What to watch on Netflix this fall (2019)
A couple months ago my brother recommended I watched Hunter X Hunter. Since his recommendations are never off I decided to watch, and let me tell you, I’ve been really enjoying the series. I didn’t know how much I needed to see a show about friendship between boys that wasn’t weirdly competitive, jealous, or angry, until I saw the friendship between Gon and Killua. It was so refreshing to see them push, encourage and challenge each other throughout the series. In honor of them and their friendship, here’s a few more movies and shows I want to share with you that celebrates the beauty of friendship with a little adventure on the side.
Hunter x Hunter
anime | 3 seasons on netflix
Gon lives on Whale Island with his aunt who raised him since he was a baby. Gon dreams of becoming a professional hunter so that he can learn more about the dad he never met and understand why his dad chose to become a hunter instead of staying home with him. Again I cannot express how much I enjoyed seeing the growing friendship between the Gon and Killua or their other friends.
Carole & Tuesday
Anime | 1 season; 12 episodes
A well off girl named Tuesday runs away from home to chase her dreams in Alba City. There she meets Carole and they team up to create music and see if they can make it big on planet Mars. The art in this series is lovely, the music isn’t too bad , and it’s one of the few shows where I don’t skip the opening song before each episode.
series | 24 episodes
A Korean drama set in the late 1800s to early 1900s with a bit of historical storytelling. The first episode of the series is a bit hard to follow, but once you get past it your in for beautiful cinematography, laughter, tears, and a bit of anger. Eugene Choi is born into slavery and escapes to the U.S. where he begins a new life. Many years later he returns to Korea as an officer in the U.S. Marines. I don’t remember how or why I ended up watching this series, but I can say that it was one of my favorite Netflix finds of 2018. I still have a lot of questions about what was real and what was made up or exaggerated for the series, so I do want to pick up a book or two to gain a better understanding of what was going on during this time.
Strong Girl Bong Soon
series | 16 episodes
A South Korean drama where Do Bong-Soon a young woman with superhuman strength is hired to be the bodyguard of the CEO of a gaming company. With the help of the CEO, Do Bong-Soon learns how to control her strength and later uses it to save her best friend and other women from a kidnapper. One of my favorite cheesy romantic comedy dramas.
Queen’s fiance breaks up with her the day of her wedding. Instead of hiding away she decides to go on her honeymoon alone, where she gains confidence in herself, makes new friends, decides if she wants to take her fiance back. I watch this film at least once a year, and it never gets old. Throughout the movie you see flash backs of her relationship with her ex and how it changed over time, contrasted with the woman she is becoming.
anime | 2 seasons
Retsuko an anthropomorphic red panda works in the accounting department of a major firm. During the day she smiles through a lot of frustrating and plain rude situations. However every weeknight she releases her frustrations by sing death metal at a karaoke bar. Retsuko learns from various coworkers, frenemies, mentors, and love interests. Everyone challenges her in their own ways, and it’s cool to see her grow, take two steps back, and grow some more.
Your lie in April
Anime | 1 season; 22 episodes
Kousei a middle school piano prodigy lost his mom at a young age, and after her death he lost his ability to hear the notes while playing the piano. Through forcefulness of Kaori a violinist and Kousei’s friends, he begins the journey of learning how to play through his inability to hear the notes. There’s passionate musicians facing their fears on the stage, middle school angst, and a lot of lessons that can be applied to pretty much any area of your life scattered through out the series.
What have you been watching on Netflix lately?