11 Shows You Shouldn't Watch During Midterm Week
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11 Shows You Shouldn't Watch During Midterm Week

Sometimes Netflix can be your worst enemy.

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11 Shows You Shouldn't Watch During Midterm Week
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Everybody knows how stressful midterm week is. Students struggle to balance studying for their tests, writing papers, completing their everyday homework, as well as getting any amount of sleep they can and finding time to eat. To cope with this ever-mounting, overwhelming list of responsibilities, many students turn to...Netflix.

So here are 11 shows you shouldn't watch during midterm week. Unless, of course, you want to accept academic failure and forget to leave your dorm for a few days.

1. Orange Is the New Black

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This show is so addicting it's not even funny. Once you start watching, it's all you'll want to do. Trying to study for midterms, knowing Orange Is the New Black is only a few feet away on Netflix, will be impossible. Trust me.

2. The Office

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Once you start watching The Office, you're going to get sucked into the endless Netflix loop. It's inevitable. If you don't want to completely bomb your midterms, just avoid the show altogether.

3. Parks and Recreation

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Similar to The Office, watching Parks and Rec is a slippery slope. You'll sit down to watch one episode and the next thing you know, you've watched an entire season and have not cracked open a single text book. The show's great, just wait to watch it until you don't have any major tests looming over you.

4. Friends

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Sorry, but no one is immune to Friends. As soon as you hear the theme song, all your other responsibilities are placed on the back burner. Don't let your midterm studying be pushed aside. As hard as it is now, I promise it'll be worth it.

5. Grey's Anatomy

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This show is so captivating you won't want to stop watching. And when you have hours of studying to do, becoming addicted to Netflix is never a good idea. So unless you want to have to do major surgery on your GPA, steer clear of Grey's Anatomy until midterm week is over.

6. Gilmore Girls

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Like Girl Scout's thin mint cookies, you can't have just one. As soon as you start watching, Lorelei and Rory will begin to feel like your actual friends, and no one likes to neglect their friends. So avoid all the unnecessary friend drama and just delay your Gilmore Girls binge-watching session until after midterms are over.

7. Keeping Up with the Kardashians

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There's something about watching people live a life completely different from yours that's truly interesting. But fight the urge to watch our favorite reality TV family and study instead. They'll still be here, hilarious as ever, when you get back.

8. The Walking Dead

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As cool as it is watching people turn into, and be attacked by zombies, as soon as you start watching The Walking Dead, you won't be able to stop. And once that happens, you will turn into a zombie since you now have to study for your midterms at 4 am.

9. Once Upon a Time

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Once fairytales enter the real world, there's no way you can just watch one episode. But if you want to have a happily ever after with your midterm grades, you're going to have to turn off the TV and return to the real world yourself.

10. Glee

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Nobody can resist the songs of Glee. And once you're in the Glee universe, you're in it for the long haul. Save yourself from the Netflix show hole and just refrain from watching it until you've fully prepared for and aced your midterm exams.

11. Modern Family

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Everybody's favorite TV family is always entertaining to watch. Sometimes they're too entertaining. When midterms roll around, it's better to pull an Alex Dunphy and turn off all distractions (sorry Modern Family!) and study. In the long-run, you'll be thankful you did.

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