Hello, honeybees, how are you? We’re good, better now that we’re back for another Binge-Worthy Buzz! If you’re not familiar, this is our weekly series where we bring you new recommendations of what to watch next, be it in theaters or on streaming services. Let’s begin.
Are you even surprised this is on the list? We’ve been talking about this show all week! Netflix’s latest release is a reboot of a popular Aussie show from the 90s that has as its central characters the students of Hartley High. Our story begins when a sex map is discovered in the school, and that sends the entire school into chaos.
Throughout the eight episodes of season one, we follow the consequences of that discovery. The culprit, Amerie, becomes a social outcast, has a fallout with her BFF, Harper (who also did the map, btw), and now is trying to make things right. But that’s not going to be easy, especially after the map results in a sex education class for her and many of her schoolmates. Can you see why we finished this in less than two days?
Fate: The Winx Saga
The second Netflix show on our list just had to be Fate: The Winx Saga. The second season just dropped, and we may have watched it all already too… Look, you can’t judge us, we had to know what happened! But we won’t spoil anything, we promise. Instead, let us introduce you to the premise of the show. Basically, Netflix looked at the Winx Club cartoon we were all obsessed with as children and made a live-action show based on it.
Obviously, there were some changes to the story, but the general idea stays the same. Bloom is still a fairy raised on Earth (or the First World, as they call it), not knowing about her powers. Eventually, she learns the truth and starts attending Alfea, the best school for fairies in the Otherworld (Fate‘s version of Magix). And this is where we stop and tell you to watch the show before we end up spoiling it.
Back in the 2000s, there was once a popular family sitcom called Step Right Up that was sadly canceled by their network. Now, in the present day, Hulu decided to Reboot it, forcing the cast back together. There’s just one small problem: this cast has a huge list of issues with one another. Well, that and the fact that none of them seem to know how to deal with the internet, social media, and all that stuff young people seem to know so much about.
We know this might sound confusing, so allow us to explain it. Step Right Up is a fictional show created specifically for Hulu‘s Reboot. It’s a show-inside-the-show situation. Therefore, Reboot is actually a show about the dysfunctional cast of another show and the writer whose idea was to bring them back in the first place. We can’t wait to see what comes out of this. So it’s probably a good thing the first three episodes are already available, with new ones coming out every Tuesday.
Chefs vs. Wild
What happens when you take chefs used to cooking fancy meals in fancy restaurants and drop them in the wilderness? The promise of great entertainment, that’s what! That is the premise of Hulu’s latest cooking reality show. In Chefs vs. Wild, two world-class chefs must survive the wild while also collecting ingredients to come up with five-star meals for the judges.
That’s right, folks, no pre-selected ingredients, no help from other kitchen staff members, nothing but their own creativity to save these chefs. Each episode ends with the chefs presenting their dishes to host and judge Kiran Jethwa and wild foods expert Valerie Segrest, and they’ll decide who did the better job with what they were given. The first three episodes of the show will start streaming on September 26.
Spy X Family
Hulu‘s latest addition to their anime catalog couldn’t have been better. This, of course, refers to the adaptation of the famous manga series, Spy X Family. The story has mostly stayed the same, and we can’t wait to see it on screen.
The story of Spy X Family revolves around a secret agent named Twilight who receives a very important mission: to get close to a high-profile politician. But there’s a catch. In order to obtain success on this mission, he must pose as something he never thought would be in the cards for him; he has to appear to be a family man. And that might prove to be even more difficult than getting to the politician. You know, considering that his wife is an assassin and their adopted daughter is a telepath. Just a completely normal family, right? The anime will be available on September 22.
The Lost Girls
You all know how much we love a good reimagining of a classic story, right? Especially when there’s a twist to it. So it should come as no surprise to you that we’ll be talking about The Lost Girls. You might have guessed it from the title, but this is based on the story of Peter Pan.
The main character is Wendy, but not the Wendy we all know, this is her granddaughter we’re talking about. Like all the past three generations of Darling women, our Wendy meets Peter Pan around the age of 12, and he asks her to promise him she’d never grow up “like the others did.” But as much as Wendy loves the adventures in Neverland, she must break free of Pan’s hold and go back to her own life. The movie will be available on Hulu on September 23.
And with that, we’ve reached the end of this week’s Binge-Worthy Buzz. We hope you’ve enjoyed our picks, and if you did, please come tell us about it! You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook! We always love to hear what you think.
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