A Binge-Worthy Break

Elizabeth Clark, Emily Vinson, and Hannah Addi, Entertainment Gurus

February Break is almost here, and this is a perfect time for students to relax and recharge. One thing students love to do over break is watch television. If you’re searching for a show to binge-watch, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a mega-list of all the best shows to binge (all available on a streaming service).

If you enjoy comedies or sitcoms, try:

  • The OImage result for the officeffice: Follow the Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company in this mock-documentary through all of their laughs, cries, and romances. (watch all seasons on Netflix)
  • Parks and Recreation: Watch Leslie Knope and the rest of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department, through a lot of failures, success, and laughter. (watch all seasons on Netflix)
  • How I Met Your Mother: Ted Mosby tells his hilarious tale to his children about how he met his wife, which includes crazy stories with his friends. (watch all seasons on Netflix)
  • Friends: A group of 20 something year olds living in NYC make jokes, fall in love, and everything in between. (watch all seasons on Netflix)
  • New Girl: Jess (single teacher) moves into a loft with 3 single men. Watch their comedic fights, heartfelt stories, and more. (watch seasons 1-5 on netflix and season 6 on Hulu)

If you like dramas better, check out this collection of some of the most popular dramas on television:

  • Riverdale: Group of students in the town of Riverdale solving mysteries, navigating romance, and life together. Chances are, if you watch this show, your jaw will be dropping, your heart will be pounding, and yes… you will cry. (Watch this on Netflix and the current season on the CW app)
  • One Tree Hill: Follow Nathan and Lucas Scott, half-brothers, who are both on the school’s basketball team, as they experience heartbreak and drama from the brothers’ romances. (Watch on Netflix)
  • Grey’s Anatomy: In this medical drama, watch intern and eventual resident Meredith Grey and the rest of the doctors go through sleepless nights, romances, death, and saving lives every day. (Not a good show if you are squeamish. Watch on Netflix)
  • Gilmore Girls: This heartfelt show follows mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory Gilmore in their small town of Stars Hollow. With an overbearing mother, first boyfriend, and quirky best friends this show has everything a good drama offers. (Watch on Netflix; Note the spinoff, Gilmore Girls A Year in the Life on Netflix as well.)
  • This Is Us: In this emotional drama, the Pearson family’s story is told through multiple generations, with laughter, love, and sadness. (Watch on NBC on Tuesdays; catch up on Hulu)


If you love Sci-Fi shows, this is the list for you:

  • Stranger Things: Follow the investigation of the missing 12-year-old boy Will, as government mysteries and supernatural forces are discovered. (Watch on Netflix)
  • Teen Wolf: High school student Scott is bitten by a werewolf, and his life quickly changes forever as he must deal with the consequences of this change with his friends. (Watch on Amazon)
  • The Walking Dead: Based on a comic book series, this show portrays the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, with the survivors struggling to stay alive. (Watch on Netflix)
  • The Vampire Diaries: Watch Elena, a teenage girl, as she falls in love with a vampire and navigates the complicated relationship as different villains try to take over her town. (Watch on Netflix)


If you want to try something new, look for these:

  • AP Bio: A failed philosophy professor gets hired to teach AP Bio, but he doesn’t plan on doing any actual teaching. He instead uses the kids to help him with his own personal goals against another philosopher. (Watch a 3 episode preview on Hulu)
  • The Resident: At Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, Conrad Hawkins is a young doctor who navigates modern day medicine under the supervision of a senior resident. (Watch on Hulu)
  • Grown-ish: A spinoff of the ABC comedy, Black-ish, follows teenager Zoey through her college years as she experiences adulthood. (watch on Hulu)
  • The Good Doctor: Autistic doctor navigating the social world, his tragic past, and being a doctor in a busy hospital along with other world-class surgeons. (Watch on Hulu)