Rockets pick their Top 5 on Netflix

Netflix is a popular pastime for many McNick students.  With hundreds of television shows and movies to choose from, many may wonder what the students of McNick are watching in their free time.  Netflix has a category called “popular on Netflix,” which showcases what the majority of Netflix subscribers are watching.  Based on a survey sent to the entire student body at McNicholas, the following Top 5 Neflix choices are the result of the 350 who replied.

Gossip Girl

One of the top-ranked shows among McNicholas students is “Gossip Girl,” which tells the tale of an anonymous blogger who narrates the lives of Manhattan’s elite.  Senior Emily Fortin liked the drama because she could relate to some aspects of it. “It was entertaining, and all the main characters had fun personalities while being very stylish,” Fortin said. “It was so easy to get obsessed with the show.”

BBC’s Sherlock

This show is about a modern day detective solving crimes in London.  Senior Christi Swing enjoys watching Sherlock because of how witty and engaging it is.  “The show always finds a way to make me laugh,” Swing said.  “I just love the character development because you see them grow into brighter people.”

The Vampire Diaries

The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” has stolen the hearts of McNick students. This show is about two brothers stuck as vampires that fight for the affection of one girl. Senior Ellie Tierney said she likes the show because it has both action and romance. “There are lots of twists and turns in the series so it always keeps my attention,” Tierney said.

The Walking Dead

“The Walking Dead” is about a zombie apocalypse and the survivors try to fight back.  Senior Cameron Engel watches this show because of how real it seems.  “The Walking Dead is my favorite because of how realistic the zombies are and how suspenseful the show is,” Engel said.

Pretty Little Liars

ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” is about a group of friends trying to find the identity of a stalker who harasses them after a close friend’s death.  Freshman Carly Dries admits that she is always on edge when she watches “Pretty Little Liars.” “The show is very suspenseful because I am always trying to figure out who ‘A’ is,” Dries said.


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