outsider thinks he’s a psychopath and he kills a bunch of animals. Alyssa, a 17 year old girl, is an outsider as well who her father abandoned when she was young. Somehow Alyssa and james get together and embark on a wild road trip to find Alyssa’s father, however, this whole time all that James is thinking of is how to kill Alyssa. The show follows their adventure together and how they get to know each other. Its weird, but what Netflix show isn’t at this point?

#4 Jinn

The newest Netflix original series to drop. Jinn is about a bunch of teenagers who study in a private school, and on a field trip one of the characters accidentally summons a spiritual figure AKA a jinn. 2 jinns follow them back home. One good and one bad. I’m guessing if you have to go to highschool with actual demons it probably won’t be easy. It’s definitely different and very interesting to watch.

#5 Quicksand

The most suspenseful show I’ve probably ever seen. It follows a very unfortunate and troubling act of violence. A school shooting, the aftermath of it and the events leading up to it. It also has toxic relationships, abusive parents and boyfriends, and much much more. It’s heartbreaking, it’s thrilling. It’s a lot.

#6 Trinkets 

This one is definitely different. I can safely say that I’ve never seen anything like it before. This show follows 3 completely different girls who have a shoplifting addiction. They meet in Shoplifters anonymous and an unexpected friendship blossoms between the three of them. They go through ups and downs together and separately. There’s heartbreak, abuse, death, love, hate. Everything you could think of. 

#7 The Society 

Yet again, a show about a field trip gone wrong. A weird smell has taken over the town – West Ham – completely. Their class trip is cut short due to a storm and they go back to their town, or so they think. Their town isn’t actually their town. It’s the exact same except the fact that it’s completely abandoned. No teachers or parents, nobody except the people that were on that bus. It’s completely empty. The show follows them trying to keep order in the town and trying to find their way back home, their real home. It’s something you definitely don’t want to miss out on.

#8 Dynasty 

Featuring the glitz and gloss of extreme wealth, but also exposing the darkness of how extreme wealth is truly poisonous if in the wrong hands. This show follows two of America’s wealthiest families:the Carringtons and the Colbys. As they feud for control over fortune and their children. It’s a soap opera, and it’s honestly pretty iconic.

#9 One Day at a Time

This show talks about so many things while simultaneously being actually entertaining and pg it’s insane that they stopped it at only 3 seasons. Equality, sexual assault and harassment, abusive and toxic relationships, rasicm, LGBTQ+ community, mental illness and so much more. It follows this cuban family that escaped cuba during the cuban missile crisis. It’s a very simple story about how they deal with being an immigrant family in America during this time. It’s very touching and you do not want to miss out on it.

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