Netflix started the decade off pretty strong with the intense romantic drama series that is Spinning Out.
The series follows Katerina Baker (Kaya Scodelario) a couple years after what she thought was a career-ending head injury on the ice. However, when Justin Davis (Evan Roderick) is in need of a new partner, Kat makes the hard transition from solo to pair skating, and faces many problems along the way.
Now, I'm not gonna lie, this show hooked me on the promise of romance and ice skating, but what I thought was going to be a guilty pleasure actually turned into riveting and compelling television.
So I am here to convince you that you should binge-watch Spinning Out at your earliest convenience.
1.For starters, there's amazing mental health representation in this series.
2.There's also racial representation.
3.Aaannnd there's queer representation, too!
4.The characters are complex and multifaceted, specifically the WOMEN!
5.There's an amazing love/hate dynamic between sisters who are in competition with one another over pretty much everything.
6.There's also a great display of female friendship that's not 100% about boys.
7.Speaking of boys...Kat's relationship with Justin — on and off the ice — will have you INVESTED from beginning to end.
8.Also, if you're a fan of ice skating, this show is filled with the most BEAUTIFUL choreography.
9.There are also fun cameos! Like, two-time Olympian Johnny Weir...
10....and Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness!
11.And, if NONE of that convinced you, there's also an adorable cat named Yoka.
So do yourself a favor and watch Spinning Out! You will have no regrets.
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