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Previously a fan of the actor Penn Badgely from Gossip Girl, Ashley Orellana, 12, decided to watch the series YOU on Netflix. “I thought it was going to be the same as Gossip Girl.” Orellana continued, “I think Penn Badgely fits his role perfectly from the way he talks to the way he walks. Season 2 is my favorite season because he fits the character perfectly.”

Carla Vente, Photographer

February 4, 2020

Umbrella Academy: From the Printed Page to the Small Screen

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

March 5, 2019

On Feb. 16, Netflix released the first season of their adaptation of the cult-hit comic book “Umbrella Academy”. The series was illustrated by artist Gabriel Ba and written by Gerard Way, best known for his tenure as frontman of the rock band My Chemical Romance.     To call the series a risk for Netflix is som...

Take Your Pills

Vicky Arguello, Writer

March 30, 2018

Netflix’s Take Your Pills tackles the dependence on Adderall that is growing in the American population. Composed of interviews with high schoolers, college students and Adderall users in the workplace, along with interviews with the ones who sit across the counter and write the prescriptions, Take Y...

Cloverfield Paradox

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

March 7, 2018

The third installment in the Cloverfield series debuted right after the Superbowl on Feb. 4. The movie, Cloverfield Paradox, was streamed on Netflix, surprising fans of the franchise who were expecting a theater release like the first two.   Equally surprising was how poorly received the ne...

The Shattering of the Black Mirror: The Consequences of the Digital Age

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

January 26, 2018

The critically-acclaimed science fiction series Black Mirror has returned to Netflix once again with a fourth season on Dec. 29. The anthology is comprised of six episodes that explore themes surrounding the impending dystopian universe society may be thrust into due to an excessive dependence on tec...

Stranger Things Season 2

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

November 17, 2017

Leading to be called one of the most popular original series on Netflix, Stranger Things resurfaced after a year from its first premiere date with a second season on Oct. 27. Now, the second season entails new characters, antagonists, and situations for the characters. In this case, Downey High Scho...

Zetflix and Fail

Zetflix and Fail

Valeriee Menjivar, Comic Artist

September 15, 2017

From Novel to Netflix Series: 13 Reasons Why

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer

May 16, 2017

13 Reasons Why, written by Jay Asher, was originally published in 2007 and now 10 years later it is one of the most raved about Netflix Original Series with 3.5 million social media impressions within the first week of its release. This show encapsulates the essence of high school pressures, the eff...

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief

January 31, 2017

  On January 13, Netflix released a new tv show, “Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events”.  It was full of exciting twists and turns that relate very closely to the book series released in 1999.   The show opens up with the narrator, Lemony Snicket, warning viewers of th...

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