10 Shows to Binge Watch this Winter
Start writing a post
Entertainment

10 Shows to Binge Watch this Winter

Rather stay inside instead of go out in the cold? Here are ten suggestions of shows to binge watch now and throughout the semester

124
10 Shows to Binge Watch this Winter

It's the middle of Winter, and there isn't much to do and very little mounts of energy to brave the cold and the weather to get out of your warm and comfy home. This is arguably the best time to catch up on your shows and the movies you might have missed. Watching TV shows can be a fun way to pass the time in the winter, and can be used as a reward for getting your work done or at least something to look forward to on a nightly basis. After spending almost six years in higher education in a city where the weather simply cannot be predicted, I have watched a lot of shows that have helped make the winter seem a bit more bearable. Here are 10 suggestions for shows for you to start to binge watch this winter and throughout the rest of the semester.

1. Game of Thrones (HBO Now or Go)

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F10%2F636196692319944452-1697495302_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=944&h=6756a1bca51f5b4fd2ab7a8d80403cc10a54244a1cd67e13da1c6dabb24145a7&size=980x&c=3842806301 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F10%252F636196692319944452-1697495302_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D944%26h%3D6756a1bca51f5b4fd2ab7a8d80403cc10a54244a1cd67e13da1c6dabb24145a7%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3842806301%22%7D" expand=1]

If you haven't already watched this or at least heard of this show, you might be living under a rock. But seriously, it is one of the best TV shows simply because it is more like a movie and gets better and better with each season. There are six full seasons to watch and you have until the Summer this year until season seven starts, so you have some time to finish them all. Yes it is a fantasy show and has dragons and sword fighting, but the politics of it can be just as interesting and you will not want to stop watching.

2. Arrested Development (Netflix)

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F20%2F636205355984401243-2002448130_giphy%2520%286%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=813&h=54be472ae67344f6d33ea27e396413f909d5088edefa749b68d7fef824f81f25&size=980x&c=1021894511 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F20%252F636205355984401243-2002448130_giphy%252520%25286%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D813%26h%3D54be472ae67344f6d33ea27e396413f909d5088edefa749b68d7fef824f81f25%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1021894511%22%7D" expand=1]

One of the best comedy series out there, this show is about a dysfunctional family. The plus side is that it was recently "revived" and there is still hope that a fifth season is in the works through Netflix so bingeing this show is really just preparing you for the next new season, whenever that may come out. 3. House of Cards (Netflix)

3. House of Cards (Netflix)

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F10%2F6361967033748187351890157456_giphy%2520%282%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=121&h=aa577179be38233b71bb2bbd997220581401055d587f8015faa97eb9ecf2936e&size=980x&c=1411489393 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F10%252F6361967033748187351890157456_giphy%252520%25282%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D121%26h%3Daa577179be38233b71bb2bbd997220581401055d587f8015faa97eb9ecf2936e%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1411489393%22%7D" expand=1]

One of the first Netflix original shows, Kevin Spacey is fantastic as the plotting and cunning majority whip turned president in this political drama. The conflicts with Russia and internally with his own party are even more relevant now than they were when the show first started in 2013. Plus, it was recently announced that Season 5 will come out on May 30th, 2017 so again, you can catch up with all of the series in time for the new season to start.

4. Sherlock (Netflix and PBS)

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F10%2F636196736470154018518732900_giphy%2520%283%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=833&h=446fac9e0f21b1b69c39cc776695d0e5151a5334a657ed1a100f03deb549b4c2&size=980x&c=124047866 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F10%252F636196736470154018518732900_giphy%252520%25283%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D833%26h%3D446fac9e0f21b1b69c39cc776695d0e5151a5334a657ed1a100f03deb549b4c2%26size%3D980x%26c%3D124047866%22%7D" expand=1]

Just coming off it's fourth season, the show is a modern update of the classic mystery series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Despite the large breaks between seasons, each episode is more like a mini movie which makes it possible for more complicated plots to occur and also shows in the production value and the visuals of the show. While unclear if it will have a fifth season, the first few seasons are worth watching for the wit of the writing and the modern take on the classic characters for the 21st century.

5. The Office (Netflix)

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F11%2F6361976283755147481651888356_giphy%2520%284%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=810&h=e16b7a4ecfc2a32521116f2d1437d293a6e0c2354c1e4dfbf6ba9e2c157aef6b&size=980x&c=4239913364 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F11%252F6361976283755147481651888356_giphy%252520%25284%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D810%26h%3De16b7a4ecfc2a32521116f2d1437d293a6e0c2354c1e4dfbf6ba9e2c157aef6b%26size%3D980x%26c%3D4239913364%22%7D" expand=1]

An American modern classic comedy show, everyone should watch at least a few episodes of The Office at some point in their life. All seasons are available to binge, and it has plot lines throughout the seasons that will keep you hooked and watching two seasons a week.

