What I’m watching this weekend: Northern Star Staff


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With finals coming up, it’s normal to feel stressed. Not only do you have to prepare for exams, but you may have some coursework to complete as well. It’s important to focus on school, but it is also important to give yourself breaks in between working and studying. If you’re unsure of what to do while taking a break, consider watching one of these shows to relax.

All-American: Homecoming (Hulu)

“All-American: Homecoming” is a spin-off of the original show “All-American.” The show revolves around Simone, played by Geffri Hightower, who moved from California to Georgia for college. Simone wasn’t a big character in the original “All-American,” but in “All-American: Homecoming” we get to see her personality.

Simone attends Bringston University and goes through obstacles throughout her freshman year. She meets friends along the way and has her aunt who is a teacher at the university to support her. The show highlights what college life is like and shows what struggles there are at an HBCU. – DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter

Inventing Anna (Netflix)

“Inventing Anna” is a new Netflix show released Feb. 11 of this year. The show stars Julia Garner, Anna Chlumsky, Laverne Cox, Katie Lowes, Alexis Floyd, Arian Moayed and Anders Holm.

The show is based on the real-life story of Anna Delvey, real name Anna Sorokin, a con artist who fooled many into thinking she was a rich German heiress. “Inventing Anna” has nine episodes, each around an hour long.

From luxurious trips she couldn’t afford to shopping sprees and expensive hotel bills, this show takes facts about the real-life case and blends it with fiction to create a show you’ll want to binge-watch all weekend. I’ve been watching this show for a while and only have a few episodes left, which I plan to finish this weekend. – Madelaine Vikse, Lifestyle Editor

Daredevil (Disney+)

“Daredevil” follows attorney Matt Murdock, played by Charlie Cox, as he works his daytime job and then at night turns into his alter ego to fight crime. Blinded as a child in an accident, Murdock uses his heightened senses to take the law into his own hands and fight criminals to protect his Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.

The show was originally released on Netflix, but has since moved to Disney+ along with the other Marvel Netflix shows. “Daredevil” has three seasons with 13 episodes per season and each episode lasting around an hour long. You will be hooked from the very beginning and it’s a perfect show to binge-watch. – Daija Hammonds, Lifestyle Reporter