The argument of whether the subtitles should be on or off is always brought up when I watch Netflix with others, but I always use subtitles, especially when I watch Netflix produced shows and/or movies in foreign languages.
I know. What are you watching, Megan!?
Most people wouldn't think about watching tv in other languages, and last year at this time I would have also thought it was not worth the time, but most of my favorites are tv shows are produced outside of the United States.
If you are open to the idea, these are some of the all-time best Netflix produced tv shows, not in English, that I highly recommended.
First off (and my favorite) “Strong Girl Bong-Soon” which is produced in South Korea. Bong-Soon is an average girl who is trying to find herself in modern day society, but all women in her family are born with a curse of superhuman strength. She becomes a bodyguard for a gaming CEO and develops a more than friendly relationship with him.
Yes, I know very cheesy, yet every time I watch it I cringe with happiness. Then again, I also am a strong supporter of all the rom-coms out there. If you are looking for a lighthearted romance, then “Strong Girl Bong-Soon” is definitely for you.
Second up is a high school drama that takes place in Spain called “The Elite”. Three teenagers are newly enrolled in an expensive private school after their school is shut down. While there, they clash with the wealthy students and it becomes a constant back and forth between the two.
Two students from different economic backgrounds become interested in each other, but one of them is murdered. The entire time you are trying to find out who killed Marina. In the end, it is revealed, and I won't hide it. WARNING: I did sob like a baby. If you are looking for a bit of everything, this show will definitely do the job.
Last, but not least, my most-recent watch is “Baby” produced in Italy. It is based on a girl named Chiara who attends an elite private school in Rome. She is fed up with her scheduled life, so she creates a second persona.
Every night, she and a new friend sneak into Rome's nightlife continuously doing illegal and dangerous things. After she is an accomplice in a murder, she spirals into chaos. This one also is another romantic show, but what isn't these days!?
“Baby” is an action-filled drama that I would recommend to everyone!
Sometimes the most interesting things on Netflix are not in English. I recommend that you try to watch something outside of your comfort zone. It may surprise you how much you enjoy it! Also, if you are worried about the subtitles when you watch a TV show in another language, you will love them and never go back to just trying to listen all the time!
Until next time,
As a daily reminder I keep a quote by Wendy Mass taped to the top of a mirror in my room. It says, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” It may sound cheesy, but it resonates so much in my everyday life and is something I strive to live by.
If this sounds familiar it’s probably because you’ve seen the television show “SKAM”. This drama-filled story follows a high schooler named Noora and her struggles to become empathetic and see things from other people's perspectives. While watching, I wondered if I was treating others in my life the way she treats the other characters. She taped this quote in her room as a reminder to treat others with kindness, so I figured I would do the same.
Throughout my day, when I get angry or irritated, I always try to calm myself with this quote. You can truely never know what anybody else is going though at that specific moment. The compassion you show them could totally turn there day around. I do believe that kindness is always the answer. Maybe this can inspire you do something simliar? I hope so!
I started to get better. I was moving up classes and learning new tricks. I eventually started going to competitions and getting judged on my dancing.
When I came to high school, I tried out for the dance team and made it! Over the past three years I have danced on the team. Kicking at football games and performing at half time are some of my fondest memories.
Although my favorite memory is when the dance team went to Disney in Florida to perform at Nationals my freshman year. I have never enjoyed myself more than when I was dancing on that stage. The lights were so bright I couldn’t see the audience.
It truly is a feeling like no other to dance in front of a crowd. It is my passion in life and something that makes me who I am.