6. Scrubs (Netflix)

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F12%2F6361983844960743901686177819_giphy%2520%287%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=910&h=9f400ab9d864685d237338ecd69450649b86d6af77216a1a7d4a67c2f3cc1f22&size=980x&c=2579722589 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F12%252F6361983844960743901686177819_giphy%252520%25287%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D910%26h%3D9f400ab9d864685d237338ecd69450649b86d6af77216a1a7d4a67c2f3cc1f22%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2579722589%22%7D" expand=1]

Another great comedy show from the early 2000s that has multiple seasons to binge watch. It has the perfect mix of seriousness and laughs that makes a nice change from medical drama shows. Plus JD and Turk basically defined the term "bromance" for today's generation.

7. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F11%2F6361976363655752322140107512_giphy%2520%286%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=237&h=ca8892fbd4937938018009f0265f989d42b1019763ea4835460e35d8bd9785cb&size=980x&c=2737592192 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F11%252F6361976363655752322140107512_giphy%252520%25286%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D237%26h%3Dca8892fbd4937938018009f0265f989d42b1019763ea4835460e35d8bd9785cb%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2737592192%22%7D" expand=1]

Another Netflix original show and one of its most popular, it now has four seasons to binge on. Based on the true story of the main character Piper, the show gets better as it takes the focus away from her and shows the backstories about the other women and just how unfair the world and the justice system can be to women. While that might make it seem super serious, it's actually pretty hilarious at times too.

8. Doctor Who (Amazon Prime)

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F12%2F636198399726283561377248716_giphy%2520%288%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=344&h=cb3763685a7ca7d95c030a3e34096d51aadfe43672a70b91f493a9509f933bd5&size=980x&c=3727752083 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F12%252F636198399726283561377248716_giphy%252520%25288%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D344%26h%3Dcb3763685a7ca7d95c030a3e34096d51aadfe43672a70b91f493a9509f933bd5%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3727752083%22%7D" expand=1]

Though a science fiction show, the plots and stories are incredibly human. Not only does the show have a rich history as it is over 50 years old, it also has a massive fan base and is still going strong starting it's tenth season this year. Start it from the very beginning or from the 2005 revival, either way it's bound to keep you wanting more and busy throughout not only the winter but the rest of the semester.

9. Grey's Anatomy (Netflix)

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F12%2F636198425991190911-205108697_giphy%2520%289%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=76&h=993828054cce8707c50f48a3486d3f5ff4b4eb1800aa56fef932aabd794b3ccd&size=980x&c=1483821746 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F12%252F636198425991190911-205108697_giphy%252520%25289%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D76%26h%3D993828054cce8707c50f48a3486d3f5ff4b4eb1800aa56fef932aabd794b3ccd%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1483821746%22%7D" expand=1]

Now in it's thirteenth season, Grey's Anatomy is a drama filled show that won't seem to end, but I'm okay with that because it's a great network show to look forward to every Thursday night. You can't count on it to be a prestige drama, but it draws you in to the people and relationships in the early seasons and is a great binge watching show because of its massive amount of episodes. Yes, it is a medical drama show, but it still is a good binge.

10. Mad Men (Netflix)

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F12%2F6361984381978463361085934158_giphy%2520%2810%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=748&h=8ea4c80c17b597da8a467b3634356d0fbb2496a417354b72332b5285ab38eb07&size=980x&c=965990197 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F12%252F6361984381978463361085934158_giphy%252520%252810%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D748%26h%3D8ea4c80c17b597da8a467b3634356d0fbb2496a417354b72332b5285ab38eb07%26size%3D980x%26c%3D965990197%22%7D" expand=1]

One of my favorite shows, it is about the advertising business in the 1950s and 60s in New York City. I don't know why, since at some times it can feel dry, but it hooks you into the characters lives and the mystery of Don Draper and who exactly he is and what his motivations are. It's also just fun to see the sets and costumes and is a good reminder of how not to romanticize the past, since the women aren't really treated fairly at home or in the business world and is something to continue to strive for today. It's a modern classic and I still wish that it was on TV.



Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Politics

What If The U.N. Actually United The Nations?

This is me taking a break from being cynical and imagining how the world could be one day.

