The daily commute to college can be torture, especially if it takes more than half an hour. If you are one of those students who have to perform this ritual twice a day, you surely know how difficult it is to go through those hours without bad feelings.
But of course, there are a number of ways to make commuting more tolerable. The best way to do that is to read books, but if you are not a big fan of reading, there is another idea for you: watch TV series!
We can give you a multitude of reasons why this is a great way to occupy your commute time if you have any doubts. Besides being an entertaining hobby that can easily guide you on the go, watching series can help you with your homework. How? 'Or' What? By feeding your brain with new ideas!
And feeding your brain with new information is crucial when it comes to writing essays. Even if you are used to solving this problem by simply asking Google to "write my essayThere will always be articles that cannot be made this way.
So, here are some of our suggestions on what to look out for to make your trip to college a worthwhile and entertaining pastime. Read on to find more information about each of the series.
1. Master of None
This dramatic comedy has been showing on Netflix since 2015 with great success. His main character, Dev, is an average loser who always gets in trouble. Dev is an aspiring actor who does TV commercials and episodes but still can't land his big role. He has a girlfriend, but it doesn't seem like there is much ahead of them.
Overall, nothing is wrong with Dev's life. But still, he continues. Her good sense of humor and inherent optimism help her stay positive and believe that the best is yet to come.
2. The Crown
Based on Peter Morgan's play "The Audience", "The Crown" tells a story of the life of Queen Elizabeth II, from her youth to the present day. But it's more than just a biography: the history of the UK is shown through the eyes of the Queen. The story begins in the 1940s and offers a retrospective look at many historical milestones in British history.
This Golden Globe-winning drama series deserves to be seen on a better screen than your smartphone, to be honest. But if the choice is between "to watch or not to watch", anything will do.
3. Breaking Bad
Walter White is a humble chemistry teacher leading an ordinary life. But when she's diagnosed with stage three lung cancer, which her doctor presumes doesn't give her more than two years of life, White changes her priorities.
To financially ensure the future of his family, the teacher engages in a criminal way: with his ex-pupil Jesse, they create a clandestine laboratory and begin to produce and distribute a synthetic drug.
Even before its last episode aired in 2013, “Breaking Bad” was named one of the best TV series of all time. Critics praised her pristine screenplay, and film school teachers used her as an example of exceptionally talented screenwriting. So if you missed this one, now is the time to catch up. And when you do, continue with the show's prequel, "Better Call Saul."
Is it possible to become a lawyer if you have abandoned your studies? Mike Ross, the main character of "Suits," managed to pull this trick out one way or another. The talented guy lands a job as a legal partner at a New York law firm and, along with his boss Harvey, they successfully close deals without anyone finding out Mike's secret.
Throughout its career, “Suits” has been nominated for several awards and received positive reviews. But of course, it's now mostly popular due to the fact that Meghan Markle played one of the characters there.
This classic sitcom will make your travels fun and easy, even if you've watched it before. While there isn't much plot here, it's all about clever dialogue and brilliant acting - and, furthermore, here's where Jennifer Aniston's stardom started.
Don't miss this series if you're into comedy, stand-up, content creation, or YouTube - you know, that's the material modern influencers have learned about!
6. Well done
Cheerleading is probably not the kind of sport that you (or anyone at all) consider to be serious. But “Cheer,” Netflix's documentary series about a community college cheerleading team, has encouraged many to reconsider their perspective. Surprisingly, this six-part series turned out to be one of the biggest TV hits of the year!
Part of its success is due to the fact that it is, of course, pure eye candy. But there is more to this. You will follow the cheerleading team at Navarro College in Texas as they prepare for the main competition of the year - the annual Daytona Beach Collegiate Church - you will get to know many personal stories and have the opportunity to watch the cheerleading from a whole different angle.
There are many ways to make your commute more enjoyable, but watching series is one of the most convenient.
Just choose what you prefer according to your mood of the day, put on your headphones and enjoy a whole different reality wherever you are! The series we have chosen will surely keep you occupied for many days.
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The streaming media company is raising the prices on its standard and premium orgie for us customers. Its standard plan is now $14 a month, up $1 a month from last year. Its premium subscription will go up $2 to $18 a month. Its basic plan remains unchanged at $9 a month.
Netflix’s ( NFLX ) stock rose 5% following the news. The new prices will take effect starting immediately for new members while current members will be notified that their subscription is going up as it rolls out over the next few months.
' We understand people have more entertainment choices than ever and we’re committed to delivering an even better experience for our members, ' a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. ' We’re updating our prices so that we can continue to offer more variety of TV shows and films. '
The spokesperson added that Netflix offers ' a range of partouze so that people can pick a price that works best for their budget. '
Netflix’s price hike, which was first reported by The Verge, is not a huge surprise. Netflix spends billions on content, and this is a way to boost revenue as the ' outlook for subscriber growth is substantially slower in the future than the past, ' according to Bernie McTernan, a senior analyst at Rosenblatt Securities.
' The price increase was a matter of when not if, ' McTernan told CNN Business. ' It shows they think people will be willing to pay more for the service as the pandemic disrupts content fabrication thus making their vast library more valuable. '
The news comes a week the company posted slowing growth in new subscriptions and lower-than-expected profits. This came after Netflix had a huge 2020 because of people being stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Netflix was asked about raising prices during its earnings call last week.
