Binge Watching is the New Black

So, you’re addicted to binge watching?

You’re not alone.

Did you just finish your most recent binge-session? This process can get a little lonely. So, while you’re waiting for the next season of The Walking Dead to be available on Netflix, you may need to keep yourself entertained. If you’re super-anxious to start a new series, but have no idea where to begin, take these ten options into consideration.

10.Heroes

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“Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.” -IMDb

I started this series because… Hayden Panettierre. The storyline was original and the adventures were captivating. Following this story was a nail-biting experience. The four-season series received a reunion mini-series recently, so there’s an additional binge requirement. (Don’t worry; there are only 13 episodes.)

9. Gossip Girl

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“Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.” -IMDb

This show gives you an insight into the glamorous life you always thought you wanted. As the main characters take on New York, with their own personal social media stalker, you are taken on the ride of your life. There are so many twists and turns that will stick in your mind forever. Xoxo.

8. Saved by the Bell

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“A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California.” -IMDb

This show is a great watch if you’re looking for laughs. Continuity, however, is not a big concern for the show. There seem to be two separate seasons dedicated to two separate senior years. Also, the lack of character continuity is insane. I’m sure the idea that someone would one day watch them back-to-back was never consider. But.. it’s all right ’cause you’re saved by the bell.

7. Gilmore Girls

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“A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.” -IMDb

The witty banter, the off-the-cuff pop culture references, and the speedy back-and-forth conversation are all great reasons to watch this show. Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rorry will give you a binge-watching experience to remember. The massive cups of coffee, paired with the massive life lessons, set a platform that is unlike most shows.

Watch it soon; the revival is coming to Netflix.

6. The OC

the-oc“A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.” -IMDb

I came for the storyline, but I stayed for the soundtrack. Ryan Atwood’s “cool guy” act, paralleled with Seth Cohen’s nerdy personality, is enough to keep viewers interested for the four-season span. Once you’re pulled in, it’s all down hill from there. This show will give you everything you ever hoped for, then TAKE IT ALL AWAY AGAIN. It’s still worth the time. 

5. One Tree Hill

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“Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.” -IMDb

Basketball. Brotherhood. Music. Life. I became far too invested in this show. It changed my life in so many ways. The series also has a time jump, but does an incredible job of filling in the blanks and holding continuity. The soundtrack to this series was pretty much plucked directly from my personal playlists.

Watch. This. Show.

4. Dawson’s Creek

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“Four friends in a small coastal town help each other cope with adolescence.” -IMDb

Dawson’s Creek follows the life of Dawson Leery, and the lives of those who surround him. Leery is an aspiring director, facing the trials of life, with an amazing squad to back him up.

If the Dawson-Pacey-Joey love triangle isn’t enough to captivate you, the plot lines in the series speak for themselves. Watching the Capeside Crew grow into adults, while pretending to be a part of their world, was one of my favorite things. The series broke my heart, gave me life, then took it all away.

So, go forth. Binge.
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3. How I Met Your Mother

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“A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.” -IMDb

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If you haven’t met Ted, it’s not too late. Netflix can hook you up with nine seasons that will take you inside of Ted Mosby’s chaotic life. From the journey to find love, to the incredible life lessons, How I Met Your Mother will hold you in until the last episode. 

2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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“A young girl, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.” -IMDb

I can’t say enough about this series. It’s incredible. Sarah Michelle Gellar is an awesome hero and I have this theory that she wasn’t even acting. This show drips of female empowerment and supernatural ordeals. From the pilot until the finale, I was captivated. She saved the world. A lot.

1. My So-Called Life

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“A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school.” -IMDb

The show only spanned one season (19 episodes) but it has spoken to generations. The teen angst from Angela Chase, the “too cool for school” that seeps out of Jordan Catalano, and the true power behind the episodes, are an awesome combination. I could watch this show on a loop for the rest of my life. AND I PROBABLY WILL.

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