If you’re anything like us you’ve probably spent the last several months binge-watching the same shows over and over again. While there’s nothing wrong with that, it does mean we sometimes miss out on new shows. That’s why we here at The Honey POP want to spotlight one of our new favorite Netflix’s shows: Julie and the Phantoms.
Inspired by a Brazilian show of the same name, Julie and the Phantoms centers on Julie, a young teenager who’s passion for music has dwindled after the death of her mother. However, things begin to change for Julie when she accidentally summons three members of the 90s band Sunset Curve who passed away as teenagers. Together, this misfit group helps each other live out their dreams and fall back in love with music.
Sounds amazing right? In case you’re still not convinced here are five reasons that’ll change your mind:
The Premise Is Fun And New
As we said, Julie and the Phantoms follow Julie as she falls back in love with music with the help of three ghosty boy band members from the 90s. Aka it’s every fan girls’ dream!
There are also several twists and turns throughout the series from other ghosts roaming around to evil curses and of course love stories! Be grateful for Netflix’s autoplay feature once you start watching!
The Characters Are Diverse And Entertaining
Diversity is so important nowadays and Julie and the Phantoms seriously knock it out of the park when it comes to positive representations.
While characters of color are often background characters that’s certainly not the case when it comes to Julie and the Phantoms. Julie herself is Latina and is played by Madison Reyes who is Puerto Rican. Also, Julie’s best friend Flynn is played by the young black actress Jadah Marie. Together, these two women of color break take the world by storm and prove that characters of color can be the leads on TV.
Julie and the Phantoms also includes an adorable and equally as important same-sex relationship. We don’t want to spoil anything but trust us when we say it’s wholesome and relatable.
It Has An Amazing Soundtrack
Aside from having amazing characters and a heartfelt story, Julie and the Phantoms also has one of the best soundtracks of all time! Every episode in the nine-episode series features at least one song and they get better and better. From dance anthems to ballads that will leave you in tears you definitely won’t be disappointed when it comes to the music.
We also think its insanely cool that the entire cast actually sang and played their own instruments. In fact, Jeremy Shada who plays Reggie is also in a band when he’s not acting.
Here’s a clip from one of our favorite songs featured on the show:
There Are So Many Relationships To Root For
If you’re big on shipping than you’re definitely going to LOVE Julie and the Phantoms. We promise there is a relationship for everyone to root for so get ready to declare your #Team because things are going to get heated!
And even if you’re not big on shipping characters, you’re going to love the emphasis the show puts on platonic relationships. There are seriously so many #BFFGoals moments in the show you’re going to wish you could live in Julie’s world to be friends with everyone!
It’ll Make You Smile, Laugh, & Cry
Above all else, Julie and the Phantoms is a heartfelt show that’ll have your feelings ALL the feelings. We can’t tell you the number of times we smiled so hard our cheeks hurt. But for every happy moment, there’s also a bittersweet one coming so make sure you have those tissues on standby.
Thankfully, the show doesn’t stay sad for too long. Though, it’s a good idea to keep those tissues close because you’ll definitely cry from how much laughing you’ll do while watching!
Well, did we convince you? In case you need one more reason, you should know that the series is directed by the legendary Kenny Ortega. You know, the man responsible for High School Musical and the Descendants.
You’re definitely convinced now, right? Good!
So, what are you waiting for? Close this window and go log in to Netflix, you’ve got some binge-watching to do!
But don’t forget to come back and tell us what you think! Let us know your favorite episodes, characters, and who you ship by commenting below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
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