Netflix and Chill Time: What to Watch this Semester

This article I compiled for issue 69 of Portsmouth University student newspaper The Galleon.

The piece was a rundown of the nine shows which myself and my editorial team decided couldn’t be missed this semester. It comprised of nine short reviews written by various editors. Below are those which I contributed.

To see the full piece click here. 

Student loan blown already? Purple Wednesdays not your style? Or perhaps you just want to procrastinate in an informed fashion?

Fret no longer- we at the Galleon have compiled this handy guide of the nine best shows to help get you to Christmas.

So whether you need zombies or beautiful, murderous teenagers to get you through the first slew of deadlines and 9 a.m. lectures, either way, we’ve got you covered.

Star Trek: Discovery

So far this reboot has proved to be everything we hoped: a great cast and high production values with plenty of Sci-Fi mystery. Old fans will be thrilled and newcomers will see why our parents made all that fuss. Catch a new episode on Netflix every Monday to see where the Discovery will take us next. KM

Time Wasters

This new sitcom follows a modern-day jazz quartet flung back in time to the 1920s. In the trailer, one character exclaims ‘People like us never get to time travel. It’s what white people do, like skiing or brunch!’ This punchy show asks questions of class and race through the medium of comedy, music and fresh, new talent. Watch it Monday nights at 9 p.m. on ITV 2. KM

The Good Doctor

This new show from the creator of House depicts the struggle of Dr Shaun Murphy, a newly-qualified autistic surgeon, played by British actor Freddie Highmore. The promising drama has been well received in the US, with over eleven million viewers per episode, and is set to premiere later this autumn on Sky Living. KM

The Walking Dead

What’s better than a well-acted zombie-apocalypse show? A well-acted zombie-apocalypse show with a tiger. Seven seasons later and the Walking Dead still has us demanding answers to the same old question: ‘Will they survive this time?’ Based on the comic books of the same name this show never fails to deliver action, suspense and generous helpings of the undead. It airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Fox. KM


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