10 Netflix Shows For College Students To Watch

10 Netflix Shows For College Students To Watch

College guide to binge watching.

No matter how busy we are as college students, we can somehow still find time to sit and watch Netflix for hours on end. Sometimes it takes priority over other things, like homework or actual human interaction, and let's be honest, we love it. So if you need some ideas for new shows to binge-watch, here's a list of some of Netflix's most "fire" options. Enjoy, and if you accidentally finish an entire series in two days, just know you're not the only one.

1. The Office

Okay, so most people have already seen it, but if you haven't, you're behind the times and should probably start watching. It's the perfect show if you need a good laugh, and you can even fit an episode in between classes because their only 20 minutes long. Even if you have seen the entire series, it's the perfect re-watcher.

2. Grey's Anatomy

As long as blood doesn't bother you and you don't become easily attached to characters, Grey's is perfect. It'll give you a good mix of emotions, laughs, and good feels—okay, it's heavier on the emotional side, but if you're up for the challenge, then this might be your next binge. You'll probably even feel like you can perform surgery yourself by the end of the series.

3. Bob's Burgers

If it's 2 a.m. and you're just getting back home, but you're not fully ready to sleep yet and want to fall asleep to Netflix; "Bob's Burgers" is the only choice. It's that perfect late night humor that takes absolutely no brain power to understand—even though it might not be as funny in the middle of the day—and you can lay there contently and laugh at the sheer stupidity of the show (in a good way).

4. Blue Mountain State

Vulgar, hilarious, and extremely entertaining, BMS is the epitome of what every student wishes college was actually like. If you want to watch Netflix when you should be studying, if you are dreaming about how you thought college was going to go, or if you just need some good college humor, "Blue Mountain State" is the best choice.

5. One Tree Hill

Best. Show. Ever. Okay, so it may seem like your typical teenage drama series, but it's so much more. You'll be laughing one minute and crying the next, but you'll love it. You will probably end the series feeling like you know the characters on a personal level and not know what to do with your life after it's over, but the nine seasons of emotional roller coaster rides are all worth it.

6. Criminal Minds

I wouldn't recommend watching it by yourself late at night, but "Criminal Minds" is the best thriller to watch with your roommates—or anyone, for that matter, I just don't recommend watching it alone. But if you're looking for some thrills and action with some good-looking FBI agents, it's a strong front-runner.

If he's not reason enough to watch it, I don't know what is.

7. Friends

Most likely one of the best comedy series of all time and definitely the best sitcom of the 90s, it will never get old. "Friends" is still so relevant even after almost 15 years since the last episode, and it will always be an American fav. Plus, the short 22 minute episodes allow you to fly through seasons, giving the feeling of major Netflix accomplishment.

8. How I Met Your Mother

Completely underrated, and completely incredible, HIMYM will change your world. It's like a 2010s version of "Friends"—obviously something you wouldn't want to miss. You'll follow Ted on his dysfunctional journey through bachelorhood, along with his circle of friends, and the gang will literally have you laughing out loud.

9. Prison Break

If you're looking to change it up a little bit, check out "Prison Break." It's gripping, emotional, and mind-blowing (you might even be rooting for the proclaimed bad guys), and you'll be sucked in from episode one.

10. New Girl

So I saved the best for last. If you haven't started "New Girl" yet, you are not only completely out of the loop, but you are completely missing out. It will have you laughing out loud for entire episodes, and you'll be wishing you could move to LA to live in the loft with Jess, Schmit, Winston, and Coach. The series is also still being filmed, so there's more episodes to look forward to when you finish the four seasons that are on Netflix in two days.

BONUS: "Fuller House" premieres on Netflix on Feb. 26. Get pumped!

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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From One Nerd To Another

My contemplation of the complexities between different forms of art.


Aside from reading Guy Harrison's guide to eliminating scientific ignorance called, "At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life" and, "The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer" by Charles Graeber, an informative and emotional historical account explaining the potential use of our own immune systems to cure cancer, I read articles and worked on my own writing in order to keep learning while enjoying my winter break back in December. I also took a trip to the Guggenheim Museum.

I wish I was artistic. Generally, I walk through museums in awe of what artists can do. The colors and dainty details simultaneously inspire me and remind me of what little talent I posses holding a paintbrush. Walking through the Guggenheim was no exception. Most of the pieces are done by Hilma af Klint, a 20th-century Swedish artist expressing her beliefs and curiosity about the universe through her abstract painting. I was mostly at the exhibit to appease my mom (a K - 8th-grade art teacher), but as we continued to look at each piece and read their descriptions, I slowly began to appreciate them and their underlying meanings.

I like writing that integrates symbols, double meanings, and metaphors into its message because I think that the best works of art are the ones that have to be sought after. If the writer simply tells you exactly what they were thinking and how their words should be interpreted, there's no room for imagination. An unpopular opinion in high school was that reading "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne was fun. Well, I thought it was. At the beginning of the book, there's a scene where Hawthorne describes a wild rosebush that sits just outside of the community prison. As you read, you are free to decide whether it's an image of morality, the last taste of freedom and natural beauty for criminals walking toward their doom, or a symbol of the relationship between the Puritans with their prison-like expectations and Hester, the main character, who blossoms into herself throughout the novel. Whichever one you think it is doesn't matter, the point is that the rosebush can symbolize whatever you want it to. It's the same with paintings - they can be interpreted however you want them to be.

As we walked through the building, its spiral design leading us further and further upwards, we were able to catch glimpses of af Klint's life through the strokes of her brush. My favorite of her collections was one titled, "Evolution." As a science nerd myself, the idea that the story of our existence was being incorporated into art intrigued me. One piece represented the eras of geological time through her use of spirals and snails colored abstractly. She clued you into the story she was telling by using different colors and tones to represent different periods. It felt like reading "The Scarlet Letter" and my biology textbook at the same time. Maybe that sounds like the worst thing ever, but to me it was heaven. Art isn't just art and science isn't just science. Aspects of different studies coexist and join together to form something amazing that will speak to even the most untalented patron walking through the museum halls.

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