Theatrical poster of the TV series "On My Block." (Photo retrieved from Netflix)

QUARANTINE PICKS: ‘On My Block’ proves to be the perfect binge show

This is the second of six mini-reviews of movies and shows perfect for at-home entertainment.

With the coronavirus pandemic, Country Day students seem to have more free time.

Now you can catch up on some of your favorite TV shows or watch something new.

The Netflix original series “On My Block” is the perfect binge show. The riveting show has a fascinating range of tones, characters and narratives, not to mention an emphasis on diversity. 

Set in a rough neighborhood of Los Angeles, “On My Block” is a coming-of-age story of four friends shaped by their marginalized cultural and racial identities. Growing up among gang violence, they struggle to live as ordinary teenagers, experiencing difficulties with violence, their love life and friendships. 

The series captures the problems teenagers face today. The plot is full of depth and complexity, accented with humor. The show leaves you laughing and crying and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

By Jacob Chand

Originally published in the April 28 edition of the Octagon.

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