REVIEW: Three Netflix originals that are worth your time


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Tyler Lericos

Netflix, for the past few years, has been becoming their own film and television studio, setting precedents for streaming services who aim to make their own content. Some of Netflix’s content is original, like “Stranger Things” and “House of Cards” and some is original takes on classics.

One of these classics is “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.” The long-awaited response to the Jim Henson 1982 classic “The Dark Crystal,” has been a smash hit on Netflix. The show only has one season, but it started off strong. The CGI mixed with skilled talent of puppetry and voice talents, like Simon Pegg and Sigourney Weaver, make the revival of the Dark Crystal universe burst with energy.

Another Netflix original is a dark psychological thriller called “Fractured” starring Sam Worthington as a broken father named Ray Monroe. He, his wife, Joanne (Lilly Rabe), and daughter, Peri (Lucy Capri), are going back home from a holiday trip, when their daughter has an accident that requires Ray to take her to a shady hospital. When his wife and daughter go missing during an X-Ray session, Ray begins to think the hospital is hiding something. The dark and emotional thriller is disorienting and has a twist at every turn. It is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat.

And lastly, arguably one of the best TV streaming services shows out there, “Stranger Things,” finally debuted its newest season a few months ago, rattling Netflix’s cage. The show was extremely popular when it came out with its first season in 2016. With great characters and a captivating story, it integrates the nostalgia of 80’s sci-fi horror flicks all into a modern gritty show. What more can be said about it?

Netflix has many more exciting prospects with its upcoming films and shows. They are probably withholding an arsenal of ideas and creative projects that will stun audiences and viewers around the world. Netflix is sure to have more content in the future. Who knows what Netflix will do next?