Let’s be honest: You’re a college student and you don’t have much free time. When you do get precious free time, you don’t want to spend endless hours thumbing through Netflix or surfing channels to find something fun to watch. That’s not how we do. So allow me to present you with the definitive College Magazine’s Top 5 Things to Watch this week.
Amy Schumer is by far one of the funniest current comedians. Her raunchy, feminist and sex-positive show Inside Amy Schumer is critically acclaimed and perhaps (now that Key & Peele is tragically over) the funniest show currently on Comedy Central. Heck, she has an entire episode that parodies 12 Angry Men that jokingly discusses if she is hot enough to be on television. Her humor has incredible bite and spectacular satire. If that doesn’t get you excited for Trainwreck I don’t know what will. Trainwreck is written by Schumer and directed by the famous Judd Apatow. Stemming from the same basis of feminism and sex-positivity, this hilarious adult comedy will entertain you and your friends in a night of side-splitting laughter and potentially-uncomfortable sex scenes. Just remember: It’s only awkward if you make it awkward.
While its aim may be towards a younger demographic, who doesn’t enjoy some kid’s comedy from time to time? Besides, it’s PG for rude humor, which you know means there are jokes not aimed at the little ones. If you love Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run (and really, who doesn’t?) you’re going to love this film. This movie hit it out of the park with critics and is sure to be a hit with you and your friends. Just grab some brews, flop on the couch and enjoy 85 minutes of non-stop British humor.
Look, I know what you’re thinking: “That movie flopped at the box office. They touched a series that should just have been left alone.” I’m not going to lie, you have a point. But hear me out. This movie may not be a great reboot of a classic sci-fi series, but try going into it without thinking of the classics. If you do, I’m sure you’ll find it to be an intense, enjoyable action flick with a star-studded cast and a ton of gorgeous special effects. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even love it. Nobody said you had to agree with the movie critics. They’re called “critics” for a reason.
Bob Odenkirk is pretty widely known for his role as Saul from Breaking Bad and now Better Call Saul, but I first saw him in the TV series Fargo in which he did a fantastic and hilarious job as a small town Minnesotan cop. David Cross has made appearances in some of my favorites from Rick and Morty to Men in Black. The two are brilliant comedians and actors with a great, eccentric view of life and society. They have collaborated on a show before, and it seems Netflix loved them so much it wanted to give them another. With such great names behind it, this sketch comedy show is sure to be a hit.
5. South Park
An oldie but a goodie. Matt Stone and Trey Parker have been making South Park since 1997. If it were a person, the show would be in at least its freshman year of college. You’d think that maybe South Park would have run its course by now, but I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that it hasn’t. This season is on point so far, with gut-busting satire of modern society from quips about Donald Trump to a Broadway-style musical number about trying to avoid the harshness of reality. If you haven’t been keeping up, I couldn’t encourage you more to hop into this season. It is absolute gold so far, and I cannot wait to see what’s coming this Wednesday.
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