1. Revenge – A psychological thriller/drama TV series about a woman named Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp), who rents a beach house in the Hamptons to exact revenge on the family who murdered her father and ruined her childhood.
Gesika Douville, Human Resources and Business major at Fullerton College, enjoys TV shows with a flare for the dramatic.
“For me, it’s drama, drama, drama,” Douville said.
2. Bo Burnham: what – A musician and stand-up comedian who gained fame from YouTube. Every one of his routines is a one-man show. At 24-years-old, most of his topics are very relatable to college students.
College students enjoy comedies, whether it’s a movie, TV show or live routine because it is a way to escape and step away from the stress of school and work.
Brandon Warren, 20, Journalism major at Fullerton College enjoys watching stand-up comedy routines.
“I watch them because, who doesn’t like to laugh?” Warren said.
3. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos is a follow-up to the series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, that was hosted by Carl Sagan back in the 1980s. In Cosmos, Tyson takes you around the massive universe and while doing so, shows you just how small we really are.
Executive Producer, Seth MacFarlane (creator of Family Guy) was the financial front runner to get this show back on the air in order to make science exciting again and educate the youth.
“Basically I watch a lot of series on Netflix but I like watching documentaries,” said Gabby Portillo, Biology major. “I just watched this one about food and it was really interesting, so yeah, definitely documentaries.”
4. The Untouchables – While it is the oldest on the list, this period crime drama has four and a half stars on Netflix. It’s safe to say it’s a popular pick in this genre of films. Made in 1987, The Untouchables tells the story of government agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) and his account of his efforts to take down mob boss Al Capone (Robert De Niro).
Brandon Lee Turner, 24, listed this as a movie he really enjoys. “I’m a Law Enforcement major, so I watch a lot of crime dramas.”
Whether it be real life or the news, people are surrounded by crime. It’s something that always interests people and will most likely continue to do so.
5. The Walking Dead – According to students on campus, if you haven’t watched The Walking Dead yet, you’re missing out. The Walking Dead is a television series based on the graphic novels written by Robert Kirkman. The show follows a group of strangers that become very close in a post-apocalyptic world and the hardships they endure. The show is not as much about the zombies as it’s about how humans adapt to their surroundings when surviving is their only option.
Taylor Fiore, who takes electronic music courses at Fullerton, absolutely loves The Walking Dead.
“What is there not to like? Drama, suspense, sweet music and really great makeup and effects.”