What I’m watching this weekend: Northern Star Staff


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After finals, It’s important to take time for yourself to relax. Getting ready for finals and finishing up last-minute assignments is time consuming and can be stressful. Here are some ideas on what to watch this weekend after you’ve completed most of your work.

The Vampire Diaries (Netflix) 

Based on the book series by the New York Times bestselling author, L.J. Smith, The Vampire Diaries is the perfect show to binge watch. Its seven seasons are filled with drama, violence, romance and mystery surrounding the two Salvatore brothers, Stefan and Damon, is enough to keep you glued to the screen. Actors Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Candice King, and Kat Graham do a phenomenal job bringing these characters to life through dramatic and emotional scenes. Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Columnist 

Boy Meets World (Disney+) 

This ‘90s series is perfect for when you need a feel-good show to make you laugh and feel safe. The show follows Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel), and Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong) from middle school through college with their teacher Mr. Feeney (William Daniels). We see them tackle the struggles of life with the guidance of Mr. Feeney and their parents. It is a beautiful coming-of-age series that I consider to be a classic. Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Columnist 

Howl’s Moving Castle (HBO Max)

“Howl’s Moving Castle” follows Sophie, voiced by Emily Mortimer, as she lives her mundane life, dreaming of something more. Her life is changed forever after she meets Howl, voiced by Christian Bale, a mysterious wizard. After a witch puts a curse on her, Sophie and Howl must work together to break it.

The film is a 2005 Studio Ghibli film directed by Hayao Miyazaki, adapted from the novel of the same name by British author Diana Wynne Jones published in 1986. Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese director and artist, also known for directing films such as “Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “The Secret World of Arrietty,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and many more. Madelaine Vikse, Lifestyle Editor