Spring Break is slowly ticking away, and while a lucky few are off in warm and sunny destinations, the large majority of BU students are stuck in the bitter cold of the North East. Chances are you’re catching up with old friends and spending time with family, but there is still lot of downtime and a lot of boredom. What better way to spend that time than binge watching some truly great shows on Netflix right now? Put on some sweats, get some popcorn, and cuddle up to these titles.
Starting off the list is a great British TV drama you’ve probably never heard of. It features the beloved David Tennant who plays a detective in search for the killer of a young boy in the small town of Dorset. The case is not all as it seems as the murderer is likely a resident of the town and not a stranger. Fast-paced and unexpected; this show will leave you shocked and amazed. There is one season consisting of eight 50-minute episodes on Netflix now. A second season is in the works, but don’t worry, you will discover the killer by the end of season one. You can watch the second season premiere at BBC.com for a limited time.
- Breaking Bad
A very well-known series, Breaking Bad has been on the top-lists since its premiere date in 2008. Its last season aired in 2013, totaling five seasons and 62 episodes. High school Chemistry teacher Walter White discovers he has Cancer and turns to a past student Jesse Pinkman for his ‘business expertise.’ Very uncharacteristic for the brilliant Mr. White, this particular business consists of cooking and selling Methamphetamine, which leads to a never ending assortment of problems. So why is this series still so prevalent? First, it’s simply terrific. The show’s dynamic cast and brilliant premise keeps you intent and wanting more. Second, a prequel of sorts called Better Call Saul just started on AMC which focuses on the hilarious lawyer Saul Goodman before he met Walt and Jesse. If you haven’t yet seen this award-winning show, it needs to make the way to the top of your binge-watching list.
- Parks and Recreation
When I first heard of this show, I thought it would likely be a dull documentary whose only true purpose would be as a sleep aid. I’ve never been happier to be proved wrong. The series follows the lives of employees of the Parks Department in the small town of Pawnee, Indiana. Leading this star-studded cast is Amy Poehler alongside Chris Pratt, Rob Lowe, Nick Offerman, and Adam Scott. The seemingly boring premise is quickly overshadowed by the diverse, comical characters and endless shenanigans they encounter. There are currently six seasons and 110 episodes on Netflix. But be warned, this show will likely have you craving waffles with an absurd amount of whip-cream and an overpowering desire to ‘Treat yo’ self’.
- Freaks and Geeks
Have you ever wondered where some of the top-names in comedy got their start? It turns out for James Franco, Jason Seagul, and Seth Rogan it was on the same show. Freaks and Geeks focuses on two groups of misfit teenagers dealing with life in high school. The show not only features a well-known cast, but a director as well. Judd Apatow is no stranger to comedy creating titles such as Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old virgin, and Anchorman. If you need a little reminder of why college is so great, this show will put things in perspective while tickling your funny bone.
Netflix offers hundreds of TV shows and movies that you’re able to stream immediately. From Comedy and action to classics and romance. The choices are endless which leads all Netflix binge-watching lovers to a well known first-world problem– what will you watch first?