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4 Netflix originals to watch instead of studying

With finals quickly approaching, the procrastination and the itch to be done with another school year set in.

So what better to prepare yourself for all those hours you should be studying than to watch yet another new show?

Here are four Netflix originals to watch out for in May.

‘Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile’ (May 3)

Zac Efron stars as the notorious Ted Bundy in the story of his murders and trial. After controversy for the seemingly positive tone of the movie, “Extremely Wicked” is finally taking to the screen to show what everyone truly thought of Bundy, one of the most charismatic serial killers of all time. As the film follows Bundy’s then-girlfriend, Elizabeth (Lily Collins), more and more is revealed concerning both the hatred and adoration towards him. Paired with “The Ted Bundy Tapes” and other serial killer documentaries, this movie could be part of an exciting and horror-filled night for any fan of true crime.

‘Dead to Me’ (May 3)

Jen (Christina Applegate) finds herself widowed and alone after her husband is killed in a sudden and violent car accident. She avoids dealing with it until eventually, she begins attending a support group, where she meets the curious and joyful Judy (Linda Cardellini). They become partners in crime as Jen works to solve and understand her husband’s death, all the while, Jen is unaware of the dark secrets of Judy’s past. This grim comedy is both fun and perplexing. It satisfies the craving for a new mystery to solve, while still giving audiences a good laugh.

‘Tuca & Bertie’ (May 3)

Creator Lisa Hanawalt describes this story as a friendship between “two 30-something bird women,” in a New York Times interview. Tuca (Tiffany Haddish) and Bertie (Ali Wong) set off on adventures of everyday life. The show is meant to feel like real women doing real women things, except they’re birds. “Tuca & Bertie” is produced by the same company that produced “Bojack Horseman,” so if you’ve been waiting semi-patiently for season six of “Bojack,” then “Tuca & Bertie” might be the gals that can help you out.

‘The Perfection’ (May 24 – A post finals treat to celebrate!)

Coming to Netflix is the new thriller “The Perfection.” Starring Allison Williams (“Get Out”) and Logan Browning (“Dear White People”), the story revolves around a cello player and their rising talent. There hasn’t been too much information released about “The Perfection” other than a small teaser trailer, and as far as I can tell, there will be bugs crawling under skin and vomiting, as well as various other forms of sabotage. So if you want to feel your skin crawl, hopefully not due to bugs, then get ready for “The Perfection.”

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