8 Binge-Worthy TV Shows

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The weather is getting chillier, breaks from classes are arriving more frequently, and Jan Term is just around the corner. What does that it mean? It’s time to binge-watch, of course!

If you’re looking for something spooky: “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
A spooky classic set in 1983 Indiana, watch Winona Ryder search for her missing son and unravel a terrifying mystery. Contains Christmas lights, Dungeons & Dragons, and waffles.

If you’re looking for something small-town and feel-good: “Gilmore Girls” (Netflix)
Experiencing a resurgence thanks to a Netflix revival, “Gilmore Girls” follows mother Lorelai and daughter Rory through high school and college, romances, family drama and more. Watching this show is the equivalent of wearing a fuzzy sweater. Contains coffee, fast-talking and Melissa McCarthy.

If you’re looking for something retro: “Will & Grace” (Hulu)
Interior designer Grace and her lawyer best friend Will live together and get into each other’s business. Hijinks ensue. Contains Tammy 2 from “Parks & Rec”, an unreasonably large New York apartment, and (for its time) positive portrayal of the LGBTQ+ community.

If you’re looking for something woke and Emmy-winning: “Atlanta” (Hulu)
New rapper Alfred and his manager Earn try to find the line between “real life and street life” while juggling responsibilities and the music industry. Contains good jams, Donald Glover and Golden Globe winning performances.

If you’re looking for something goofy and diverse: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Hulu)
This light-hearted cop drama follows a group of detectives in New York as they solve cases, fall in love and generally get into non-life threatening trouble. Contains feminism, an annual Halloween episode and Andy Samberg’s best comedy since “SNL”.

If you’re looking for something British and unconventional: “Lovesick” (Netflix)
Lovesick follows Dylan, a young man who finds out that he has tested positive for chlamydia. He has to inform all of his former partners of this with the help of his two best friends, Luke and Evie. Smart, funny, and packing a surprising punch, this is one not to be slept on. Contains sex positivity, British accents and an interesting timeline.

If you’re looking for something British and dark: “Broadchurch” (Netflix)
A mystery surrounding the death of a 12-year old boy leads to a surprising amount of twists and turns. Featuring a stunning setting and nuanced characters, this show will leave you guessing until the very end. Contains David Tennant, brooding on cliffs and intensely quotable insults.

If you’re looking for something British and delightful: “The Great British Bake-Off” (Netflix)
The most lighthearted cooking show ever created. Perfect for background noise, this show features the best amateur British bakers in all the land. Contains a baked alaska fiasco, soggy bottoms and a snobby judge.

Queue these up and happy watching!

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