BINGE-WORTHY TV SHOWS TO WATCH OVER THE SUMMER

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By Selena Thor 

 

Summer is a wonderful time to relax, to have fun, and to take a break from the stress of college. With no homework and classes to worry about, you’ll have all the time to binge those new TV shows you’ve been meaning to get to! So relax, grab some snacks, and start binging! Here are some TV shows to help kick-start your summer TV show binge journey:

 

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

Genre: Comedy

Seasons: 5

Where to Stream: Hulu

Still airing?: Yes

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine comes from the brilliant mind of Michael Schur, who created The Office and Parks and Recreation. Set in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, the show follows unique but lovable characters as detectives in New York City. With quirky plots and characters, the show is light-hearted and enjoyable to watch. If you want a quick and enjoyable binge and are a fan of The Office and Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is perfect for you! The show stars Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, and Stephanie Beatriz.

 

WESTWORLD

Genre: Drama

Seasons: 2

Where to Stream: HBO GO

Still airing?: Yes

 

Having some Game of Thrones withdrawal? No need to worry because HBO is cranking out some intense and brilliant TV shows, including Westworld. Created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the TV show takes place in Westworld, a fictional, technologically advanced Wild-West themed park populated by android “hosts.” High-paying “guests” are able to indulge their fantasies within the park without fear of retaliation from the hosts. It’s best to go into this show without knowing anything. The plot is carefully crafted to keep audiences guessing about what is happening, why it’s happening, and what it means; therefore, it’ll definitely make you want to click on the next episode right away. The show stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, and James Marsden.

 

NEW GIRL

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Seasons: 7

Where to Stream: Hulu and Netflix

Still airing?: No

 

What’s more to love than a TV show that cherishes friends? New Girl, created by Elizabeth Meriwether, revolves around a group of five friends who are trying to find their way through life by dealing with challenging relationships and difficult career choices. Through funny but meaningful plot lines, these characters come to life for audiences to sympathize with. By the end, you’ll be yearning to live with them, laugh with them, and play True American with them. The show stars Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, and Damon Wayans, Jr..

 

BREAKING BAD

Genre: Drama

Seasons: 5

Where to Stream: Netflix

Still airing?: No


Although this show ended in 2013, Breaking Bad is still an amazing show to binge as it is filled with crazy plot-driven scenarios that’ll keep you wanting more. The TV show follows Walter White, a struggling high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with lung cancer. In order to secure his family’s financial future before he dies, White turns to a life of crime by producing and selling methamphetamine with his former student Jesse Pinkman. By the time the series finale aired, it was the most-watched cable show on American television. So if you’re craving a crime drama TV show, Breaking Bad is right for you. The show stars Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, and Dean Norris.

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