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Popular TV shows and movies like Outer Banks, Wednesday, and Minions: The Rise of Gru have positive recommendations from students at Walnut Grove High School.
by Ansleigh Hester and Cheyenne Seagraves
Outer Banks, an ongoing TV show since 2020, is featured on Netflix. It is categorized as an action, a crime, and a drama. Recently, this well-liked show came out with season 3 on February 23rd of this year.
IMDb sums up the show in a few words, “On an island of haves and have-nots, teen John B enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father's disappearance.”
Sophomore Hayden Ross, summarizes the show differently, “The show is about a group who is poor, and they are trying to find gold.”
Ross shared her favorite character and scene of Outer Banks. “My favorite character is Kiara because she is confident in who she is,” she explained, then went on to say, “My favorite scene is when they are in a cave, and Sarah Cameron says turn out the lights. Then they find what they are looking for [part of episode, Secret of Gnomon].”
Hayden Ross concludes with her feeling toward the show as a whole. “The suspense I felt makes me like the show.”
The show has many stars like Chase Stokes (John B), Madison Bailey (Kiara), and Madelyn Cline (Sarah Cameron).
Outer Banks Gallery (IMDb)
The show Wednesday is a Netflix series about the daughter [Wednesday] from the movie The Addams Family. This show came out on November 23, 2022. There’s only one season, so far, but it is extremely well-liked.
WGHS Sophomore Ivey Arrington, shares her thoughts and opinions on the show. Arrington starts by what the show is about, “The show is about her [Wednesday] going to [Nevermore Academy], and she is trying to solve a mystery.” Wednesday does this with the help of her psychic powers.
Arrington goes on to say, “My favorite episode was when she [Wednesday] danced [at the Nevermore Raven’ Ball],” she continued, “The episode made me feel like I wanted to get up and dance.”
When asked about the character’s development through the show, she stated, “She started off being angry (saying the school is a waste of time), but in the end, she ended up loving it and wanting to go back the next semester.”
Arrington finished by saying, “I wish I could experience the plot twist in the show again.”
Arrington ends by saying she recommends this show to people. It also has an 8.1/10 rating on the IMDb website.
Wednesday Gallery (IMDb)
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Minions: The Rise of Gru is a new movie that came out on July 1st last year. It can be watched on Netflix. The movie is rated PG, so it is kid-friendly.
IMDb summarizes it as “The untold story of one twelve-year-old's dream to become the world's greatest supervillain.”
Senior Kristen Ellis elaborated on the movie as a whole, “Young Gru wanted to meet his favorite supervillains, but he soon realizes that they aren’t so great. He learns that the Minions are his true friends.”
Kristen Ellis also shares her opinions on the movie, “My favorite scene is when they [Gru and the Minions] were fighting [the Vicious Six] animals."
"He [Gru] went from not knowing much about the real world (how bad people are) to learning to trust himself,” Ellis said when explaining the character development of Gru. Ellis concluded with how the movie made her feel, “I thought it was funny and really cute.”
Sophomore Nevaeh Patrick agreed with the comedic factor of the movie. “The movie made me laugh, it was super funny,” she corroborated.
Nevaeh talks about her experience while watching The Rise of Gru, “Being in the theater and meeting the characters was something I wish I could experience again. Everyone was laughing and the atmosphere was very positive.”
It features popular voice actors and actresses like Steve Carell (Gru), Danny Trejo (Stronghold), and Julie Andrews (Gru’s mom).
Minions: The Rise of Gru Gallery (IMDb)
Netflix has announced a season four release for Outer Banks , as well as a season two release for Wednesday. The release dates for these shows are undetermined, but it sounds like people enjoy the suspense and entertainment the shows bring.
There isn’t another Minions movie scheduled for release anytime soon, but Despicable Me 4 is projected to be released on July 3rd, 2024.
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