5 Binge Worthy Netflix Shows You Need To Watch

5 Binge Worthy Netflix Shows You Need To Watch

I have made a list of my all-time favorite binge watches over the years narrowing it down to my top five; here is my list in no particular order.

As a college student, I find myself binge-watching Netflix shows all too often. I have seen an embarrassing amount of Netflix shows and movies throughout my college career (a 5-going-on-6 year college career to be exact). I have made a list of my all-time favorite binge watches over the years narrowing it down to my top five. Here is my list in no particular order:

1. Parks and Recreation

This hysterical show starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, an overachieving city-worker, is about an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department dedicated to making Podunk Pawnee beautiful. With many challenges including stubborn citizens, distracted co-workers, and many other hilarious obstacles; beautifying Pawnee proves to be a challenging task. Each co-worker is comedic in their own way. Ron Swanson, the dry, sarcastic breakfast lover, April the all-the-more dry, sarcastic people-hater and Tom the ironic big dreamer/underachiever, and many other characters creating a diverse cast and bringing a variety of humorous personalities to the storyline. As Tom or Donna would say: Treat yo self and watch this show.

2. Gossip Girl

Spotted: a Netflix must see. Some might call this a fustercluck, but on the Upper East Side, this is a binge-watch you won't regret seeing. Who doesn't enjoy a juicy storyline filled with gossip and scandals? Follow the lives of the Upper East Side's most privileged elite as a ruthless blogger follows (and posts) every move. You know you'll love it. XOXO - Gossip Girl.

3. Stranger Things

This sci-fi Netflix original will keep you on your toes. Based in the 80s, this show is about a young boy who vanishes in a small town in Indiana. As a mother (Winona Ryder, LOVE HER) and friends search for answers, they begin to uncover a mystery full of secrets, supernatural forces and a strange girl that has a thing for L'Eggo My Eggo Waffles. This thriller is cast insanely well with each kid actor bringing something new to the table (I am personally obsessed with Dustin AKA Gaten Matarazzo), and Winona Ryder making the sickest comeback of all time. With the perfect combination of humor and horror, this Netflix original (I do not say this lightly) is a MUST SEE.

4. Friends

The one that you'll watch over-and-over again. Follow the lives of six "friends" in their 20s and 30s as they face life and love in New York. Filled with humor and all-too-unrelatable (yet somewhat relatable) storylines these group of friends knows how to keep life interesting. This is a show I watch on repeat, especially if I can't fully pay attention, but want a good laugh here and there. This is a classic, and if you need a good laugh (or reassurance that it's completely normal not to have your life together yet) watch it.

5. Queer Eye

Last but certainly not least, this Netflix original is the "new" Queer Eye. A show where five gay men give straight men, or just men with a lack of style, major makeovers. The men give advice on fashion, grooming, food, interior design and culture. This show is filled with laughter, tears and jaw-dropping transformations (YASSS QUEEN). Queer Eye uses its platform to encourage love, tolerance and unity at a time when our nation is so divisive. If you love makeovers, watch this. If you love house and home shows, watch this. If you're conservative, watch this. If you're liberal, watch this. If you're gay, watch this. If you're straight, watch this. Basically, everyone, watch this.

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A Beginner's Guide to Milwaukee Sports

Part I: The Bucks


Being a college student in Milwaukee has its perks, especially for sports fans. Now, while some may have brought their hometown teams to college, others (myself included) may have warmed up to the Cream City teams without knowing much about them. If this is the case for you, then these pointers can help you start enjoying Milwaukee basketball without looking and sounding like a bandwagon fan.

Quick History


Here are some facts about the Bucks that can make you feel more knowledgeable about the franchise:

- They have only won one championship (back in 1971) and have lost one NBA Finals series (1974) (Land of Basketball)

- They have only had one* MVP-caliber player in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (#33) during the 1971, 1972, and 1974 seasons (Land of Basketball)

- Other Notable Players Include: Oscar Robertson (#1), Sidney Moncrief (#4), Jon McGlocklin (#14) and Ray Allen (#34) (Land of Basketball)

*Giannis Antetokounmpo may win the MVP award this year

sited: https://www.landofbasketball.com/teams/milwaukee_bucks.htm

Gear Up


This one is a bit of a no-brainer. Wearing team's colors or spirit wear is a must, especially if you're going to a game. Most items like hats and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable, and these are great if you're not trying to break the bank. Buying your gear from a sporting goods store will usually be cheaper than buying them from the team store (the main one of which is located in Fiserv Forum). Most online stores like NBA.com, Fanatics, Fansedge, and sometimes even the team's online store will have sales on sports gear, so getting a good deal on team wear is always a plus!

A Word of Caution: Jerseys

All three of these players are not part of the 2018-2019 roster and #77 and #3 have been reused by current players Ersan Ilyasova (#77) and George Hill (#3)


If you're willing to go the extra mile, buying a jersey can really get you into locked in and pumped for the live action. However, it should be kept in mind that official Nike NBA jerseys range from $110-$250, so they definitely are an investment. While there are other options available like the FastBreak jerseys by Fanatics, they are a simpler (still official) knockoff of the Nike jerseys. Also; beware buying sale jerseys. There are usually three reasons why jerseys are ever on sale (aside from a storewide sale): a player is injured, a player doesn't play much and is about to be traded, or a player has been traded. While there is nothing wrong with having the jersey of a player who went on to another team (like Kareem and Allen), you are not exactly going to get brownie points for wearing a Jabari Parker or a Thon Maker jersey anytime soon.

Know The Current Squad

Fiserv Forum, Home of the Milwaukee Bucks


Everyone in Milwaukee has heard of Giannis Antetokounmpo, but who else is part of the supporting cast?

Starting Five for the 2018-2019 Milwaukee Bucks (Basketball Reference):

- #6 Eric Bledsoe at Point Guard

- #13 Malcolm "The President" Brogdon at Shooting Guard

- #22 Khris "Money" Middleton at Small Forward

- #34 Giannis "The Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo at Power Forward

- #11 Brook "Splash Mountain" Lopez at Center

Student Perk


Using your university email, you can get special discount ticket offers for home games by signing up for the Bucks' Student Rush Program. Tickets usually start at $15 per ticket, and the seats available may depend on who the Bucks are playing (and how well they are doing during the season).

Get Involved and Have Fun!

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Don't be afraid to get into it! The Bucks are an amazing team to watch and they love Bucks Nation. In addition to cheering at games, going to team events and player appearances can be great ways to make memories and even get an autograph or two!

Are You a Bucks Fan Now?🦌


I think Giannis would agree!

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