6 Netflix Series To Binge Watch If You're Looking For Intense Drama And Action

6 Netflix Series To Binge Watch If You're Looking For Intense Drama And Action

Six unique shows that you are sure to enjoy.
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Want to binge some great shows before AP exams and second semester finals start creeping around the corner? Well, here's a compiled list of shows guaranteed to make you want more. You're welcome.


1. Black Mirror

The futuristic series of "Black Mirror" depicts how our society changes when technology is extremely advanced, as well as how our lives become more controlled and bitter when we allow our technological devices to restrict our way of living. The episodes are long and somewhat pessimistic, but there is always a plot twist near the end, making it unlike any other show on Netflix. I highly suggest not watching the first episode, "National Anthem," because it may be a little extreme; instead, start with season two and work backwards. Each episode is standalone, so you can start anywhere. I also highly suggest watching "Arkangel," and "White Christmas" because both episodes have very good storylines and are personal favorites of mine.

2. House M.D.

Though "House M.D." is another medical show, it is very different from "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," "Scrubs" and "Nurse Jackie" (yes, there are tons). Each episode presents a medical mystery, and led by Dr. House (a savage doctor who thinks it is his duty to throw shade at everyone), a team of doctors must race against the clock to save the patient. There is some light drama here and there, but the show is mostly centered on the medical scenes whereas shows like Grey's shows a lot of romantic/regular life drama. Dr. House loves to insult his co-workers on a regular basis, which provides a constant comedic relief from the otherwise serious show.

3. 90210

In my opinion, "90210" this show is better than "Pretty Little Liars" and "Riverdale" (sorry, guys). A group of high school best friends navigate relationships, academic life, social conflicts and parent drama through life after college. These quirky characters make the most terrible mistakes, but the support they have for one another is truly heartwarming. It gets better after season two so do not stop watching! The dramas involving Adrianna, Annie and Naomi is always the best, since each woman deals with their problems in various, outlandish ways, and the result is always hilarious.

4. American Horror Story

"American Horror Story" is not that scary, so you can view it without fearing for jump scares or having nightmares for the next week. Each season has its own plot line, but the best season, from my experience, would be season two's episode called "The Asylum," in which a reporter must record the mistreatment of mental patients at the asylum and expose it to the world, but he is accidentally trapped there with barbaric nurses and inmates.

5. Switched At Birth

"Switched At Birth" is a light, family kind of drama in which two girls figure out that they are not biologically related to their families and must adjust to getting to know their true parents. Along the way, they learn that people who don't share the same blood can still be family, but don't worry, there's still some romantic and typical high school drama. Some conversations take place with deaf characters, so English subtitles are provided when those characters are communicating through ASL. I really admired the show using deaf characters, because it raised awareness of how living and interacting with deaf people provides an own set of problems.

6. The OA

This fantasy/science fiction show is very different from "Stranger Things" or any other mainstream show. "The OA" story follows a Russian girl who gets visions from the future and survives an assassination attempt that ends up killing her dad, her only family. She is adopted by a family from America, but she believes that her dad is still alive. She is then kidnapped by an evil scientist who believes that she can help him travel to an alternate dimension. There is not much comedy in this show, mostly just sad scenes and supernatural elements, but the plot is intriguing and the development of the characters is done flawlessly.


These six shows will make sure you are never bored again, and it all can be found on Netflix. Most have over five seasons, so you will definitely be occupied for months on end.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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The Zodiac Signs As Bath And Body Works Scents

Just in case you want to know what scent you are!

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Bath and Body Works fans could be considered to be part of a cult. The scents draw you in as if calling your name, if you ever
wondered what your scent should be based on your zodiac sign, here it is!

Aries: Country Apple

The rather impulsive Aries takes their time picking and choosing the scents from Bath and Body Works. The soothing scent of a fresh apple orchard is just what they need on a daily basis to keep up with their shenanigans.

Taurus: Japanese Cherry Blossom

The personality of a Taurus is stubborn, or what I like to say, is stuck in their ways. When they first discovered this scent in middle school, this was it. This is the only scent you will find anywhere around a Taurus.

Libra: Pink Chiffon

Pink Chiffon is another cult classic. This best selling scent went out of style for a hot second but is back and bigger than ever.

Leo: Thousand Wishes

Thousand Wishes is a purr-fect scent for a Leo. The light scent adornes the wearer just the right amount to get the desired reaction from those around them.

Aquarius: Be Enchanted

The rather cold personality of an Aquarius is counteracted by the loving scent of Be Enchanted. The scent is just enough tenderness for the wearer to be relaxed.

Gemini: Moonlight Path

Gemini's constantly change their favorite scent and are in and out of the store almost weekly to by new lotions, candles, and body washes. You will never see a full empty bottle of anything, however, Moonlight Path is the scent they keep coming back to again and again.

Virgo: Sea Island Cotton

The clean personality of a Virgo must be matched with the clean scent of Sea Island Cotton.

Capricorn: Cucumber Melon

Another clean scent of Cucumber Melon is the exact thing a Capricorn needs. The balance and calming scents are what make this scent so attractive to a Capricorn.

Scorpio: Paris Amour

The light scent is what you would expect from an extreme sign like a Scorpio. The scent lightly washes over the wearer in almost a cloud that

Sagittarius: Cashmere Glow

Cashmere Glow is a perfect scent for the winter sign. The vanilla and golden peach scent is just the mixture that creates the perfect accessory in the chilly months.

Pisces: Warm Vanilla Sugar

This lovely scent accentuates the lovely personality of a Pisces. They can never get enough of this scent so they just keep buying and buying until they have a full stockpile.

Cancer: Velvet Sugar

Velvet Sugar is the perfect blend of red velvet and strawberries and a Cancer is always changing their mind. The wearer can tell if it is a more red velvet or strawberry kind of day, and that is the balance that they need in their lives.

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