Trying to finish that 2000+ word paper? Have four chapters worth of readings to do? Trying to get ready to go to your morning class? As a college student, I have found myself binge-watching almost anything while I’m also trying to get my life in order. I know that I am trying to get my degree so that I can get out of the classroom and into the real working world, but I have found myself becoming an excellent procrastinator over the last three years of college. Maybe that’s what I should be getting a degree in…
Though when I am procrastinating, I can sit down and watch almost anything. These are the top six most viewed or most favourite shows according to many online polls, as well as just asking around to see what’s on people’s “Continue Watching” list.
Every day I find myself logging on to my Netflix account and patiently waiting to see “new episodes” pop up on numerous shows. Shameless is one of them. If you haven’t watched it yet, I suggest that you do as this show will leave you wanting to watch more, and it’ll keep you on your toes. The show is based around a dysfunctional family who is being raised by the oldest sibling because their father is a hopeless alcoholic. The show captures the family’s struggles as well and successes in very entertaining ways.
- The Office
If you ever need a show that’s a quick but tasty watch, The Office is a great show for this. Initially started in the UK by Ricky Gervais, the show was started up again in the U.S. by Greg Daniels and became a hit. The show follows a cast of co-workers and their manager who is played by Steve Carell. No matter how many times you watch The Office, you will find yourself falling in love with every character (no matter how awkward some of them can be) all over again.
- Grey’s Anatomy
The award for possibly the most dramatic series (as well as maybe the longest) goes to Grey’s Anatomy! Though this show has now gone on for 14 seasons (but only 13 seasons are currently on Netflix) it continues to be entertaining and full of drama. The show follow’s Ellen Pompeo’s character Meredith Grey through her life and career as a doctor at Seattle Grace Hospital – or Grey Sloane Memorial Hospital depending on what season you’re on. The show also follows her co-workers and their relationships with one another.
Riverdale is a bit of a throwback for those who read the comic series, Archie. The show follow’s the same characters in the comic series: Jughead, Betty and Veronica. But there’s a twist with this series; it portrays Archie and his friends in a way no one has ever seen before. If you enjoyed watching Degrassi or Twin Peaks, Riverdale is a happy medium. With Netflix updating weekly with new episodes they know how to leave their viewers with cliff-hangers.
- Stranger Things
Stranger Things has only recently become a big thing on Netflix. When the first season came out in 2016 people were very skeptical, as anyone is when Netflix suggests new shows – no one wants to waste their time. But this show was worth it. With an hour for each episode, it’s safe to say a lot of people called in sick for a day of binge watching. Stranger Things is set in the 80’s and is described as horror sci-fi. Viewers follow the lives of four main characters and the trials the world of the “upside down” puts them through to get their friend back.
Friends follow’s the lives of Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe. This cast is quite possibly one of the most iconic in television history, even if you haven’t watched the show you know who they are. The show ran for ten seasons, starting in 1994 and ending in 2004. Set in Manhattan, viewers watch the ups and downs that come with each character. Each character has quirks to make you fall in love with them time and time again.