5 Best Shows To Binge On Netflix

5 Best Shows To Binge On Netflix

For all those back-to-school scaries
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Aaaaaaaand, we're back. Syllabus week is over, and we are neck deep in school-work. No amount of protesting, or ignoring, or napping can erase the fact that there are now tests to be taken, homework to be done, and essays to write. However, with the return of school comes the return of Netflix binging. Yes, if you are anything like me, a good show to watch as a top-notch method of procrastination is as much of a September necessity as new notebooks. So, here is my top 5 Netflix shows to binge to help cure all of those back-to-school scaries.

1. Grey's Anatomy

It would be a lie to call anything else my favorite show. The entire 13 seasons available on Netflix are full of friendship, heartbreak, relationships, fighting (and a little bit of surgery). Before you know it this show will take over your every thought, and approximately 4 seasons in you will begin to throw around medical jargon like its your job, and be totally confident you can complete an appendectomy start to finish despite never attending a day of med school.

2. The Office

Once again, an all time hit. If you haven't seen this show, it is a must-watch. You will instantly fall in love with the epic love story that is Jim and Pam, and Michael Scott's antics will have you laughing for hours on end.

3. Scandal

Scandal is the perfect show to binge because it has a little something for everyone--there is excitement, there is suspense, there is romance, and there is even politics. It is impossible to watch this show and not get wrapped up in the lives of all people in this fictitious D.C., and it will leave you wishing you were even half as badass as Olivia Pope. And an extra perk: the ins-and-outs of the Grant Administration provides a happy escape from our real world politics for a moment or two.

4. Ozark

More of a hidden gem than the previous shows I've listed, Ozark does not disappoint. It details the life of the Byrde family as they are force to move from Chicago to the essential middle-of-nowhere and the protagonist is forced to figure out a way to launder $8 million to save his families lives. Without spoiling too much, this show pairs family relations with cliffhangers and the only 10 episodes offered on Netflix will leave you wanting more.

5. How to Get Away with Murder

If you couldn't already tell, I am a huge fan of Shonda Rhimes' #TGIT shows, and How to Get Away with Murder (HTGAWM) is no exception to this. Less romance centered than Rhimes' other two shows, HTGAWM is thrilling and scary and exciting and everything in between. It is so good that after you finish binging this show you will be desperate to switch your major to political science to become a defense lawyer.

Ultimately, while the start to school seems to have basically zero perks, look on the bright side: at least there is a good excuse to binge watch a few top-notch shows.

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7 Things You Do If You’re One Of Those 'I Always Order Chicken Tenders' People

It's hard to love food but also hate it at the same time.

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Growing up, my mom would usually have to cook me a separate dinner from my siblings. Why? Because I was ridiculously picky and wouldn't eat the same foods as everyone else. Trust me, it gets old. It's not my fault certain things just taste gross, you learn to live with it.

1. You eat something you hate just to see if you still hate it

I'll take a bite of a burger every once in a while just to reaffirm that it still tastes like dirt. I just have to know. Don't even get me started on vegetables.

2. When trying to explain what you actually like to eat, people give you major side eye

Don't ask me about my eating habits unless you want to get into a long, confusing conversation.

3. Eating at someone else’s house when you were younger was a pain

You hate to tell their parents just how much you hate the food that they gave you. So, you sucked it up and ate it anyway only to come home and whine to your parents.

4. There’s one thing on any menu you always fall back on...even if it’s on the kids menu

Pizza, maybe. Chicken tenders, always.

5. Trying a new food is a very proud moment

It's like, wow! Look at me being all adventurous.

6. When you realize you actually like some new food, that’s an even more amazing moment

Crazy times. This rarely happens.

7. Sometimes it’s the texture, sometimes it’s the flavor, all the time it’s left on your plate

Oops. At restaurants it's either left on your plate or your order is very specified.

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It's 2019, And I Still Use A Weekly Planner

There is something about physically writing things down for that makes it easier to remember dates and deadlines.

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Even with all the technology that is available to us nowadays, I still use an old-fashioned planner. I keep it in my backpack and you will see me pull it out if I need to add events for that week. Usually I will review the syllabus for my classes at the start of each semester and put down the important test dates or dates for other assignments. By doing this, I get a visual outline of what each will look like and what weeks will be extra heavy with school and other clubs that I am involved in on campus. Even though having this is a nice tool to help plan ahead and budget my time, it is by no means a failsafe. Sometimes I get this feeling that I forgot to do something that day but can't think of what it is. When this happens, I can refer back to my planner and look to see if I missed anything. The key point is to not forget to write things down, otherwise, all will be lost.

With today's technology, iPhones can do pretty much anything, I am aware that there is google calendar which can be synced up with a MacBook as well. This doesn't work for me because it takes too long to enter the events in my phone and I have not grown used to it. Another point is that I don't have a MacBook so it would only be accessible from my phone. I have found that it is just quicker to jot an event down by hand in my planner. For some people this might seem like a hassle having to pull out their planner when wanting to write down something they need to accomplish for that day. Since people spend a lot of time being on their laptops or phones it would be more convenient for them, being that they know how to work the app.

Either way, keeping a daily schedule or planner has many benefits. As mentioned before, it can help reduce the possibility of forgetting important due dates for exams or projects and other deadlines. Writing things down can also help reduce stress. There are times where there is too much on our plate to handle at once, we might have the feeling that everything needs to get done, which can be overwhelming. When I put things down on paper, it doesn't seem as bad and I can take care of what needs to be done at the moment and then work from there. I feel great after checking off a couple things from my to-do list because I can see that progress is being made.

Another use is to build in some time to relax or just time for yourself into your daily or weekly schedule, this can prevent the feeling of being burned out. Building in free time should have limits, especially for people who may spend too much time watching Netflix or Television. I would know because there are times where it can feel like hours go by and I haven't accomplished anything productive.

I highly recommend anyone who is in college to keep a planner, otherwise the stress can be too much to handle.

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