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British shows take over Netflix

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Abby Warnock
BAKING MONARCHY: British cuisine colonizes Netflix.

Before the dawn of British films on Netflix, Americans were cluelessly unaware that people in Great Britain lived real lives just like they did. However, this has stopped since the heads of Netflix decided to partner with Channel 4 and BBC, two of Great Britain’s most popular TV channels. Therefore, I present to you the top three British Netflix films that help cure the average American’s lack of education about British people.

 

“The Great British Baking Show”

Contrary to popular belief, the people of Britain do indeed have traditional dishes. In fact, they have many recipes that are displayed through the popular Netflix show, “The Great British Baking Show.” Some of these themed episodes include “Bread Week,” “Cake Week” and “Biscuit Week.” These terms may sound highly unfamiliar to the average American due to the fact that British recipes are very unique to their land and are scarcely found outside of the territory. Believe it or not, bread is a word used to describe a fluffy, soft baked good that takes the form of a loaf. It is the equivalent to raw toast, the thing us Americans use to make a PB&J sandwich, or the infamous Wonder Bread. 

 

“Bridgerton”

Upon the arrival of the well-known Netflix classic “Bridgerton,” many Americans could not take their eyes off the screen. Many “Bridgerton” watchers seemed to have quickly picked up on the numerous lingo and terms that were popular to the show. I often found myself questioning “Bridgerton” Bingers to repeat their responses due to the fact that I simply could not comprehend their highly sophisticated terminology and structural syntax. It was indeed quite a struggle to accumulate a conversational solution. 

 

“Heartstopper”

“Heartstopper,” one of Netflix’s most well-known LGBTQ+ TV shows, has shown us that not only do students attending secondary schools (the British equivalent of a high school) have to wear a uniform every day, but it is required to be highly formal and maintained at all times. To American public school students, who are required by state law to wear baggy plaid pajama pants and a stained grey oversized hoodie Monday through Friday, wearing a collared shirt with a tie and corresponding jacket may seem astonishing, but to everyday British students, it is simply the norm.

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Sienna Hidalgo, Staff Writer
Sienna is a staff writer for The Northwood Howler and also a hedgehog enthusiast. In her limited free time, she loves to waste away the hours with a hook in one hand and yarn in the other, crocheting as if her life depended on it. When she’s not aggressively crocheting, she’s either reading, napping, or jumping over hurdles for fun.
Abby Warnock, Graphic Artist
Abby Warnock spends her seventh periods doodling for The Howler as a graphic artist. After seventh, you'll probably find her sitting in her car waiting for an opportunity to escape the chaotic parking lot. At all other times, she's either making the yearbook, running ASL Club, or enthusing about her love for geology–don't take her puns for granite.

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