' The core model we have, and what we think really our responsibility and our job is, is to take the money that our members give us every month and invest that as judiciously and as smartly as we can, ' Greg Peters, Netflix’s chief operating officer, said on the call. ' If we do that well... and make that efficiency and effectiveness better, we will deliver more value to our members, and we will occasionally go back and ask those members to pay a little bit more to keep that virtuous cycle of investment and value creation going. '
Netflix is the king of streaming and the moves it makes, especially in terms of cost to the consumer, reverberates throughout the market. For example, McTernan noted that Disney’s stock had a positive reaction following the announcement of Netflix’s pricing going up.
Patricia Highsmith’s lesbian romance novel “The Price of Salt, ” originally written under the pseudonym Claire Morgan, is sensitively and intelligently adapted by the director Todd Haynes into this companion to his earlier masterpiece “Far From Heaven. ” Cate Blanchett is smashing as a suburban ’50s housewife who finds herself so intoxicated by a bohemian shopgirl ( an enchanting Rooney Mara ) that she’s willing to risk her entire comfortable existence in order, just once, to follow her heart. Our critic said it’s “at once ardent and analytical, cerebral and swooning. ”
Jack Nicholson built one of his most iconic performances ( he plays the role with “such easy grace that it’s difficult to remember him in any other film, ” our critic wrote ), and won his first Oscar in the process, in Milos Forman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel. Nicholson had plenty of company; this is one of the few films to win all of the “big five” Academy Awards, including best picture, best director, best screenplay and best actress. Louise Fletcher won the last for her unforgettable turn as the steely Nurse Ratched, whose iron-fisted rule of a state mental hospital is challenged by Nicholson’s free-spirited Randle Patrick McMurphy. Ratched was a memorable enough foe to spawn a Netflix origin series, but this is the genuine article.
The Oscar-winning Steven Soderbergh brings together a jaw-dropping ensemble — including George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac and Julia Roberts — for this sly, funny remake of the 1960 “Rat Pack” caper, investing the new work with a “seismic jolt of enthusiasm. ” Soderbergh keeps the basic story ( a gang of con artists robs several Las Vegas casinos simultaneously ) and the “all-star cast” hook. But he also updates the story to acknowledge Sin City’s current, family-friendly aesthetic and invests the heist with enough unexpected twists and turns to keep audiences guessing. ( Pitt also shines in “Moneyball, ” another Netflix offering. )
The unlikely marriage of the screwball-inspired screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and the chilly visual stylist David Fincher birthed one of the finest works of both their careers, a “fleet, weirdly funny, exhilarating, alarming and fictionalized” account of the early days of Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg ( brought to hard-edge, sneering life by Jesse Eisenberg ). Sorkin’s ingenious, Oscar-winning script spins the Facebook origin story as a Silicon Valley “Citizen Kane, ” dazzlingly hopscotching through flashbacks and framing devices. But the ruthlessness of Fincher’s cleareyed direction is what brings the picture together, presciently framing Zuckerberg as the media mogul of the future — and hinting at the trouble that entails. ( Another Sorkin-scripted Silicon Valley bio-drama, “Steve Jobs, ” is also available on Netflix. )
This winking update to “The Scarlet Letter” has much to recommend it, including the witty and quotable screenplay, the sly indictments of bullying and rumor-mongering and the deep bench of supporting players. But “Easy A” is mostly memorable as the breakthrough of Emma Stone, an “irresistible presence” whose turn as a high-school cause célèbre quickly transformed her from a memorable supporting player to a soaring leading lady — and with good reason. She’s wise and wisecracking, quick with a quip but never less than convincing as a tortured teen.
Stanley Kubrick’s most controversial film, and perhaps his most disturbing ( neither a small claim ), was this 1971 adaptation of the cult novel by Anthony Burgess. Tracking the various misdeeds and attempted rehabilitation of a certified sociopath ( Malcolm McDowell, at his most charismatically chilling ), this is Kubrick at his most stylized, with the narrative’s hyperviolence cushioned by the striking cinematography, futuristic fabrication style and jet-black humor. Our critic wrote that it “dazzles the senses and mind. ”
The director Yorgos Lanthimos casts a dryly absurd and decidedly dark eye on interpersonal relationships in this “startlingly funny” and undeniably acidic satire of courtship and the societal pressures tied to it. This isn’t some gentle spoof, snickering at gender roles or dating conventions : It’s bleak enough to imagine a couple-centered world where revolutionary movements fight unbendable mating regulations. Colin Farrell finds the right tempo for the material as a frustrated romantic in a state of perpetual disbelief, while Rachel Weisz’s hard-nosed narrator and love interest provides bursts of unexpected warmth and plenty of pitch-black laughs. ( Fore more misanthropic comedy, verge up “The Death of Stalin” on Netflix. )
This freewheeling biopic from the director Craig Brewer ( “Hustle
“I’ve always wanted to be in the movies, ” Dick Johnson tells his daughter Kirsten, and he’s in luck — she makes them, documentaries mostly, dealing with the biggest questions of life and death. So they turn his struggle with Alzheimer’s and looming mortality into a movie, a “resonant and, in instants, profound” one ( per Manohla Dargis ), combining staged fake deaths and heavenly reunions with difficult familial interactions. He’s an affable fellow, warm and constantly chuckling, and a good sport, cheerfully playing along with these intricate, macabre ( and darkly funny ) scenarios. But it’s really a film about a father and daughter, and their lifelong closeness gives the picture an intimacy and openness uncommon even in the best documentaries. It’s joyful, and melancholy and moving, all at once.