Binge Watch Over Break

By Jocelyn Donaldson

It’s finally time for this year’s long anticipated winter break! With the time off from school comes a slight problem. What exactly is there do to keep busy and fight off boredom? A perfect solution to this problem is a great T.V. show. In light of the cold weather, going outside isn’t much fun, so stay in, grab a snack, and relax while watching something new. Binge watching probably isn’t the best thing, but once you start an amazing show, it’s hard to stop. Personally, I love Netflix for watching T.V. shows, especially considering that many shows are exclusive to Netflix. Plus, there are complete seasons, so you don’t have to wait an entire week for the next episode like you would with cable. Also, Netflix is a great way to watch older t.v. shows and catch up to the current season. All around school, I’ve been hearing people mention t.v. shows that they can’t wait to start watching or catch up on. These are some of the shows that seem to be popular.

First off is the show Narcos. With two seasons available only on Netflix, the show follows the true story of Colombian drug cartels. Mostly, Narcos is about the famous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. It has five stars on Netflix and seems like a show that could definitely become addictive.

From first hand experience, I know that Luke Cage is an awesome show. An ex-con named Luke Cage works at saving his neighborhood from crime. The hoodie-wearing hero is just what Harlem needs. The show ties in with another Netflix original called Jessica Jones. Both heroes were created by Marvel. Watching the pilot will either have you hooked or turning to a different show. Either way, Luke Cage is worth the watch.

A show with seven seasons, Gilmore Girls is a heartwarming show about a single mom raising her gifted daughter. Lorelai and Rory are hilarious with their back and forth banter. Their close relationship combined with the daily struggles they face manages to always keep the watcher’s attention throughout every episode. What’s more, there is now a spin-off season set almost a decade after the last episode of the original series. The four episodes follow the three Gilmore girls through a year. Each episode is around an hour and a half long and is set in a different season. The first episode is winter, then spring, summer, and finally fall. There has been much excitement from Gilmore fans surrounding this spin-off. People on Netflix have rated both the original and the spin-off with pretty many stars, so the shows are definitely something to check out.

I know that some don’t have Netflix, so this article may have seemed pointless. However, I hope that if you don’t have netflix, that these shows exclusively on Netflix convince you to get it. If you do have Netflix, then these shows are definitely worth checking out when you have some free-time over break.

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