5 TV Shows I Binged Watched Through The Toughest Times

5 TV Shows I Binged Watched Through The Toughest Times

Maybe they can help you too.

These are a few shows that I've loved watching when the going starts getting rough. Anything I've got going on, these few amazing stories and characters have comforted me. Hopefully, they can help you get through any tough times that you might be facing too.

1. Daria

This show was great for so many reasons. I really related to the main character while I was going through depression in high school. Daria is a teenage girl who is dealing with depression and anxiety but still maintaining a pretty good social and academic life. Still, she very much felt like an outsider especially when she had to move schools.

Her sister who is a lot more outgoing instantly became popular. I knew a lot of people but often felt like an outsider. Daria was also super smart and pretty monotoned. During this time I spoke without a tone inflection for a while. This show is incredibly funny and I love all the characters. Her best friend was also someone I really related to so check it out

2. Steven Universe

This show started on Cartoon Network a few years ago. Amazing seriously. It's about a boy named Steven who is half human and half crystal gem. A crystal gem is someone is who is human like but with special powers they get from their gem.The three my main gems are Pearl, Amythest, and my favorite Garnet. Garnet is not only my birthstone but is also voiced by a Estelle. The character has an amazing fro, #HairGoals.

I was going through my spiritual awakening when I found this show and was researching crystals and meditation which the show talks about. There's one song in particular called "Here Comes a Thought" from the episode "Mindful Education" sang by Garnet and another character. Last few things, the music on this show really good. Another plus, Steven plays the ukulele as do I. There's a theme here that I like characters I relate to.

3. Sex and the City

LOVE this show. The characters were all different versions of me, mainly Samantha and Carrie. Probably Carrie the most because who doesn't have a Mr. Big in their life? The show is also great because of how sexually liberated all the women were. Especially Samantha, she was iconic in her views of sex and relationships. They were really taboo but encouraging to women who'd rather have multiple partners than settle down with just one person. I did have to take a small break from the show because Carrie just seemed so immature in relationships. Or maybe I saw my reflection a little too much in her character, again a theme.

4. BoJack Horseman

By now you're realizing that I love animation. This show is very weird. It's based in a universe where animals and humans are equal in rights (mainly), the same size, and can procreate. I know it's wild but once you get over that the show is really great. The main character is a rich, alcoholic, D-List celebrity horse. He tries to maneuver through life by going back to acting while also dealing with his past emotional abuse and neglect as a child as it affects his present life.

Do I relate to BoJack? Yes in a way. I understand how he has a hard time showing love and affection to others because his childhood. He's really just a misunderstood and deeply hurt adult who needs help. The entire show is funny but gets deeper as it continues. Especially by the end of season 4. My only spoiler is that it was touching and I shed a tear or ten. Expect season 5 pretty soon on Netflix.

5. The Great British Baking Show

This is the show I am currently watching. It's a wholesome baking competition with three different challenges every episode. It seemed boring at first but you really get attached to the contestants. I've screamed at my laptop multiple times when my favorite won star baker that week, got snubbed, or sadly went home. WARNING: Do no, I repeat DO NOT watch this show on an empty stomach. Oh my goodness, it's such a tease. There was one episode where they made cakes and I went out at 3 AM to buy myself some cake. Yes I know, I have a problem.

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11 Things Psychology Majors Hear That Drive Them Crazy

No pun intended.

We've all been there. You're talking to a new acquaintance, or a friend of your parents, or whoever. And then, you get the dreaded question.

"So what are you studying in school?"

Cue the instant regret of picking Psychology as your major, solely for the fact that you are 99.9% likely to receive one of the slightly comical, slightly cliche, slightly annoying phrases listed below. Don't worry though, I've included some responses for you to use next time this comes up in conversation. Because it will.

Quick side note, these are all real-life remarks that I've gotten when I told people I was a psych major.

Here we go.

1. So are you, like, analyzing me right now?

Well, I wasn't. But yeah. Now I am.

2. Ugh so jealous! You picked the easy major.

"Lol" is all I have to say to this one. I'm gonna go write my 15-page paper on cognitive impairment. You have fun with your five college algebra problems, though!

3. So can you tell me what you think is wrong with me? *Shares entire life story*

Don't get me wrong; I love listening and helping people get through hard times. But we can save the story about how one time that one friend said that one slightly rude comment to you for later.

4. Well, s**t, I have to be careful what I say around you.

Relax, pal. I couldn't diagnose and/or institutionalize you even if I wanted to.

5. OMG! I have the perfect first client for you! *Proceeds to vent about ex-boyfriend or girlfriend*

Possible good response: simply nod your head the entire time, while actually secretly thinking about the Ben and Jerry's carton you're going to go home and demolish after this conversation ends.

6. So you must kind of be like, secretly insane or something to be into Psychology.

Option one: try and hide that you're offended. Option two: just go with it, throw a full-blown tantrum, and scare off this individual, thereby ending this painful conversation.

7. Oh. So you want to be a shrink?

First off, please. Stop. Calling. Therapists. Shrinks. Second, that's not a psych major's one and only job option.

8. You know you have to go to grad school if you ever want a job in Psychology.

Not completely true, for the record. But I am fully aware that I may have to spend up to seven more years of my life in school. Thanks for the friendly reminder.

9. So you... want to work with like... psychopaths?

Let's get serious and completely not-sarcastic for a second. First off, I take personal offense to this one. Having a mental illness does not classify you as a psycho, or not normal, or not deserving of being treated just like anyone else on the planet. Please stop using a handful of umbrella terms to label millions of wonderful individuals. It's not cool and not appreciated.

10. So can you, like, read my mind?

It actually might be fun to say yes to this one. Try it out and see what happens. Get back to me.

11. You must be a really emotional person to want to work in Psychology.

Psychology is more than about feeling happy, or sad, or angry. Psychology is about understanding the most complex thing to ever happen to us: our brain. How it works the way it does, why it works the way it does, and how we can better understand and communicate with this incredibly mysterious, incredibly vast organ in our tiny little skull. That's what psychology is.

So keep your head up, psychology majors, and don't let anyone discourage you about choosing, what is in my opinion, the coolest career field out there. The world needs more people like us.

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