Social Distancing Update

Like many of you guys, our time off of school has left the staff of the Wildcat Roar some time to spare. Thankfully we’ve got plenty of shows, movies, and books to enjoy! With so many choices it can be hard to choose what to see or read so we thought we’d share some of our current favorites. We’d also love to know what you’re currently hooked on! Comment on this post or send a reply at [email protected]

Pracheeta Chordia
Title: Dickinson
Format: TV Show
Review: Dickinson is a TV series about Emily Dickinson. It takes a slightly modern twist on her life and touches on topics such as the constraints of society and the role of women in the 19th century. It stars Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson and has 10 episodes so far. I liked it because it shows a glimpse into what Emily’s life was like and it’s interesting to see how she reacts to the societal expectations of her. While it isn’t entirely historically accurate, it does include many true facts about her life. I would recommend this to anyone who likes historical dramas or is interested in dark comedies.
Where to watch: Apple TV

Lily Stroup
Title: You
Format: TV Show
Review: The show “You” is so suspenseful and thrilling. With little twists here and there it really keeps you involved with all the characters. The TV series about Joe, a normal looking and acting guy who gets so involved with his love interests he’ll do anything for them. Literally anything. I love the show so much so far! It’s a little gory which is definitely not my favorite but it’s still very watchable for me. For anyone who likes a show that leads you through different situations while keeping you invested throughout the entire thing, “You” is definitely for you.
Where to Watch: Netflix

Aarthi Amarnath
Title: I Hunt Killers
Format: Book
Review: I know that people don’t want to read on their unexpected “break”, and would rather watch TV all day or go through all of their social media platforms 10 times an hour. However, you should give the book “I Hunt Killers” by Barry Lyga a chance. It’s about a boy named Jazz Dents, who is the son of an infamous and disturbing serial killer. Jazz has been taught by his father how to be the best serial killer, including how to commit the perfect crime and the joys of killing. But when Jazz was 13, his dad was arrested. Jazz grows up trying to distance himself from his family reputation, when a young lady in his town is mysteriously murdered. Jazz realizes that this murder isn’t an ordinary murder; it’s the work of a serial killer. So, using his knowledge of the mind of a psychopathic serial killer, Jazz tries to figure out who it is before they continue to terrorize the town. It may sound cheesy, but this book is actually really dark and suspenseful. It has a great plot with a lot of unexpected twists and turns. It’s also pretty easy to read, so even those who don’t like to read as much would still enjoy this book. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes mystery, and dark plots. TRIGGER WARNING: there are talks of sexual assault, and there are pretty disturbing descriptions of murders and events.
How to Read: Ebook available on Download Destination, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Google Play Books and Kindle

Jojo Watson
Title: On My Block
Format: TV Show
Review: On My Block is a Netflix original series. The show focuses on 4 close friends Monse, Ruby, Jamal, and Cesar. The teenagers are beginning high-school in their L.A. neighborhood of Freeridge. As a viewer we experience the bumps of their friendship and issues they are all faced with. On My Block is a great coming-of age show that many kids can relate to. The crazy events that occur daily keep you on your toes. Personally this show has not let me down one bit. I fell in love with all of the characters and can’t wait for more seasons. There are currently 3 seasons out now.
Where to Watch: Netflix

Kostantina Angjelovski
Title: Money Heist
Format: TV Show
Review: A criminal mastermind who goes by “The Professor” has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. To help him carry out the ambitious plan, he recruits eight people with certain abilities and who have nothing to lose. The group of thieves take hostages to aid in their negotiations with the authorities, who strategize to come up with a way to capture The Professor. As more time elapses, the robbers prepare for a showdown with the police.
Where to Watch: Netflix

Mariana Acosta
Title: Elite
Format: TV show
Review: Elite is a Spanish series about a murder that takes place at a high school. When a student kills the sister of another character, everyone’s lives turn to chaos. With the investigation of the murder going on, everyone starts to reveal their secrets and their stories. It’s a very thrilling show with its touch of romance, friendship, and even humor. Elite is a great show to binge watch during quarantine because it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Highly recommended to anyone that loves drama and good looking actors.
Where to watch: Netflix