Fantasy, adventure series to binge


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By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer

For those who enjoy the fantasy and mystery genres, try watching these three series.

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” (Netflix)

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” is a show that’s targeted toward kids but can be equally enjoyable for everyone. Streaming on Netflix, this fantasy adventure series is about a world divided into four nations – the Water Tribe, Air Nomads, the Earth Kingdom and the Fire Nation. Each nation contains benders, people who can control the element their nation is named after. Aang, the long lost Avatar, is the only person who can control all four elements. The show centers around Aang (Zach Tyler Eisen), his sky-bison Appa and his friends Katara (Mae Whitman) and Sokka (Jack De Sena). Aang must learn to control his powers in order to fight the malicious Fire Nation who intends to take over the planet. 

“Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu)

Based on the book of the same name by Celeste Ng, this series follows the families of the Richardsons and the Warrens and their complicated relationships. Set in the ‘90s, two neighbors move into the perfect world of Shaker Heights, Ohio, causing upheaval in the lives of the Richardson’s, leaving Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon) to try to figure out the family’s past. The first episode begins in the future as Elena is questioned by police about her burning house. This mystery sets the tone of the show as viewers now try to guess who set the Richardson’s house on fire. 

“Shadowhunters” (Hulu)

Shadowhunters is based on the popular young adult book series of the same name by Cassandra Clare. “Shadowhunters” follows Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) who finds out she is a shadowhunter, a half angel half human who protects the world from demons. From here, the show follows Clary’s journey as a shadowhunter and the shadowhunters she befriends such as Jace Wayland (Dominic Sherwood), Alec Lightwood (Matthew Daddario), Izzy Lightwood (Emeraude Toubia) and the High Warlock of NYC Magnus Bane (Harry Shum Jr.). The series explores themes of love, family and generational trauma.