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Teens, Idea Exchange | June 1, 2019

Happy June, everyone! With school winding down for the summer, you might find you have some extra time to enjoy the best of movies, music, and television. Whether you want to catch up on your Marvel movies, watch some great current TV shows, or re-live classic albums, the Teen Tastemakers have you covered. Read on for our recommendations:

TELEVISION (GEMMA):

Killing EveDoctor WhoWhat We Do in the Shadows

Sometimes, you like to sit back with a finished TV show and just binge it all. Other times you like to watch a TV show while it airs, to experience the excitement and speculation alongside everyone else. Today I’ll be recommending my favourite shows that are currently on-going.

Killing Eve: This fantastic drama/comedy follows two characters - Eve, a bored MI6 agent, and Villanelle, a skilled assassin - as their lives become hopelessly entwined. This show does its best with character work, and it won’t be long before you’ll be obsessed with Eve and Villanelle’s obsessions with each other. Killing Eve has two seasons, and is confirmed for a third.

Doctor Who: You’ve probably already heard of this one, but in case you haven’t: this sci-fi comedy is about a time-travelling alien called the Doctor, and their cast of long-suffering companions as they go on adventures in time and space. What’s good about Doctor Who is that the actor for the Doctor keeps changing as the character dies and regenerates, so you’re bound to find an incarnation you like. The modern Doctor Who has eleven seasons, and is confirmed for a twelfth.

What We Do In The Shadows: This mockumentary TV show is based on a New Zealand movie of the same name, and is centered on a group of vampires living together in Coney Island. It is hilarious, with an intensely dry and witty humour. This show has one season, but has been renewed for a second.

I hope you find something you like in my recommendations, but if not, you can always check out the huge catalogue at Idea Exchange.

 

MUSIC (CHARLOTTE):

With only one year left until the 2020s, many classic albums are getting older. That being said, let’s take a look at some albums experiencing significant anniversaries this year.

The B-52s by the B-52s: Athens, Georgia new wave band the B-52s’ debut album turns 40 this year, and it’s still so much fun. Featuring classics like Rock Lobster and Dance This Mess Around, it’s a great album for dancing with your friends.

In Utero by Nirvana: The iconic grunge band’s last album is now 25 years old. It’s rawer than their breakout Nevermind, but still has plenty of catchy and fierce songs, like Heart-Shaped Box and All Apologies.

1989 by Taylor Swift: It was five years ago that Taylor Swift reinvented herself with this critically acclaimed album full of synth-pop hits like Shake It Off, Bad Blood, and Blank Space. With a new album on the way, it would be a great time to revisit this album.

 

MOVIES (BENJAMIN):

This month for Teen Tastemakers I chose the movies category for a number of different reasons. The biggest reason is that lots of amazing new films have been released in the past couple of weeks including my pick, Avengers: Endgame.

If you’re a loyal veteran Marvel fan like me or if you have simply watched a superhero film in the past with Spiderman, Iron Man, Captain America, and many more awesome superheroes, this movie is definitely 100% for you to enjoy with family and friends. Furthermore, “Avengers: Endgame” is an epic finishing film to wrap up over a decade of fantastic fan favorite films.

My favorite film from the Marvel Universe by far is Iron Man, simply because it’s when the plot really starts to pick up speed and really starts to develop into what we have today in the more recent films.

“Avengers: Endgame” is worth a watch because of its action-packed plot and rich storyline with Earth’s mightiest heroes saving the universe from its ultimate foe, Thanos (the destroyer of worlds, who previously killed off half of all life in the universe in Avengers: Infinity War).

 

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