Netflix users know there is no shortage of hot picks on Netflix: “Orange is the New Black,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Gossip Girl,” “American Horror Story,” “House of Cards” and more. Here are the other shows to seriously binge on in college. Luckily, all of these series are super mindless. If you fail this task of finishing the series in time, these shows are perfect to continue throughout school. These are the shows to watch while working out, studying, and relaxing.
Young and Hungry
Is there any combo better than food and love? The series “Young and Hungry” brings together the best combination in existence. To many of us have slipped and fell into messy love lives, friendships, and careers. It happens to the best of us. Although the ABC Family show has tons of corny puns, it includes adult humor. While it’s a woman cooking and playing a typical gender role, she is in the kitchen because she is doing what she loves. Watch her cook through her career and relationships, finding the recipe to life along the way. Also, Ashley Tisdale is a guest star in it and she is great because—remember High School Musical (which is also available to binge on Netflix).
The Chelsea Show
“The Chelsea Show” is perfect for weekend binge watching. The Netflix show comes out three days a week, rather than all at once. That means you could also watch it during school to give yourself a 30-minute break three days a week. Chelsea is hilarious and honest while remaining informative. She talks about current events, ideas, fads, politics, and people. Her information can be a bit brutal and vulgar, but that’s part of her humor. She has had such great life experiences, it makes her a real person, as opposed to a famous woman. If you love her just as much as I do, you should follow her on Snapchat. She likes to put herself out there before anyone else (media) and she raps goofy raps every day. It also gives you a glimpse backstage! Featured on the show and her Snapchat is her dog, Chunk. She is so obvious that she likes this dog more than her others, but I love them equally and hope you will too. If you’re debating whether or not you should start this series, think ‘yes, because there is a dog. Multiple dogs.’
One Tree Hill
A series you could watch over and over and over and over: “One Tree Hill.” If you haven’t already seen the show two times through, you are behind. One perk of this show is the applicable life quotes. Check out some heavier quotes here where OTH gets deep.
While there is no way that many kids have so little adult supervision while in high school, the plots and experiences are super realistic. Throughout the nine seasons, viewers gain a personal connection with the characters. Love, drugs, sex, crime, relationship: it is all included throughout the characters’ high school and professional careers. It gives us creative ideas, like scavenger hunts around town, time capsules, etc. About half way through the series it takes a dramatic change. The characters become professional, working adults after the high school setting. The big jump over college is strange at first, but it gets so good. The show ultimately reminds young girls and boys to follow their dreams and that people are meant to grow!
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is a Netflix must. While it is a bit cheesy, that is part of the reason you can at laugh every other line. Although the background to Kimmy as a person is not very relatable, the show still teaches valuable lessons, like when I am in an uncomfortable situation I tell myself (in Kimmy’s voice) “I’m not really here!” Kimmy’s love triangle, her life, and living situation can teach us a lot about life. If after the first episode, you think to yourself, ‘What is happening? This is creepy and weird.’ Try and push through because Tina Fey took time out of her life to bring us this great series.
Parks and Rec
While this show has very awkward humor, “Parks and Rec” will give you more appreciation for the government. Especially, the parks and recreation department. I am keeping this short folks, WATCH PARKS AND REC.
Melissa and Joey
“Melissa and Joey” is a show about a woman in government who takes in her niece and nephew. Around the house is their (male) nanny. This is a rare show with a woman in power and a male nanny. Watch the show to learn how to be a cool Aunt, or just laugh.
What shows would you recommend to Netflix viewers?