10 Binge-Worthy Shows You Should Get Into

10 Binge-Worthy Shows You Should Get Into

From a binge-watching expert.

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Most of my summers and winter breaks have been spent binge-watching some pretty high-quality television. Shows that have made me cry, laugh, and realize the good things in life. Through these shows, I've learned the anatomy of the human body, fashion, kindness and loads of Broadway songs. Whenever I think about my favorite shows, all 10 of these shows come to mind.

1. "Gilmore Girls"

Everything about this show just makes me feel safe and happy. From the awesome relationship between Rory and Lorelai and Luke and Lorelai, to the budding or Rory's career and love life. I am living proof that this show is show is completely binge-worthy (I watched a whole season in a week).

2. "Parks and Recreation"

The show that coined the phrases treat yo' self and Galentine's Day. I aspire to have the willpower of Leslie Knope, the lightheartedness of Andy Dwyer and the don't-care attitude of Ron Swanson. When my family has nothing else to watch, we watch reruns of this show. It's a show that just never gets old.

3. "This is Us"

A show that makes me cry and smile all in one breath. This incredible show follows the love life of Jack and Rebecca Pearson and the lives of their three children in three different time frames. This is Us is one of the most beautiful shows I've ever watched. If I had the emotional stability, I'd watch it a thousand times over.

4. "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

This brilliant series follows the life of Kimmy Schmidt, a woman who escaped living in a bunker for 15 years and lands in New York City. With the help of her roommate Titus Andromedon Kimmy navigates her new life in the big city. This show is hilarious, light-hearted and so worth binging.

5. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

My family and I started watching this show when it first came out and still watch it six years later. It's one of the most clever and funny shows on television right now and comedic genius Andy Sandberg playing the main character just makes everything better.

6. "New Girl"

"New Girl" is a witty show about an awkward girl named Jessica Day who moves in with three guys. The show follows their lives as roommates and even a possible love story between her and one of her roommates. Whenever I need some sunshine in my life, I watch this one specific episode of "New Girl." No matter how many times I watch this episode, I still am crying from laughter at the end of it. It such a happy and love-able show.

7. "Grey's Anatomy"

I started watching "Grey's" the June before my senior year and was watching the most recent season by October (and you thought your binge-watching skills were impressive). When I first started watching this show, I thought about it 24/7. The drama surrounding the doctors and the intertwined relationships had me hooked from the very beginning, and I'm still not over some of the deaths in this show.

8. "Queer Eye"

A cheeky show about five men giving makeovers to people who often have different views as them. The first time I watched this show, it made me tear up. There's just something beautiful about five men joining forces and re-doing someone's life.

9. "Glee"

I was about ten years late to the game when I started watching this show over Christmas break, but I still loved it. This show touches on serious issues like bullying and LGBTQ rights while also ending every episode with a song to match the episode's title. I grew to love all of the characters individually (especially Finn Hudson) and my inner theatre and music nerd came out almost every time I watched that.

10. "The Crown"

My mom and I watched this together this summer and were completely obsessed with it. This nine-episode show follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II (the current queen of England). Claire Foy and Matt Smith play an absolutely brilliant Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.

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6 Places in New York City Every "Friends" Fan Needs To Visit

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As a "Friends" fanatic myself, I often wonder about the places in New York City featured in the various episodes and whether I could actually visit them. Most of them are fictional or no longer exist, but there are a few places you can go to reminisce about your favorite "Friends" moments. So, here are six places in New York City you definitely need to visit as a "Friends" fan.

1. The Apartment Building, Obviously

The building used for the exterior shot of the apartments in "Friends" is real and is located at 90 Bedford Street at the corner of Grove Street in Greenwich Village. It's an obvious must-see.

2. The Pulitzer Fountain

This is the fountain that the friends danced around in for the iconic theme song, and it's located right in Central Park.

3. Bloomingdale's

This is the department where Rachel worked before she moved on to Ralph Lauren, where she met Joshua, and where she started her career in fashion.

4. The Plaza Hotel

This is where Monica and Chandler celebrated their engagement in "The One WIth Monica's Thunder," and is actually really gorgeous.

5. The Central Perk Replica

While Central Perk isn't a real coffee shop, a pop-up replica opened up in 2014 on Lafayette Street and it's definitely a must-visit.

6. Chandler's Office

The fictional Chandler works in the real Solow Building, located on West 57th street.

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5 TV Shows To Binge Watch When You Aren't Stressing About College

My top five shows to binge watch as a college student.

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Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu are a college students best friend. These are my top 5 shows you should watch while hanging out in your dorm room.

1. "The Office"

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"The Office" is definitely an easy show to binge. Its dry humor and sarcasm can be hard to grasp at first, but eventually, you'll start chuckling at everything Michael says. The characters are all different, so you'll probably be able to relate to them in your own way. Not only is it a comedy, but it also adds in some romance and drama. The things that Dwight, Jim, Pam, and the others do will make you think that working at a paper company really isn't too bad. I don't want to spoil anything for you, so you'll just have to watch it on your own. (That's what she said.)

2. "Sex and the City"

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"Sex and the City" is a total classic. I remember when I was younger I heard about the show, but there was no way I was going to watch it. When I got to college I realized there was a lot about the world I hadn't learned. I started watching this show and was instantly hooked. If you love Manhattan and the hustle and bustle of the city, you will fall in love with the show. Carrie Bradshaw and her three best friends show the true meaning of "girl power" as they take on life and love together in the big city.

3. "Gilmore Girls"

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Another classic, "Gilmore Girls," is an amazing show to watch especially if you're leaving your mom for college. Rory and her mother Lorelai are best friends. It reminded me of my own mother and I, so I ended up watching all seven seasons in one month. It seemed to be so innocent at first, but it is more drama filled than expected. It's interesting to watch her go through high school, just like I did, and experience everything a normal teen would. And who wouldn't want to watch Melissa McCarthy every episode? Of course, I won't spoil this for anyone either, but I will always be #TeamLogan.

4. "The Flash"

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I'm typically not into superhero movies or shows, but I was hooked to "The Flash." Rather than being just a basic hero who wins everything and gets the girl, Barry (The Flash) overcomes some pretty intense things throughout his life. After every season I thought the show was going to end, but they came up with so many twists. There was never a dull moment in the show, and you'll learn that not everything is as it seems. There's tragedy, romance, comedy, and a whole lot of drama. What else could you ask for in a show?

5. "Atypical"

"Atypical" is a very easy show to binge. It's honestly very fascinating and has a huge amount of drama. For Sam, life seems to be harder until he finds out that everyone's life is just as hard as his. Their family is different than most, and it taught me a lot of lessons to be a better person. You can finish one whole season in just one night with a couple of people. If you ever need a show to just watch one night with your friends, this is it.

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