By DELLA HETHCOX
The new semester has arrived and with it a new and exciting selection of hit films and television shows on Netflix.
More than 50 films have been added, as well as 10 seasons of recent and current television shows.
No longer do Ross and Rachel fans have to wait for reruns on television. The most well received and anticipated addition to Netflix was the entire series of the hit show “Friends.”
Another cult classic, “Mean Girls,” was added, much to the delight of viewers, particularly the Twitterverse. No one will have to wait until Oct. 3 for a special viewing of their favorite Lindsay Lohan film.
If you are looking for a comedy of a different color, try “Bruce Almighty,” a Jim Carrey classic, or the Tim Burton film, “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,” starring Paul Reuben.
Recent films also added include “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” starring Chris Pine, “Brick Mansion” starring the recently deceased Paul Walker and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” with Benedict Cumberbatch. The latter is perfect if you are experiencing “Sherlock” withdrawals.
“Chef,” a 2014 food film written, produced and directed by, as well as starring, Jon Favreau. Alongside Favreau is Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey, Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. Another 2014 film, “Frank,” a British-Irish comedy film showcasing Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal is available as well. The indie film featured at the Sundance Festival in January 2014.
As usual, many classic 80s films have been added, including “Dirty Dancing” and “Footloose.” Or you can relive your childhood with Glenn Close’s startling portrayal of Cruella de Vil in “101 Dalmatians.”
Only have 45 minutes to spend on Netflix? Why not try the latest season of a current television show? The second season of “The Fall” starring Jamie Dornan of “Fifty Shades of Grey” awaits you.
Or do you prefer a more comedic crime show? The eighth and final season of “Psych,” starring James Roday and Dule Hill, is ready to split your sides with a comical mixture of crime and witty punch lines.
Fantasy fans can dive into the fourth and final season of “Being Human,” the American Syfy version starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington. The first season of “Z Nation,” also an American Syfy show, is a post-apocalyptic drama complete with zombies if you are in need of some alternative drama.
The second season of “Beauty and the Beast” from the CW is perfect for the fans who need a little romance with their fantasy genre. And the third season of Britain’s “Wolfblood” is perfect for those 30-minute study breaks.
Aaron Eckhart stars in “I, Frankenstein” a 2014 fantasy action film based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux. A departure from the classic story of “Frankenstein,” Eckhart’s portrayal of Frankenstein’s creature slays demons and protects mortals in this fantastical world.
Everyone’s favorite FBI agent and art thief are back for a fifth season in “White Collar,” starring Matt Bomer and Tim Dekay. Need more drama? The third season of “Dallas” provides intrigue and more than enough family spectacle.
Also debuting this month is a Netflix original series, “The Adventures of Puss in Boots,” featuring the beloved and sassy animated cat voiced by Eric Bauza.
Whatever your taste in television or cinema may be, Netflix has you covered with this month’s additions. Happy viewing.