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5 Shows On Netflix You Probably Didn’t Know Were Based On Comics

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After the success of shows and movies inspired by the comic book universes of Marvel and D.C., many of the popular shows you see nowadays are derived from the storylines of comic book series. Here are some shows on Netflix which you probably didn’t know are inspired by comics.

Locke & Key

Starring: Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott

Locke & Key is based on the comic book series of the same name written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Marquez. A mom and her three kids move into their ancestral house called Keyhouse after the death of their father. There, the kids discover keys that unlock a whole new magical realm. The show premiered on Netflix in February 2020, but good news for fans, it is already renewed for a second season.

Watch Locke & Key here. 

The Umbrella Academy

Starring: Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

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The Umbrella Academy revolves around a group of adopted siblings who exhibit superpowers and were trained by their adoptive father to become superheroes. The show was well-received by audience and was immediately renewed for a second season. It’s based on the comics written by Gerard Way (aka the frontman of rock band My Chemical Romance) and illustrated by Gabriel Ba.

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 Watch The Umbrella Academy here.

October Faction

Starring: Tamara Taylor, J.C. MacKenzie, Aurora, Burghart, Gabriel Darku

The story revolves around the lives of a monster-hunter family and involves witches and warlocks. While the show is based on the popular comic book series of the same name by Steve Niles and Damien Worm, the show didn’t garner the needed attention and was shortly cancelled after the first season.

Watch October Faction here.

Lucifer

Starring: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Before it even came to Netflix, Lucifer has already amassed a dedicated fanbase as a Fox TV series. The show mainly focuses on Lucifer Morningstar, aka the Devil himself, and his life on earth, particularly LA, as a nightclub owner and part-time consultant for the police. The show is based on the popular character from the DC Universe.

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Watch Lucifer here.

The End Of The F***ing World

Starring: Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther

With dark themes merged with just the right dose of humor and romance, The End of the F***ing World captivated audiences the world over and even snagged itself an Emmy nomination just after its first season. The Netflix Original is based on the graphic novel of the same name written by Charles Forsman.

Watch The End of the F***ing World here.

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"Today, I Won"

I always caught feelings for someone, and hoped so much that one day there could a thing between the two of us. I'm usually the one that makes the effort to buy and/or make cute gifts, chats them every other day, and stays up all night with him.

When I was 16, my childhood crush suddenly came back into my life. We'd constantly send updates to each other, recommend favorite songs and talk even the most random things. He'd even text me as early as 6 to just greet me good morning almost everyday. I hoped so much that when I confessed, he suddenly stopped talking to me.

For short, he ghosted me. Those 6 months I spent talking to him, allotting my time for him, and staying up until 3 am for him - all gone in a simple confession. Although I had a few crushes before him, he's the only one that got me in real pain. It was the kind of pain that I never thought I'd experience. It was the kind of pain that I couldn't believe.

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After 7 years (it happened back in 2017), I thought he came back into my life to stay, but I guess he's just one of the guys who distanced. I felt a complete loser that time. But during this quarantine, everything was different. I caught feelings for someone else, but he treated me with the best kindness yet.

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It happened at 2 am, May 30, 2020, when I impulsively confessed my feelings through messaging him. After saying my feelings, he responded with genuine and kind words. We both even complimented each other. Although the feelings didn't reciprocate, I still found a connection that can't be replaced with any guy.

To my 16 year old self, here I am, 18 and happy. You may have felt that time was the biggest regret and loss, but I'm here to tell you, we won. Today, I won.

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Why our high school barkada is the best?

Remembering our high school years entails quite a lot reminiscing of the things we all been through when we were younger. You’ve experience a lot of new things during those 4 wonderful years and did most of them with the few people you consider your barkada. And through a series of all the lunch breaks you had together, the walks you took on the way home, and taking the same classes, you never thought you’d survive, you have made your life’s greatest friends.

Here are some of the reasons why your high school barkada is the best:

1. You figured out early teenage life together. The transition one have undergone from being a kid to a teenager wasn’t easy. For a moment you are not sure whether you should have played with your friends during recess or you should have just sat down and ate your food because you were too old for games. But whatever it is you chose to do, having friends who were as clueless as you make everything feel easier because you know, deep down, you’d figure things out eventually. You just need good company.

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2. They were with you during your “jeje“ days. I bet you have pictures taken with Camera360 and Retrica. You also have pictures edited using Pizap with embarrassing captions and you somehow kept some of them so you could have something to post online during their birthdays.

3. They know all your exes. They will never EVER forget the name of an ex-boyfriend, an ex-fling, an ex-crush, and an almost you had. They will remind you of your every questionable love decision but you’ll just laugh anyway while saying “Past is past”.

4. They never judge you. They have welcomed you to their lives when you thought jelly shoes and checkered polos were the bomb! They were quick to have told your teachers that you were not feeling well so you could go home when you really just needed to poop. You tell them every embarrassing story you have and were fine with it.

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5. You can always count on them. From the moment you first fell in love and the moment you first had your heart broken, they were with you. They were with you the moment you lost a parent and at moments when you thought you had nothing. Through every break-up and breakthrough, they were there to be your support system.

6. They are your family. Your high school friend’s family is your own family’s extension. Their parents are like your own. Don’t you feel a little kilig whenever your friend’s parents call you “anak”? And then eventually calling them mama and papa became so natural? I felt that, all the time.

7. They will always be your home. They are your place of refuge and security, the place who offers you their hands when you feel lost and the place you run to when you need saving. No matter how much time and distance separate you, they will be the one’s that you always long for and they are the one’s that you will always return to.

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