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Another success for NVD's annual art show
Michelle Yu, Co-News Editor • June 12, 2024

NVD holds an annual art show to display students’ artwork from different art classes the school provides, including studio art and digital...

NVD student's summer songs
Lola Brown, Co Editor-in-chief • June 12, 2024

As the weather gets warmer and seasonal depression is in the rearview mirror, certain songs perfectly match the mood. These “summer songs”...

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A senior looks back
Lucy Brisman, Managing Editor/Opinion Editor • May 31, 2024

13 years ago, County Road Elementary School gave me an ID that defined me for my entire academic career. The first four numbers were 2024....

“The Brothers Sun”: New Netflix Series Review
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Netflix presents its most recent series set in the sunny settings of California with “The Brothers Sun,” a compelling story that explores the chaotic lives and journeys of the Sun family. 

This series, which Barron Wu and Brad Falchuk created, leads audiences on a thrilling adventure with genres of crime, loyalty, and the power of family. 

“The Brothers Sun” demonstrates Netflix’s dedication to producing intriguing and diverse stories. The show delves into the intricacies of brotherhood, deceit, and the search for a fresh start amidst the lingering consequences of the Sun family’s criminal history. 

The unexpected arrival of Bruce Sun’s elder brother, Charles Sun, from Taiwan, uproots his normal Californian life and reveals the darker sides of the Sun family’s criminal empire. While Bruce lived an ordinary, sheltered life with his mother, Charles was raised by his gang boss father in Taipei. Charles is a hardened gangster who sought out safety in Los Angeles with his mother and brother after someone attempted to murder his father. As the plot progresses, Bruce is caught in the crossfire as he learns to adjust to a world he never even knew existed. 

The highly talented cast, which included Michelle Yeoh playing Mama Sun, Justin Chien playing Charles, and Sam Li playing Bruce Sun, was exceptional as they gave the characters life and complexity to the story of the family. 

Generally, people looking for a mix of crime, action, and family drama would find The Brothers Sun appealing. The show is engaging for people who enjoy storylines that challenge the limits of conventional storytelling. Viewers who also enjoy shows that explore the clashing of morals should give this series a try. It is a worthwhile watch for those seeking an original and innovative show with a unique plot. 

Among many new Netflix shows that got released this month, The Brothers Sun has received the most praise and attention. This dynamic series became a hit by effectively capturing the essence of family, crime, and redemption. 

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Michelle Yu
Michelle Yu, News/Co-Photo-Design Editor
Hi! My name is Michelle Yu, I'm a senior, and I am the News Editor and Photo/Design Co-Editor of the Northern Star! I love swimming, drawing, and hanging out with my friends. A fun fact about me is that I've been playing cello since I was 5. I'm excited to write for the News section of the paper this year!
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