5 Binge-Worthy Shows Every College Student Should Watch

5 Binge-Worthy Shows Every College Student Should Watch

Trust me these shows are worth it

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As a university student, I've noticed that one's favorite television show is a common topic of conversation when it comes to first-week icebreakers in class, interviews and even dates. Of course, there are hundreds of incredible shows available to stream at any moment's notice, but hopefully, by the end of this, the answer to the question of your favorite TV show will be a little more interesting than 'The Office' (even though the show is brilliant-- I love it, myself-- we should expand our horizons).

1. "A Million Little Things"

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Even though the show just premiered last fall, it has already become one of my favorite shows ever (which is saying a lot, coming from me- a self-proclaimed TV addict). A Million Little Things, which follows the lives of a group of friends after the man who brought them all together dies. It's the perfect melting pot of all of life's experiences. You love each character for who they are and what they contribute to the bigger picture. I could write an entire essay on why this show deserves your attention. I promise, if you're anything like me, this is a show you'll love.

2. "Gilmore Girls"

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This show is a classic- my own personal favorite. Gilmore Girls, set in fictional Stars Hollow, Connecticut, follows the lives of a single mother, Lorelai Gilmore, and her daughter, Lorelai 'Rory' Gilmore, as they traverse through Rory's teenage years and early adulthood. There are so many pop culture references, witty banter and the cutest collection of young romance. I consider Gilmore Girls to be my guilty pleasure show- the one I put on in the background while I clean or do homework, but also the one that I can pick up at any episode and know exactly what's going on, the one I watch just to cheer up after a difficult day. In my opinion, there's something about Gilmore Girls that everyone can love if they just give Lorelai and Rory a chance.

3. "This Is Us"

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Comparable to A Million Little Things, this show is one you will love from the very first episode. There is so much to learn from this show- about life, love, family, you name it. I have a difficult time getting through each episode of This Is Us without going through an entire box of tissues. This is the kind of show that will tug at your heartstrings for a while, but by the end of the episode, you'll be smiling and pressing 'play' on the next episode. Plus, Milo Ventimiglia is in it, so really, what more could you want?

4. "YOU"

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This one's been super popular lately and for good reason! YOU- staring Mr. Dan Humphrey himself, Penn Badgley- portrays the thought process of Joe Goldberg, a serial stalker, who becomes obsessed Guinevere Beck, an amateur writer who struggles with getting her career (and her life) on track. This show freaked me out from the very beginning (and made me change all of my social media privacy settings), but it's definitely worth watching.

5. "Atypical"

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Atypical follows the family of high school senior, Sam Gardner, who is on the autism spectrum. Throughout the show, Sam deals with various social situations that tend to be a little bit more difficult for him, like dating. At the same time, Sam's family faces struggles of their own- from his mom's inability to face the fact that Sam is growing up, to his sister beginning her first relationship. As someone who has always known autism as part of her life, this show really spoke to my heart. I found that it was relatable to me since I know firsthand how the Gardners feel throughout the show. I think that everyone has something to gain from a show like Atypical.

If you're interested in watching these shows (which I highly recommend that you do!), they are available on either Netflix or Hulu. Happy TV show binging!

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36 Rules Of Life From 'NCIS's' Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Sometimes we all need a smack on the back of the head.
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I have been watching "NCIS" since the show began back in 2003, and season 15 will be airing this September. It is one of the longest running series and for a good reason, even though a lot of your favorite characters die off in the show they somehow still keep it alive. Anyone who has watched an episode or more knows about the infamous Gibbs's rules. Here's the list that we can gather from the many episodes:

Rule 1: "Never let suspects stay together." - revealed in the Season 1 premiere episode, Yankee White (episode).

Rule 2: "Never screw over your partner." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode). McGee also stated this rule to Ned Dorneget in Need to Know (episode). McGee also mentioned to Abigail Borin in Ships in the Night (episode) that rule number one has been taken twice, showing that he knows that there are two number one rules.

Rule 3: "Always wear gloves at a crime scene." - revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 4: "Don't believe what you're told. Double check." - again revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 5: "Never be unreachable." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Deception (episode) although Gibbs has been known to be intentionally unreachable. The rule was shown in Rule Fifty-One (episode) in the background when Gibbs opens the box.

Rule 6: "The best way to keep a secret? Keep it to yourself. Second best? Tell one other person - if you must. There is no third best." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode)

Rule 7: "You don't waste good." - revealed in the Season 8 episode, Baltimore (episode).

Rule 8: "Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness." - This rule has been mentioned throughout the series, but it wasn't given a specific number until Flesh and Blood (episode). The rule is also a direct reference to John Wayne's catch phrase in "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" (John Ford, Director). Wayne said: "Never apologize, mister, it's a sign of weakness." to subordinates in a military situation. DiNozzo notes the connection in Hiatus Part 1 (episode). Mark Harmon's career has paralleled John Wayne's. They both were quarterback of their southern California college football team, both went into acting. (Harmon's father, Tom Harmon, was a Heisman Trophy-winner and actor & announcer as well.) Note: This is continuously told to Tony, Ziva and Tim through a smack to the back of their heads.

Rule 9: "Always be specific when you lie." - revealed in the Season 1 finale episode, Reveille (episode).

