by: Yvonna Rodriguez
Compared to just ten years ago, the way we watch television has drastically changed. More and more streaming services are coming out and the idea of cable television is slowly dwindling. Here at WHS, most watch television on Netflix rather than on something like cable.
Netflix has a wide variety of content, which is why it is so appealing to so many different types of people. Whether it's a movie or a tv show, people are always able to find something to watch.
In an interview, senior Andrea Moyano talked about her recent love of the Netflix Original “Young Royals.” When asked why she loves it so much she said, “It’s really good, I got very emotionally attached to the characters, it’s really short, and it made me cry.”
I also spoke to senior Annika Brown who has recently been obsessed with Netflix’s new movie trilogy “Fear Street.” Brown mentions that she was drawn to these movies because as she explains, “These are all horror movies, but they're also mysteries.”
Students are not the only ones who use Netflix, teachers here at WHS enjoy it as well.
Social Studies teacher John Sand said he often watches titles under the drama genre. When asked what he likes about drama series, he said “I like the content and the acting.”
English teacher Siobhan DeGray also shared with me her love of Netflix. When it comes to what she watches the most often, she said it would probably be “Criminal Minds''. She went on to say, “There are so many episodes that I forget what happens, so it's always entertaining.”
DeGray mentioned there's a lot more to love about Netflix than just the content. She talked about how she enjoys the program itself, saying “I like that I can set controls on there. Like my kids can have their own accounts.” DeGray also takes advantage of Netflix’s safety features to ensure her young children don't watch anything rated higher than PG-13.
As popular as Netflix is, not everyone prefers to use it as their source of television.
English teacher Marc Pfister, who teaches Film as Literature, talked to me about how he thinks streaming services can be detrimental to the future of the film industry. He said, “I am against movies going directly to the streaming services and not going to the movie theaters.”
He went on to say, “It is cutting out the idea of a movie theater and I think there are some movies that you have to actually see on the screen they were made for.”
Here at WHS, Netflix is a pivotal part of many people's lives. Although it is not everyone's first method of access to television, it definitely is the front runner.
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