Top 5 Netflix Series at MVHS

Clayton Flack

Many people love watching T.V shows on Netflix during their free time, especially the MVHS students. There are many different types of genres within Netflix, whether it’s horror, comedy or even a romantic love story. There are many different types of shows to watch, but a recent email poll has shown what the most popular shows are watched within the students at MVHS.

#5 – Shameless

Starting off at #5 is Shameless. Shameless is an American comedy-drama television series. The show is based on the British series of the same name and follows the lives of a dysfunctional family living in the South Side of Chicago. The series stars William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, a drunken and drug-addicted father of six children. The children, who are left to fend for themselves while their father is off drinking, must find ways to survive and make ends meet while dealing with their own personal struggles. Senior Cyrus Zangerle, was one of the students who chose Shameless. “It is the best series of all time,” Zangerle said. “I was raised watching this any time I was inside the house. This series turns boys into men.” 


#4 – Stranger Things

Coming in at #4 is the Netflix Series, Stranger Things, an American science fiction horror television series. The show takes place in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s and follows the lives of a group of young friends and their families as they encounter supernatural forces and a mysterious government agency. Senior, Zatyk Holub was one of the students who chose Stranger Things. “The show just amazes me” Holub said. “Murray is my favorite character, he makes me laugh and his story line is exciting to watch,” Holub said about his favorite character. Holub enjoyed watching the different types of editing and exotic colors throughout the show.

#3 – Cobra Kai

Coming in at #3 is a Netflix Series, Cobra Kai, is a television series that serves as a sequel to the 1984 film The Karate Kid. The show follows the reopening of the Cobra Kai dojo, led by the villain of the original movie, Johnny Lawrence. The dojo’s teachings, which emphasize aggression and “strike first, strike hard,” lead to conflict with a neighboring dojo run by the original Karate Kid, Daniel LaRusso. The series explores the difference of the characters and their relationships, as well as the themes of redemption and the consequences of past actions. Senior Nolan Jackson was one of the students who chose Cobra Kai. Jackson enjoyed the show because of the backstory behind it. He loved the connection between the 2022 film and the 1984 film. “Robby Keene was my favorite character, he is a strong fighter and he prioritizes his friends and always has their backs, ” Jackson said. 

#2 – Outer Banks

Up next at #2 is the Netflix Series Outer Banks, an American coming-of-age television drama series that premiered on Netflix in April 2020. The show follows a group of teenagers in the Outer Banks of North Carolina as they search for a missing treasure and try to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of one of the friend’s fathers. Along the way, they must deal with the dangerous storms and treacherous wildlife that inhabit the area, as well as confront their own personal issues and relationships. The series has received generally positive reviews for its engaging plot and strong cast of characters. Senior Riley Mudd was one of the students who chose the show Outer Banks. Mudd  had Sarah Cameron as his favorite character in the show. “I like her because I can see a future with her and she is so energetic,” Mudd said. Mudd loved the show because it had lots of action and he loves to go boating. 

#1 – Dahmer

Now, at #1 was the series Dahmer, a biographical drama series that explores the life of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Dahmer, who was active in the 1980s and 1990s, was convicted of murdering 17 people and was known for committing acts of necrophilia and cannibalism. The series examines the events leading up to Dahmer’s arrest and trial, as well as the impact of his crimes on his victims and their families. It also explores Dahmer’s own troubled upbringing and his mental state, which some have suggested may have contributed to his violent behavior. Junior Nora Weiland was one of the students who chose this series. Weiland’s favorite character is Dahmer. “I like Dahmer because the show is about him, he is so interesting and odd,” Weiland said.