68
Unsplash

By now, people are probably sick of hearing me talk about myself, so I’m changing it up this week. In keeping with the subject of my J-Term class, I’m asking myself a political what-if question. What if we could create a sovereign global government firmly grounded in justice that could actually adjudicate Earth’s many disparate nation-states into one unified world government?

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

100 Things I'd Rather Do Than Study

Procrastination Nation, unite.

463
Panda Whale
Here are 100 things I'd rather to than study. I know the semester just started, but

    1. Watch a movie
    2. Take a nap
    3. Have a dance party
    4. Eat ice cream
    5. Bake a cake
    6. Cry just a little bit
    7. Knit a blanket
    8. Learn to ride a bike
    9. Build a crib
    10. Watch a hockey game
    11. Watch any game
    12. Play with my hair
    13. Dye my hair
    14. Go grocery shopping
    15. Learn to crochet
    16. Do 50 jumping jacks
    17. Drive cross country
    18. Take a bubble bath
    19. Squeeze lemons for lemonade
    20. Sell the lemonade
    21. Make heart-shaped ice cubes
    22. Moisturize my knees
    23. Paint my nails
    24. Find the cure for cancer
    25. Run a marathon
    26. Just kidding, run down the hall
    27. Squat my bodyweight
    28. Eat my bodyweight in French fries
    29. Hibernate until Christmas
    30. Cuddle my body pillow (unless you have a boo)
    31. Think about all the work I’m not doing
    32. Wash my bed sheets
    33. Vacuum my apartment
    34. Play mini golf
    35. Go swimming
    36. Tan in this Texas heat
    37. Sing like I’m about to win American Idol
    38. Blow up balloons
    39. Pop the balloons
    40. Make lists
    41. Write an Odyssey article
    42. Pet a puppy
    43. Adopt a puppy
    44. Pay my rent
    45. Order a pizza
    46. Start a garden
    47. Cook a turkey
    48. Find new music
    49. Clean my waffle iron
    50. Learn to make jam
    51. Jam to music
    52. Play scrabble
    53. Volunteer anywhere
    54. Celebrate a birthday
    55. Watch a makeup tutorial I’ll never use
    56. Go through old pictures on my phone
    57. Make a playlist
    58. Take a shower
    59. Clean my room
    60. Curl my hair
    61. Climb a rock wall
    62. Get a massage
    63. Play with Snapchat filters
    64. Roast a chicken
    65. Go fishing
    66. Chug some Snapple
    67. Ride in a cart around Walmart
    68. Count the days until the semester is over
    69. Overthink about my future
    70. Think of my future baby’s names
    71. Pin everything on Pinterest
    72. Text anybody
    73. Pray about life
    74. Watch a sunset
    75. Watch a sunrise
    76. Have a picnic
    77. Read a book (that’s not for school)
    78. Go to a bakery
    79. Snuggle a bunny
    80. Clean my apartment
    81. Wash my dishes
    82. Rearrange my furniture
    83. Physically run away from my problems
    84. Make some meatballs
    85. Learn to make bread
    86. Google myself
    87. Ride a Ferris wheel
    88. Get stuck on a Ferris wheel (that way, it’s not my fault I’m not studying)
    89. Wash my car
    90. Get on a plane to Neverland
    91. Find Narnia in my closet
    92. Jump on a trampoline
    93. Learn to ice skate
    94. Go rollerblading
    95. Ride a rollercoaster
    96. Carve a pumpkin
    97. Restore water in a third world country
    98. FaceTime my family
    99. Hug my mom
    100. Tell my friends I love them
    Featured

    The Basics Of The United Nations

    As the General Assembly convenes, here is the United Nations 101

    1342
    WikiMedia

    For an organization that literally unites the nations, it amazes me how little is taught about the United Nations in schools, or at least where I went to school. It wasn't until I went to college and got a higher education that I learned the basics of the United Nations. I believe that every American should know at least the basics of what the United Nations does, especially since our country is one of the 5 permanent members. So here are the main "organs" of the United Nations.

    Keep Reading... Show less
    Student Life

    Wine Wednesdays!

    How to get through the best Hump Day get together.

    3382

    What would Wine Wednesdays be without wine? Grab a bottle of red and a bottle of white so that you have some variety. If you feel like splurging, get a bottle of Rosé too.

    Keep Reading... Show less
    schoolforthedogs.com

    Every day of the week is unique, to say the least. Although they don't have to get up for work or go to class on a Monday, dogs truly relate to the struggle we face every day. Here are the days of the week as told by the cutest pups around:

    Keep Reading... Show less

    Subscribe to Our Newsletter

    Facebook Comments