7 Best Shows To Binge Watch This Break

7 Best Shows To Binge Watch This Break

School breaks are for binge watching.

Winter break: it's one of the happiest times of the year for college students. And no, not because it's the holiday season, but because it's winter break and that means 4 long weeks of doing absolutely nothing. During this time, us college students don't have a care in the world. We can sleep in, stay up late, and, best of all, stay in our pajamas all day long. That is, of course, if you don't already do this during the school year, which is, for the record, 110% acceptable.

If you're like me, you plan on using this time to catch up on all the shows you've been needing to binge watch. Well, look no further, because here are some suggestions to make sure your winter break is filled with binge-watching galore!

1. "Big Little Lies"

The cast alone makes this one of the best shows ever. Completely bingeable at just seven episodes, Big Little Lies is so incredibly addicting. I watched the entire series in a day and read the book the next, which I also highly recommend because it's equally as fantastic. Then, re-watched it again.

2. "The People v O.J. Simpson"

As one of the most captivating cases ever, it should come as no surprise that this television adaptation depicting O.J. Simpson's famous murder trial is equally as enticing. With an all-star cast and compelling story, this one will keep you hooked from start to finish. It's also great to get hyped up for the next season of American Crime Story depicting the assassination of Versace.

3. "Mindhunter"

Everyone loves a good crime show, and if you don't you will after this one. New to Netflix, Mindhunter starring Jonathan Groff, aka Kristof from Frozen, looks into the minds of serial killers. Get ready to be blown away.

4. "American Horror Story"

Who would have thought the creators of Glee could be so twisted? Find out for yourself why this series is one of the most popular, and best, on television! But beware, you might need to sleep with the lights on.

5. "Riverdale"

This television adaptation of the classic Archie comics is a dark and murderous, but highly addictive, take. With a killer cast (see what I did there) that is very easy on the eyes, you'll be on the edge of your seat the whole time! Plus, the second season is currently airing on the CW and is just as good, if not better.

6. "Game of Thrones"

I personally have this one on my list to binge watch this winter break as I have not seen it. But from what I've heard it's one of the best!

7. "Stranger Things"

If you've been living under a rock for the past year and don't know about Stranger Things - I highly suggest this one. Not only are the kids adorable and fantastic actors, but the storyline is just so good and will instantly have you hooked.

Happy binge-watching!

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student's semester are always crazy hectic.

We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of "Chrisley Knows Best."

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in two days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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The Top 10 Gay-Themed Commercials That Should Be Celebrated

Gay-themed advertisements are an important part of our representation in pop culture. Here are the ten best gay-themed commercials that deserve celebration.


Advertisements have a long history of reflecting and influencing popular culture. As someone from one of the boroughs of New York City, I've always been surrounded by advertisements. So it is extremely obvious to me why representation in these advertisements matter. Commercials online and on television are no exception. As a gay man, I'd like to present you with ten commercials that make me feel a sense of pride.

1. Israeli Gays Get Distracted On The Beach

Israel is a safe haven for LGBTQ people living in the Middle East. While places like Saudi Arabia and Iran treat gay men horrifically by enforcing Sharia Law, Israel welcomes them with open arms. That open minded attitude was even more obvious with this commercial from 2006.

2. Pepsi Brings Out The Confidence In One Guy (With A Gay Twist)

This Pepsi ad from the UK has a comedic twist that will delight the viewer with the main character's confidence. I find the women's reaction to him passing by each of them even more humorous than his friend's reactions.

3. Doritos Gay Sauna Contest Entry That Could've Gayed Up The Super Bowl

This commercial was created as a contest entry where aspiring filmmakers could create commercials for Doritos. The winning entry would be aired during the Super Bowl and the filmmaker would win a cash prize. This viral smash didn't make it, however. It seemed unfair, as several straight-themed commercials feature tons of innuendo. Unfortunately, it seems as though gay male sexuality is still threatening to some.

4. Campbell's Soup Portrays The Adorable Gay Household We All Wish We Had

This Campbell's Soup commercial is a short and sweet depiction of two gay dads sharing a sweet moment with their son. If it proves anything, it's that gay households are just like any other.

5. Marriage Equality Gets An Endorsement From Tide

While marriage equality has been a source of debate over the years, the only thing wrong with this union was the attire chosen for it. A brilliant twist ending courtesy of Tide.

6. This Heinz Commercial Is A Gay New Yorker's Dream Come True

As a gay man and a New Yorker, this commercial makes me very happy. Affection between same sex couples hasn't always been something we could see on television. However, this Heinz commercial squashes all that.

7. A Sweet And Unexpected Coming Out At McDonald's

This McDonald's commercial from Taiwan features a twist ending that is heartfelt, not comedic. For anyone who has struggled coming out, this should hit you right in the feels!

8. Sister And Brother Fight Over The Hot Pool Boy... With Coca-Cola

A nice bottle of Coke is quite refreshing. Who knew it was the perfect ice-breaker to approach your crush? This ad features a brother and sister competing for the pool boy's attention. However, it seems like someone else beat them at their own game.

9. This IKEA Commercial Was A Historic Turning Point

This classic IKEA ad from 1994 was groundbreaking for gay representation in advertising. It would be remiss of me not to include this important commercial on the list.

10. What Happens When Your Dad Sets You Up On A Tinder Date?

It's always nice to have your parents acceptance. However, even for gay guys, parents can get a little too close for comfort. This Vote Savvy ad portrays just that. But hey, they mean well, right?

Whether comedic, heartfelt, or provocative, these ten commercials have done wonders for gay male representation in advertising. It also reflects the representation of gay men around the world. From Israel to Taiwan to the UK, these commercials reflect the growing acceptance around the gay community. As far as I'm concerned, that's something to be celebrated.

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