Rule 10: "Never take anything for granted." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Probie (episode) although Gibbs also quotes it as being "Never assume" during the Season 9 episode, Rekindled (episode).

Rule 11: "Never go anywhere without a knife." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, One Shot, One Kill (episode)although it's sometimes quoted as "Never leave home without a knife" or "Always carry a knife."

Rule 12: "Never get personally involved in a case." - revealed in the Season 7 episode, Obsession (episode) and again referenced by the new SECNAV Clayton Jarvis in the Season 9 premiere episode, Nature of the Beast (episode) as the number one rule in Washington politics.

Rule 13: "When the job is done, walk away." - revealed in the Season 6 episode, Semper Fidelis (episode).

Rule 14: "Never date a co-worker." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, Enigma (episode).

Rule 15: "Never, ever involve lawyers." - revealed in "Collateral Damage." Rule 51 is written on the back of the card containing Rule 13 in "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 16: "Bend the line, don't break it." - revealed in Anonymous was a Woman (episode).

Rule 17: "Always work as a team." - revealed in Leap of Faith (episode).

Rule 18: "If someone thinks they have the upper hand, break it." - revealed in the Season 8 finale episode, Pyramid (episode).

Rule 19: "Never, ever interrupt Gibbs during an interrogation." - revealed in the Season 14 episode, Privileged Information (episode).

Rule 20: "It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission." - revealed in Silver War (episode).

Rule 21: "Always look under." - revealed in The Artful Dodger (episode)

Rule 22: "Never ever bother Gibbs in interrogation." - revealed in Smoked (episode).

Rule 23: "Never mess with a Marine's coffee... if you want to live."- revealed during "Forced Entry."

Rule 24: "There are two ways to follow someone. First way, they never notice you. Second way, they only notice you." - Jack Knife (episode) and "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 25: "When you need help, ask." - revealed during Blood Brothers (episode).

Rule 26: "Always watch the watchers." - revealed in "Baltimore."

Rule 27: "If you feel like you are being played, you probably are." - revealed in Nature of the Beast (episode).

Rule 28: "Your case, your lead." - revealed in Bounce (episode) placing Tony as temporarily in charge of the team, and also in Phoenix (episode) with Ducky as leader.

Rule 29: "There is no such thing as coincidence." - revealed in Obsession (episode) although DiNozzo states that Rule 39A is "There is no such thing as a small world" during Canary (episode).

Rule 30: "If it seems like someone is out to get you, they are." - revealed in Borderland (episode).

Rule 31: "Never accept an apology from someone who just sucker punched you." - revealed in Psych Out (episode).

Rule 32: "First things first, hide the women and children." - This rule number was mentioned in Patriot Down (episode) but was not stated until Rule Fifty-One (episode).

Rule 33: "Clean up the mess that you make." - revealed in "Rule Fifty-One" although it's also stated as "Never leave behind loose ends" in Hiatus Part 2 (episode).

Rule 34: "Sometimes you're wrong." - Created by Gibbs in Rule Fifty-One" by writing it on the back of the card containing Rule 13. It is unknown if his coworkers are aware of this rule.

Rule 35: "Always give people space when they get off an elevator." - revealed in Double Back (episode)

Rule 36: "Never trust a woman who doesn't trust her man." - revealed in Devil's Triangle (episode).



While some seem to deal with Gibbs only there are some very great life lessons present. If you haven's started watching "NCIS" I suggest you start soon, it is all on Netflix.

"A slap to the face is an insult - a slap to the back of the head is a wake-up call." Leroy Jethro Gibbs
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5 Things Only Kids Who Grew Up Without Cable Will Understand

The revolution will not be televised, but if it is, you probably won't see it.

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So your parents decided to cut the cord. Maybe there never was a cord in the first place. Regardless, the fate which befell your childhood was public access and made in Canada. If you're like me, you've had it with all these privileged snobs flexing on you with their iCarly references.

It's time to raise a glass to the little guy! Down with the bourgeoisie!

1. Qubo.

You've searched for answers, but nobody seems to be able to tell you what exactly Qubo was. Over the years, you've become convinced it wasn't even a real channel. All that remains are fractured images—Jane and The Dragon, Rescue Heroes, something about penguins in space, and… Babar? Who cares. All you knew was that if you stayed up late enough, you got to watch He-Man!

2. Those weird religious channels.

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Let's be honest, you really only stuck around for Veggie Tales.

3. Watching More M*A*S*H and Mary Tyler Moore than the average middle schooler…

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When you talk about the shows you watched growing up, you might fit in better with a room full of 60 year olds than people your own age. Every once and a while, you catch yourself humming the Cheers theme, or wanting to toss up your beret in the middle of a crowded intersection. Who can blame you for being cultured?

4. Not understanding all these Spongebob memes.

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Ah, yes. Spongebob. You know of him. You've certainly seen him on backpacks and beach towels and things. But what exactly is an "Alaskan Bull Worm"? Why are people screaming "CHOCOLATE" at you all of a sudden, or TyPiNg LiKe ThiS?

5. Being able To Watch TV At A friend/relative’s House was an event.

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You knew who had the biggest screen. You knew who had Disney XD and who just had Disney. Your friends were calling for you to come play outside, but you were planted on the living room couch binging enough Kim Possible to fit in with the rest of the 1st grade.

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