5 ways Netflix titles inspired us this 2020
With Netflix on your Globe Postpaid and Globe at Home plans, it is easier to experience exciting, inspiring, and life-changing content on the platform, wherever you are.
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5 ways Netflix titles inspired us this 2020

(Philstar.com) - December 23, 2020 - 8:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Netflix gave us comfort at a time when the pandemic encouraged us to stay at home. The leading streaming service allowed us to see the world without having to leave the house. It made us laugh and cry, and it entertained and educated us. With its hundreds of titles, it also inspired us in many ways this 2020.

Here are some ways Netflix made 2020 better and shaped trends:

1. It gave us inspiration for our OOTDs

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We may have spent most of 2020 at home but that didn’t mean we forgot about style. Netflix gave us plenty of inspiration to update our wardrobes for when we can safely go out.

Some of our sources of inspiration were Emily in Paris, which was set in one of the fashion capitals of the world, and chess drama The Queen’s Gambit, where Anya Taylor-Joy served both looks and tournament wins. Of course, K-dramas are a minefield for style inspo, and we looked to It’s Okay to Not Be Okay and Itaewon Class for trends and pieces we can cop.

2. It sparked our wanderlust

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The pandemic either postponed or canceled our travel plans, but we lived vicariously through shows and movies on Netflix.

Those planning to go to Korea saw sights on their screens through Crash Landing on You, Kingdom, and The King: Eternal Monarch. Crazy Rich Asians showed us the beautiful landmarks and cuisine of Singapore. In Through Night and Day, we tagged along with Jen and Ben as their relationship was tested under the aurora borealis in Iceland. Lastly, Money Heist took us around the world from Spain to Italy, Thailand, and Panama.

3. It made us strengthen bonds with the family

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Our new stay-at-home lifestyle gave us the opportunity to spend time with our loved ones and many Netflix titles released this year are perfect for the family.

In the beautifully animated film Over the Moon, we were introduced to Fei Fei and her family as she goes on an adventure to meet a goddess on the moon. We also got to know the titular Enola Holmes, the younger sister of famed detective Sherlock Holmes, as she followed her brother’s footsteps to solve her mother’s disappearance. In The Umbrella Academy, we follow a family of superheroes as they try to stop an impending apocalypse.

4. It reignited our passion and curiosity

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Hobbies were born and passions were reignited during the new normal, and Netflix helped us spark them.

The Social Dilemma explored the rise of social media and its effects on its users, while Tiger King gave us an inside look into the riveting world of big cat conservation. Martial artists saw themselves in Cobra Kai, a series based on The Karate Kid, and aspiring entrepreneurs took notes from the K-drama Start-Up. The Last Dance, a sports documentary mini-series following Michael Jordan during his final season with the Chicago Bulls, rekindled a passion for basketball at a time when contact sports are not allowed.

5. It taught us that love always wins

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Another thing that Netflix inspired us to do is to love other people. A lot of love stories came out this year and some of our favorites are To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and Princess Switch: Switched Again. Love is Blind proved the saying true as three of the featured couples who married after going on a series of blind dates are still together today.

The LGBTQIA community is well-represented, with boys’ love (BL) titles like 2gether: The Series and SOTUS. Netflix showed how diverse the LGBTQIA community is with Pose, Feel Good, Disclosure, and A Secret Love.

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Make your Netflix experience more convenient by adding your subscription to your Globe Postpaid plan or Globe at Home Postpaid bill. Postpaid customers can easily subscribe to Netflix via the GlobeOne app.

For a worry-free viewing experience, register to GoWATCH10 or GoKOREAN10 with any Globe Prepaid Go promo, or subscribe to HomeWATCH199 for Home Prepaid WiFi for an additional 4GB for video apps such as Netflix.

With Netflix on your Globe Postpaid and Globe at Home plans, it is easier to experience exciting, inspiring, and life-changing content on the platform, wherever you are. We may still be indoors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t experience the world from home.

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