TV shows that you can watch on Netflix now!


Sabrina Ngu

Are you looking for something new to watch? You’ve come to the right place. 
“Anne With An E”
Based on the 1908 novel, “Anne of Green Gables” by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, this Canadian drama series is set in the late 19th century in the town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. Siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, both who are past their prime, decide to adopt an orphan boy to help with the farmwork. But due to miscommunication, they don’t get themselves a farmer boy, but a red-head, high-spirited girl named Anne Shirley. At first, the siblings, especially Marilla, are reluctant to take in Anne, despite the fact that Matthew is getting along with her just fine. They even try sending her back to the orphanage after Anne loses Marilla’s brooch as well as many other events that occur. However, the trio eventually reconciles and Anne settles into her new home, now taking on the name, Anne Shirley-Cuthbert.  
The audience follows the life of Anne as she meets new friends, finds love and encounters conflict. Not only is the show entertaining to the watchers, but it’s an eye-opener. Over the course of this show, the cast of the show faces issues that relate to both the 19th century and the present day, such as identity, bullying, and prejudice. It is especially critical to show these themes as there are still people who are just as closed-minded as the people of the 19th century. If you are looking for a tear-jerking, inspiring show, check it out on Netflix. There are currently two seasons available, but a third season is still airing and will find its way to Netflix after it ends. 
“The Dragon Prince”
Familiar with “Avatar: The Last Airbender”? Because the creators of the legendary show are also the creators of “The Dragon Prince”. This fantasy Netflix original is set in Xadia, a continent that is split into two sides. On one side are the humans, who were driven off by the dragons and elves of Xadia after tampering with dark magic centuries ago. Guarding the border, also known as The Breach, is the dragon king, whose name goes by Thunder. But 1,200 years later, the humans have killed the dragon king, supposedly destroyed his heir’s egg, and now, the two sides are at the brink of war. When the main trio, consisting of princes Ezran, his older half-brother Callum and elf assassin Rayla, discover that the egg wasn’t destroyed, but stolen, they journey across the continent to return the egg to its mother in order to prevent the war between the humans and the elves. 
“The Dragon Prince” is a great show to watch with the family. The characters are diverse, yet likable. The animation itself is rather choppy and it will take some time to get used to. But despite this flaw, the show is definitely worth the watch and gets better as the story progresses. This show currently has two seasons on Netflix, and a third season is set to release on Nov. 22nd, 2019.  
Do you love intense volleyball matches? Watch “Haikyuu!!”. Adapted from the 2012 manga (Japanese comics), “Haikyuu!!” follows Shoyo Hinata, a short-statured boy who develops a passion for volleyball after seeing a national championship match on TV. Inspired by a star player nicknamed “The Little Giant”, he follows in his footsteps only for his dreams to be crushed in his first official match in the junior championships by the favorited opposing team, one of the members being the deuteragonist, Tobio Kageyama. Hinata enters Karasuno High School and joins the boy’s volleyball team in hopes to defeat his rival, only for them to become teammates, and later friends. From there sparks a journey for the volleyball team to climb their way to the top. 
If interested in watching a hilarious, intense sports anime with likable characters and breathtaking animation, give this show a shot. This show is on Netflix, and a fourth season is on its way on Jan. 2020. Oh, and a little postscript: Watch the show Japanese dubbed with English subtitles, it’s much better this way.