MOVIES & TV SERIES
By Emily Carruthers, GRADE 9
We’ve been in this never-ending quarantine, going on and off for months, nearly a whole year. Quarantine can be quite boring and not so amusing while everything is currently closed. But there is one thing that many people have been doing during quarantine more, which is using the internet. Many people have started to watch more on streaming platforms, Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime etc. While movies have not been able to be released in cinemas due to COVID-19, there have still been movies that have been released online instead, on different platforms.
Now sometimes it can be hard to find what you are looking for or what you are interested in, so here are the top 10 TV series and movies on Netflix at the end of the month of January. Starting at number 10…
10. Go, Dog. Go!
TV series: 1 season
Description: FEEL-GOOD / KIDS / ANIMALS
Handy and intensive pup Tag chases adventure with her best pal, Scooch, solving problems and helping the citizens of Pawston along the way
TV series: 5 seasons (13+)
Description: SITCOM / COMEDY / ENSEMBLE
At a big-box megastore in St. Louis, a group of employees with larger-than-life personalities put up with customers, day-to-day duties and each other.
- Below Zero
Movie – 1h 46m (16+)
Description: GRITTY / SUSPENSEFUL / ACTION THRILLER
When a prisoner transfer van is attacked, the cop in charge must fight those inside and outside while dealing with a silent foe: the icy temperatures
- Finding Ohana
Movie: 2h 3m (ALL)
Description: ACTION COMEDY
On O’ahu for the summer, two siblings from Brooklyn connect with their Hawaiian heritage – their family – on a daring quest for a long-lost treasure.
- The Bureau of Magical Things
TV series: 1 season (7+)
Description: MAGICAL / CLEVER / QUIRKY
When a teen accidentally discovers an enchanted realm, she becomes the only one able to unite the human and magical worlds – and save both from evil.
TV series: 1 season (16+)
Description: SWOONWORTHY / WITTY / EMOTIONAL
The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. Inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels.
Movie: 1h 43m (13+)
Description: SOAPS / INTIMATE / ROMANTIC
Wholesome college freshman Tessa Young thinks she knows what she wants out of life until she crosses paths with complicated bad boy Hardin Scott.
TV series: 1 season (13+)
Description: WITTY / EXCITING / MYSTERY
Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentlemen thief Assane Diop out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.
- Fate: The Winx Saga
TV series: 1 season (16+)
Description: CREATIVE / EMOTIONAL / FANTASY TV
Determined to master their enchanting powers, a group of teens navigate rivalry, romance and supernatural studies at Alfea, a magical boarding school.
- The Dig
Movie: 1h 52m (13+)
Description: UNDERSTATED / EMOTIONAL / PERIOD PIECE
On the eve of World War II, a British widow hires a self-taught archaeologist to dig up mysterious formations on her land, leading to a staggering find.
BRIDGERTON: MOST WATCHED SERIES ON NETFLIX:
One of the series that were mentioned in the top 10 recommendations on Netflix is BRIDGERTON. It was released on Netflix on December 25, 2020. Since it was released, it has done outstandingly well. Netflix’s Bridgerton had over 82 million watchers in its first month, making this witty and soapy period drama the service’s biggest series ever. And is now consistently on the top 5 most popular Netflix original series.
Finally, to finish off, here are some of the delayed upcoming movies in 2021:
- A Quiet Place Part II – Moved from March 8, 2020, to September 6, 2020, to April 23, 2021, then to September 17, 2021.
- The Beatles: Get Back – Moved from September 4, 2020, to August 27, 2021.
- Black Widow – Moved from May 11, 2020, to November 6, 2020, to May 7, 2021.
- Cinderella – Moved from February 5, 2021, to July 16, 2021
- The Eternals – Moved from November 6, 2020, to February 12, 2021, to November 5, 2021.
- Ghostbusters: Afterlife – Out November 11, 2021, after moving from July 10, 2020, to March 5, 2021, then to June 11, 2021.
- Venom: Let There Be Carnage – Moved from October 2, 2020, to June 25, 2021.
- Tom & Jerry – Moved from December 23, 2020, to March 5, 2021, and moved up a week to premiere on HBO Max and in theaters on February 26, 2021.
- Spiral: From the Book of Saw – Moved from May 15, 2020, to May 20, 2021
- Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – Out on June 11, 2021, after moving from August 7, 2020, to January 15, 2021, then to April 2, 2021.
- No Time to Die – Out October 8, 2021, after shifting from April 10, 2020, to November 25, back up to November 20, and then pushed to April 2, 2021.
- Minions: Rise of Gru – Moved from July 3, 2020, to July 2, 2021.