4E Flix: Geniuses in the 90’s

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Here at the 4E, we try to identify the needs of our readers and meet them. And, let’s face it, it’s absolutely necessary that you have entertaining material to indulge in as you neglect your work and pretend to be studying for midterms. We at 4E also like to tell you what you want to hear: it’s okay, midterms are only worth 25% of your grade…don’t worry, it’s easy to write an essay on two books you didn’t read…there’ll be a curve on that test, and you’ll be at the top.

Take solace in these Netflix recommendations to get you through this.

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This awesome 90’s sci-fi series (for which there are abundant episodes available) features Jerry O’Connell, often recognized from the more contemporary series Crossing Jordan, as a young genius physics student who travels with a motley crew through different realities attempting to return to his own. Just watching it makes you feel smarter. Ain’t nothing like some low-quality special effects paired with a cast outfitted with a Full-House-esque wardrobe. Just watch and revel in how horrible and screwed-up the alternate realities they visit are–you might appreciate your own more, no matter how grim the outlook of your coming sleep schedule.

Good Will Hunting

We all know it’s not fair you didn’t get into MIT or Harvard. In this classic, Matt Damon is a janitor at MIT when he is discovered as a mathematical genius. He struggles with his traumatized past and is unsure about his present, while being pushed and egged-on by a prominent professor (wish my professors motivated me that much…). His transition from a blue-collar bar hopper to a widely renowned genius is something you could achieve if you watch enough Netflix. It’s a good time to watch this movie ANYTIME (even when you should be memorizing those linguistics terms). Sit back, relax, and marvel at the genius you wish you could use right about now.

 

Photo: Netflix

4E Flix is a weekly post designed to help the Netflixer with nothing new to watch. The Fourth Edition is not affiliated with Netflix in any way.

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