Netflix releases noteworthy original content

“Roma” won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Golden Globe Best Director.

In the past few years, Netflix has become one of the most popular services to stream numerous movies and TV shows. However, recently Netflix has become well-known from its many Netflix Originals that include movies, documentaries, comedy specials and TV series.

The Netflix Original craze started with “House of Cards,” a series that has had a massive cult following since its premiere in 2013. 

Some other notable additions to the Originals are “Grace and Frankie,” “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Stranger Things” and “Making a Murder.”

Unfortunately, not everything can be a hit, with titles such as “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” “Insatiable” and “13 Reasons Why” being just a few that have sparked debates about poor messages being sent through television.

The titles that have been released as of late seem to have very good feedback. 

“Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” has inspired many to clean and “tidy up” their own homes. Her most notable lesson is holding an item in your hand that you are unsure if you should keep it or not, and if it does not spark joy within you then you should get rid of it.

To counteract with the body image negativity that “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” exhibited, Netflix released “Dumplin’” a story of a girl defying the standards of beauty within her community to show her mother that anyone can be a beauty queen. This movie and book combo gives young girls the hope that they can be anything no matter what society says.

The most recent series to be released is “Umbrella Academy,” a 10-episode series based on the comic books by Gerard Way, former frontman of the band My Chemical Romance. It’s a superhero story unlike any other that we have seen before. It’s highly addictive and each episode leaves you wanting more. 

At the recent 2019 Oscars, Netflix had two films that won big at the renowned award show.

“Period. End of Sentence” took home the Oscar for best short documentary for its in depth look at periods around the world, looking especially into the disadvantages it brings to girls living in places where the proper products are not available.

“Roma” takes a look at the people who are usually only ever in the background and never at the forefront of a story. Cleo is a domestic worker in Mexico City played by Yalitza Aparicio, when the family she serves comes down on hard times, so she goes through it with them. 

“Roma” director Alfonso Cuarón took home the Oscar for best director, and the film also earned best cinematography. The movie as a whole won the best foreign language film.

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