Perhaps more than any other previous year, Netflix binges have become a habitual staple of our lives akin to brushing your teeth and washing your hands.

During a global pandemic, the escapism that entertainment provides has become even more valuable and certainly more utilized. Have you checked your screen-time usage recently? Scary.

While there is certainly utility in purely consumptive television, there’s a certain void it leaves behind — felt especially in that black reflection between episodes. That said, there are times for purely educational entertainment and documentaries. But, much of the available titles on Netflix in this category seem…

R.A. Dewan

R.A. Dewan is a writer and culture critic from Austin, Texas. Find out more about him at

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